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By Gina Kazimir and Gina Kazimir,Special to The Sun | June 18, 1995
On a bare stage with the simplest of lighting, a group of five actors gave life and breath last week to the Booths, one of Harford County's most memorable families.Their performance, titled "What Dreams May Come . . ." and featuring British actress Lynn Redgrave, was the culmination of a day celebrating the life and work of the Booth family -- one of America's theatrical dynasties. It also helped raise funds to preserve Tudor Hall, their former home.Opening with an antique recording of Edwin Booth reading "Othello," the play interwove the story of the Booth family with some of Shakespeare's classics.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | January 17, 2014
The Historical Society of Harford County will open its doors on Saturday, Jan. 18, to share it rich collections detailing the history of the county. The special open house, called "History on Parade," will present an extensive collection of authors, books, pamphlets, artwork, videos, playbills and experts that are all available to anyone interested in almost any aspect of life in Harford County, explains Larry Carmichael, the Historical Society's publicity chairman. "History on Parade" will run from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the society's headquarters at 143 N. Main St. in Bel Air. There is no admission charge.
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By Erika Hobbs and Erika Hobbs,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 13, 2004
Sandwiched in the drywall of a farmhouse and caught between historical preservation and commercial development is a log cabin no one can see. Yet its murky historical background has created a bit of controversy. Since the 1800s, the log cabin has been a point of county pride and infamy: It was once home to great American actors Junius Brutus and Edwin Booth, as well as assassin John Wilkes Booth. Or so area residents believed, until a historical architect and a historical writer questioned its origin.
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December 1, 2012
The Booth family would like to publicly thank everyone who has been so supportive of our family with cards, calls, e-mails and prayers during and since the passing of Tom. He has been honored and recognized over the last two months for his numerous accomplishments here in Catonsville, most recently the annual lighting of the community Christmas tree and Santa's arrival. Over the past 40 years, his involvement in St. Mark Parish, the Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville, Mount St. Joseph High School and the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce left his mark on numerous businesses and their associates for years to come.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2011
Dinah K. Faber, a writer, photographer and historian who was known as "the Booth Lady" for her preservation work on Tudor Hall, the Harford County home of the famous Booth family, died Sunday of colon cancer at her Colby, Kan., home. She was 62. The daughter of farmers, Dinah K. Faber was born and raised in Colby and graduated in 1967 from Brewster High School. She earned a degree in anthropology from Kansas State University and a master's degree in English in 1980 from the University of Arkansas.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Sun Staff Writer | May 27, 1995
John Wilkes Booth will continue to rest in peace -- wherever he is.Baltimore Circuit Judge Joseph H. H. Kaplan yesterday denied a petition by two Booth family members for exhumation of the remains in a Baltimore cemetery.The aim was to resolve a century of questions about whether Abraham Lincoln's assassin really was cornered and shot by federal troops in 1865, as the history books say, and later interred in the Booth family plot in Green Mount Cemetery.The decision was a defeat for Nathaniel Orlowek and Arthur Ben Chitty, researchers and conspiracy buffs who say Booth escaped, forcing the government to cover up by burying someone else in his place.
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By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,Sun Staff Writer | October 26, 1994
The "Enid Mummy," known in show business circles as "John Wilkes Booth," last was seen at a carnival near New Hope, Pa., in the mid-1970s.Now a relative of President Lincoln's assassin says she plans to hunt for it on the off chance that it was her infamous ancestor.Virginia Eleanor Humbrecht Kline, 72, of Warminster, Pa., is a distant cousin of Booth, who assassinated President Lincoln April 14, 1865, in Ford's Theatre.On Monday, Mrs. Kline, another Booth family descendant and two historians asked Baltimore Circuit Court to permit exhumation of remains that were buried in Green Mount Cemetery in 1869 as Booth.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | January 17, 2014
The Historical Society of Harford County will open its doors on Saturday, Jan. 18, to share it rich collections detailing the history of the county. The special open house, called "History on Parade," will present an extensive collection of authors, books, pamphlets, artwork, videos, playbills and experts that are all available to anyone interested in almost any aspect of life in Harford County, explains Larry Carmichael, the Historical Society's publicity chairman. "History on Parade" will run from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the society's headquarters at 143 N. Main St. in Bel Air. There is no admission charge.
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October 21, 1999
PERHAPS fate or poetic justice decreed that a young couple would outbid more organized suitors for Tudor Hall, the home near Bel Air that once belonged to the Booth family.The nearby community college wanted it. Actors Stacy Keach and Hal Holbrook lent support to the college because several members of the Booth family were renowned Shakespearean actors in the 19th century. Historians also have great interest in the property because one of Junius Brutus and Mary Ann Booth's 10 children was John Wilkes, who killed President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.
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By Ken Murray | November 23, 1995
Maryland forward Keith Booth was found in violation of an NCAA bylaw for the purchase of a ticket to a Chicago Bulls playoff game last spring, but will miss no games, the university announced last night.A release issued by Maryland's legal department said Booth will be required to donate $50, the face value of the ticket, to the charity of his choice. The release said he did not lose his eligibility because he was unaware -- and had no way of knowing -- that the ticket had been purchased by a family friend through a sports agent, a violation of bylaw 12.3.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2012
Harford County's most notorious native son has been exhumed theatrically. "The Booth Project," an experimental work about Lincoln's assassin premiering this week at the Theatre Project , is the brainchild of Baltimore native Ryan Clark. So is the company performing it - Quarry Theatre Clark returned to the area about three years ago from New York City, where he held posts with a theater company and a performing arts high school. He has been teaching at Harford Community College and Towson University, and will soon join the faculty at the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County.
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January 31, 2012
It appears something with a measure of logic has come out of the year-long fiasco wherein the Harford County Council's Black Box building in Bel Air ended up being vacated. Initially evacuated because of fears that the building may have been on the brink of a disaster, it later turned out a relatively inexpensive re-enforcement is all that was needed to shore up the building. And now the county council is poised to move its operations back into the building, returning the Harford County School Board's meeting room a few blocks away to that body and leaving other offices around the county seat a little less crowded.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2011
Dinah K. Faber, a writer, photographer and historian who was known as "the Booth Lady" for her preservation work on Tudor Hall, the Harford County home of the famous Booth family, died Sunday of colon cancer at her Colby, Kan., home. She was 62. The daughter of farmers, Dinah K. Faber was born and raised in Colby and graduated in 1967 from Brewster High School. She earned a degree in anthropology from Kansas State University and a master's degree in English in 1980 from the University of Arkansas.
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By Jennifer K. Dansicker | June 21, 2011
Harford County, situated 25 miles north of Baltimore and nestled against the northwestern shores of the Chesapeake Bay, boasts an eclectic blend of history and modern living. Spanning across 440 square miles of the Baltimore/Washington Metro area, it has a population of about 250,000. The three largest incorporated municipalities in the county are Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace, with Bel Air serving as the county seat. Despite its growing population, Harford County still retains its rural charm.
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By Jonathan Pitts and Jonathan Pitts,jonathan.pitts@baltsun.com | March 15, 2009
Growing up on a Kansas farm, Dinah Faber fell in love with history - specifically, the history of Western rogues such as Billy the Kid and Jesse James. So when Faber, a freelance writer and historian, moved with her husband to Maryland in 1995, it was only natural that she would fall for one of the most famous - and infamous - families Harford County has produced. Known these days as "the Booth Lady," Faber has spent the past 13 years researching the clan of Junius Brutus Booth (1796-1852)
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to The Sun | August 17, 2008
Since the days when Junius Brutus Booth had Tudor Hall built in 1847, people have journeyed to the property for a glimpse into the lives of its famous first owners and their dream digs. Some people want to know about the Booths, the first family of American theater, while others are drawn to the architecture of the house that was built by James Gifford, the same man who built Ford's Theater. "Tudor Hall is a place that makes history come alive for people," said Dinah Faber, a Booth historian.
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January 20, 2008
On Jan. 23, 1886, Joseph Edwin Hall, 23, married Sarah C. Lee, 20. The ceremony took place in Fallston and was presided over by Thomas Dansbury, "a Minister of Gospel." Joseph Edwin was the youngest of Joseph and Ann Hall's 10 children. The earliest recorded date of the birth of "Young Joe" is 1861 when his mother was held as a slave by Elijah B. Rogers. Young Joe related his memories of his family to researcher Stanley Kimmel in November 1935, recalling how his father lived and worked on the property of the Booth family.
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December 1, 2012
The Booth family would like to publicly thank everyone who has been so supportive of our family with cards, calls, e-mails and prayers during and since the passing of Tom. He has been honored and recognized over the last two months for his numerous accomplishments here in Catonsville, most recently the annual lighting of the community Christmas tree and Santa's arrival. Over the past 40 years, his involvement in St. Mark Parish, the Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville, Mount St. Joseph High School and the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce left his mark on numerous businesses and their associates for years to come.
NEWS
January 20, 2008
On Jan. 23, 1886, Joseph Edwin Hall, 23, married Sarah C. Lee, 20. The ceremony took place in Fallston and was presided over by Thomas Dansbury, "a Minister of Gospel." Joseph Edwin was the youngest of Joseph and Ann Hall's 10 children. The earliest recorded date of the birth of "Young Joe" is 1861 when his mother was held as a slave by Elijah B. Rogers. Young Joe related his memories of his family to researcher Stanley Kimmel in November 1935, recalling how his father lived and worked on the property of the Booth family.
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