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From: "John Ashbury" <>
Subject: [MDFR] History Moment 9-7-10
Date: Tue, 07 Sep 2010 05:41:53 -0400
On September 7, 1831, Catherine Contee Tyler, wife of Dr. John Tyler, died
at age 61. She was buried in the All Saints Parish Cemetery on East All
Saints Street. Her husband had performed the first cataract operation in the
United States at his offices at 108 West Church Street in Frederick, used
from 1914 until 2008 as the rectory of All Saints Episcopal Church.
On September 7, 1876, a permanent home for The Great Frederick Fair was
established by The Frederick County Agricultural Society on East Patrick
On September 7, 1962, former President Dwight D. Eisenhower spoke at a
Republican rally at the farm of Representative Charles McC. Mathias near
On September 7, 1977, Nancy Parker Suddith, of Lynchburg, VA, upon hearing
the jury's verdict in her traffic accident damage suit against John W.
Frank, of Frederick County, at the Frederick County Courthouse on Courthouse
Square, pulled a .22 caliber pistol from her purse and shot herself in the
face. She died at University Hospital in Baltimore on September 13. The jury
had reduced her award from the sought-after $75,000 to $2,000.
On September 7, 2008, The Most Reverend Edwin F. O'Brien, archbishop of
Baltimore, and Cardinal William H. Keller dedicated a new and expanded St.
Peter The Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Libertytown. The church was
destroyed by an accidental fire on June 3, 2004.
If anyone can add information to these History Moments,
or would like to suggest an item for another calendar day,
please contact me privately.
John W. Ashbury
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