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Jacob Tome’s school

York County native Jacob Tome made his fortune at Port Deposit, Maryland. He made his lasting mark on the area by sharing his wealth with the community, among which were financing the Tome Memorial Church and the Tome School. Only … Continue reading

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Jacob Tome’s Port Deposit mansion

I have been very interested in Port Deposit, Maryland ever since I researched my York Sunday News column on Jacob Tome (1810-1898), multimillionaire philanthropist. Tome was born in the Hanover area of York County and grew up poor in Chanceford … Continue reading

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York County native went down the Susquehanna to make his millions

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 … Continue reading

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