Update on Chaffman Inquiry – thanks HSBC!

Many thanks to Kathleen Barry (Director) and Jim Long (Photo Collections Manager) of the Historical Society of Baltimore County for tracking down more information about the death of William H. Chaffman.  Here's what they uncovered: William Chaffman died on August 7, 1901, and according to the first article, it was sudden although he had "been… Continue reading Update on Chaffman Inquiry – thanks HSBC!

Poole Engineering & Machine

  Thank you to the many people people who joined me for the discussion about Texas Maryland that was held at the Hereford Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library on October 16, 2014.  I wish I could have recorded the many stories that were told by descendants and former Texas residents.  Some of you… Continue reading Poole Engineering & Machine

Have you ever heard of a place called Texas Maryland?

It used to be a village in Baltimore County that was settled by Irish and other immigrants during the 19th century but grew with and then was overtaken by Cockeysville. It was once called Clark's Switch, and Ellengowan, and there was even a Post Office there until the 1950s. If you ever lived there or… Continue reading Have you ever heard of a place called Texas Maryland?