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View Tree for Joseph Hendrix Himes, 2-16-6-4-1-1Joseph Hendrix Himes, 2-16-6-4-1-1 (b. Aug 15, 1885, d. Sep 9, 1960)

Picture of Joseph Hendrix Himes, 2-16-6-4-1-1
Joseph Hendrix Himbs b. 1885

Joseph Hendrix Himes, 2-16-6-4-1-1 (son of George Thomas Himes, 2-16-6-4-1 and Martha J. "Hattie W" MacKnight) was born Aug 15, 1885 in New Oxford, Lancaster Co, PA, and died Sep 9, 1960 in Washington, D.C.. He married (2) Hilda Birch Butterworth, #2W on Aft. 1920.

 Includes NotesNotes for Joseph Hendrix Himes, 2-16-6-4-1-1:
1923: Joseph Hendrix Himes and his first wife, Eileen C. Canfield were marrie in 1915 and had two daughters, Marilynn Himes and Katrina Himes.

1927: Joseph Hendrix Himes bought Prospect Hall, Frederick, MD in 1927 -40 room estate known as the Himes Mansion. He married Eileen C. Canfield from around Canfield, OH or Youngstown, OH.

1960: At the time of Joseph Hendrix Himes death in Washington, D.C. in 1960, His obituary said he was survived by his wife, Hilda Birch Butterworth (2nd wife), children: Marilynn Himes Riviere from Washington, D.C.; Katrina Himes Wogan of Denver, CO; and a son Canfield Himes.

8-11-2001 Dottie Himes requested information and ordered 34 pages from Dickinson College in the Charles Francis Himes Files that proves that this is definitely the family that connects to our John Himes b. 10-12-1763. This information from Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA includes the WILL AND INVENTORY OF FRANCIS HIMES which will be put with his page, and Descendant Pages beginning with William Heim
The information that I received from Dickinson College was mostly handwritten pages and I re-typed all the information the best that I could as some of it was not legible. The pages will be put with the Himes Family Binder.
see below:
Susan b. 1803, Lancaster Co, PA or 8-12-1815, d. March 25, 1881 in New Oxford, PA, m. August 25, 1835, THOMAS HIMES, b. 1803,
d. November 22, 1881
b. 1836, Intercourse, PA
m. HATTIE W. KNIGHT (aka Martha J. MacKnight)
(1) JOSEPH HIMES (aka Joseph Hendrix Himes who owned the Himes Mansion )

10-17-2001 Dottie Porter Himes received information from St. John's Literary Institution at Prospect Hall:
1. Prospect Hall information from the Prospect Hall Library which includes:
(1) 9 pages of information,
page 2 states that Daniel Dulany =Society papers attests to the fact that Daniel Dulany built the house before his marriage to Rebecca Tasker in 1749.
(2) Appendix showing the owners from 1848 to present 2001 which are:
1748-1765 James Dickson
1765-1772 Daniel Dulany (relative of Dottie Porter Himes)
1772-1778 Benjamin Dulany (relative of Dottie Porter Himes)
1778-1779 Joseph Sprigg
1779-1780 Josiah Russell
1780-1784 Hugh Young
1784-1797 George Schnertzell
1797-1829 John McPherson
1829-1844 William S. McPherson
1844-1845 James Dixon Roman, in trust for W. S. McPherson
1845-1851 Jacob Baltzell
1851-1856 Lewis Kemp
1856-1864 William P. Maulsby
1864-1866 George R. Dennis
1866-1867 John S. Carlisle
1867-1887 William O. Denegre and Antonette Morgan Denegre
1887-1889 James M. Wilcox
1889-1898 George P. Eustis and Maria Clarice Eustis
1898-1910 Isabelle Nash, Widow
1910-1920 Oliver Wrenn
1920-1927 Frederick W. Harnwell
1927-1957 Joseph H. (Hendrix) Himes (Relative of John Wendell Himes Jr.)
1957-present Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore
(3) Footnotes (2 pages) for the 9 pages of information
(4) Bibilography (1 page)
(5) copies of pictures of Prospect Hall #1-front view of Prospect Hall #2 Back entrance of
Prospect Hall, #3 front entrance to Prospect Hall up close. #7 Rear porch #8 ceiling wall
junction; #9 steps; #10 photo of ceiling medallion, #11 marble fireplace.
2. Himes, Charles Francis 1838-1918 Volume 5 from the Dictionary of American Biography, Volume 5,
1932 by American Council of Learned Societies. Contributor: John Frederick Mohler
Charles Francis Himes born 6-2-1838 died 12-6-1918
3. Prospect Hall circa 1892 with old porch pg. 69
4. Pages 67-69:
Page 67Prospect Hall with an early photo, also mentions marriage of Daniel Dulaney (Dulany) to Rebecca Tasker in 1749, and a picture of Prospect Hall, now St. John's high school.
Page 68 which states that the Mansion-Prospect Hall was deeded to Joseph Himes on July 25, 1927
which he owned till 1957 when it was bought by the Archdiocese of Baltimore, MD.
Page 69 - Sept. 1958 stated the swimming pool of the estate at that time was in good repair as was the unique water system built for the Himes family. A bath house and barns also a caretaker's home were then standing. The caretaker's home soon became the home of one of the parish maintenance staff and the barns and stables were later removed.
5. Prospect Hall picture as it looks today and writeup. In 1958, there was a renovations made to convert the old mansion house into a school. The east wing was added and a section was put on the back of the west wing. From 1959 to the present the high school has occupied the "House on the Hill" (aka Prospect Hall). Sept 1959, the McSherry Gymnasium and classroom facility was finished and ready for use. March 1979, the mansion was declared a state landmark by the Maryland State Historic Trust. (also pg. 68 but not part of the above pages 67-69)
6. The Meade Archive Pages 1 of 12 titled Address of Isaac R. Pennypacker was also included. This came from internet at dated 9-28-01

11-20-2001 Dottie Porter Himes found more information from History 305 Work Site the following after putting in the name Joseph Hendrix Himes:
Letter from John Martin Broomall (Congressman) to Himes Mrs. Himes from Helen Himes Hendrix (Mrs. Joseph W) 2-26-1884. 3 pgs 57....
write to:
(I, Dottie Himes, had his name as J. W. Hendrix before finding this information - so now I have changed it to Joseph W. Hendrix. Now I know that Joseph Hendrix Himes, the Congressman, who bought the Himes Mansion in Frederick, MD is definitely related to Joseph W. Hendrix, the husband of Helen Himes, a Great Aunt to Joseph Hendrix Himes, and possibly Joseph was named after him.)

Nov 22, 2001 - Dottie Porter Himes wrote to the Dayton Ohio Library to see if they had any information on Joseph Hendrix Himes or had records of his parents since he was an Ohio Congressman.
11-23-2001 Ms. Carole Medlar, Genealogy Librarian, wrote back and advised the following:
According to "Who was Who in America" Vol. 4, 1961-1968 (Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1968) page 442. Joseph Hendrix Himes was the son of George Thomas and Martha J. (MacKnight) Himes. I hope this information is helpful.
Sincerely, Carole Medlar, Genealogy Librarian

Nov 24, 2001 This information above from the Dayton, OH Library now connects Joseph Hendrix Himes who at one time bought the Historic Prospect Hall which then became known as the Himes Mansion. This Joseph Hendrix Himes connects with the information found Aug 2001 that starts with William Heim and son Francis Himes from York Co, PA. We already had Joseph Himes as the child of George Thomas Himes and Hattie Knight*, but did not have proof he was the same Joseph Himes but after receiving information from the Dayton Library, we can connect him definitely to this family.
*Hattie's name: Hattie must be a nickname for Martha and her last name at one time was MacKnight and shortened to Knight.

More About Joseph Hendrix Himes, 2-16-6-4-1-1:
Burial: Sep 1960, Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, MD.

More About Joseph Hendrix Himes, 2-16-6-4-1-1 and <Unnamed>:
Marriage: May 6, 1915

More About Joseph Hendrix Himes, 2-16-6-4-1-1 and Hilda Birch Butterworth, #2W:
Marriage: Aft. 1920

Children of Joseph Hendrix Himes, 2-16-6-4-1-1 are:
  1. Marilynn Himes, 2-16-6-4-1-1-1.
  2. Katrina Himes, 2-16-6-4-1-1-2.
  3. Canfield Himes, 2-16-6-4-1-1-3.
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