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From: "John Ashbury" <>
Subject: [MDFR] History Moment - 9-21-10
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 05:59:59 -0400


On September 21, 1832, a cholera epidemic raged in Frederick County.



On September 21, 1846, Francis Scott Key, son of Phillip Barton Key and
Maria Laura Sewell Key (his second wife), was born. He died in 1858 by the
accidental discharge of his own gun. He was a cousin of the author of The
Star Spangled Banner, with whom he shared names.



On September 21, 1865, Thomas Gorsuch was elected the first cashier of the
First National Bank of Frederick. He resigned January 1, 1866, to accept a
position in the United States Internal Revenue Service.



On September 21, 1888, Samuel Thomas, a 15-year-old colored youth who worked
at the McMurray Packing Company on West South Street in Frederick, was
severely injured when several other young workers decided to play a trick on
him by pretending to hang him. The injuries were so severe that he died the
next day.



On September 21, 1961, ground was broken for the Provincial House, home of
The Southeast Province of The Daughters of Charity in Emmitsburg.



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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