Local Affairs

August 4 1877 Democratic Advocate The Railroad Troubles – Gov. Carroll’s Proclamation – The Sheriffs of of Ten Counties Commanded to Summon the Posse Comitatus – Response in Carroll County – Great Excitement in Westminster. – The Baltimore papers of Saturday, July 28, published the proclamation of Gov. Carroll, calling upon the sheriffs of Baltimore, […]

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Sykesville Items

January 13 1877 Democratic Advoate The delightful sleighing which our citizens hare been enjoying with considerable zest for some days is rapidly passing away. Judging from the merry jingling of the bells to night some are still clinging to the remnant of ice and slush that still remains, although I think the condition of the […]

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Death of S. T. C. Brown, Esq.

December 9 1876 Democratic Advocate The many friends of this gentleman throughout the State will learn with regret of his death, which occurred at his residence, near Sykesville, on Wednesday last. Mr. Brown was an active, thoroughgoing man in all his relations, was generous of heart and a good citizen and neighbor. In 1856 he […]

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Maryland’s Day at the Centennial

October 7 1876 Democratic Advocate The Centennial State day of Maryland has been appointed for Thursday, October 19, when Governor John Lee Carroll, and Mayor Latrobe, of Baltimore, will receive their guests in the Maryland building. The Fifth Regiment, Maryland National Guard, is expected to visit the Exhibition at the same time. A feature of […]

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Sykesville Items

May 6, 1876 Democratic Advocate We were favored with a fine rain on Friday last which greatly improved the appearance of vegetation in our section of the country. On Monday night, 1st instant, the Sykesville Building Association, No. 2, was organized, and the following officers elected for the ensuing year : President, S. R. Duvall, […]

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Local Affairs

May 6 1876 Democratic Advocate History of Holy Trinity and St. Barnabas Churches – Rev. Robert Piggot, Pastor of Holy Trinity Parish, Carroll County, Md. delivered a historical sermon on the 30th of January, at Sykesville, and on the 9th of April at St. Barnabas, in aid of a permanent fund for educational purposes, and […]

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Sykesville Items

April 1 1876 Democratic Advocate The approach of the 1st of April has brought about a number of changes in our community, as well as a number of sales of personal property, which sold at good figures. Mr. Julius B. Berrett is erecting a commodious warehouse here, for the purpose of storing fertilizers. His sales […]

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The Business Boom Has Begun

March 28 1891 Democratic Advocate Warfield’s planing mill and sash factory is in full operation. Bill Morgan, a veteran engineer of the B  & O, runs the engine and James S. Hyatt manages the machinery. A shrill whistle notes the hours of labor, and so accurate is it that the residents of Sykesville and the country […]

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Warfield’s Planing, Sash and Door Factory

March 4, 1891 Democratic Advocate Wade H. D. Warfield’s  planing, sash and door factory is nearly completed. The machinery will be in position and ready for operation by March 20th. Mr. Warfield has moved his office from the rear to the front of his store, and has two rooms elegantly fitted up. In one of […]

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Obituary of John N. Fite 1822 – 1907

December 27, 1907 From the Democratic Advocate John Fite, a well known farmer of Freedom district, died at his home Sunday night, at the age of 85 years. He was an eccentric character, and believed in neither preachers nor doctors. He was paralyzed on Friday last. He was the last survivor of his family, his […]

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Finds Original Deed for Old Church Property Here

May 3, 1934 Old Book and Paper Fancied Rector Rediscovers Holy Trinity, Eldersburg, Document Dated March 8, 1771 The original deed for the land on which Holy Trinity, Eldersburg, is built, dated March 8, 1771, has been rediscovered in an old Vestry Record book by the Rev. E. Kenneth Albaugh, Rector of the parish. The […]

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Lovely Wedding Solemnized Here

September 4, 1941 Miss Mary Agnes Shipley Bride of Levin S. Comley Monday Afternoon The home of Mr. and Mrs. William S. Shipley was the scene of a lovely early Fall wedding on Monday, when their younger daughter, Mary Agnes, became the bride of Levin S. Comley of Chesterstown, Md. The ceremony took place in […]

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More British Sailors Arrive In Community

July 22, 1943 The British Navy landed in force in Sykesville on Wednesday evening when 15 officers and men arrived to spend 10 days with local families. Last week five of the British blue jackets spent a brief furlough here. Miss Margaret Harris of Sykesville and Mr. Marley Cassof of Gaither, working in conjunction with […]

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Services held for Huckeba; slain in line of duty

July 13, 1977 More than 1000 colleagues attend funeral of policeman A Sykesville resident, described by his fellow workers as a man who “loved his job, and loved to help people,” was buried Saturday. The 26-year-old man, Charles Alan Huckeba, died doing what he believed in, thus becoming the first Baltimore County policeman to be […]

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John McDonald Obituary

Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun – September 26, 1906 Sykesville, MD, Sept. 25. — Mr. John McDonald, one of the leading merchants of Carroll county, who died Sunday at the Maryland University Hospital, was buried today from his home in Sykesville. Mr. McDonald is survived by a widow, Mrs. Kate A. McDonald, daughter of […]

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