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What do Cecil County, Maryland’s first millionaire; the 1871 candidate for Governor of Maryland and the founder of several steamship companies have to do with a York County native? They are just a few accomplishments of Jacob Tome, born in the Hanover area and raised in Chanceford Township. His fortune,

First peacetime issue of Connecting Links In recent posts, I have been transcribing some World War I news from the American Chain Company’s newsletter/magazine Connecting Links. Here are a few more connections: I was struck by the emphasis on patriotism in production–ACCO emphasized that military orders had high precedence over

A.L. Benford at J.A. Renaut Furniture, c.1914 I recently came across two April 1982 newspaper clippings at York County Heritage Trust on Benford’s Furniture in Hanover. The articles were from the Hanover Evening Sun and the York Sunday News. Benford’s was celebrating their 150th anniversary that week in 1982. The