Saturday, August 24, 2013

August News from "3" years

1873 and 1883 news from the Highland Weekly News, published in Hillsboro, Ohio 1853-1886; 1893 and 1913 news from the Hillsboro News-Herald; 1943, 1963 news from Hillsboro's Press Gazette. Other sources as listed below.

1873 Aug. 21 - Officers of the newly formed Union Grange, No. 77, New Vienna are as follows:
Master – Christopher LEWIS; Overseer – Wm. H. BURNETT;  Lecturer – Wm. WEST;  Asst. Steward – Josiah POLK;  Chaplain – James HUSSEY;  Treasurer – Amos J. HIATT;  Secretary – Jonathan LEEKA;  Gate-keeper – G.B. MILLER;  Ceres – Miss F.B. WEST;  Pomona – Miss Lydia THORNBURG;  Flora – Miss Eunice HUSSEY;  L.A. Steward – Miss Victoria HIATT.

1873 Aug. 28 - Elder Wm. D. MOORE of New Vienna, will preach in the Hillsboro Baptist Church on Saturday and Sunday, 30th and 31st of August.

1883 Aug. 1 - Taylor EVANS has bought property on East Main street in Leesburg where he intends to build a mansion with brick supplied by a New Vienna firm.

1883 Aug. 1 - James MORROW is moving to New Vienna after living on the Adolphus WOODMANSEE farm south of New Lexington [Highland] for five years.

1883 Aug. 15 - Rev. Joseph WRIGHT of New Vienna will preach on Sunday the 19th at Hardin's Creek meeting house near Leesburg.

1893 Aug. 22 - James COLLIGAN of New Vienna and 59 other members of the Cincinnati Weekly Enquirer Household Club will ride on a special car of the C.H.&D. and Monon [CH&D = Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton, Monon was route to Indianapolis and on to Chicago] Railroad to Chicago.  The Club is composed of contributors to The Weekly Enquirer.  --The The Cincinnati Enquirer  Aug 22, 1893 p.3.

1893 Aug. 10 - Will and Frank TRIMBLE of Hillsboro and Pat JONES of Wilmington were implicated in a recent shooting and attended the trial at New Vienna which started last week.  Will and Pat were fined $8.40 each and Frank was released.

1893 Aug. 10 - "Pet" McCLURE, of Highland, boarded a freight train in New Vienna for a ride home but fell asleep and on waking found himself fifty three miles from home.

1893 Aug. 17 - Claibourne BURNETT's barn near New Vienna, was destroyed by fire.

1903 Aug. 21 - The Clinton County Democratic Convention met August 20 and was presided over by Dr. R.T. TRIMBLE of New Vienna.  They indorsed [sic] the candidacy of Tom L. Johnson [former mayor of Cleveland, lost to George Nash] for Governor, and Bookwalter for US Senator.  The Clinton County ticket is as follows: Representative, H.W. Smith; Treasurer, Dr. Lambright; Commissioner, T.D. Edwards; Infirmary Director J.H. Shrack, and Coroner, Dr. W.E. Srofe.  The convention was well attended, considering the fact that Clinton is a Republican county.  A candidate from New Vienna, ZIMMERMAN, was well supported by a group of 17 from New Vienna, would probably have been the choice if his advocates had not lacked organization.   --The The Cincinnati Enquirer  Aug 21, 1903 p.3.

1913 Aug. 7 - A Farmers Picnic will be held Tuesday at Frank CLARK's Grove, near New Vienna.  Everybody bring their dinner and enjoy the day.

1923 Aug. 22 - George PUCKETT, 40, of New Vienna, is employed as the new superintendent of Stockdale Ohio schools.  He was formerly employed as a high school director and a professor at Wilmington College [but did not graduate from NVHS].   --Portsmouth Daily Times Aug 22, 1923 p.3.

1933 Aug. 24 - Eighteen churches of this region [Wilmington] will send delegates to the 88th annual meeting of the Clinton Baptist association at New Vienna.  --Sandusky Register Aug 24, 1933 p.10.

1933 Aug. 29 - Ohio State Fair report -- New Vienna, Clinton county, took first in its FFA exhibition with its exhibit of farming ability.   --The Times Recorder (Zanesville) Aug 29, 1933 p.1.

1943 Aug. 5 - Former Pastor Dies – The Rev. Edgar B. BUFFINGTON, 80, former pastor of the New Vienna Christian Church.  He also held pastorates in Elyria (1911); and later at Wilmington, New Vienna, Willoughby and Crawford Road Christian Church in Cleveland.  --The Piqua Daily Call, Aug 5, 1943 p.1.

1943 Aug. 6 - Former New Vienna resident Elmer R. MOON [1903-1979], Supt. of Schools at Higginsport, Ohio for the past five years, has been appointed as a deputy collector to the Zanesville Internal Revenue office.   --The Times Recorder (Zanesville) Aug 6, 1943 p.2.

1943 Aug. 13 - Mr. and Mrs. Heber RUNK and son, of New Vienna, visited with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert LEAVERTON Sunday [in Leesburg].

1943 Aug. 13 - Penn-Fairfield Advisory Council, Chairman Meredith MICHAEL met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey FLEMING of the New Vienna neighborhood last week.  A special meeting of the council will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. COOK near Careytown on Aug. 17.  The Union Twp. Council will be guests.  Attending were Mr. and Ms. Jas. WOLFE, Mr. and Mrs. Emery RHOADS, E.L. BRITTON and Misses Goldie TOMLIN, Betty and Janet HAMILTON and Mr. WATSON.

1943 Aug. 27 - Mr. and Mrs. Marshall BAYLESS, of New Vienna, visited Monday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Julius TISSOT [in Mowrystown].

1963 Aug. 2 - Mary R. [RENO] WEST of Rt. 1, New Vienna, has been appointed Administratrix of the Estate of her late husband, Earl G. WEST [1902-1963].

1963 Aug. 23 - Death of Alvin "Buck" ACHOR, 77, reported.  He was born Nov. 26, 1885 in Martinsville, the son of Charles [Clement] ACHOR and Elva HAWORTH ACHOR HILDEBRANT [they divorced in 1890, she then married Arrista HILDEBRANT].  Buck married Jan. 21, 1949 to Hanna BOOMERSHINE ACHOR.  He was a fireman for the B&O RR until World War II, and was a farmer and operated a stone quarry on his farm near New Vienna.

1963 Aug 23 - Death of George W. SMITH, 79, on August 18, 1963.  He was born July 9, 1884 near Xenia, son of Charles and Susan COTTRELL SMITH and was married Feb. 28, 1912 to Julia HESS.  He was a member of the New Vienna Church of Christ.  For five years he had been caretaker at the Snow Hill Roadside Park.

1963 Aug 27 - Death of Loren DAVIS on Aug. 22, 1963, who came to Farmers [Station] in 1950 from the Wilmington area.  He was born July 2, 1896, son of John and Ella McKIBBEN DAVIS.  He was married Oct. 27, 1914 to Ruby MOON [DAVIS WIGET].  Among his survivors was his daughter, Treva DAVIS FISHER of New Vienna.

1963 Aug. 27 - Death of Verne SIMKINS [NVHS 1904] on Aug. 23, 1963 at age 78.  Verne was born March 30, 1885. son of John Huston and Mary Helena DAVIS SIMKINS.  He attended two years of college, graduating from Lebanon Teacher's College.  On Nov. 6, 1910 he married Audrey Maude OUSLEY.  He was a lifetime government employee, and was a member of President Theodore Roosevelt's staff.  Among his survivors was a brother C.R. of Lynchburg and his sister-in-law, Marie DECK SIMKINS.

1 comment:

  1. the shooting entry and the one about the guy who overslept on the train caught my eye,

    I also note how something seemingly mundane was newsworthy back then---like someone having dinner with their parents---I do understand though if you were in New Vienna and visiting parents in Mowrystown---that back then that might have been quite the journey/adventure in an old car on old roads, etc.