Martha E. ManahanCollege registrarMartha E. Manahan, registrar...


Martha E. Manahan

College registrar

Martha E. Manahan, registrar at Western Maryland College for 28 years, died Oct. 24 at Carroll County General Hospital after a brief illness.

A 1923 graduate of the Westminster college, Ms. Manahan taught in Carroll County schools and was an agricultural extension agent for the University of Maryland before returning to her alma mater as its registrar.

A Westminster resident for all her 91 years, Ms. Manahan lived most of her life on East Green Street. In 1989, she moved to Carroll Lutheran Village, which she called "a delightful place to relax and be as active as one desires."

Until her death, she remained active in the Carroll County Historical Society and Westminster United Methodist Church.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. today, which would have been her 92nd birthday, at the church, on East Main at Center Street.

Ms. Manahan donated her body to science and had no immediate survivors. Memorial contributions may be sent to the college or her church.

Edward Dashiell Sr.

Sheet-metal worker

Edward Leeke Dashiell Sr., a retired sheet-metal worker who operated a tavern and ice company in Kent County for many years, died Friday of heart failure at his home in Rock Hall. He was 75.

In the early 1930s, Mr. Dashiell learned the sheet-metal trade as an apprentice in Baltimore. He worked with his brother until 1943, when he took over the family ice and coal business after his stepfather, Howard Coleman, died.

Coleman's Ice Co. delivered ice to homes in Kent County and to Tolchester Amusement Park until the early 1960s.

In 1954, Mr. Dashiell opened a sheet-metal shop in Rock Hall to supplement the ice business, which refrigeration had begun to render obsolete. A year later, he returned to Baltimore and went to work for Willard Sherman, an associate from his days as an apprentice. He retired in 1974.

In the late 1970s Mr. Dashiell assumed operations of his stepfather's second business, Coleman's Tavern in Rock Hall. Patrons know the establishment as "Maggie's," named after Mr. Dashiell's mother, Marguerite, who also worked there. The 61-year-old tavern is still family-owned and operated.

Mr. Dashiell was born in Baltimore and moved to Rock Hall when he was 7 years old.

He graduated from Rock Hall High School in 1935.

From 1953 to 1960, he was a Cub and Boy Scout leader in Rock Hall. He was a past president of the Rock Hall High School Alumni and a former member of the Bay Country Moose in Queenstown.

He also was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 100 in Baltimore and maintained membership in Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Rock Hall.

He is survived by a son, Edward L. Dashiell Jr. of Baltimore; a daughter, Carolyn M. Jones, of Rock Hall; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Rock Hall.

The family suggested memorial donations to the Primary Sunday School at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Rock Hall 21661.

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