November 15, 2008
John C. Taliaferro III, a retired vice president of sales and international operations at an upstate New York pump manufacturer, died Nov. 7 of pneumonia at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 91. Mr. Taliaferro was born in Baltimore and raised in Bolton Hill. He was a 1935 graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H., and earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Harvard College in 1939.
August 20, 2008
On August 15, 2008 MICHAEL BERNARD, beloved husband of Carla Taliaferro and devoted father of Chase Theodore and Owen Michael Taliaferro. He is also survived by his mother, Ardalia J. Taliaferro, a sister Lori Taliaferro of New York, mother and father in law, Loraine and Dr. Ernest Brown, sister in law, Wanda Brown, other relatives and friends. Friends may visit JAMES A. MORTON & SONS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1701 Laurens Street, Friday 4-8:00 P.M. Funeral Services Saturday at Columbia Community Church, 8516 Thomas William Way, Columbia, MD. The family will receive friends 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Funeral Services will follow immediately.
March 14, 2008
Ninety-one-year-old Mary Taliaferro's last living friend lives in Hawaii. To stay in touch with her, Taliaferro has opened a Gmail account and is slowly but surely conquering the new-to-her world of electronic messaging. It's slow going: Until this fall, Taliaferro didn't know what "sign ons" or "screen names" were. "I really wasn't too interested," Taliaferro said of learning how to use e-mail at this late stage. "But I wanted to see what goes on today. My children are all on this stuff.
May 19, 2007
Jean M. Taliaferro, a homemaker and antiques collector, died of heart failure Tuesday at Brightwood Center in Lutherville. She was a month from celebrating her 100th birthday. Jean McLanahan was born in Baltimore and raised at her family's estate, Ruscombe Mansion, which dated to 1866 and stood near what is today's Cylburn Arboretum. She was a 1925 graduate of Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Va. She was married in 1930 to Francis C. Taliaferro, and for 50 years lived at historic Stemmer House in Owings Mills.
January 1, 2007
On December 26, 2006, VERNON THADDEUS TALIAFERRO. On Tuesday, friends may call at VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES (WEST), 5151 Baltimore National Pike, from 4 to 8 P.M. On Wednesday, Mr. Taliaferro will lie instate at the Rehoboth International Covenant Church, 9016 Liberty Road, where the family will receive friends from 12 to 12:30 P.M., with services to follow. Inquiries to (410) 233-2400.
July 20, 2003
A bay is expected to have boats, but the Chesapeake is attaining more and more distinction for its books. True, no Pulitzer Prizes since 1977 (William Warner's Beautiful Swimmers), but by now a private, comprehensive bay library would pile higher than many a mast. Your latest need is Window on the Chesapeake: The Bay, Its People and Places, by Wendy Mitman Clarke (Mariners' Museum, Newport News, Va., 152 pages, $24.95). Window ties into the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, a Clinton-era assemblage of 100-plus parks, wildlife refuges, museums, ancient settlements and water trails, under National Park Service aegis.