Calvert County, MD Obituaries
DIED, [in Clinton County, OH] on May 27, 1848, Mrs. Elizabeth Austin, Wife of William Austin, (Rev)., daughter of Samuel & Mary Austin. Born in Calvert County Maryland, on June 18, 1775.
[Source: "Clinton County, Ohio newspapers, death and obituary abstracts: 1838 to 1867", by Larry D. Mart , pub. 1973 - transcribed by Rita Bergendahl ]
B. H. BECKETT, relict of the late John BECKETT, died at Locust Grove, Calvert Co., Md., Oct. 15 in the 68th year of her age. (Oct. 24, 1831) [Source: National Intelligencer, as pub. in the NGSQ, vol 55, No. 1, March 1967, submitted by K. Torp]
DIED, - At his residence in Calvert county, Md. on Tuesday the I9th day of September last, Mr. John Birkhead, in the 46th year of bis age, leaving a mother, wife and two children, together with a large circle of friends and acquaintances to deplore his loss. John Birkhead in early life sought and found the pearl of great price, and accordingly united himself to the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he was a truly pious and useful member to the day of his death. There was never a single charge brought against him during his membership, and as a proof of his goodness he was known in the church as a leader and steward, both of which stations he filled with honor to himself and usefulness to the Church. As a son, husband and father, he has perhaps left no superior; and his removal from this to a better, world hath occasioned a blank in society which cannot be easily filled; "But our loss is his infinite gain."
[Baltimore Gazette and Daily Advertiser October 10, 1826 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Dr. James H. Blake,
In this city, at 3 o'clock yesterday morning, after a painful and tedious indisposition of fourteen months, Doctor James H. Blake, in the 52d year of his age.
Of the character of one so well known, it is almost superfluous to speak. But to those who knew him not, we may be permitted to say, that he was one of our worthiest and most respected citizens. He was a native of Calvert county, in Maryland, dwelt some years in Virginia, and for ten years past has resided in this city. In private life, in the relations of father, husband, & friend, he was an ornament of society, and a bright example to all around him. In public life, lie had successively filled the offices of Magistrate in Virginia, and in the District of Columbia. He was a Representative in the Legislature of Virginia, whilst he lived there. He was several years Mayor of the City of Washington, and part of the time also Collector of Internal Revenue. At the time of his decease he held the office of Register of Wills for Washington county. He has left a distressed consort and family of children to mourn the loss of their dearest friend; a bereavement, however, which the long, painful, and wasting illness which afflicted the deceased, must have gradually prepared their minds to encounter.
The friends and acquaintances of the deceased are respectfully invited to attend his funeral, at 10 o'clock this morning, from his late dwelling, without further notice.
Those Masonic Brethren who may not have received special notice are informed that a meeting of the fraternity will take place at the room of the Grand Lodge, this morning, at 9 o'clock, for the purpose of making the necessary arrangements for interring the remains of their deceased Brother with Masonic honors.
[Daily National Intelligencer July 30, 1819 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
James A. Bond
Burial of a Venerable and Useful Citizen of Calvert County
Prince Frederick, MD. May 3. - Mr. James A. Bond died at his homestead, on Battle creek, Calvert county, on Saturday, May 1, in the eighty-fifth year of his age. He was a member of one of the oldest and most prominent families of Calvert county. He was widely known and most highly respected. He was noted for his unswerving integrity and fidelity in the performance of duty. During his lone life he filled nearly every office in the gift of the people. He served several terms as county commissioner and judge of the Orphans' Court. He was also a member of the House of Delegates and once represented Calvert county in the State Senate. During the later years of his life, although not taking an active part in political affairs, he felt a lively interest in all that affected the public welfare, and with his vigorous intellect, commended such legislation as his honest judgment approved and fearlessly condemned that which be considered detrimental to the interest of his fellow-citizens. He married Miss S. E. C. Hance, who died one year ago. Five sons survive him - John T. Bond and B. B. D. Bond of Calvert county; ex-Judge James A. C. Bond, of Westminster, Carroll county; Dr. Y. H. Bond, of St. Louis, Mo., and H. M. C. Bond, of Baltimore city.
His funeral took place at Port Republic today and was largely attended by relatives and friends.
Mr. Bond had a most retent?? memory. He had an extensive acquaintance with the leading men of the country, and to listen to his conversation was like reading history. He was intimately acquainted with Judge Roger B. Taney, and the beautiful farm upon which he spent most of his life was a portion of the Taney estate. He also knew Andrew Jackson and took pleasure in talking of him and of other distinguished men whom he knew. Few men were better acquainted with the political history of the country than Mr. Bond. Last winter he spent in Baltimore and many of his old friends visited him and enjoyed his delightful conversation. He was prominent in the Protestant Episcopal Church, and was frequently a member of the diocesan convention, and upon one or more occasions of the general convention of the church. His estate at Battle Creek on the Patuxent, is one of the most beautiful and fertile in Maryland.
["Baltimore Sun", 4 May 1897 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl.]
William H. S. Boswell
At his residence in Calvert county, Md., on the morning of the 1st instant, WILLIAM H. S. BOSWELL, in the 72d year of his age.
Honorable in principle, polished in manners, affectionate in his family, hospitable to strangers, sincere and humble as a Christian, the multitude that followed him to the grave attested the appreciation of the excellence of his character, by those who knew him best.
Husband! Father! Friend! Farewell till the resurrection morn; in Heaven thou wilt flourish in immortal youth, while on earth we will keep thy memory green.
["Baltimore Sun", 6 May 1865 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl.]
Arthur N. Bowen
From Calvert Independent April 10, 1941
Arthur N. Bowen age 67, beloved husband of Lydia Bowen died at his home last Sunday, after a period of illness. He is survived by his wife and children, Tow sisters Mrs. Mamie Rogers of Broomes Island and Mrs. Elsie Pardoe of Mutual, and one brother Mr. Joseph Bowen of Wallville. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 12:30 o'clock at Waters Memorial Church. Rev. M. A. Baker officiating. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
[Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Col. James T. Briscoe
Col. Briscoe Asphyxiated.
Was Secretary of State under Governor Hamilton
Col. James T. Briscoe, for many years prominently connected with Democratic politics of Maryland and who held a number of important State offices at various time during the last half century, was found dead in bed in his room at the Hotel Joyce, 312 and 314 West Camden street, about 11:30 o'clock yesterday morning by Mr. Jerome Joyce, the proprietor of the hotel. Coroner Wilshire, of the Western district, after an investigation, gave a certificate of accidental asphyxiation.
Judge Briscoe was notified of his father's death by telegraph and arrived in the city late yesterday afternoon. Arrangements for the funeral were at once made. The body will be taken to Calvert county this morning and interment will be in All Saints' churchyard tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.
Colonel Briscoe, who derived his title from having once been a member of the staff of Governor Hamilton, during whose administration he was Secretary of State, came to Baltimore from his home, in Calvert county, Tuesday evening to attend the lecture of Col. Henry Watterson at the Academy of Music. He returned from the lecture shortly before midnight and went directly to his room.
The deceased was born in St. Mary's county March 21, 1828, and was a son of the late Philip and Maria Briscoe, the former having been a teacher at Charlotte Hall Academy, St. Mary's county. Colonel Briscoe received his early education at Charlotte Hall and when a young man came to the city and studied law under the late Dr. Hugh Davy Evans. During the latter part of 1849 Mr. Briscoe began practicing law in St. Mary's county, but less than a year afterward removed to Calvert county where he continued to devote himself to his profession. In 1850 he was appointed Deputy State's Attorney by Attorney General Robert J. Brent, and after the expiration of the term, in 1851, he was elected State's Attorney of Calvert county.
In 1859 Colonel Briscoe was elected a member of the famous Legislature which was called together by Governor Hicks, and which adjourned to Frederick, there to consider secession. At Frederick a number of the members, not including Colonel Briscoe, were arrested on the charge of disloyalty.
In 1864 Colonel Briscoe was elected to the Constitutional Convention which, in the following year, framed the new Constitution of the State. From 1880 to 1884 he was Secretary of State under Governor Hamilton. From 1884 to 1888 he was chief clerk in the Postoffice Department under Second Assistant Postmaster-General A. Leo Knott.
Prior to the Civil War Colonel Briscoe was an extensive slave and land owner in Calvert county and at the time of his death was the proprietor of considerable real estate in that county. He was a law partner of Mr. Henry Williams, of this city, and a member of the Democratic Supervisors of Elections of Calvert county, for which body he was attorney.
In 1851 Colonel Briscoe married Miss Maria Parran, a daughter of the late John Parran, of Calvert county who died in 1864. He leaves four sons. They are Messrs. John P. Briscoe, judge of the Seventh judicial district of Maryland, whose home is in Prince Frederick, Calvert county; Dr. Philip Briscoe, of Calvert county; James T. and William C. Briscoe, both of Hagerstown. Ten grandchildren also survive.
[Baltimore Sun, 23 Apr 1903 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Memorial Services for J. Briscoe Bunting
From Calvert Independent November 14, 1940
The Honorable, the Judges of the Circuit Court for Calvert County: Your committee appointed to present resolutions at this time with respect to the death of John Briscoe Bunting, who departed this life on the 8th day of May, 1940, respectfully submits the following report:
John Briscoe Bunting, the son of Rev. James Bunting, a prominent Methodist minister, and J. Ellen Shemwell Bunting, was born on November 15, 1862, at Oak Grove, near Budd's Creek, St. Mary's County Maryland.
He received his early education under the tutorship of his scholarly father and later attended Charlotte Hall Military School, where he graduated with scholastic honors. Following his graduation he taught school in his native county for a year and a few months and then to prepare for the profession that his had always ambitiously sought, he entered the School of Law at the University of Maryland from which university he received the degree of L.L.B. in 1886.
He came to Calvert County in 1886 and was admitted to the bar, where he was engaged in active practice of his profession the remaining period of his life.
Mr. Bunting was not only a prominent lawyer, but was always actively interested in all matters for the betterment of the County and its citizens, holding many positions of honor and trust, which he fulfilled in a most efficient and creditable manner.
During his life in Calvert County he was the owner and the editor of "The Calvert Journal," Superintendent of the Public Schools, Member of the County Board of Education, Director and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Prince Frederick Bank of the County Trust Company of Maryland, Director and President of the Mutual Fire Insurance Company in Calvert County. Vestryman and Registrar of Saint Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church and served as Auditor of the Circuit Court for Calvert County and counsel for many local governmental boards and important private clients.
His personality so richly abounding in admirable characteristics always held for him the respect of all the citizens in Calvert County and gained unusual devotion from his associates.
Therefore, be it resolved, that this Court and Bar has sustained a real loss by the death of John Briscoe Bunting, its senior member, and that this testimonial in His memory be recorded among the minutes of this Court, a copy to be sent to his bereaved family, to whom the members of the Bench and Bar of the Court extend their deepest sympathy, and to the newspapers published in the County.
Respectfully submitted, Benjamin Hance John B. Gray, Jr Arthur W. Dowell Committee
[Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
John H. Chew
Died, Departed this life, on the 22d of March, at his residence in Calvert County, John H. Chew, esq. in the 59th year of his age. [Baltimore Patriot March 31, 1830 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Mrs. Alethea Cook
Feb. 1. On Tuesday last died in Calvert County, of several Wounds and Burns which she had received, Mrs. Alethea Cook, a Gentlewoman of an excellent Character, and formerly the Wife of the late worthy Mr. Walter Smith. Her last Marriage was to a Man, whose Cloth and Station in Life ought to have rendered him exemplary for Virtue and Piety; but his horrid Usage and unparallelled Barbarity to his Wife (which Decency forbids even to relate) is supposed to have been the Cause of her Death; and he is now confined in the Jail of that County, in order to be tried for the same.
[Pennsylvania Gazette February 20, 1753 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Maria Stanforth Cornelius
Mrs. Maria Stanforth Cornelius, widow of the late Edward Cornelius and daughter of the late Dr. Richard and Martha Stanforth, died at Huntingtown, Calvert County, on Saturday, Nov. 20. "Aunt Ria" as we called her, was born at Deep Landing, Calvert County, 94 years ago. Thirty years of that long life were spent in Chicago, where she raised two stepsons, Lawrence and Walter Cornelius, who now live in California For many years she made her home with her sister, the late Mrs. Edgar Shepherd, and at her death, with her newphew, Edward Shepherd.
She was a devoted member of Christ Church. After a broken hip she spent the last years in a wheel chair, but always bright and hopeful and full of interest. It was a pleasure to go to see Aunt Ria. Her mind was clear and almost to the last minute.
Her funeral was held at Christ Church on Monday, Nov. 22, the Rev. Leslie L. Fairfield officiating. Thought she was raised in All Saints, in Calvert County. The pall bearers were Ernest Shepherd, Ernest Shepherd, Jr., Stanforth Shepherd, Widerman Shepherd, Joseph S. Emmerich and Hal Nye.
["The Capital" (Annapolis, Md), 2 Dec 1954 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Departed this life on the 15th inst. About 6 o'clock in the evening, Mrs. Jane Dare, wife of mr. Nathaniel Dare, (now a resident in Baltimore, but formerly of Calvert county) in the 73d year of her age. The amiable, benevolent and social virtues of Mrs. Dare were highly appreciated by all who knew her, especially by her numerous friends and acquaintances in Calvert County, for whose information particularly, this notice is published. To them it will be pleasing to hear that she bore a lingering and oppressive sickness with christian patience and resignation, ever expressing a cheering hope and assurance of her Redeemer's mercy. She has left a deeply afflicted husband and 10 children to mourn her loss, to whom her memory will be ever dear as a most affectionate wife and tender mother.
[Federal Gazette January 20, 1813 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Francis S. Dorsett
In Nettingham, Md. On Monday, the 31st ult. After a short bout severe illness, Mr. Francis S. Dorsett, lately of Calvert county, aged about 28 years. He leaves a wid3 circle of relations and friends to deplore his untimely and irreparable loss.
[Daily National Intelligencer September 9, 1829 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Miss Mabel Drury
From Calvert Independent April 3, 1941
Funeral services for Miss Mabel Drury, of Dunkirk, who died last Saturday evening in the Casualty Hospital at Washington, D.C., were held on Tuesday afternoon at Shiloh Methodist church. The Rev. Ralph Mark conducted the service.
Miss Drury was injured in an automobile accident at Upper Marlboro on January 7, suffering fractures of both legs and other injuries from which she never recovered. Her sister, Miss Violet Drury, and her brother, C. Orville Drury, were also injured, but they have recovered and are at their home near Dunkirk.
Miss Drury was a daughter of the late John H. Drury and Elizabeth Careaud Drury. Also surviving is another brother, Roland Drury of Washington.
[Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
William W. Duke
William W. Duke, Noted Magistrate Dies At Eighty
PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - William W. Duke, believed to have served as trial magistrate longer than anyone in the United States, died yesterday at Calvert County Hospital.
Duke, who was 80, had been trial magistrate for Calvert county since 1897, former owner and publisher of the Calvert Journal, and correspondent for The Associated Press.
He had been hospitalized since last week when he was stricken with a heart attack.
He founded the county library and the first Boy Scout troop in the county. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Cassie B. Duke.
Funeral services will be tomorrow at St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church, Prince Frederick.
"The Capital" (Annapolis, Md) 22 Sep 1953 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Mrs. Martha P. Elliott
Mrs. Martha P. Elliott, wife of Leonard Elliott of Broomes Island died at her home last Thursday morning from a heart attack. She is survived by her husband, Leonard Elliott, two daughters, Mrs. Norwood Hardesty of Baltimore Miss Eva Bly Elliott and on son Dell Elliott. Funeral services were held at the Holiness Church on Sunday last at 2 o'clock. Rev. Rimmer officiating. Burial was held in the Methodist Burying ground, Broomes Island.
[Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Walter F. Elliott
Mr. Walter F. Elliott, age 84, of Broomes Island, died Saturday, February 15, 1941.
Mr. Elliott will be greatly missed by his many friends and relatives.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Blanche Elliott, of Broomes Island, one daughter, Mrs. Earl Pardoe, one son Leroy, and on Brother Mr. Hezakiah Elliott, of Broomes Island.
The funeral services were held at Water's Memorial Church, Tuesday, February 18th, at 2:00 P. M. Rev. Melvin Baker officiated. The enterment was in the Church Cemetery.
The pall-bearers were: Messrs. Ramsay Hodges, Allen Ross, Kenneth King, Columbus Marshall, Norwood Marshall and Hance Williams.
[Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Died, At his residence in Calvert county, on the 27th ult. Mr. William Essex, in the 56th year of his age, after a severe illness of five days.
[Baltimore Gazette and Daily Advertiser May 18, 1827 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Died, In Calvert County, on the 13th inst., Josephine Fissore, wife of Lewis Fissore, (and daughter of the late Capt. Dominick Rosann, of Baltimore,) aged 16 years and 3 months.
[Baltimore Patriot August 18, 1834 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Joseph J. Fowler
EASTPORT CITIZEN, VICTIM OF A FALL, DEAD AT AGE OF 58
Joseph J. Fowler, aged fifty-eight years, died yesterday at his late residence, 201 Third street. Eastport. He is survived by a wife Mrs. Mary E. Fowler. The deceased had been in falling health for some months, having suffered severe injuries in a fall while at work on building at the Naval academy, in which several bones were broken, and he sustained other injuries, which it is said probably resulted in his death.
The funeral services will be held on Wednesday morning at nine o'clock from his late residence, and the remains will be taken to Lower Marlborough, Calvert county for burial.
[The Capital (Annapolis, Maryland) January 6, 1919 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Died. Departed this life, on Friday last, at his residence, near Lower Marlborough, Calvert county, Richard Grahame, Esq. After a short but severe illness.
[Baltimore Gazette and Daily Advertiser October 22, 1828 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Died On the 17th instant, at his residence in Lower Marlboro, Calvert county, Maryland, Richard Grahame, esq, in the 60th year of his age - leaving a wife and six children to lament their loss. Few men ever passed through life with a more unblemished reputation or who made fewer enemies. In all the various relations of husband, father, and neighbor, his conduct was worthy of the imitation of all. In fine, he was what, in days that are passed, would have been called "an old Maryland gentleman"
[Baltimore Patriot October 25th, 1928 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Mrs. Estelle Hall
The community extends its deepest sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. T. Roscoe Hall, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Roland Hall and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hall and their families in the loss of their mother, Mrs. Estelle Hall, who died Saturday at her home at Holland Point, Calvert County.
The Capital (Annapolis, Md), 4 Aug 1949 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Major James J. Hance
[Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun.]
PRINCE FREDERICK, MD, Dec. 11 - At Christ Church, near Port Republic, Calvert county, Major James J. Hance, a noted Confederate soldier, was recently buried. He was 73 years of age, and at the beginning of the Civil War volunteered in a Maryland company. He afterward enlisted in the Virginia cavalry and served until the close of the Civil War. He took part in many engagements and was once wounded in the neck. For weeks his life was despaired(?) of. He was a scout for Gen. Bradley T. Johnson and was with General Lee at the surrender. Major Hance was well known in the public affairs of Calvert county. He was in feeble health for several years and was taken suddenly ill November 29 with congestion of the lungs, which proved fatal in two days. He was twice married and leaves four children - Richard and Miss May Hance, of Calvert county; Mrs. William ????? and James Hance, Jr., of Baltimore.
[Baltimore Sun, 12 Dec 1903 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
W. Garfield Hinman
Services were held at lower Marlboro on Monday, Rev. J. H. Snyder officiating, for Mr. W. Garfield Hinman who died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Thomas J. Younger on Friday, November 28 last. Interment was at Lowden Park, Baltimore. Mr. Hinman was the son of late Walter S. and Julia H. Hinman.
Mr. Hinman, who attended Maryland Agricultural College, was well-known figure in Lower Marlboro having made his home there all his life and having had as his hobby – fishing.
The deceased is survived by one sister, Mrs. Thomas J. Younger and a number of nephews and one niece. His wife, who was Miss Josephine Lafere of Philadelphia, died a number of years ago. He was the brother of the late Dr. Ellsworth Hinman of Lower Marlboro.
[From Calvert Independent December 5, 1940 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Died, On Monday, the 20th inst. A his residence in Calvert county, Henry Hunt, esq. Aged 75 years - long a respectable inhabitant of that place. His death will long be lamented by a large circle of friends and acquaintances - but especially by his children, who mourn indeed for the death of a dear and affectionate parent. The poor will have cause to mourn, as he was a friend to the needy and distressed.
[Baltimore Patriot March 25, 1820 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Francis D. Hutchins
FRANCIS HUTCHINS, OF MILLERSVILLE, BURIED ON MONDAY
Funeral services for Francis D. Hutchins were held Monday afternoon at Mt. Harmony M. E Church, Calvert county. Rev. C. E. Elly, of Baltimore county, and Rev. Chastian, of Baldwin Memorial Church, conducted the services. Burial was at the family cemetery at Mt. Harmony.
Mr. Hutchins was a former resident of Calvert county, but in later years resided near Millersville, this county.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mamie Hutchins; five children, Mrs. Walter Chance, Mrs. John Crutchley, Mrs. Edgar Sunderland, John and Francis Hutchins; one brother, W. H. Hutchins, of Mt. Harmony; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence Wilkinson and Mrs. Joseph Swann, and three grandchildren, Walter and Robert Chance and Mary Louise Hutchins.
["The Capital" (Annapolis, Md), 26 Dec 1929, Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Mary P. Hutchins
HOLD FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. HUTCHINS
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary P. Hutchins, widow of the late Francis Hutchins, were held this afternoon from the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Crutchley.
Burial was at Mt. Harmony Methodist Church, Calvert county.
Mrs. Hutchins died Tuesday at the home of her son, John Hutchins.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Walter Chance, Mrs. John Crutchley and Mrs. Edgar Sunderland; two sons John Hutchins and Francis Hutchins; four brothers Ham, Frank, Archie and Charles Norfolk; and two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Harrison and Mrs. Horace Ward.
["The Capital" (Annapolis, Md), 19 Feb 1942 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Mrs. Sarah W. Kent
On the 16th, Mrs. Sarah W. Kent, consort of Daniel Kent, esq. Of Calvert county, Md.
[Washington City Weekly Gazette May 25, 1816 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Mr. William Kopp, aged 70 years, a native of Germany and a prominent citizen of Solomon's Island, Calvert county, having been a resident of that place for 41 years, dropped dead while superintending some improvements on the house at 2501 East Fayette street, yesterday afternoon. Mr. Kopp arrived in Baltimore on Tuesday, and had been stopping with his brother, Mr. Daniel Kopp, at 2314 East Baltimore street. Coroner Caruthers, of the Northeastern district, was notified, and after an investigation gave a certificate of death due to heart disease. The body was removed to the home of his brother. Mr. Kopp was a blacksmith at Solomon's Island for a number of years, but retired several years ago, being succeeded in business by his son, Mr. John Kopp. He is survived by a widow (Mrs. Caroline Kopp) and five sons (Messrs. William, John, Frederick, Henry and Daniel Kopp). ["Baltimore American", 16 May 1908 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Sarah A. Lawrence
LAWRENCE. - On the 9th instant, at the residence of John F. Leitch, in the 60th year of her age, Mrs. SARAH A. LAWRENCE, consort of the late George W. Lawrence, of Calvert county, Md., in full assurance of a blissful immortality.
["Baltimore Sun", 17 Jul 1870 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Mrs. Pauline Mabe, Age 31, wife of Earl Mabe died at the Calvert County Hospital last Thursday. Mrs. Mae was formerly of Tennessee, and was living at Holland Point. She is survived by her husband, three sons and one daughter. The body was moved to Tennessee for burial.
Mr. Mabe and his family moved to our county, just a short time ago and has since that time been occupying one of Mr. Goldstein's farms at Holland Point. We extend our greatest sympathy to the ones she leaves behind.
[From Calvert Independent March 6, 1941 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
At his seat in Washington county, Maryland, on Monday the 5th instant, Walter Mackall, Esq. His remains were brought to this town on Tuesday the 6th inst. And carried on to Calvert co9unty, on Wednesday morning, to be interred in the family burial ground there.
[Political Intelligencer March 16, 1804 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
John M. Magruder
Untimely Death - Died, on the 1st inst. Mr. John M. Magruder, f Calvert County, in consequence of a stab with a dirk, given by Michael Taney, sen., on the same day - as a jury of inquest have declared on oath.
[Franklin Gazette July 15, 1819 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Died, in Georgetown, after a few days illness, on Tuesday evening last, in the 19th year of his age - Mr. Joshua Morsell student of law and the youngest son of James Morsell Esq. of Calvert county, Maryland.
[New-York Gazette June 29, 1802 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
William S. Morsell, Esq.
At his residence in Calvert county, on the 1st inst. About 5 o'clock, A. M. - William S. Morsell, Esq. Clerk of Calvert county Court after being continued for a considerable time by very severe affliction which he bore with great patience and Christian fortitude - leaving a widow and five children to deplore their irreparable loss. ["Republican Star", 17 Nov 1829 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Joseph J. Norfolk
Mr. Joseph J. Norfolk, a well-known commission merchant, 2114 North Calvert street, who dropped dead on Union avenue, northeastern section of the city, Sunday afternoon, was sixty-eight years of age and was born near Huntington, Calvert county, Md. For some years he was engaged in both farming and mercantile business. About twenty years ago he came to Baltimore and entered the commission business with his brother, R. H. T. Norfolk, who died suddenly of apoplexy two years ago. He served as one of the judges of the Orphans' Court in Calvert county a number of years ago.
Mr. Norfolk's father also died very suddenly.
["Baltimore Sun" - 25 May 1898 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Richard H. T. Norfolk
Mr. Richard H. T. Norfolk, of the general commission firm of J. J. Norfolk & Bro., and ex-judge of the Orphans' Court of Calvert county, died suddenly at home, 1407 Edmondson avenue, Saturday night, aged about sixty-two years. His death as from heart trouble.
Mr. Norfolk attended to his duties as usual on Saturday and after business returned to his home. About 9 o'clock he complained of a severe pain in his head. After the application of how-water bags he said he felt better and laid on the bed to go to sleep. Mrs. Norfolk, who was in the room reading, went later to inquire as to her husband's condition, and to her surprise found him dead.
He was a native of Calvert county and came to Baltimore about eighteen years ago. His wife was Miss Elizabeth B. Staum (?), of Baltimore.
["Baltimore Sun", 30 Mar 1896 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Ernest Augustus Perry
Mr. Ernest Augustus Perry, 54 years of age, died at Alexander Hospital Monday, from a sudden heart attack.
Mr. Perry was married twice, his first wife was, Miss Jane Luber of Baltimore and later married Miss Ruth Bowen of this county.
He is survived by his wife Mrs. Ruth Perry, one daughter Mrs. Levi (?) Barnes of Broomes Island, two grandchildren, two brothers, Charles Perry of Annapolis, and Ownie Perry Nutwell, two sisters, Mrs. Helen Stallings and Mrs. Sadie Poole of Annapolis.
The funeral services will be held this evening at 2:00 P.M. at Wesley Church. Rev. Melvin A. Baker will conduct the service.
[Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Died. At his residence in Adams County, Mississippi, on the 8th March late, Doctor Daniel Rawlings, a native of Calvert County, Maryland. Doctor Rawlings left a large family to bewail his departure. He was cut off at an age, when a life of many years of usefulness to his family might still have been reasonably expected; he was eminent in his profession; his social and amiable qualities endeared him to a large circle of friends and acquaintances.
[Daily National Intelligencer May 21, 1823 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Died, On the 5th instant, at his seat, in Calvert county, Md. Mr. Richard Roberts, in the 60th year of his age.
[Baltimore Patriot November 15, 1834 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Sarah W. Roberts
Killed suddenly, on Saturday the 13th inst. by a flash of lightning, whilst sitting in her parlour with her family, Mrs. Sarah W. Roberts, consort of Mr. Richard Roberts, of Calvert county, Md. Mr. Roberts was also thrown from his chair, but soon recovered.
[Essex Register July 27 1822 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Dr. Henry Skinner
At Eddyville, Ky. June 23d, of pulmonary complaint, (contracted on the Canadian frontiers,) Dr. Henry Skinner, lase a surgeon in the army of the United States, in his 34th year of his age. His loss is much regretted by his friends and acquaintances; not only on account of his skill and usefulness as a medical character, but on account of his patriotism, his urbanity, and many virtues. He was the companion of the gallant Groghan in the memorable defense of Fort Stevenson, at Lower Sandusky. He left a disconsolate widow and two children, and a host of relatives and friends, to morn his early death.
[Daily National Intelligencer July 31, 1819 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Dr Skinner was a native of Calvert county, in Maryland - eldest son of the late Frederick Skinner, and eldest brother of the Post Master of Baltimore. He studied physic under the late Dr. John Crawford, and it is no small compliment to say, what may be said with truth, that in a spirit of universal philanthropy and benevolence of heart, he resembled his worthy preceptor.
He maintained through life, a course of unspotted honor and integrity; and the writer of this, who knew him thoroughly, takes consolation from the reflection, that he died with that fearless composure and dignity, which may be expected from those, who, in their last hour, feel that their part, whether humble or exalted, has been well performed, & that they can be reproached with nothing which can dishonor their name, their friends, or their country.
[Daily National Intelligencer July 31, 1819; American Farmer July 30, 1819; and Fred. Gazette - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Died in Calvert County, Maryland on the morning of the 2d instant, after a short but severe illness, Mr. James Skinner, in the 56th year of his age. He was a loving husband, a tender parent, a kind master, a good citizen and an honest man.
[Political Intelligencer February 27, 1807 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Died, On the 31st May last, Rachael Slatter, consort of Daniel Slatter, aged 55 years, long a respectable inhabitant of Calvert County, Md.
[Baltimore Patriot June 26, 1824 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Dr. John S. Smith
Dr. John S. Smith, a prominent physician of Dunkirk, Calvert county, died at 7 o'clock, Friday morning, May 13th, at Mt. Summit, his late residence. Dr. Smith was born at Whitehall, the residence of his family, October 1st, 1832. When about fifteen years old he accepted a position as salesman in the dry goods store of J. Wesley White, of this city, and was well and favorably known here. He afterward accepted a position in a large dry goods store in Baltimore, and subsequently commenced the study of medicine at the University of Maryland, and in 1856 graduated and commenced the practice of his profession, and in a few years had a large and lucrative practice. He was a man highly esteemed by all who knew him.
["The Capital" (Annapolis, Md) - 23 May 1887 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Colonel Mordecas F. Smith
In this city, on Saturday evening, the 19th instant, after a short illness, Colonel Mordecas F. Smith, of Calvert County, Maryland. His amiable disposition, and his usefulness as a member of society, had so endeared him to all those who had the pleasure of h9is acquaintance, more particularly the poor of his county, that time only can obliterate the remembrance of his innumerable good and useful deeds.
[Baltimore Patriot July 23, 1834 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
On Monday last, the 22d inst. after a short illness, John Spicknall, Sen. in the 74th year of his age. He was a native of Calvert county Md. but for the last ten or twelve years resided in this city [Baltimore]. Blest with a constitution uncommonly strong, he arrived to an age attained but by few, but notwithstanding which he fell at length beneath the stroke of the common enemy. Reader prepare to follow him for "in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of Man cometh."
["Baltimore Patriot", 26 Oct 1821 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
At Lower Marlboro', Calvert County, Md. on the 7th inst. Mrs. Jane Taney, wife of Doctor Oct. C. Taney of that place.
[Daily National Intelligencer January 16, 1821 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Hon. Dr. Octavius Taney
It is with feelings of deep regret that we announce the death of the Hon. Octavius Taney, of the Senate of Maryland. Dr. Taney was a resident of Calvert County, where he has been successfully engaged in the practice of medicine for many years - he visited Baltimore about ten days ago, and was taken suddenly ill on the night of his arrival, and died on the 6th inst. In the 39th year of his age, leaving an affectionate wife, brother, and sisters, together with a numerous circle of friends to lament his death.
[Baltimore Gazette and Daily Advertiser March 9, 1932 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Hon. Joseph Francis Talbott
[long obit/bio on its own page]
Anna A. Weed
The town of Prince Frederick and the county as well was terribly shocked on Sunday morning last at the news of the sudden death of Mrs. William A. Weed. Mrs. Weed became ill about 7 o'clock Saturday evening with a severe heart condition. Dr. Everard Briscoe and a nurse remained with her through the night and everything possible was done to save a life of a great value to the community in which she had lived.
Mrs. Weed, formerly Miss Anna A. Smith, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Porter Smith taught in this county sever years as a young girl and lived in Smithville even after her marriage about thirty-two years ago to Mr. Weed of Connecticut.
Hers was a bright appealing personality, one always ready to render aid whenever aid was needed. Throughout her life she was a member of the Smithville Church and worked diligently in all church activities.
The deceased is survived by her husband, a sister, Mrs. R. P. Mason of California, five nieces and two nephews.
Services were held at her late home in Smithville with the Rev. J. h. Snyder officiating on Wednesday, December 18, at 2 o'clock. Interment was in the Smithville cemetery.
[From Calvert Independent Dec. 19, 1940 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
William A. Weed
Funeral services for Mr. William A. Weed, 95 years of age, were held at Smithville M. E. Church this past Sunday at 2 P.M. Burial was made in Smithville Cemetery. Mr. Weed died suddenly Thursday night in Baltimore at the home of Mrs. Morris Smith. He was the beloved husband of the late Mrs. Annie S. Weed of Dunkirk. Mr. Weed was a native of Stanford, Conn., but had lived in this community for many years.
[Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Died, At her late dwelling in Calvert county, on Thursday, 17th inst. Barbara Wilkinson, relict of Gen. Joseph Wilkinson.
[Baltimore Patriot October 28, 1822 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Gen. Joseph Wilkinson
Died, In Calvert County, Md. at his residence on the 28th of June, Gen. Joseph Wilkinson, in the 67th year of his age.
[City of Washington Gazette July 10, 1820 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
Dr. William B. Williams
Died, On the 20th ult in the 48th year of his age, Dr. Wm. B. Williams, of Calvert county, Md.
[Daily National Intelligencer October 8, 1824 - Submitted by Rita Bergendahl]
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