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From: "John Ashbury" <>
Subject: [MDFR] History Moment - 12-25-06
Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2006 06:14:09 -0500
On December 25, 1783, Luther Martin, arguably the greatest lawyer in
Maryland history, a Maryland Attorney General for 30 years, and defense
counsel for Aaron Burr at his treason trial in Richmond, VA, married Maria
Cresap, daughter of Capt. Michael Cresap, who led 300 Frederick Countians on
a march to join the Continental Army after the Battle of Bunker Hill.
On December 25, 1845, Adrian C. McCardell, who became president of Frederick
County National Bank, and who operated a confectionery store at two
locations on North Market Street in downtown Frederick, was born in
Washington County. He was the father of Adrian Leroy McCardell, who also
became president of Frederick County National Bank, and the grandfather of
world-renowned fashion designer Claire McCardell. He died March 30, 1932,
and was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
On December 25, 1883, Lawrence 'Larry' Dielman, son of Dr. John Casper
Dielman, professor of music at Mount Saint Mary's College in Emmitsburg,
began the tradition of walking to his father's grave every Christmas Day,
playing his father's favorite carol, "Adeste Fidelis," on the flute. The
practice stopped in 1921, when 'Larry' was too ill to make the pilgrimage.
He died in 1923.
On December 25, 1951, five calves were born to a Holstein cow on the farm of
Silas D. Bittle, near Myersville. The cow accidentally killed three of the
calves prior to the discovery that she had given birth.
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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