Saturday, September 28, 2013

September News from "3" years

1863, 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.

1863 Sept. 10 - Meeting of the grand Union Basket Meeting will be held at New Vienna on Sept. 25.  Ohio Gov. Tod had promised to be present as well as many other fine speakers.  The New Vienna committee is composed of Benj. SMITH, C.C. BOWERS, Jno. MATHEWS, and J.C. GREEN.

1873 Sept. 4 - Rev. Mr. MOORE of New Vienna preached to good audiences in the Baptist church.

1873 Sept. 10 - Marriage of Emma ARTHUR to T.J. ASHDELL.  Emma is the daughter of Edward ARTHUR, a New Vienna banker. --Cincinnati Enquirer p.5

1883 Sept. 12 - Commissioners of the Mt. Olive free turnpike awarded remainder of the bonds, $6,000 in all, to the contractor of the pike Dr. A.T. JOHNSON of New Vienna.  These bonds can be purchased from the Dr. at a reasonable price.

1883 Sept. 19 - J. A. ROBBINS [of New Lexington (Highland)] has been employed to help to the brickwork of the new hotel at New Vienna.

1893 Sept. 6 - D.D. CHANEY appointed as Methodist minister for New Vienna and New Lexington [Highland].   --Cincinnati Enquirer p.5

1893 Sept. 19 - A fatal train collision near Chicago killed nine persons, including J.W. POWELL of New Vienna.  --Salem (Ohio) Daily News p.2  A Young man named Penn, a bank clerk at New Vienna, was traveling with Mr. Powell and is now missing, and no word of him can be obtained. --Hillsboro News=Herald, Sept. 21, 1893, p.5.

1893 Sept. 28 - [For those not wanting the gruesome details on the above mentioned article, skip this paragraph.]  Mr. Powell's body was horribly mangled.  His legs were cut off near the body.  His arms were severed, and one of them was never found.  His head was crushed.

1903 Sept. 8 - Rev. A. HAMILTON appointed to the Methodist pulpit in New Vienna.  --Piqua Daily Call p.2

1923 Sept. 3 - William B. BONHAM of New Vienna, is an Ordained Elder of the M.E. [Methodist Episcopal] Church.  --Cincinnati Enquirer p.7

1943 Sept. 3 - Hunting licenses can be purchased at Kibler Implement Co. in New Vienna.

1943 Sept. 7 - Aviation Cadet, Robert G. THOMPSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete THOMPSON  of New Vienna is enrolled in pre-flight school at San Antonio, Texas.

1953 Sept. 12 - Janet BERNARD of New Vienna, showed the junior fair champion, Southdown ram, winning the state Southdown award.  --Marysville Journal-Tribune p.3

1963 Sept. 6 - Mrs. Wendell TRENARY, New Vienna, was hostess for the Hudson reunion held Mon. at Leesburg Roadside Park.

1963 Sept. 10 - Death of Miss Elizabeth HODSON, 85, of New Vienna.  She was born November 12, 1877 in Highland County, daughter of Eli HODSON and Sophia McFADDEN HODSON.  She was survived by nieces and nephews.

1963 Sept. 13 - Mr. and Mrs. Leonard SHAW of New Vienna announce the engagement of their daughter, Deanna Sue, to Mr. Jerry C. DAVIS, son of Mr. Frank A. DAVIS of New Vienna and the late Mrs. Davis.  Both Miss Shaw and her fiance are graduates of New Vienna High School.

1963 Sept. 17 - Ad for Clark's Family Clothes, New Vienna.

1963 Sept. 17 - Announcement of marriage of Miss Janet Lee MILBURN, daughter of Mrs. Irma MILBURN of NV and Mr. Thomas MILBURN of Sabina, to Mr. George M. COX, son of Mr. and Mrs. William COX of New Vienna.

1963 Sept. 17 - Death of Stanley MORRIS, retired farmer who lived in New Vienna for some years.  He was survived by his wife Mara; as well as three sons and four daughters.

1963 Sept. 27 - Mr. and Mrs. Herschel HOOK of Hillsboro have purchased the Smith Restaurant in New Vienna from Clarence SMITH.  Mrs. Hook, formerly with the Ritz Restaurant in Lynchburg has had 15 years experience in the restaurant business.

1973 Sept. 7 - L. Eugene SMITH, owner of Smith Funeral Home, New Vienna, announced the purchase of Reynolds-Sulcer Funeral Home, Wilmington.

1973 Sept. 12 - Wedding reported of Joyce Ann SHANK, Sabina, and Mark D. ALLEN, New Vienna.

1973 Sept. 18 - Etta May [POST] SELPH, 84, of New Vienna, passed away on Sept. 13.  She was born in Highland County April 3, 1889.  She was survived by her daughter, Mrs. Heber FAUBER [Jane NVHS 1944] and four grandchildren: Larry, Penny, Teddy and Ricky.

1973 Sept. 28 - William (Bill) MANOR, a 1973 graduate of East Clinton, has enlisted in the Air Force. --Xenia Daily Gazette p.12

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

1993 Baileys celebrate 50th Anniversary - Sept. 19

Ann Bailey taught reading at East Clinton Schools from 1977 to 1991.  In 1993, she and her husband, Everett, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  Ann passed away in 2011; Everett in 2003.  Read more about them in the following clipping which is (mostly) transcribed below.
1993 Baileys (Ann & Everett) renew wedding vows on 50th Anniv. 
Wilmington (Ohio) News-Journal Sept. 15

Baileys to renew wedding vows on 50th anniversary

Georgia Ann Gabbert Bailey and Everett Lafayette Bailey of Wilmington will renew their wedding vows on Sept. 19, 1993, at the Butlerville United Methodist Church in Butlerville, on Rt. 143, 20 miles southwest of Wilmington, during the 10:30 a.m. service.  The couple requests no gifts other than the presence of their family and friends joining their celebration.

Everett Bailey married Ann Gabbert on Sept. 19. 1943.  The couple was married by Rev. Hoke Dickinson in Portsmouth.

Mr. Bailey opened, managed, or owned numerous grocery stores throughout Centerville, Leesburg and Blanchester, finding himself in the general offices of the Kroger Co. in Cincinnati for 13 years where he worked until his retirement in 1991.  In 1980 he was licensed as a local pastor by the Methodist Church and given a charge at Butlerville, where he has pastored since.

Mrs. Bailey was co-owner of the Leesburg Supermarket and enrolled at Chatfield College in 1972, later completing her bachelor's degree in elementary education at Wilmington College and her master's degree at Xavier University in Cincinnati, enabling her to teach reading at East Clinton Schools for 14 years.  She also retired in 1991.

Since their "retirement" Mr. and Mrs. Bailey have filled their time with trips to Europe and Israel; church work; hospital visitation; and the grandparenting of eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

1973 Morrow named EC Supt.

September 18, 1973's Wilmington News-Journal had the following clipping about the new Superintendent at East Clinton, 10 years after the consolidation of New Vienna with Wayne Township schools.  Transcription follows.

Morrow named superintendent at East Clinton

County superintendent of schools Walter Nichols announced today that the East Clinton board of Education in regular session Monday night, employed school principal Donald Morrow to replace Superintendent George Greer who has resigned.

Greer, on approval by the EC board, has accepted the position, effective Oct. 1, as superintendent of schools of Highland County.  He replaces John Cushing who resigned because of ill health.

Morrow, who will become superintendent Oct. 1, has 18 years experience in school work.

He has been a high school principal seven years, an elementary principal one year, and was a high school teacher for 10 years.  Before coming to East Clinton, he was principal of Fairfield High School, in Highland County.

He received his masters degree from Wittenberg University in 1952.  Morrow is also a four year Navy veteran who spent 22 months in Korea.

He lives in Jeffersonville, where he has been mayor since 1960.  He plans to move his family to the EC district.  He and his wife, Glenna, have two daughters, Lenna is in the fourth grade, and Sharon attends the Cincinnati Academy of Fine Arts.

Morrow's replacement as principal is presently under consideration.