Tuesday, November 26, 2013

1973 Tom Salisbury Bible Translator

Tom Salisbury, NVHS 1960, second oldest of Leon & Esther Cook Salisbury's children, was working with the Wycliffe Bible Translators in Chiapas, Mexico when this letter/flyer was written in 1973.  It is signed: Tom, Emily, Paul & Steve Salisbury.

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November News from "3" Years

News from November of the "3" years, 1873-1963 from a variety of sources.

1873 Nov 6 - death of Margaret Clark, 19-year-old daughter of Carey (1828-1901) and Rebecca Hildebrant (1833-1910) Clark, long time residents of New Vienna. --Wilmington Journal

1873 Nov 27 - D.C. [David] Amberg married Lucy Rogers, both of New Vienna, on Nov. 12.  They left at once for their future home in Eureka, Kansas. [By the 1880 census they were back in Highland County, Ohio.  D.C.'s father, Abraham, a New Vienna merchant, postmaster and mayor in the 1880s was a German immigrant who settled in New Vienna in the 1840s.  Lucy's father, Thomas Rogers, was born in New Market in 1823.] --Wilmington Journal & Highland Weekly News Nov. 20, 1873 p.2.

1883 Nov 7 - Aaron Nordyke building a new dairy barn in New Vienna. --Wilmington Journal

1913 Nov 13 - Tasso Terrell [father of Paul] is moving to the Posegate farm--Wilmington Journal

1913 Nov 20 - Real Estate Transfer: Board of Education of Penn tp. to Board of Education of New Vienna School District, Penn tp, lot, $75 --Hillsboro News-Herald 20Nov1913p1

1913 Nov 25 - (Beryl) Crouse & (Charles) Simkins business in New Vienna is granted bankruptcy in US District Court in Cincinnati.  --Cincinnati Enquirer 11Nov1913p13

1923 Nov 24 - Junior Livestock Judging team from NV chosen to represent Ohio in the non-collegiate judging contest in which only one team from each state can compete.  The competition will take place at the International Livestock Expo in Chicago in December. --Hamilton (Ohio) Journal News 24Nov1923p22

1933 Nov 27 - Prominent Xenia surgeon and head of McClellan Hospital, Dr. B.R. McClellan and his wife were severely injured in an auto accident one mile from New Vienna when their auto skidded on the ice-coated highway and overturned in a ditch. New Vienna physician, Dr. Fullerton, was summoned to the accident and brought the injured couple to the hospital. --Xenia Daily Gazette 27Nov1933p1

1943 Nov 2 - Classified ad for chrysanthemums at Ryan's Greenhouse, NV. "Our gardens are lovely with all varieties and colors. Visitors welcome." --Hillsboro Press-Gazette 2Nov1943p5  [The greenhouse was located at a residence on Railroad Ave, husband Joe Ryan was a blacksmith.  Read more about the residents of Railroad Avenue in New Vienna's Railroad Ave. in 1958.]

1943 Nov 5 - Hunter-Bentley wedding: Norma Bentley of near Sabina, and Daryl O. Hunter of Marshall were married on Oct. 31.  The bride is a graduate of Wilmington College and a member of the faculty of the New Vienna School.  Mr. Hunter was the vocational agricultural instructor at New Vienna school before entering the US Army. --Hillsboro Press Gazette 5Nov1943p4
Dr. William Thomas Matthews Obituary
Marion Star (Marion, Ohio) 30Nov1953 p.11
1953 Nov 30 - Dr. William Thomas Matthews, of New Vienna passed away on November 30, 1953.  He had served as a physician in New Vienna for 50 years prior to which he practiced in Fayette County for two years.  He was survived by his wife, Blanche Miller Matthews, and two sons, Charles and John.

1963 Nov 8 - Ad for Public Auction and Consignment Sale every Friday at 7pm at Crone's Antique and Furniture Store, Main St., New Vienna.  Noah Jenkins Auctioneer. --Hillsboro Press Gazette 8Nov1963p8

1963 Nov 14 - Bill L. Flint confirmed as New Vienna's new postmaster  --U.S., Appointments of U. S. Postmasters, 1832-1971
New Vienna Postmasters 1930-1963 scanned from Appointments of U.S. Postmasters, 1832-1971
1963 Nov 29 - Death of Carl Williams of New Vienna. He was a printer and also drove a taxi in New Vienna. Survivors included his wife, Zola McKinley Williams. --Hillsboro Press Gazette 29Nov1963p2
Wilmington Journal information as abstracted by Josephine Williams and Joyce Pinkerton.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Class of 1883 NVHS

The Class of 1883 was the third class to graduate from New Vienna High School.  The high school was organized in 1878 and the first class graduated in 1881.  The five members of the Class of 1883 were Ella Blackburn, Harry Brewer, Nellie Conard, Clayton Nordyke, and Marley Rayburn.  More information about them follows.
School 1878-1917 New Vienna Ohio
Superintendent of New Vienna School in 1883 was John F. Fenton (1848-1909) who served as Supt. from 1881-1885.  He was born in Brown County, attended Southwest Normal College in Lebanon, and taught school in Brown County before accepting the New Vienna position.  Later he became Supt. of Schools in Coshocton.

The graduating class of 1883 was made up of three women and two men.  They were born about 1865 at the end of the Civil War.  No information is known about Nellie Conard, but of the other four one became a doctor (most likely the first woman doctor to have graduated from NVHS); one a lawyer; one a Manufacturing Chemist of patent medicine, who had a "day" job as a railroad conductor and the fourth died at the young age of 22.  Only one of the five is known to have married and none of them are known to have had children.

  • Clayton Brown Nordyke - 1864-1943, second of two children born to Thomas Rich Nordyke, a Green Township farmer, and Elizabeth A. Gifford Nordyke.  His mother died when he was three, and his father remarried to Mary Ann Morey and had six additional children between 1870 and 1889.  In the 1880 census he and three of his half-siblings are living with David and Martha Truitt Curtis, great-grandparents of Virginia Eaton Hildebrant.  Clayton graduated from Earlham College in 1887, and was employed as a teacher in Los Angeles, California in 1888.  In 1890 Clayton married Luella Eliza Clark from Indiana.  He moved to Denver, Colorado before 1900 and worked as a Patent Medicine Dealer (1900 census); Manufacturing Chemist (1910 Earlham College Alumni Info), and Railroad Conductor (1920 census).  He died and was buried in Colorado in 1943. 
  • Clayton Brown Nordyke & Luella Eliza Clark Nordyke gravestone
    Clayton B & Luella E Nordyke Gravestone, Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colorado
  • Ella Blackburn - 1866-1961, third of seven children of Washington and Mary Ann Good Blackburn.  Her father was a farmer in Fairfield and Penn Townships.  She became a physician and had a medical practice in Shelby County, Indiana (1900 census); worked in a hospital in Cook County, Illinois (1910); and as a physician in Henry, Iowa after moving to Iowa in 1912.  In 1920 at the age of 53 she had returned to the New Vienna area, living with her widowed mother in Penn Township.  By 1940 she had moved to The Bethesda Home for the Aged in the Clifton area of Cincinnati.  She died, never having married, in 1961 at age 95.
    Ella Blackburn (1866-1961) Obituary
    Ella Blackburn (1866-1961) Obituary, Hillsboro Press-Gazette 14 Apr 1961, p7
  • Harry Brewer - 1865-after 1940, second of seven children of Josiah Brewer and Emma Conard Brewer.  His father was a farmer in Green Township but died in 1879, when Harry was 14.  He worked on the farm while attending NVHS.  He became a lawyer and lived with his sister, Anna Brewer Whipple, and her husband, Myron, in Chicago from before 1920 until after 1940.  He never married.
  • Nellie Conard - about 1865 - ? - no information confirmed, though there was a Nelle Wilson Conard who graduated from Bucknell University (Lewisburg, Pennsylvania) in 1893 and died in 1902.  There were many Conards in the New Vienna area in the 1800s but the closest name I could verify was Sarah Ellen Conard, born 1862, however her nickname appears to have been Sadie.  There is also a Nellie Conard mentioned in the Hillsboro newspaper (Highland Weekly News, May 30, 1878, p3) in 1878 (about age 13) when she was one of the top 10 students at Hillsboro's Union School.
  • Lemarley "Marley" Rayburn - 1865-1888, third of nine children of Thomas W Rayburn and Emeline Underwood Rayburn.  Her father was a farmer in Penn Township.  Other siblings who graduated from NVHS include:  William Clinton "Will" Rayburn was in the 1881 first graduating class of NVHS; Lida Rayburn Saum, NVHS 1882; Myrtle Rayburn Mills, NVHS 1888; May Rayburn Roads, NVHS 1890; and Charles Brown Rayburn, NVHS 1895. Sadly, Marley died in 1888 at the age of 22 and is buried in the New Vienna IOOF Cemetery.

Monday, November 4, 2013

1953 Historical Map of Clinton County

1953 Historical Map of Clinton County for the Ohio Sesquicentennial Observance by the Clinton County Historical Society, scanned in four sections.  Back side of map has historical sites for each township, also scanned in four sections.  Original is 17"x17".  Transcription of historical sites for Green Township is included.

1953 Historical Map of Clinton County for the Sesquicentennial Observance, The Clinton County Historical Society.  Front cover.  Also includes Historical site listing for Vernon Township (sites 3-14), Washington Township and Wayne Township (Sites 1-2).

1953 Historical Map of Clinton County, Ohio - SE portion of county with Green Township, and parts of Union Township, Wayne Township, Clark Township, Jefferson Township and Washington Township.

1953 Historical Map of Clinton County, Site Listing for Chester Township (Sites 7-18), Clark Township, Green Township (Sites 1-6), Liberty Township (Sites 4-11), Marion Township, and Richland Township (Sites 1-5).

Green Township Historical Sites (1-6 listed above; 7-19 listed on following scanned page):
  1. First settler in Clinton County was Morgan Van Meter who settled on Thomas Swingley's Land in 1798.  He settled on intersection of the Old Kenton's Trace and the College Township Road.
  2. Joseph and Rhoda Anthony, in 1800, settle on land now owned by H.D. Wright.  The Anthony graves are on the farm.
  3. Micajah Nordyke in 1804 settled on the present Nordyke, Drake, Henderson and Penn farms.
  4. Stephen and Joshua Hussey settled in 1807 where they later platted the village of New Vienna.
  5. Site of old tile mill.  South of the B & O Railroad and west of Careytown Road.
  6. The Indian Lot" or "Downing Lot" where, in April 1791, Timothy Downing killed one Indian and injured another to escape after being captured.  On high ground overlooking a branch of Cowans Creek east of Dailey Road and south of Antioch Road.  The land is now owned by A. Chandler.
  7. Snow Hill house, oldest remaining structure of its kind in the County.  Built by Charles Harris, Snow Hill was the first tavern and guest house to achieve lasting fame in the County's history.
  8. Highest elevation in Clinton County (1,163 feet) near Leeka Road.
    #9-19 are early school sites.

Further maps of the county and historical site listings follow:
1953 Historical Map of Clinton County, Ohio - NE portion of county with Wilson Township, Richland Township, Wayne Township, Union Township, and parts of Green Township and Liberty Township.

1953 Historical Map of Clinton County, Ohio - SW portion of county with Marion Township, Vernon Township, Washington Township, Clark Township, Jefferson Township and parts of Green Township.

1953 Historical Map of Clinton County, Ohio - NW portion of county with Vernon Township, Adams Township, Chester Township, Liberty Township, and parts of Union Township, Washington Township and Marion Township.

1953 Historical Map of Clinton County, Site Listing for Richland Township (Sites 6-13), Union Township, Vernon Township (Sites 1-2), Wayne Township (Sites 3-12) and Wilson Township.