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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2012
Mary D. Tilghman, who spent the past two decades preserving Talbot County's historic Wye House plantation, which has been occupied by her family since 1659, died there Friday of heart failure. She was 93. "She was quite a lady and the great steward of Wye House. It is a seven-part Georgian-period house that was built in 1782 and is an extraordinary one," said Walter G. Schamu, a partner in the firm of Schamu, Machowski, Grego Architects, who designed several projects at the house.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2012
Mary D. Tilghman, who spent the past two decades preserving Talbot County's historic Wye House plantation, which has been occupied by her family since 1659, died there Friday of heart failure. She was 93. "She was quite a lady and the great steward of Wye House. It is a seven-part Georgian-period house that was built in 1782 and is an extraordinary one," said Walter G. Schamu, a partner in the firm of Schamu, Machowski, Grego Architects, who designed several projects at the house.
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May 17, 2007
John Addison Singer Tilghman, a retired Baltimore businessman and descendant of the owners of historic Wye House, died of leukemia Sunday at his Ruxton home. He was 56. Mr. Tilghman was born in Baltimore and raised in Ruxton. He was a 1969 graduate of St. Paul?s School and attended Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va. With several college friends, Mr. Tilghman launched the Far East Trading Co. in Hyannis, Mass., in the 1970s, selling Asian handcrafts. He later returned to Baltimore and established a company that imported furniture and clothing made in Latin America.
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May 17, 2007
John Addison Singer Tilghman, a retired Baltimore businessman and descendant of the owners of historic Wye House, died of leukemia Sunday at his Ruxton home. He was 56. Mr. Tilghman was born in Baltimore and raised in Ruxton. He was a 1969 graduate of St. Paul?s School and attended Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va. With several college friends, Mr. Tilghman launched the Far East Trading Co. in Hyannis, Mass., in the 1970s, selling Asian handcrafts. He later returned to Baltimore and established a company that imported furniture and clothing made in Latin America.
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By JAMIE STIEHM and JAMIE STIEHM,SUN REPORTER | July 19, 2006
EASTON -- In his vaunted autobiography, abolitionist and diplomat Frederick Douglass vividly describes life as a slave on a prominent Eastern Shore plantation, with a "great house" he recalled as an "elaborate exhibition of wealth, power and beauty." The imposing estate, by the waters of the Wye River near this Talbot County seat, still stands and is still home to the family who owned it when a young Douglass kept fireplaces stocked with wood. Listed as a national historic landmark, the Wye House, built in the late 1700s, has been studied for its clues to 18th- and 19th-century America.
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August 27, 1993
Dr. Marilyn CosbyChildren's dentistDr. Marilyn Kay Cosby, who began practicing children's dentistry in Baltimore in 1973, was found dead of undetermined causes Saturday after collapsing at her home on Steele Road. She was 50.A member of the American Dental Association and the International Association of Orthodontics, she also taught in the 1970s at the University of Maryland Dental School.A graduate of the University of Indiana and its dental school, she also studied pedodontics and children's dentistry at Ohio State University.
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October 23, 2001
Anne Battams, 82, painter, descendant of Md. settlers Anne Lloyd Battams, a Baltimore painter and descendant of early Maryland settlers, died Sunday of pneumonia at Union Memorial Hospital. The Guilford resident was 82. Mrs. Battams, who continued painting until nearly the end of her life, was known for her impressionistic portraits and still lifes. A Cambridge native, Anne Lloyd Bayly was a direct descendant of the Lloyds who settled in Talbot County in 1649 and later built Wye House and Wye Heights, two of Maryland's historic Eastern Shore homes.
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July 22, 2007
Charlotte Lee Wheeler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rexford Lee Wheeler, III of Baltimore was wed to William Sherman Gordon, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. William Sherman Gordon of Keene, Virginia on April 28th. The bride is a graduate of Calvert School, The Bryn Mawr School, Washington and Lee University and the University of Baltimore School of Law. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John T. King, III and the late Mr. and Mrs. Rexford Lee Wheeler, Jr., all of Baltimore. The groom is a graduate of Saint Anne's-Belfield School in Charlottesville, Virginia and Appalachian State University.
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January 1, 2004
Joseph DeVries Beckley, former owner of an interior painting contracting company known for its work on historic houses, died of complications from a stroke Dec. 26 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Green Spring Valley resident was 95. Mr. Beckley, who was known as Pat, was born in Baltimore and raised in a home on the old 40th Street campus of Roland Park Country School. He was a 1926 graduate of the Severn School and studied architecture at what is now Maryland Institute College of Art. He began working in 1926 for John D. Beckley & Sons, the painting company his father established.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | February 3, 1999
Michael Frederick Trostel, a noted historic preservation architect, died Monday of cancer at Maryland General Hospital. The Bolton Hill resident was 67.He restored or adapted for reuse about 40 structures in Maryland, including Easton's Third Haven Friends Meeting House and Old St. Paul's Rectory in Baltimore."
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By JAMIE STIEHM and JAMIE STIEHM,SUN REPORTER | July 19, 2006
EASTON -- In his vaunted autobiography, abolitionist and diplomat Frederick Douglass vividly describes life as a slave on a prominent Eastern Shore plantation, with a "great house" he recalled as an "elaborate exhibition of wealth, power and beauty." The imposing estate, by the waters of the Wye River near this Talbot County seat, still stands and is still home to the family who owned it when a young Douglass kept fireplaces stocked with wood. Listed as a national historic landmark, the Wye House, built in the late 1700s, has been studied for its clues to 18th- and 19th-century America.
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August 27, 1993
Dr. Marilyn CosbyChildren's dentistDr. Marilyn Kay Cosby, who began practicing children's dentistry in Baltimore in 1973, was found dead of undetermined causes Saturday after collapsing at her home on Steele Road. She was 50.A member of the American Dental Association and the International Association of Orthodontics, she also taught in the 1970s at the University of Maryland Dental School.A graduate of the University of Indiana and its dental school, she also studied pedodontics and children's dentistry at Ohio State University.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | September 26, 1999
Dr. R. Carmichael Tilghman, a compassionate internist at Johns Hopkins Hospital known for his work with pregnant women suffering from heart disease, died of cancer Thursday at Wye House, his Talbot County residence. A member of a long-established Eastern Shore family, Dr. Tilghman was 95.One of Hopkins' best-known physicians and faculty members for nearly 50 years, he was regarded as a gifted diagnostician and was known for his keen ethics, optimism and gracious manner."He was a magnificent Maryland gentleman," said Dr. Richard S. Ross, dean emeritus of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
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April 6, 2003
Sarbanes to speak tomorrow at McDaniel College Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes will discuss how the legislature can respond to the current economic situation when he gives the Alleck A. and Harriet S. Resnick Lecture at 8 p.m. tomorrow in McDaniel Lounge at McDaniel College. Sarbanes, who has criticized tax cuts proposed by President Bush, will discuss "The Crisis in Corporate America: The Legislative Response." He will argue that changes in securities laws and vigorous regulation are essential to renew the country's confidence in the economy.
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