Monthly Archives: October 2013

Quantico’s Hidden Cemetery

This cemetery of Quantico, Wicomico County, Maryland, was briefly mentioned earlier but here it is described in more detail.  I do not know how or if family members nowadays can access cemetery unless by foot.  The dirt drive to it … Continue reading

Posted in Cemeteries, Maryland, People

The rare but at times attainable obituary

Jefferson Boyer taught me a lesson, thank you very much — that sometimes it is actually possible to find an obituary or notice of death of African Americans in old newspapers of a time when they were not included.  But … Continue reading

Posted in Maryland, People

Snow Hill, Maryland: Howard Waters

My problem with newspapers is that because of their purpose the issues are fleeting and articles can be easily missed.  Nowadays this is not as much of an issue, with newspapers available online; and back issues can be located.  But … Continue reading

Posted in Maryland, People

Virginia: Barrier Island Center Almshouse

Looks like this is yet another opening I have missed.  So the article below is a bit out of date.  But it gives information about this wonderful opportunity to visit a slice of history should you ever get to the … Continue reading

Posted in People, Virginia

Amazing what people are doing in Kent County, Maryland

I am the first to admit not knowing what others are doing.  Delmarva is a huge place.  Thank goodness the internet helps us to know each other a little better.  Be sure to check out what Kent County, Maryland is … Continue reading

Posted in Maryland, People

Princess Anne: Two lives that changed 80 years ago

Normally we mark happy anniversaries.  But there are disturbing times in history  for which we mark certain pivotal moments by revisiting them during landmark anniversaries.  Pearl Harbor, the end of World War II, holocaust events, riots, and the deaths of … Continue reading

Posted in Maryland, People

Tyaskin: Brown Cabin

The history of this structure, located near Tyaskin in Wicomico County, Maryland, is not entirely known.  But I am honored to apparently have been the only outsider to see the inside of this historic structure in decades.  I have driven … Continue reading

Posted in Maryland, People