Sunday, April 22, 2012

1942 - April news from Hillsboro newspaper

The Press-Gazette (Hillsboro, Ohio) was published on Tuesdays and Fridays in 1942.  Most issues were 6 pages, though some were 12.  News of the War and farm, dairy and poultry news comprised the top stories and two pages were usually devoted to social and personal news.  A subscription was $2/year or three months for 50¢.

New Vienna related items:

April 3, 1942: Lucy Wood (1870-1952, mother of Grace Long) entertained to dinner Sunday Homer Bohl (1897-1971), wife (Bessie 1897-1986) and daughter, Caryl Lou of New Vienna, Glenn Wood (1902-?) and son, Jimmy of Cincinnati, and Gleason Long (1911-1993) and wife.  Glenn was Grace's older brother.  Gleason and Grace Wood Long are the parents of Sue and Beth.  Caryl Lou later married Harry G. Allen (1929-2008).

April 10, 1942: Obituary of Allen A. Curtis (1855-1942), father of Carrie Curtis Eaton (1892-1971), grandfather of Virginia Eaton Hildebrant (1917-2007) and Joe Eaton (1918-1968), great-grandfather of Janie Hildebrant Pidgeon among others.  He was "survived by his widow, 11 children, 19 grandchildren and 14 great-children".

April 17, 1942: Military News - Corp. Elroid (sic) Collier (1915-2000), of Indiantown Gap, Pa., arrived Wednesday evening for a few days leave of absence, which he will spend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Collier, near Sinking Spring.  Elroyd married Mabel Shoemaker (1916-2004) in 1945.  They were the parents of Charlie and Carolyn.  See Shoemaker/Collier Family: NV Mill (related) stories #1 for more information about the Shoemaker/Collier family.

April 21, 1942:  Obituary of Linda L. Burton, 10-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Burton, who died at her home near Careytown.  Besides her parents she was survived by three brothers and one sister, David Allen (1932-2001), Robert Mitchell (1938-1990), Donald Lee (1940-2009) and Barbara Alice (1935-1984).  She was pre-deceased by a brother Ronald (1934-1934).  Hugh (1905-1967) and Sarah Shinkle Burton (1914-1984) were also the parents of Elaine, Hugh Jr., Dianne, Cynthia, Lydia, Aaron [and others between Linda and Elaine??]

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Mrs. Wolfe's 4th-5th Grade Class 1962

The previous year Mrs. Wolfe had a combo 4th-6th grade class, when she was still Miss Smart. She must have married Bill Wolfe in the summer of 1961.
Mrs. Wolfe's 4th-5th Grade 1961-62.  Top Row: Paula Rollins, Marvin Fawley, Donnie Achor, Christine Berwanger, Mike Trenary, Robert Fisher, Shirley Rollins, Nancy Walker. 3rd Row: Barbara Roberts, Peter Marshall, Donald Dayton, Rose Whitmer, Billy Nischwitz, Cynthia Burton, Penny Fauber.  2nd Row: Larry Saunders, Ricky Cline, Wayne McCollum, Linda Holden, David Roehm.  Front Row: Mrs. William Wolfe, John Milburn, Johy Joy, Valerie Allen, Jill Laymon.  Not pictured: Janet Hagen, Anna Mae Wical, Danny Adams, Debbie Hutchens, Debbie Fenner, Vicki Priest