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

Updated 15-Sep-2021 CKT Original Caption: Ambulance given John Hopkins unit. Members of the 3" gun department of the Poole Engineering and Machine Company, at Woodberry, Maryland presented the John Hopkins Unit, through the American Red Cross, with a regulation ambulance. The presentation ceremonies were part of the Flag Day celebration. The men who contributed to… 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?