100 Years Ago
In the Times, there was a short piece about life span of some of our presidents:
"Age of Presidents
"The youngest chief executive at the time of his death was James K. Polk who was fifty-three. Fourteen Presidents completed the Biblical age of threescore and ten; four of them reached eight and
One of the most ironic stories about the presidents' demise is that of Adams and Jefferson. They died on the same day, July 4, 1826, on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson died a few hours before Adams. With Adams' death, Marylander
Jefferson had been Adams vice president, even though they were from different political parties. Back then, the candidate receiving the most votes from
But as with other issues in young America, over time, and with trial and error, improvements were made. In this case, the 12th Amendment helped to straighten some of these voting issues, allowing the Electoral College vote separately for president and for vice president.
75 Years Ago
Advertisemens in the Times:
FOR SALE: 1 Pure Bred Jersey Bull, 18 months old. Price $40. A.G. Warfield, near Daisy, Md. Phone
FOR RENT: Desirable Cottage, five rooms, kitchen bath and laundry, all modern improvements excellent condition. A.V. Weaver College Ave.
WANTED: To Rent a farm, share rent preferred. Can give good reference. See me at G.C. Cook's, l l/4 miles South of Woodstock Lane. B.C. Shipe, R.F.D. No. 2, Marriottsville, Md.
50 years ago
"Setting For Night Football at Howard: Seats and lights for 1962" this is the objective of the Howard County High School boosters, in cooperation with the Allview Lions club. Jack Degrange, boosters' President, had his committee, headed by Ralph Tigner, visit the School Board where approval was obtained to proceed with the project of setting up a new athletic field at Howard on their present site.
"The Booster-Lions Committee of Ralph Tigner, Paul Dupre, and Robert Story announce their aim to provide proper seating and install lights so that night football can be enjoyed during the 1962 fall season."
Notices from Elkridge:
"Mrs. and Mrs. M. M. Ashbrook of Trenton, New Jersey were the weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jack M. Ashbrook of Washington road.
Mrs. Wilson Schwenk of Washington Road is a patient at Bon Secours Hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kirk, Jr. and children, John and Bill of