Robert M. Messick (1841-1913)
MSA SC 3520-14779
Born Robert Martin Messick, February 14, 1841, in Sussex County, Delaware. Parents died when he was young; raised by uncle. Married Caroline Willis, 1863. Three children: Arthur J., Roy Martin, and Bessie. Died in Denton, Maryland, on October 18, 1913.
Businessman and factory owner. Worked for B. G. Stevens when young.
Appointed postmaster of Williston, Maryland, during Lincoln administration.
Operated a hardware business in Baltimore City, 1865-1869. Later opened
a saw mill and canning factory in Bethleham, Maryland. Elected, Caroline
County Commissioner, 1881. Unsuccessful candidate for Maryland House of
Delegates, 1883. Served in Maryland Senate, 1898, 1900, and 1901. Republican.
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