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From: Walt Warnick <>
Subject: Re: [MDALLEGA] John B. Martin
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2004 19:38:04 -0400
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While I cannot answer your question about the Bar Association, I will
share an amusing experience that might be relevant. In doing family
research, it was reported to me that the occupation of the person I was
interested in was lawyer. This occupation seemed out of character with
everything I knew about this person and his family. I was perplexed.
Months later I looked up the original hand written source. Upon
critical examination, it became clear that the occupation was actually
sawyer, rather than lawyer.
> On December 28, 1906 John B. Martin died in Cumberland, MD. He didn't
> live there though, he lived in Corrigansville. His death certificate
> indicates he was a lawyer. I'm almost positive I've got the right
> person's death certificate but I'm a bit surprised to learn he was a
> Does anyone know if it's possible to learn more from the state Bar
> Association about someone who died so long ago? Would there be any
> records? Does anyone know how to research this?
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