William B. Kidd, Veteran Springfield Supervisor, Dies

May 15, 1969

William B. Kidd, retired personnel supervisor of Springfield State Hospital and veteran of World War 1, dies at his home, Arrington Road, near Sykesville, on Tuesday, May 13, at 2 p.m., following a long illness. He was 74.

Mr. Kidd was employed by Springfield for more than 50 years. He began work at the local mental hospital may 1, 1914 and retired Jan. 17, 1961. His State service was interrupted by a two-year tour of military service was interrupted by a two-year tour of military service in 1917-19. He served with the U.S. Army in France in the first World War, seeing action in the Meusse-Argonne. For a number of years, he was chairman of the annual Veteran’s Day program of the Sykesville Rotary Club. He was a member of the Sykesville Memorial Post of the American Legion

Mr. Kidd was a member of Freedom Lodge, No. 112, A.F. & A.M., past patron of Freedom Chapter, No. 87, Order of the Eastern Star, member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and had served as an officer and director of the Sykesville Rotary Club.

Son of the late Harry and Sarah Smith Kidd, Ridgeville, he is survived by his wife, the former Lydia Ward, and a brother Carl Kidd, Baltimore.

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