I have found a cite for an application or permit for some form of sewer action which mentions, amongst others, my subject Marie C. Linthicum. The names, as names, appear in Matilda Badger's book but with ages not commensurate with these people.
Description: Davis, R. McKendree, Georgianna Linthicum (Widow), Alice Linthicum, Maud Linthicum, Matilda Linthicum, John Linthicum, Theo. Linthicum, Margaret Linthicum, Marie C. Linthicum, and Carl A. McCandless and Anne R. McCandless
I have an email from a woman who knew the people mentioned in this cite which might help. Does anyone have any information on the people above or John Wells and his family mentioned in the email?
I saw your request for information on Dr Linthicum when I was trying to find the exact title of her book. I don't know if you are still looking for info but I have a little information. I knew Miss Marie when I was a child (in the 1950s). She and three of her sisters (Miss Alice, Miss Marguerite and I think Miss Georgiana) lived near me on Spa Road in Annapolis MD. My grandfather, John Purdy, was a friend of their family and he and my father (also John Purdy) would help them out with maintenance on their house and grounds. They lived in a large house on what I assume had been a farm. There were extensive outbuildings but it was not actively farmed anymore. I believe there were other siblings (including a brother named Theodore who died before I knew them). I visited with them fairly often and first learned to appreciate Shakespeare because of Miss Marie. As far as I know the four sisters were the only ones left in the 1950s. All of them had died by the time I was 13 or 14 (1960-61).They had a relative (possibly a nephew) whose name was John Wells but he also died in the late 60s or early 70s. I believe he did have children but I do not know their names.