Frances Vaughan Knox, 85, social worker, volunteerFrances...

July 25, 1999

Frances Vaughan Knox, 85, social worker, volunteer

Frances Vaughan Knox, a homemaker, civic volunteer and longtime Riderwood resident, died at her home Tuesday of cancer. She was 85.

The former Frances Apthorp Vaughan was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, graduated from the Milton Academy and Vassar College and received a master's degree in social work from Columbia University. She met her husband, Dr. J. H. Mason Knox III, a retired surgeon who survives her, through her college friendship with his sister, Helen Miller.

The couple was married on Aug. 3, 1940, in Baltimore.

Mrs. Knox worked for two years as a social worker at Johns Hopkins Hospital, leaving to raise her family.

She was a volunteer for the Children's Aid Society, the Keswick Home and the National Society of Colonial Dames of America. She also enjoyed her bridge club, her large family and summers on Isle-au-Haut, Maine, where she practiced floral arranging.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Knox is survived by three daughters -- Vaughan Knox Schwarz of Summit, N.J.; Marion Knox Barthelme Fort of Houston; and Frances Knox Butler of Lafayette, Calif. -- and seven grandchildren.

Private services will be held Saturday.

Edward R. Harrison Jr., 19, fourth-generation farmer

Edward Ridgely Harrison Jr., a fourth-generation farmer in Carroll County, died Monday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after an auto accident July 14. He was 19.

Known as "Eddie" by his friends, he played soccer, basketball and lacrosse for the South Carroll High School Cavaliers. He graduated last year. A full-time farmer, he helped his family cultivate 2,500 acres along the Carroll-Howard border in Woodbine. An active member of the Woodbine Winners 4-H Club for 10 years, he raised beef, sheep and pigs. He won awards for herding and showmanship, and helped young members learn how to choose, raise and show animals.

Mr. Harrison, an outgoing young man who "would do anything for you," often volunteered to mow lawns, bale hay or repair farm equipment, according to Michael Turner Sr., a family friend.

Friends and family plan to establish two scholarships in his name. The first will be associated with the 4-H Club; the second will be awarded to a member of the South Carroll High soccer team with notable determination, commitment and heart.

Mr. Harrison is survived by his father, Edward; his mother, Jayne; and his younger sister Jill. Services were held Friday at Burrier-Queen Funeral Home in Winfield.

Harry J. Lutz, 49, fuel truck driver

Harry J. Lutz, a fuel oil truck driver, died Tuesday of heart failure at Fallston General Hospital. He was 49 and lived in Edgewood.

Born in East Baltimore, he attended St. Bridget's School in Canton and Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School.

Mr. Lutz worked for his late father's firm, the Crystal Oil Co., which supplied fuel oil to homes in East Baltimore.

Private funeral services were conducted Thursday.

He is survived by his mother, Anna Mae Lutz of Edgewood; his daughter, Crystal Anne Lutz of Essex; his brother, Howard Lutz of Baltimore; and three sisters, Betty Allman of Essex, Margaret Peacock of Dundalk and JoAnne Lutz of Baltimore.

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Pub Date: 7/25/99

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