Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

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.

Return to Robert M. Messick's Introductory Page

This information resource of the Maryland State Archives is presented here for fair use in the public domain. When this material is used, in whole or in part, proper citation and credit must be attributed to the Maryland State Archives. PLEASE NOTE: Rights assessment for associated source material is the responsibility of the user.

Tell Us What You Think About the Maryland State Archives Website!

[ Archives' Home Page  ||  All About Maryland  ||  Maryland Manual On-Line  ||  Reference & Research
||  Search the Archives   ||  Education & Outreach  ||  Archives of Maryland Online ]

Governor     General Assembly    Judiciary     Maryland.Gov

© Copyright Monday, 04-Feb-2008 22:30:25 EST Maryland State Archives