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From: "John Ashbury" <>
Subject: [MDFR] History Moment - 9-29-11
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 05:51:47 -0400
On September 29, 1829, the Rev. Jonathan Helfenstein, pastor of the German
(Evangelical) Reformed Church on West Church Street in Frederick from 1811
to 1828, died at age 44.
On September 29, 1837, the Carroll Creek through downtown Frederick flooded.
On September 29, 1855, Anne Key Taney, wife of Chief Justice Roger Brooke
Taney, died at Old Point Comfort (VA) after a severe stroke. Their daughter
died the next day of yellow fever.
On September 29, 1874, C. Burr Artz, whose wife Catherine Thomas Artz
endowed the Frederick library named for him, died in Chicago. He made his
fortune through land speculation in the Chicago area. He was also a former
Frederick County assessor.
On September 29, 1878, Dr. George Joseph Snowball, who practiced dentistry
in Frederick for 57 years (1913-1970) and who retired at age 92, was born in
Kingston, Jamaica. He died at age 105 on May 22, 1984.
On September 29, 1951, Frederick City made the final payment to the local
banks which lent the ransom money to the city which was paid to Confederate
General Jubal Early who threatened to burn the city of the ground in July
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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