Dickey Textile workers honored 75 years ago [History Matters]

100 Years Ago

Social studies

From the Glenwood social column: "The Union Chapel Mite Society will meet Saturday at the home of Mrs. H. D. Wolfe, at 2:00.

"Mr. Walter Harban spent from Thursday until Sunday with his mother, Mrs. C. R. Harban.

"Mrs. J. M. Jarboe and her two small children visited her old home in Elkridge last Saturday.

"Mrs. Arthur Williams entertained the Martha Custis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution last Saturday afternoon. After the regular business meeting, Mrs. Williams received at tea guests from the neighborhood and were invited to meet the D.A.R. Those present from the neighborhood were: Mrs. Wm. R. Eareckson, Mrs. Wm. Stewart, Miss Nannie Hanson, Miss Sarah O'Hara, Mrs. R .A. Castleman, Mrs. Razewell Thomas, Miss Rebecca White, Mrs. George Worthington, and Mrs. J. Crawford Smith, Jr."

"Rev. Frank Willis spent last week at his home in Prince George county, Md.

"Miss Blanch Fawcett, of Montgomery county, has been staying with Edna Marion.

"Mrs. Alando Dorsey is staying with her brother, Mr. Richard Owings."

"Miss Jane Selby, who has been teaching for the last three years in California, returned to her home Monday evening. Miss Selby's many friends gladly welcomed her homecoming."

By 1913 California had been a state for a long time, since 1850, after being a territory only two years. Gold will do that. The gold rush of 1849 speeded up the process with thousands of people arriving in California going for the gold.

75 Years Ago

Material guys

From a Times' article:

"Dickey Textile Workers to Get Service Medals; Proclamation To Be Made At Buffet Supper And Dance This Saturday

"In conjunction with the observance of the 100th Anniversary of Dickey Textile Mill, at Oella, employees of the company, who have served records of ten years or longer will receive special medals at a Buffet Supper and Dance this Saturday night in the Oella Community Hall. The medal will be presented by W. A. Dickey and Harry Dickey, grandsons of the founder, W.J. Dickey.

"Acceptance of the medals and a response of appreciation in behalf of the employees, will be made by Vernon Clements. Mr. Clements' son, George Clements, who works in the mill, represents the fifth generation of  his family to be employed at the Dickey plant. Those who will receive medals are:

"Over 25 Years: Howard Webb, 1899; William Kelley, 1892; William France, 1887, Joseph Baer, 1901; Vernon Clements, 1912; Walter Dykes, 1880; Asbury Cross, 1908; Orville Mellor, 1913; Albert Medairy, 1907; Joseph Lilley, 1913; Mark Hobson, 1888."       

From the Glenwood social column:

"Mrs. Mariner Connor and son, Bobby, of New York have been the guests of Mrs. Connor's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Selby, for the past several weeks.

"Lt. Comdr. and Mrs. John M. Hopkins were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stinson, Jr. on Monday evening."   

50 Years Ago

Navigating the canal

"C&O Canal Trip: Plans are being made for an all-day boat trip up the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal on Monday, July 29, aboard the Port Welcome. The ship leaves the Baltimore harbor at 9:30 a.m. and returns at 7:30. For further information call Mrs. Ruth Needling."

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