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Description: Important Local Events of the Year - January 1925

Date: January Various 1925

Newspaper published in: Frederick, MD

[Transcriber's Note: In 1926, The Frederick News and Post issued a yearbook that republished a brief summarization of local events that they reported during the year. This transcription does not include all items selected by the News and Post for republication. It does, however, include those items that mention individuals or businesses, that are historically significant, or otherwise worthy of mention.]

Important Local Events of the Year - January 1925

Jan 1: H. Milton KEFAUVER, former County Commissioner, dies.

Jan 2: Frederick county blanketed under 9-1/2 inch snowfall.

Jan 3: Community Discount Company organized with A. LeRoy McCARDELL, president.

Jan 6: New buildings to the value of $500,000 erected in Frederick in 1924.

Jan 10: Michael J. DOYLE, of Westminster, found dead in his room at Francis Scott Key Hotel.

Jan 14: People's Drug Stores, Inc., buys HALLER property, corner Market and Church Streets, for about $40,000.

Jan 14: Work of Conservation Commission of Maryland outlined by Swepson EARLE at annual banquet of Frederick Chapter of Izaak Walton League.

Jan 20: John KELLY, convicted here of first degree murder and robbery of Sandy Spring Bank, killed by fall while trying to escape from Maryland Penitentiary.

Jan 21: Tenth anniversary of Kiwanis Clubs in United States and Canada celebrated by the Frederick Kiwanis Club.

Jan 23: Marvin H. LEWIS, head of Sons of the American Revolution, speaker at banquet and meeting of the Frederick chapter.

Jan 24: Eclipse of sun, 95 per cent total in Frederick, witnessed by practically entire population.

Jan. 27: William WILCOXON, 65, found in dying condition in a back hall of his home, 120 West Church street.

Jan 27: Jacob ROHRBACK elected president of the Frederick County Bar Association.

Jan 28: Sub-zero temperatures strike the East; record of seven degrees below zero in Frederick.

Jan 28: Henry Watson Aid Society, Baltimore, refuses to allow Virginia BENTON, "modern Cinderella" of Middletown, to return to her newly found mother, Mrs. Grandon THOMPSON, of Avon-by-the-Sea, N. J.

Jan 29: City and county traffic tied up after 15-inch snowfall.

Submitted: 08/25/07 (Edited 08/25/07)

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