Edward Garland Samuel, 88, insurance salesmanEdward Garland...

Edward Garland Samuel, 88, insurance salesman

Edward Garland Samuel, a retired insurance salesman, died Feb. 13 of heart failure at Oak Crest Village in Parkville. The former Perry Hall resident was 88.


For nearly 40 years, Mr. Samuel sold policies throughout Baltimore for John Hancock Life Insurance Co. Shortly before his retirement in 1973, he was voted into the John Hancock Hall of Fame for extraordinary sales and service to policyholders.

Mr. Samuel was born in East Baltimore and attended public school through the eighth grade, when the Depression forced him to take a job with Continental Can Co. in Camden, N.J. He moved back to Baltimore in 1935 and joined the insurance company.


He and the former Ann W. Schneider celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on New Year's Eve.

Services are private.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Ronald Samuel of Gibbsboro, N.J.; a daughter, Janet S. Plum of Kingsville; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Elmo Warren Davis Sr., 80, McCormick & Co. scientist

Elmo Warren Davis Sr., a former Cockeysville resident and retired agricultural scientist for McCormick & Co. Inc., died Feb. 14 of heart failure at a hospital in San Jose, Calif. He was 80 and lived in Hollister, Calif.

Mr. Davis worked at McCormick from 1976 to 1985, when he was transferred to McCormick-Shilling on the West Coast. He retired in 1989.

Born in Lenore, Ida., he earned a bachelor's degree in horticulture from the University of Idaho and a doctorate from the University of California at Davis.

Services were held Friday.


He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Jean Ellen; three sons, Glen R. Davis of Parkton, Elmo Warren Davis Jr. of El Cajon, Calif., and T. Grant Davis of San Jose; a daughter, Jeanette D. Whorley of Hollister; two brothers, Lee A. Davis of Spokane, Wash., and Otto Davis of Council, Ida.; two sisters, Velma Falbo of The Dalles, Ore., and Iona Calkins of Julietta, Idaho; and 10 grandchildren.