W. Bailey WatsonLawyer, Civil War buffW. Bailey Watson, a...

January 23, 1994

W. Bailey Watson

Lawyer, Civil War buff

W. Bailey Watson, a member of the legal staff of the Commercial Credit Co. who was active in Southern genealogical and Civil War groups, died Dec. 22 at Union Memorial Hospital of cardiomyopathy as a complication of Becker's muscular dystrophy.

Mr. Watson, who was 51 and lived in the Carlyle Apartments on University Parkway, came to Baltimore about four years ago after Commercial Credit took over BarclaysAmerican Financial in Charlotte, N.C. He had been on that company's legal staff since 1983.

From 1978 until 1983, he was the corporate counsel for Trans South Financial in Florence, S.C. For about 10 years before that, he had been in private practice in Charleston, S.C., where he became a member of the state bar association.

A native of Greenwood, S.C., he was a 1964 graduate with honors of the Citadel and a 1967 graduate with honors of the Wake Forest University law school.

He was a member of the Harry Gilmor Camp, the Baltimore unit of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and had helped to start a local unit in Florence, S.C., and was a charter member and former commander in Charlotte.

In addition to service in the Army Reserve, he was a member of the First Families of South Carolina, the Huguenot Society of South Carolina and the Military Order of the Stars and Bars.

A memorial service for Mr. Watson will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 6515 Loch Raven Blvd.

He was a former member of the vestry at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion in Charleston, where services were held Dec. 29 followed by services at the Holy Cross Cemetery that included a horse-drawn hearse, a uniformed marching unit from a Confederate Civil War re-enactment group and a piper from the Citadel.

He is survived by his wife, the former Pearl Parkstone; a brother, David Watson of Charleston; and three sisters, Virginia W. Culbertson of Florence, and Vinda W. Goodman and Wanda W. Heffelfinger, both of Atlanta.


Edna S. Arthur

Studied at Peabody

Edna S. Arthur, a Baltimore native, died Jan. 2 at the Manor Care Ruxton Nursing Center after a stroke. She was 98.

She was born Edna Salter in Baltimore and studied piano at the Peabody Institute.

Her husband, Raymond Jarrett Arthur, a retired foreman for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., died in 1988.

A memorial service for Mrs. Arthur will be held Jan. 30 at 4 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 9821 Harford Road in Parkville.

She is survived by a son, Raymond Jarrett Arthur Jr. of Severna Park; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

Helen L. Rand

Taught French, music

Helen Lancaster Rand, a former resident of Baltimore who taught French and music in Montgomery County, died Jan. 14 of liver failure at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring.

Mrs. Rand, who was 76 and lived in Silver Spring, retired in 1976 after having taught conversational French in an after-school program in the Montgomery County schools since the late 1950s. She also taught piano in her home until the mid-1980s.

Born in Amherst, Mass., where her father taught French at Amherst College and poet Robert Frost was a neighbor, she came to Baltimore as a child when her father became a professor at Johns Hopkins University.

She was a graduate of the Roland Park Country School and Smith College, where she majored in music and French. She moved to the Washington, D.C., area in 1941, and was a civilian cryptographer for the Army during World War II.

In Silver Spring, she was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and a member of the Hillandale Women's Club and First Baptist Church, where a memorial service was to be held at 2:30 p.m. today.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Paul C. Rand; a son, Charles F. Rand of Brunswick; a daughter, Nancy Rand Downing of Falls Church, Va.; a sister, Maria Dabney Cameron of Silver Spring; a brother, Henry C. Lancaster Jr. of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

Martha Goldsborough

Severna Park librarian

Martha W. Goldsborough, who was the first librarian in the Severna Park branch of the Anne Arundel County Library, died Monday of pneumonia at the Fairfield Nursing Center in Crownsville.

She was 83 and had lived in Severna Park since the early 1940s.

She began working at the library in the mid-1940s and retired about 20 years ago. She was the first librarian at the branch, according to her family.

Mrs. Goldsborough was born in Denton. Her father was T. Alan Goldsborough, who served in Congress and then as a federal district judge in Washington.

She was educated at the Oldfields School, Washington College, Bryn Mawr College and Temple University.

She was a librarian in Baltimore for the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland in the early 1930s.

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