Edgar Guy Jewell

Edgar Guy Jewell

Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Death 2 Mar 1984 (aged 82)
Mount Airy, Carroll County, Maryland, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row M, Lot 11 Lower, Site 6
Memorial ID 83853808 · View Source
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- Samuel Edgar Jewell [1882-1962]
- Edna Leola (Magaha) Jewell [1880-1961]

Married Olivia Pauline (Linthicum) Jewell on December 26, 1922 in Montgomery County, MD.

- Olivia Pauline King [1923-1992]
- Edgar Guy Jr [1927-2002]
- Samuel Garrett [1929-1996]
- John [1933-1968]
- George Wilson [1937-?]

Mr. Jewell attended the Barnesville School and Poolesville High School, and during his career worked at a large number of county schools (starting at the one-room Comus School, in 1921).

Former Principal of Damascus and Kensington High Schools.

Administrator and planner for the Montgomery County Public School system for 50 years.

Guest Speaker
Frederick News-Post - May 31, 1977

Guest speaker at the commencement exercises for the Poolesville High School (Class of 1977) will be E. Guy Jewell, one of three members of the 1918 Poolesville High graduating class. He became a teacher in Montgomery County, starting in a one-room school near Comus Inn.

Jewell later became principal of Damascus School, which housed grades 1 through 11. He opened Kensington Junior High as principal, went out to be assistant principal at Richard Montgomery High, principal of Rockville Junior High and principal of Richard Montgomery.

In 1954, Jewell took a position with the Board of Education in Rockville and retired as director of Planning School Facilities in 1971. During his years in the school system, Jewell's hobby was researching Montgomery County Schools. In 1976, his book, "From One Room to Open Space," was published, and is a history of Montgomery County schools from 1732-1965.

Frederick News-Post - March 3, 1984

Mr. Edgar Guy Jewell, 82, Damascus, died Friday, March 2 at Meridian Nursing Home, Frederick. He was the husband of the late Olivia Pauline Linthicum Jewell.

Born April 15, 1901, in Loudoun County, Va., Mr. Jewell was a son of the late Samuel E. and Edna McGaha Jewell.

Mr. Jewell was the father of the late John L. "Jack" Jewell.

Mr. Jewell moved to Montgomery County at an early age and graduated from Poolesville High School in 1916. He was a well-known educator and historian on Montgomery County, having served with the public schools as teach, principal and planner for over 50 years. He retired in 1971 but continued to be an adviser and historian until his death.

Too young to be drafted in World War I, and one year to old for World War II, he volunteered at the start of World War II and served three years in the U.S. Navy as a commander in Oklahoma and the South Pacific. Mr. Jewell was an avid philatelist and was a member and past president of several philatelic societies. He was a member of the Montgomery County Education Association, Maryland State Teachers Association, Damascus Volunteer Fire Department, Rockville Rotary Club, Damascus American Legion Post 121, Counties Four VFW Post 10036, Optimist Club and the Damascus United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Olivia P. King, Damascus; three sons, Edgar "Guy" Jewell, Jr. of Buena Vista, Pa., Samuel G. Jewell of Mount Airy and George W. Jewell, Bradenton, Fla.; 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; one brother, Capt. Leonard Jewell, Berkeley Springs, W. Va.; and one sister, Mrs. Grace Moulden, Berkeley Springs, W. Va.

Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-7 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at the Olin L. Molesworth Funeral Home, Damascus. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 5, at the funeral home. The Rev. Glenn Dameron, Damascus United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Monocacy Cemetery.

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