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Maryland Historical Trust

Lois Green Carr

Lois Green Carr, an economic and social historian of old Maryland and the principal historian of St. Mary's City, died of dementia complications June 28 at Baywoods in Annapolis. The former Eastport resident was 93. A specialist in Southern Maryland history, she created a 47,000-card file detailing of lives of St. Mary's County inhabitants. Friends joked she knew every name, address and telephone number of its 17th-century residents. With Lorena Walsh, she wrote a 1977 article, "The Planter's Wife," which was praised for its insights into gender and the harsh conditions of the Maryland colony. "She was likely the smartest woman I have ever known," said...