Thursday, June 20, 2013

Delaware People of Note

Description: Delawareans Of Note
Date: October 20 1912

Newspaper published in: Philadelphia

Source: newspaper archives

Page/Column: Down in Delaware

Brandywine, Delaware October 19, 1912

The one hundredth anniversary of the victory of the American sloop of war, Wasp, over the British warship, Frolic, on October 18, 1812, was held here by the Delaware Society of Daughters of The War of 1812. The event is especially interesting for the reason that Commodore Jacob Jones, st that time Captain, was in command of the Wasp, was a native Delawarean, and the victory was due to his bravery. The celebration was held at the New Century Club which is located one block from the Brandywine Cemetery where Commodore Jones is buried. An address was delivered by Judge Henry C. Conrad, of Georgetown, judge of the Delaware Supreme Court, also a leading authority of Historic Matters in this State. Archdeacon C. H. B. Turner, of Lewes also spoke.

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