James Victor Ensor Jr., 88, White Hall farmer

January 12, 2003

James Victor Ensor Jr., who farmed in White Hall in Baltimore County for nearly 50 years, died of pneumonia Tuesday at a Lancaster, Pa., retirement community. He was 88.

Born and raised in Texas, Baltimore County, Mr. Ensor was a 1933 graduate of Sparks High School. He worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 1934 until 1940, when he purchased a 522-acre farm in White Hall.

Mr. Ensor married Sarah Catherine Norris in 1936, and they raised cattle and sheep at the farm. She died in 1995.

In 1966, they sold half the farm but continued to raise beef and sheep on the remaining land until retiring in 1988 and moving to the Willow Valley Lakes Manor retirement community in Lancaster.

Mr. Ensor was an accomplished square-dance caller. He was a member of the Bykota Senior Center in Towson and volunteered with the Baltimore County Homemakers Extension Service.

He was a former member of Vernon United Methodist Church in White Hall and Jarrettsville United Methodist Church At his death, he was a parishioner of West Willow United Methodist Church in Lancaster.

Services were held yesterday.

Mr. Ensor is survived by numerous nephews and nieces.

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