August 27, 2008
On August 24, 2008, ANNIE R. RANDOLPH; beloved wife of Junius Randolph Sr.; loving mother of sons, Arthur J. Randolph and Junius Randolph Jr.; daughter, Flavia W. Rutkowski; and three grandchildren, Junius Randolph, III, Jillian Randolph and Leslie R. Wislon. On Thursday, friends may call at the VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES, 5151 Baltimore National Pike from 4 to 8 P.M. On Friday, Mrs. Randolph will lie in state at Union Baptist Church, 601 Main Street (Turner Station), where the family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11 A.M., with services to follow.
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.
July 5, 2008
On June 29, 2008, JUNIUS SPANN; loving son, husband, father and grandfather. Viewing Sunday, 2:30-6pm at Howell E. Funeral Home. His life will be honored at Mt. Pisgah CME Church on July 7, at 10:30 am.
August 23, 2007
On, August 20, 2007, JUNIUS W. Survived by loving wife, Essie daughters, Vera M. Brodie, (Marvin), Shirley A. Cathorne and Chakeia D. Ragin, (Michael), son, Willie J. Campbell, one brother, Percy W., one sister Sara, four grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. Friends may call the WYLIE FUNERAL HOME P.A. OF BALTIMORE COUNTY, 9200 Liberty Road on Thursday from 6-8 P.M. Services Friday at Evangelic Baptist Church, 4430 Reisterstown Road, 12:30 P.M., Wake. 1:00 P.M., Funeral.
April 2, 2006
1891: Edwin Booth's last performance On April 4, 1891, after nearly 42 years onstage, Edwin Thomas Booth, one of the best-loved American Shakespearean actors of the last half of the 19th century, gave his final performance. Afterward, there were so many waving admirers outside of the Brooklyn Academy of Music that police had to clear a way for Booth's carriage. Edwin Booth, famed for the role of Hamlet, was born Nov. 13, 1833, in a log farmhouse near Bel Air, where in 1822 Edwin's father, English actor Junius Brutus Booth, had established a summer home.
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.