The Baltimore Afro American September 24, 1927 p 16 Lakeland, Maryland On Monday schools opened. Attendance was good. On Tuesday several residents traveled to Laurel for the six-part joint school meeting. Attendees from Lakeland were Ellen Johnson, Ellen Briscoe, Mamie Weems, Chesley Mack, Cornelia Jiles, George Randall, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. James Gray. Mr. and Mrs. George Randall hosted the sister and brother-in-law of Mrs. Randall, Mr. and Mrs. McLeod from New York City. The list of sick in the community includes Hattie Burke, Eliza Bowie, Fannie Brown, Thomas Johnson, and James Singleton. Yesterday Bessie and Julia Mack returned to Bowie Normal School. Pauline Gray is back home after a two month stay in Atlantic City, NJ. On Sunday Mr. and Mrs. John Spriggs made a visit to Thomas Greene who is ill in Crownsville, Md For the last week Georgianna Stewart has been ill. She is getting better. Last Sunday Benjamin Thomas was hurt when he was hit in the head with a baseball bat by his brother. He is unwell. On Friday night the Union Band of Lakeland will have a regular meeting at Embry AME Church.
Subject: Community Relationships
The Baltimore Afro American April 21 1928 p 14 Lakeland, Maryland On Sunday at 10 am Sunday School took place at Embry AME Church. Rev. Jasper of Brentwood preached at 3 pm. He was accompanied by some of the members of that church. Rev Wing, Embry’s pastor preached his farewell sermon at 8 pm. Friday night there was a contest sponsored by the Federation of Women of Brentwood, Bladensburg, Hyattsville and Lakeland. The event was a benefit for the new high school. First Baptist Church had communion service at 3 pm Mr. and Mrs. George Gross Sr are celebrating the birth of a new grandson in New York City. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dory, Harriet Hughes, Beatrice Thomas, Hattie Thomas, Ferdinand Hughes and young Josephine and James Waters visited Baltimore on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. James Gray ad Mrs. Irene Clark hosted Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sellman of Contee Maryland on Sunday. Mrs. Contee is the sister of Mrs. Gray. On Wednesday evening Mrs. Ralph Conway gave a birthday party for her husband. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Moody, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Randall, Mr. and Mrs. Alex James, Mr. and Mrs, James A. Gray, Mrs. Millie Jones, Noamlitha Hodge, Mrs. Henry Conway, Eunice Johnson, Gertrude Waller, Sarah Rollins, Joseph Thomas, Eugene Brown, Arthur Brooks, Earl Johnson and Louis Gray. The monthly meeting of the Parent-Teachers Institute took place at Brentwood AME Zion Church. Attendees from Lakeland were the president George Randall, Mamie Weems, secretary, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Mack with their daughters Bessie and Dorothy, Julia Briscoe, Ellen Briscoe, Mr. and Mrs. James Gray with their son Robert, Mary E. Johnson, Mary Brooks and Ambrose Green.
The Baltimore Afro American August 25, 1928 Lakeland, MD There were services at Embry AME Church where Rev. Wing is pastor. Sunday School superintendents for Embry AME and First Baptist Churches George Randall and Mamie Weems are making plans to take their students to Suburban Gardens for a picnic on Saturday August 25. Communion services were held at First Baptist. On Thursday evening Union prayer meeting was held at Embry. Few were present as the weather was bad. The monthly meeting of the six communities Parent-Teacher’s Association was held in Muirkirk on Tuesday evening. The meeting was well attended. Those present from Lakeland were: William Brown, George Brooks, J.W.C. Mack, Charles Johnson, George Randall, James Gray, James Falls, Ellen Briscoe, Ellen Johnson, Eliza Gray, Maggie Mack, Mamie Weems, Susie Brooks, Mary Falls and Nellie Brown. Ralph Conway, Nellie Stewart, Raymond Wilson traveled to Crownsville on Sunday to visit their father and husband, Samuel Stewart a patient at the institution there. Julia and Bessie Mack are hosting Hilda Kemp of Washington DC Mrs. John C. Johnson is hosting her nephew young William Steward of Washington DC Ellen Randall, her children are away for a two week visit in North Carolina. Traveling with them is Mrs. Randall’s sister Maggie McDonald and her son. On Sunday Henrietta Lomax had a visit from Mrs. Breewr and a friend from Philadelphia. Mrs. Arthur Brooks, Julia Brooks and Dora Robinson made a visit to Atlantic City on Sunday.