100 years agoAt a trustee's sale in Annapolis, 218 acres...


December 07, 1997|By Robert M. Pennington from the archives of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society.

100 years ago

At a trustee's sale in Annapolis, 218 acres belonging to the estate of Thomas C. Winchester was purchased by Mrs. Winchester for $2,825. She also purchased what is known as the "Mill property" for $190. -- The Sun, Dec. 1, 1897.

Several cases of typhoid fever have developed in the first district of Anne Arundel County. Inglehart Williams, residing near Davidsonville, recently lost a daughter to the disease and a young son is ill. -- The Sun, Dec. 7, 1897.

A number of Annapolis amateurs admirably performed "The Russian Honeymoon" last week. It was under the direction of Mrs. Emma Abbott Gage with the proceeds going to charity. -- The Sun, Dec. 20, 1897.

The Whitehead torpedo, recently lost in the Severn River during an experimental test, has not yet been recovered, notwithstanding a diligent search by government employees. -- The Sun, Dec. 22, 1897.

During 1897, four new vessels were built and licensed at the port of Annapolis. These were the sloops Silvertine, Annie C. Johnson, Mary Ellis and the schooner Ruth and Ella. -- The Sun, Dec. 25, 1897.

The Independent Fire Company of Annapolis will distribute from a large tree Christmas presents to young children. A doll will be given to any child under 13 who guesses its name. -- The Sun, Dec. 24, 1897.

Pub Date: 12/07/97

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