25 Years Ago:* Samuel M. Jenness, retired superintendent...


November 15, 1992

25 Years Ago:

* Samuel M. Jenness, retired superintendent of Carroll County schools, died after a short illness. He served 20 years as county superintendent, retiring in 1966. He also served as principal of Sykesville High School from 1926 to 1936 and was chairman of the first housing authority for Carroll County. Democratic Advocate, Oct. 26, 1967.

50 Years Ago:

* Due to an abundance of natural food, squirrels have been very plentiful and thousands of them have been killed during the open season. During the present emergency, the federal government is requesting that all hunters save the butts of the shot-gun shells and rifle cartridges and when the wild waterfowl season comes in, to save the down feathers of wild geese and wild ducks; also save fats from game animals including deer, rabbits, squirrels, raccoons and opossums. We appeal to you to assist in every manner possible in trying to win the War. Democratic Advocate, Oct. 16, 1942.

75 Years Ago:

* Middleburg -- On Saturday night, our town was aroused by the cry of fire when it was found the house occupied by Chas. Hyde on the Walden farm was afire from a bag of straw stuffed under the front porch. It was discovered the hay shed adjoining the cow barn was afire. The hay and shredded fodder in it all went up in a blaze and the cow barn as well. The cows were in the field so no stock was lost. In the meantime, as they were taking the farm horses out, it was found that the house that had been used as a cook house was afire, which was also extinguished before any damage was done. People came from far and near as the blaze could be seen for miles, and at the time in the evening when people were out. Union Bridge Pilot, Oct. 19, 1917.

100 Years Ago:

* Manchester -- The Odd Fellows' Hall was all ablaze on Monday evening with Chinese lanterns and other illuminating agents, in honor of the 58th anniversary of the organization of Daniel and Jacob Lodge No. 23. The hall was tastefully decorated, combining the Columbian with the anniversary occasion. The southern wall bore pictures of Daniel Hoover and Jacob Shower, on either side of the Noble Grand's chair, while immediately in its rear were those of Wildy, Welch and others of the founders. The north wall displayed a fine banner with the name and date of the organization of the lodge, all of which, amid the flood of lights, had a good effect. American Sentinel, Oct. 22, 1892.

Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

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