Baltimore County MD

Baltimore County MD, situated in the northern central part of the State of Maryland, bordered on the north by Pennsylvania, east by Harford County, west by Carroll County, and southwest and south by Patapsco River. This county is the most important one in the State, owing to its position surrounding Baltimore City. The surface is very uneven and varied. The area of the county is 656 square miles, more than one-half of which, or 244,806 acres, was under cultivation in 1900. The population for the same year was 90,755; the county seat, Towson, a town within a short distance of Baltimore City.

Slave Narrative of Thomas Foote

Interviewer: Rogers Person Interviewed: Thomas Foote Location: Cockeysville, Maryland Place of Birth: Cockeysville, Maryland Date of Birth: 1865 Thomas Foote’s Story, A free Negro. Reference: Personal interview with Thomas Foote, at his home, Cockeysville, Md. “My mother’s name was Eliza Foote and my father’s name was Thomas Foote. Father and mother of a large family …

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Biography of Hon. Henry Montague Willis

Hon. Henry Montague Willis, San Bernardino, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, September 21. 1831. His ancestors were among the first English settlers of the colony of Virginia and Maryland prior to the Revolution. His father, Mr. Henry H. Willis, was a captain in the merchant marine, with whom the subject of this memoir made a …

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Biographical Sketch of Rev. Francis T. Moran

Moran, Rev. Francis T.; D. D., LL. D.; pastor St. Patrick’s Catholic Church; born, Valparaiso, Indiana, Feb. 16, 1865; son of Peter and Katherine Kelleher Moran; educated at St. Paul’s Grammar School, Valparaiso; St. Francis Seminary, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; St. Charles College, Baltimore; St. Mary’s Seminary, Cleveland; ordained a priest Dec. 19, 1888, when 23 years …

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Biograhical Sketch of Frank Blackwell Mayer

Frank Blackwell Mayer, born in Baltimore, Maryland, December 27, 1827; died in 1908. Many of his paintings represented scenes in Indian life, and in 1886 he completed a canvas entitled The Treaty of Traverse des Sioux, the treaty having been signed during the summer of 1851, about the time the sketch of Kaposia was made.

Biography of Edgar W. Boardman, M. D.

Edgar W. Boardman, M. D. Medicine is constantly making tremendous strides forward, with scientific progress shown on every side, and discoveries and inventions are practically changing methods of practice and broadening the viewpoint of both physician and patient. To practice according to the enlightened ideas of the present century requires not only a most careful …

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Biography of Francis Merriman Barnes, Jr., M. D.

Dr. Francis Merriman Barnes, Jr., a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and prominently known as a neuropsychiatrist of St. Louis, was born in Middletown, New York, August 20, 1881, a son of Francis Merriman and Mary Drusilla (Reynolds) Barnes. The father, a native of Pennsylvania and a representative of one of the old families …

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