An article in the Aug. 10, 1912 edition of The Argus reported on a father's return after 18 years on a Wyoming cattle ranch.
Warren Crosby, of Buffalo, Wyo., who was formerly of Catonsville, has just returned home, after an absence of 18 years, to find that his bouncing baby boy, whose arrival was announced to him nearly two decades ago, had grown nearly to manhood's estate.
When the long-absent parent returned last week to his home on Bloomingdale avenue, he had to be introduced to his only son, Charles Warren Crosby, who was born a few months after the father left for the Far West.
Incidentally, Mr. Crosby had been absent from his wife all that time, and only his daughter had visited him several times on the ranch of Todd brothers, in Wyoming, one of the largest cattle ranges in the world, of which Mr. Crosby is the superintendent.
Last January, he was taken ill and recently underwent an operation for appendicitis. He finally determined to visit the old home and the scenes of his boyhood days.
Mr. Crosby is enthusiastic over the Far West and has practically converted his family to go back there with him.
A passenger on a Maryland Pennsylvania Railroad train on Friday of last week, Miss Norman Carr, daughter of Mr. John W. Carr, of Rolling road, was the victim of a thief, who stole a jewelry box from her hand satchel. It contained jewelry which she values at $800.
The discovery of the robbery was not made by Miss Carr until she reached Hyde Station. She had boarded the train at Towson and was on her way to visit friends.
The jewelry consisted of one solitaire diamond ring, claw setting; one large pearl ring, surrounded by turquoise and pearls, and a breastpin two inches long, with open scroll work, containing a two-karat diamond.
Mr. Bernard N. Baker, of Catonsville, who made an unsuccessful effort about a year ago to organize a $15,000 steamship company to operate between the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts through the canal, is still favorably impressed with the great possibilities of such an enterprise. He says he is willing to subscribe $500,000 to a $3,000,000 fund to make a bid for the Government mail contract between the ports of these coasts.
The beautiful new home of the Relay Volunteer Fire Company was dedicated and the corner stone inserted in the concrete foundation at 6 o'clock Saturday afternoon, with an address by Rev. Dr. Henry Branch, president of the Maryland Tract Society and formerly in charge of the Presbyterian Church at Relay. Mr. James A. Burton, chairman of the building committee, made a short address, turning the building over to the company, and a response was made and the building accepted by President Edward E. Herold.
The hopes of the members have been at last realized in their new home, one of the finest in the State used exclusively by a volunteer organization.
A tournament was held Wednesday afternoon at Stoddard's Palm Garden. There were a number of knights titling in the course during the afternoon and at night the coronation and dance was held. Mr. Caleb S. Hobbs was marshal, and Mr. Nicholas J. Maisel, Jr., assistant. The judges were Messrs. George Grim, Thos. J. Flanagan, Thos. F. Allman and Judge Robertson.
75 Years Ago
An article in the Aug. 6, 1937 edition of The Catonsville Herald and Baltimore Countian advertised an upcoming carnival.
Elaborate entertainment will be offered at the annual carnival of the Violetville Volunteer Fire Company, which opens today, Friday, August 6, and continues through Saturday, August 21. This year's carnival will be held at the Arbutus Community Association grounds, Linden Avenue, Arbutus. There is shelter for thousands at this location in case of showers and plenty of parking space is available.