George R Skillman


George R Skillman

Death 18 Oct 1918 (aged 81)
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Burial Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Plot R, 022,#01, SE/cor
Memorial ID 27455041 View Source
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[Click on photos on right for larger images.] He was the son of F. Robert J. Skillman and Naomi Sophia Miller. He married Mary Elizabeth Pierce on April 22, 1858. At the time of his death he was living in the Walbrook section of Baltimore. The inscription on his stone suggests that he passed away in his sleep: "He fell asleep on earth to awake in eternity." Buried October 19th., 1918. The following information is provided by Skillman descendant Selena Post:

1860 Census, Baltimore Ward 4, Baltimore, MD (taken 18 June 1860)
Skillman, George, clerk, 24
Mary, 22
George, 5 months

Was a cracker baker in Baltimore, MD. Invented the first cracker machine used in U.S. and was the originator of the cream bar and the jersey milk cracker. Owner of Skillman Bread and Pie Company, Baltimore, MD. There are two listings for George Skillman in the 1856-57 Baltimore directory - one being a tobacconist at 56 N. Eden and one a grocer at 140 Orleans. Not certain which listing refers to this George. This George would be about 20 years old at the time.
The Baltimore Sentinal carried this article in their 22 December 1885 edition:

"Sunday afternoon, a fire destroyed the three upper floors of George R. Skillman's cracker bakery, in Baltimore. The damage to the building is estimated at $10,000 and to stock and machinery $10-15,000."

Baltimore City Directory in 1899 lists:

SKILLMAN BAKERY (National Biscuit Company) 203 to 211 N. Greene
SKILLMAN George R., Manager, Skillman Bakery, 203 N. Greene, home 1408 Myrtle Avenue.

1900 Census, Baltimore Ward 15, Baltimore City, MD
Skillman, George, 63
Mary E., 63
Mary E. MacCubbin, 33 (dau)
Sarah A. Buck, 30, (dau)
Wilber F. Skillman, 22, son
George N. MacCubbin, son-in-law, born MD about 1860, 40
Mary E. MacCubbin, granddaughter, 8
Amanda V. MacCubbin, granddaughter, 4
Mary E. Buck, granddaughter, 6
Anna W. Buck, granddaughter, 4
George A. Buck, Grandson, 2
Stella E. Wirts, servant, white, 14
Annie Larkins, servant, black, 36
Sunie M. Robinson, black, 21

Baltimore City Directory in 1912 lists:
SKILLMAN, George R. of R. weigher, 708 Casey

If you are a Skillman descendant and you have any other information on, or photos of George, photos can be scanned and you can add them to this record, or send them to me to be added. Any other family history that you can provide is welcome.

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