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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | July 1, 1995
Elbert "Doc" Hall, a retired Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. public relations supervisor and a World War II combat veteran who witnessed the Japanese surrender, died Wednesday from complications of pneumonia at Sinai Hospital. He was 73.The Perry Hall resident retired from the telephone company in 1982. He began his career there in 1946 as a cable splicer and was promoted to installer and repair manager before joining the public relations department."He worked on the conversion of phones from operator to direct dial, and people were not always happy about it," said his wife of 13 years, the former Elaine Rachinskas.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | March 20, 2009
Charles Joseph "Jeff" Croghan, a World War II B-24 tail gunner who later became a Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. supervisor, died Mondayof liver failure at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 84. Mr. Croghan was born in Baltimore and raised on McElderry Street. He was a 1942 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. He was drafted into the Army Air Forces in 1943, and after being trained as a gunner, he joined the 450th Bombardment Group of the 15th Air Force at Manduria, Italy. He was a tail gunner aboard Satan's Gal, a B-24 Liberator bomber, whose crew consisted of four officers and six enlisted men, and he flew on 50 missions over Nazi-occupied Europe from the base in Manduria.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | March 20, 2009
Charles Joseph "Jeff" Croghan, a World War II B-24 tail gunner who later became a Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. supervisor, died Mondayof liver failure at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 84. Mr. Croghan was born in Baltimore and raised on McElderry Street. He was a 1942 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. He was drafted into the Army Air Forces in 1943, and after being trained as a gunner, he joined the 450th Bombardment Group of the 15th Air Force at Manduria, Italy. He was a tail gunner aboard Satan's Gal, a B-24 Liberator bomber, whose crew consisted of four officers and six enlisted men, and he flew on 50 missions over Nazi-occupied Europe from the base in Manduria.
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN | June 27, 2008
William R. Carter, a retired Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. supervisor and a decorated World War II veteran, died Wednesday of heart failure at Bonnie Blink, the Maryland Masonic Home in Hunt Valley. He was 86. Mr. Carter was born and raised in Northeast Baltimore. He was a 1940 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. He worked at Western Electric Corp. before enlisting in the Army in 1942. He served as a staff sergeant with the 3rd Signal Company of the 3rd Infantry Division in Europe.
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By Ian Johnson and Ian Johnson,New York Bureau | September 3, 1993
NEW YORK -- In a move to improve the marketing of its growing video and cellular-phone businesses to its 18 million customers, Bell Atlantic Corp. said yesterday that it would rename its seven local telephone companies.Sometime next year, the company's telephone subsidiaries will be renamed "Bell Atlantic," followed by the name of their region. Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. of Maryland, for example, will be called Bell Atlantic-Maryland.Bell Atlantic's seven local telephone companies are known as New Jersey Bell, Bell of Pennsylvania, Diamond State Telephone (Delaware)
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January 21, 1994
So long, C&P. Hello, Bell Atlantic.The transformation of the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. of Maryland into Bell Atlantic-Maryland will take place Monday, Philadelphia-based Bell Atlantic Corp. said yesterday.The change, announced last September, is part of an effort to establish Bell Atlantic as a recognizable brand for a variety of telecommunications services. The parent company's six other local operating companies also are changing their names.Founded as the Maryland Telephone Co. of Baltimore City in 1878, the company was renamed the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. of Baltimore City 13 years later.
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June 26, 1991
The Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. of Maryland this afternoon was scrambling to find the cause of a widespread problem that was preventing the connection of some telephone calls in Maryland, Washington and Virginia.People were getting fast busy signals or recordings when the connection couldn't be made, said Ralph G. Blunt, a C&P spokesman. The intermittent problem first became evident at 11:40 a.m. today. The problem seemed to involve the company's switching stations, which relay calls from one group of telephone exchanges to another.
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April 21, 1993
Earnings for Bell Atlantic Corp., the parent of the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. of Maryland, rose 22.3 percent in the first quarter as the result of cost-cutting, interest savings, and increased revenues in its telephone and cellular business.Bell AtlanticCorp... ... ... ... ...Ticker... ... ... ... ... Yesterday's... ... ... ... ... ...Symbol... ... ... ... ... Cls. ..Chg.... ... ... ... ... ...BEL... ... ... ... ... ...54 7/8 .. + 1/4Period endedMarch 31... ... ... . 1st qtr...
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February 18, 2003
Charlotte Mae Knight, a retired telephone operator, died Feb. 11 of bone marrow disease at Mariner Health of Bel Air Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The Bel Air resident was 77. Born in Baltimore and raised on 25th Street, Miss Knight was a 1942 Eastern High School graduate. She was hired after graduation by Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. of Baltimore and became a long-distance operator at its downtown Light Street building. She retired in 1984. Miss Knight was a member of Telephone Pioneers of America, and enjoyed reading and vacationing in Ocean City.
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October 27, 2002
Frank Edgar Beall, a longtime Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. employee and World War II veteran, died Tuesday of cancer at the home of a daughter in Fenwick Island, Del. He was 79. Mr. Beall was born in Baltimore, the son of noted architect Frederick Beall, and was raised in the city's Pimlico section. He was a 1941 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School and enlisted in the Army in 1943. Mr. Beall, who served with the 116th Battalion of the 29th Division, fought in the Normandy invasion on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
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October 4, 2005
George F. Bell, a retired telephone company construction supervisor active in the Lions Club, died of a heart attack Wednesday at Howard County General Hospital. The Westview resident was 83. Born in Frederick, he was a 1940 graduate of Frederick High School. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II, and was recalled into service during the Korean War. He joined Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. in the 1940s, and at his retirement in 1984 was based in Ellicott City as a supervisor of construction.
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May 28, 2005
Edward Coulter Long, a retired Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. employee, died of pneumonia Sunday at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Rodgers Forge resident was 86. Mr. Long was born in Baltimore and raised on East 37th Street. He was a 1938 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and worked for several years as a C&P lineman before enlisting in the Army in 1943 -- serving as a lineman in World War II. After the war, he returned to the company and remained there until his 1982 retirement. He lived in his childhood home until 1989, when he bought a house on Murdock Road, across the street from a close friend, Lillian Leakins, whom he had known since 1958.
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February 18, 2003
Charlotte Mae Knight, a retired telephone operator, died Feb. 11 of bone marrow disease at Mariner Health of Bel Air Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The Bel Air resident was 77. Born in Baltimore and raised on 25th Street, Miss Knight was a 1942 Eastern High School graduate. She was hired after graduation by Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. of Baltimore and became a long-distance operator at its downtown Light Street building. She retired in 1984. Miss Knight was a member of Telephone Pioneers of America, and enjoyed reading and vacationing in Ocean City.
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October 27, 2002
Frank Edgar Beall, a longtime Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. employee and World War II veteran, died Tuesday of cancer at the home of a daughter in Fenwick Island, Del. He was 79. Mr. Beall was born in Baltimore, the son of noted architect Frederick Beall, and was raised in the city's Pimlico section. He was a 1941 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School and enlisted in the Army in 1943. Mr. Beall, who served with the 116th Battalion of the 29th Division, fought in the Normandy invasion on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
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April 12, 2002
Delia C. Caskey, 96, telephone operator Delia C. Caskey, a retired Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. operator who was active in Irish cultural affairs, died Tuesday of heart failure at Mercy Medical Center. She was 96 and a longtime Hamilton resident. A city native, Delia C. Hackett was raised in West Baltimore. She attended parochial school before going to work in 1920 as a telephone company operator. In a 50-year career, she worked at the Dundalk and Gilmor exchanges, and retired as chief operator of the Belmont exchange in 1970.
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August 2, 1999
Rosalie Augusta Windsor, a retired Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Company of Maryland employee and telephone union official, died Tuesday of heart failure at Keswick Multicare Center. She was 85 and lived in Federal Hill.In 1930, at age 16, she began her career with C&P Telephone as a clerical worker. She later became a service observer who monitored the performance of telephone operators.She was promoted to head the observing operation across the state.She also was vice president of the Maryland Telephone Union.
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN | June 27, 2008
William R. Carter, a retired Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. supervisor and a decorated World War II veteran, died Wednesday of heart failure at Bonnie Blink, the Maryland Masonic Home in Hunt Valley. He was 86. Mr. Carter was born and raised in Northeast Baltimore. He was a 1940 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. He worked at Western Electric Corp. before enlisting in the Army in 1942. He served as a staff sergeant with the 3rd Signal Company of the 3rd Infantry Division in Europe.
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December 6, 1995
Walter Snyder Jr., a retired telephone company worker who umpired baseball and refereed football in the Loch Raven recreation leagues, died of cancer Saturday at St. Joseph Medical Center. The 46-year resident of Loch Raven Village was 74. Mr. Snyder retired in 1984 from the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co., where he be gan work as a 16-year-old.In recent years, he volunteered at the Our Daily Bread soup kitchen and area nursing homes.Born and raised in East Baltimore, Mr. Snyder was a 1939 graduate of Polytechnic Institute.
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By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County | August 6, 1995
50 Years Ago* Because wartime restrictions are being relaxed on the production of certain types of telephone equipment for civilian use, many of the thousands of applicants for telephone service are asking, "How soon will I get my telephone?" states Mr. Lawrence C. Card, manager of the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of Baltimore City. This is a natural question.The public is reading of the removal of wartime restrictions in many lines of business. A number of these have gone into actual production and are beginning to supply the backed-up demands of their customers.
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