C.L. SchlickenmaierRailroad secretaryCatherine Louise...


June 05, 1993

C.L. Schlickenmaier

Railroad secretary

Catherine Louise Schlickenmaier, who moved from Towson to Lincoln City, Ore., two years ago, died Wednesday of internal bleeding at a hospital in the Oregon community. She was 83.

The former Catherine Louise Loose was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of Western High School.

She worked as a secretary for Baltimore and Ohio railroad before her marriage in 1931 to George Schlickenmaier. He retired in 1973 as assistant superintendent of the engraving department at The Sun.

She had been a member of Timonium Presbyterian Church before she moved to Oregon.

A memorial service for Mrs. Schlickenmaier was to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at First Presbyterian Church in Newport, Ore.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two daughters, Barbara Thornley of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Elsie Flower of Newport; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Rev. Minnie Robinson

Baptist minister

The Rev. Minnie Byrd Stewart Robinson, a Baptist minister and former pastor, died Sunday of complications of Alzheimer's disease at Evergreen Nursing Home.

She was 87 and lived on Bryant Avenue in Northwest Baltimore.

She retired about 10 years ago from active ministry at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church in Northwest Baltimore. Earlier, she had merged Wilson Park Community Church, which she founded and served as pastor, with Mount Lebanon.

According to family members, she was the first woman admitted to the Baptist Ministers Conference. She was also a member of the United Baptist Ministers Evening Conference. She attended national Baptist conventions for many years and also regularly -- attended the Hampton Institute Ministers Conference in Virginia.

The former Minnie Byrd Stewart was born, educated and began her church work in King George County, Va., on the Potomac River near Fredericksburg.

Later, she moved to Washington and became a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church, took courses in religion and practiced preaching before small groups.

An evangelist who preached in churches from North Carolina to Connecticut, she moved to Baltimore in 1946, married and started Wilson Park Community Church.

Her husband, Deacon Welford C. Robinson Sr., a retired crane operator at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s shipyard at Sparrows Point, died in 1982.

A service for Mrs. Byrd was to be conducted at 10 a.m. today at Mount Lebanon, 2812 Reisterstown Road.

She is survived by two stepsons, Welford C. Robinson Jr. of Baltimore and Dewey Robinson of the Milford Mill area; two brothers, Simon and George W. Stewart, both of King George County; and four grandchildren.

Dorothy F. Ernst


Dorothy Frances Ernst, a homemaker and longtime resident of Glen Burnie, died Wednesday of cancer at North Arundel Hospital.

She was 58 and had lived in the Anne Arundel County community for 35 years.

The former Dorothy Frances Smith was born in Baltimore and educated at St. Elizabeth's School in East Baltimore.

Her husband of 37 years, Millard Ernst, is a retired assistant supermarket manager.

Services for Mrs. Ernst were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 111 Second Ave. S.W. in Glen Burnie.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Robert Ernst of Essex; three daughters, Bonnie Crockett of Stevensville, and Dorothy F. Ernst and Mulisa Bolander, both of Glen Burnie; her mother, Sue J. Smith of Glen Burnie; a brother, William A. Smith Jr. of Edgewood; and four grandchildren.

Mary K. Haught

Administrative aide

Mary Katherine Haught, a retired administrative aide at the University of Maryland medical school, died May 10 at a hospital in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, of an internal infection.

The Charles Village resident, who was 66 and known to her friends as Trink, became ill while traveling in Europe.

A native of Marienville in northwestern Pennsylvania, where she was reared on a farm, she was a graduate of James Madison University in Virginia.

When she first came to Baltimore in 1951, she did secretarial work at the Shepherd Electric Co. She subsequently taught speed-writing and did administrative work at the Baltimore Institute, and she had also worked for more than a dozen years in the pharmacology department at the UM medical school.

She was an excellent contract bridge player and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church in Bolton Hill since 1988. She had been a member of the church since she came to Baltimore, sang alto in the choir and was a member of the handbell choir. She was also a member of the Sons and Daughters of the King.

A memorial service is to be conducted at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1316 Park Ave.

;/ Miss Haught is survived by several cousins.

Capt. Walter Messner

Retired policeman

Retired Baltimore City Police Capt. Walter U. Messner died Wednesday of heart failure at the Maryland Masonic Home, where he had lived for 3 1/2 years.

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