Thomas Shriver

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Thomas Shriver was the mayor of Cumberland, Maryland from 1843-1849, and 1850-1851.

Cumberland, Maryland City in Maryland

Cumberland is a city in and the county seat of Allegany County, Maryland, United States. It is the primary city of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. At the 2010 census, the city had a population of 20,859, and the metropolitan area had a population of 103,299. Located on the Potomac River, Cumberland is a regional business and commercial center for Western Maryland and the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia.

Mayor Shriver made great improvements to the city of Cumberland. Grades were established on all the principal streets of the city, and sidewalks were laid on Mechanic Street almost to its entire length. Baltimore, Liberty, Bedford, and George Streets were paved, and new bridge built over the mill race, and paved with stone. The Blue Spring was improved and walled up, and protected by ordinance. Late in the fall Washington Street was paved to Smallword Street (Lowdermilk, page 352-353).

Mill race channel for water driving a water wheel

A mill race, millrace or millrun is the current of water that turns a water wheel, or the channel (sluice) conducting water to or from a water wheel. Compared to the broad waters of a mill pond, the narrow current is swift and powerful. The race leading to the water wheel on a wide stream or mill pond is called the head race, and the race leading away from the wheel is called the tail race.

Thomas Shriver died in New York City on 11 August 1879. He is buried in the Shriver family vault at Rose Hill Cemetery (Cumberland Times, 1843).

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Preceded by
John Gephart
Mayor of Cumberland
1843-1849
Succeeded by
Thomas F. White
Preceded by
Thomas F. White
Mayor of Cumberland
1850-1851
Succeeded by
Daniel Saylor