January 8, 2009
On December 15, 2008, JOSEPH C. THOMPSON, JR., born October 4, 1962 in Washington, DC, son of the late Parris and Geraldine Thompson. Services were held on December 22, 2008 at Christ Deliverance Church in Baltimore, MD.
December 11, 2005
On Friday, November 25, 2005 BARBARA ANN DIGGS; devoted mother of Kevin Thomas Irvin. She is also survived by her brother, Melvin Diggs and her sister Beverly Diggs and a host of other relatives and friends. Services will be held at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Baltimore on Sunday, December 11, 2005 at 2 PM.
April 24, 1993
Myrtle L. FaithfulHelped found sororityMyrtle Lavenia Faithful, who in 1920 helped found the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority at Howard University, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.She was 91 and had lived at the TABCO Towers Apartments in Towson since 1976.She and a sister, the late Viola Tyler Goings, were among the five women who started the service and social sorority as a sister organization to the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. She was the second national president of the sorority, which has since grown to include at least 550 graduate and college chapters and 75,000 members.
November 7, 2005
Barbara Hulfish, a neurologist on the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine for about 30 years, died of cancer Oct. 31 at a Baltimore nursing home. She was 82 and had lived in Baltimore. Born in Alexandria, Va., Dr. Hulfish graduated from American University in 1944 and the University of Rochester (N.Y.) School of Medicine in 1952. She came to Baltimore in 1957 to finish her postgraduate work at the Johns Hopkins University. A year later, Dr. Hulfish joined the faculty of the University of Maryland, where she held joint appointments in the neurology and psychiatry departments until the 1980s.
April 21, 2006
Although urban legends abound in cities throughout the South, perhaps none have been more enduring than the tales of the existence of a slave escape tunnel beneath the Orchard Street Church in Baltimore's Seton Hill neighborhood. Despite the lack of authentic historical documentation to substantiate the claims, the location continues to be regarded by many as a 19th-century stop on the Underground Railroad. Much of the surviving oral history is filled with the buzz words that historians dread, such as "it is alleged," "oral tradition contends" and "what is believed to be."
August 19, 2007
Lisabeth S. Miller, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Mark J. Miller of Clifton, New Jersey, and Peter E. Auchincloss, son of Barbara J. Auchincloss of Baltimore, Maryland were married on July 16, 2007 at 5:00 o'clock p.m. at Dickey Memorial Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland. The wedding ceremony was followed by a reception at The Johns Hopkins Club. After a honeymoon in Key West the couple will reside in Baltimore.