Please email your memories about Elkridge, and especially about Dr. Brumbaugh, whose house and office is now our Society’s headquarters, to and we will post them here. We can’t let you update directly anymore because we get too much spam! 🙂


Thoughts on “Guestbook”


Tina says:
June 26, 2012 at 1:19 am

I am not originally from Elkridge, but I was talking to a coworker today, and Dr. Brumbaugh was her doctor all her life until his retirement. She said he was such a nice man, and made her feel like she wasn’t at the doctor’s office at all. When she went in for her shots, he would let her shoot water at the doorknobs with a syringe, and she remembered how the doorknobs were old and rattled.

Tina says:
June 26, 2012 at 1:32 am

I have lived in Elkridge for 25 years, and only last year did I learn that an ancestor of mine lived in Rockburn Mansion. His name was Daniel Murray, and he married Mary Dorsey. My great-great-great grandmother Kitty Barrett was his cousin, and his sister Sarah Scott Murray Lloyd raised Kitty from the time her mother died until Kitty was 16 years old. I sometimes wonder if Kitty came to visit Rockburn and walked in the same woods that I walk in, right behind my house!

Richard D. Marshall SR says:
August 14, 2012 at 9:42 am

Well my connection to Elkridge began in 1958-1959, Dad and Mom, brother Larry and I moved from 1952? Lansdowne MD. to Harwood Park , Howard County. I knew Phil Owens and Betty, Phil said come down to D& H and put in for a job, at that time I was working for a really small machine shop in Lansdowne. I took Phil’s advice and was hired and started in the 2nd operation department under( James Mitchell) ? and Charles Christy . in 1952 I met Hans Reichnach another new hire and Bruce Harman . Shortly after I met Minnie E. Cross a worker at D&H, to make a long story short I met Minnies daughter Ann , and some month’s later we were married . I stayed with D&H from 1952-1959 when I left to work for Westinghouse (Electronic Div.) Hans and I have remained close friends these many years, through Hans I also kept in contact with other fellow workers.
Also while doing Lansdowne family research online I met Mary Bahr and we kept in touch via computer exchanging Bahr & Lansdowne info. I knew several of the Bahr family since about 1940 when we moved to 219 Hazel avenue Lansdowne. Maurice Bahr lived one block over and I would often see him when George Boecker (1934-2012) and I would take the Fire Engine to him to have it tuned up.( Back to research! )Mary Bahr contacted me and invited myself and Hans to the July EHS meeting where YES we were able to meet Mary Bahr in person! and also saw several friends from D&H. It was one of the best evenings in many years. Richard
P/S Ann & I managed to raise 4 children, 8 grandchildren, three great grandchildren (is there no end in sight) o well at 82 years of age I really enjoy them all, Rich

Valerie McGuire says:
August 21, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Thanks to all for keeping Elkridge history (and surrounding areas like Hanover) alive!!!

Ginny Stickles says:
August 21, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Love the website! Keep up the great work!

admin says:
September 2, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Received from Barbara Douglass Parkinson, September 1, 2012

My mother, Helen Doughlass, had four children all delivered by Dr. B.
B. Brumbaugh. My sister, Shirley, brother Ben, me and my brother
After I married Dr. Brumbaugh delivered my two children and cared for
my entire family until he retired. I remember the day he told me he
had to raise his $2.00 fee to $5.00. That was his fee to see the
entire family. he was truly a God given angel to those of us who knew