Monday, December 14, 2015

1935 New Vienna Telephone Directory

The 1935 Clinton Telephone Directory lists the New Vienna Exchange as well as Wilmington, Sabina, Blanchester, Martinsville, Clarksville and Port William.  New Vienna numbers take up two pages and indicate businesses, offices, and RFD numbers.  A separate page lists new subscribers.  The previous phone book is dated 1932 and the one following is 1940.

Two ads are included in the New Vienna pages – The Merlin Davis funeral home later became Smith Funeral Home.  Merlin (1892-1948) was the husband of Mabel Davis who for years was the New Vienna correspondent to the Wilmington News-Journal, reporting all the New Vienna news fit to print, plus more.  The second ad for D.R. Smith Service Station was on the location that later became the Shell Station.

Names (birth and death dates noted if known) listed include:

F.M. Achor - new subscriber (Francis Marion Achor 1861-1937)
Frank Arnold (1865-1943)
Mrs. L.A. Arthur

W.I. Barr - lumber yard (William Israel Barr 1861-1936)
Albert Bernard (1885-1940)
C.O. Bernard - new subscriber (Charles Onley Bernard 1865-1940)
Frank Bernard (several)
James Bernard (1881-1956)
James K Bernard (1885-1973)
Ralph Bernard (1903-1959)
Walter Betterton (1865-1951)
Charles G Blackburn (1863-1938 or 1900-1975)
J.H. Blackburn (1897-1977)
Charles E Bond (1896-1972)
B & O Railroad Station (depot demolished 1971)
Charley Bowers (Charles J. Bowers 1871-1955)
Sara Bowers
Miss Louie Brewer (Luella "Louie" Brewer 1862-1939)
Mrs. Anna C Britton

Frank Caplinger (1870-1942)
Frank Clark (1857-1940)
Jeff Clark (1859-1942)
Clarks Radio Shop
Alvin Clement (1875-1940)
Gerald Cline (1902-1947)
Clinton Telephone Co.
M.B. Coffin (Monte Bernard Coffin 1867-1944)
Clarence E. Collingham (1891-1944)
Helen Conrad (Helen Conard? 1867-1936)
Mrs. J.H. Conway
J.M Crozier
A.A. Curtis (Allen Albert Curtis 1855-1942)
H.W. Curtis (Harry W Curtis 1884-1968)
Elzie Curtis
Lonnie Curtis
James Custis (1867-1944)

C. Merlin Davis - funeral director (1892-1948)
F.L. Davisson
Glen Deck (1893-1951)
Raymond Deck (1891-1972)
Thomas J. Deck (1868-1943)
P.B. Dennis (Paul Burdette Dennis 1904-1985)
H.J. Derivan (Herbert? Hubert? or Harry?)
Harry Dodson - restaurant (1900-1959)
Mrs. S.E. Dove (Sarah Elizabeth Pierson Dove 1848-1937)
Wilbur Dove (1874-1932, though perhaps this is widow, Mary Ellen Britton Dove 1877-1949)
Harry Downing - new subscriber (Hartsel? Downing 1912-1977)

Fred Eaton (1887-1960)
Mrs. E.F. Ellis (Lillie Woosley Ross Ellis)

Farm Bureau Service Co.
W.E. Fisher (William Estel Fisher 1879-1963)
Lewis Foreman
Carey Fox -garage
Dr. L.H. Fullerton - physician (1905-1979)

Dr. Burl Gray -vet. surgeon (1878-1944)
Mary Guillermin - meat market (1885-1977)
Mrs. Winnie L. Hadley (1870-1964)
M.R. Harris & Sons - hardware (later Daye's) (Manville R Harris 1866-1935)
C.C. Hartman
William Hendee (1874-1954)
Martha B. Hildebrant (Martha Bernard Hildebrant 1867-1963)
Mrs. J.W. Hodson (Lillian Jones Hodson 1858-1941)
F.B. Huffman
Mrs. James Hussey (Sarah Adeline "Addie" Newby Hussey 1846-1940)

Indian Refining Co.
Mrs. C.F. Irons (Frances Smith Irons 1857-1943)

Bernard Johnson - mill (1900-1953)
Charley Johnson
Frank Johnson
Fred S & Martha Johnson
Fred Johnson
Matilda Johnson - new subscriber
W.M. Johnson
Martha Jones (1903-1984, later became Mrs. Woodmansee, 3rd grade teacher)
Thomas Jordan

Henry Oliver Kibler (1895-1978)

H.F. Lamar - lumber yard (1870-1935)
J.H. Landrum (1894-1972)
Burch Layman
Leroy Larrick (1895-1990)
W.P. Levo (William Perry Levo 1890-1971)
Irene Lewis

Ralph Martin
Mrs. J.W. Matthews
Dr. W.T. Matthews - physician (William Thomas Matthews 1871-1953)
James Morarity (1869-1945)
Dr. L.G. Morton -dentist (Lyle George Morton 1884-1947)

Arthur McCoy (1889-1980)
Perry McDonald (1885-1953)
Raymond McDonald (1882-1958)
Stanley McKenzie (1886-1969)
H.W. McVey (Harry William McVey 1886-1976)

William A Newby (1855-1940_
New Vienna Bank
New Vienna Grain & Produce Co.
New Vienna Oil Supply Co.
New Vienna Reporter - newspaper
Nobles Drug Store
H.H. Nordyke (Herbert Harlow Nordyke 1873-1943)

Ohio Asphaltic Limestone Co. - new subscriber

Paramount Products Co.
J.L Parrett -tenant
Howard Penn (1892-1963)
Phillips Bros. - clothing store
Mrs. Geneva C Phillips (1870-1958)
Harley Phillips (1880-1960)
Elizabeth & Belle Powell (Elizabeth 1868-1935)
E.J. Preston - store
Public School

C.R. Rhoades (Clinton Ralph Rhoades 1876-1960)
Rices Grocery Store
Albert Roberts
Milton Ross
R.W. Roush
Mrs. Jennie Routh (1855-1949)
Irvin Rude
Joseph Rude (1865-1956)
Heber Runk (1897-1948)
Joe Ryan (1897-1967)

Sayre Grocery
R.W. Schoonover
J.F. Schuler (John Francis Schuler 1871-1949)
Charles Severs (1885-1972)
Walter Simkins (1899-1972)
Floyd Smalley (1897-1981)
Mrs. Anna Smith
Dailey R. Smith (1892-1979)
Rev. F.H. Smith - Church of Christ (Floyd Haverd Smith 1902-1970)
Smith's Tin Shop
Weldon Smith
Snowhill Country Club - new subscriber
Southern Ohio Tool & Die - new subscriber
H.M. Southerland (Hiram Southerland 1848-1935)
Mrs. Elizabeth Spargur - new subscriber
Addison Spencer
Wilbur Stackhouse (1897-1936)
H.D. Steele (1883-1945)
Streber's IGA Market
Harold D. Swisshelm

Albert Terrell (1878-1948)
C. Clayton Terrell (1885-1972)
Frank Terrell (1881-1974)
Gurney Terrell (1880-1958)
Paul Tasso Terrell (1873-1936)
Dr. C.H. Thompson - vet. (1887-1966)
Elbert Thompson (1901-1944)
Mrs. J.H. Thompson (Mary Elizabeth Faulendorf Thompson 1863-1951)
H.H. Thorne Co.
Lewis Thornburg
Eugene Tilton (1889-1968)

Cecil J Uible (1883-1969)

Benson West (1873-1954)
James R. West (1874-1943)
Mrs. Henry G Williams (Allie Dove Williams 1866-1935)
Homer Williams (1904-1993)
Bertha Woods (1882-1945)
Rev. B.E. Wright - Methodist (1878-1957)
Gurney C Wright - funeral director
H.D. Wright (Harry Dana Wright 1900-1990)

A.L. Zimmerman (Aldo Layton Zimmerman 1876-1949)

Monday, December 7, 2015

1945 NV Honors WW2 Dead

On Pearl Harbor Day 1945, eight New Vienna High School Alumni who died in WW2 plus two more who attended but did not graduate were honored.  Alumni honored were Lt. Wayne Steele, William Burton of Infantry, Lt. Wendell Binkley, Lt. Robert Rice, Lt. Robert Thompson, Pvt. William Linkhart, Pvt. William Lamar & Robert Oglesbee, Infantry.  Two others are Kenneth Hamilton, paratrooper and Pfc. Charles Perry.  Separate article in adjacent column is about Sarah Ridgeway who came in 2nd in Nation in Grange essay contest.
Wilmington News-Journal Dec. 1, 1945 p.2
New Vienna School to Honor its War Dead
Plaque on School Grounds to be dedicated 
at Ceremonies on Pearl Harbor Day

New Vienna high school alumni members, who lost their lives in the war [World War 2], will be honored on Pearl Harbor Day, December 7, with the dedication of a plaque on the school grounds during ceremonies starting at 2:30 P.M., Superintendent R.W. Fenwick announced.

An ornamental oak tree already has been planted in their memory on the lawn directly in front of the building and the bronze plaque will be placed near the tree.

Members of the Alumni Association raised funds for the plaque and tree by public subscription.

Eight graduates of the school lost their lives in action and tow others, who attended New Vienna high school but did not graduate there, were among the casualties.

In all 71 graduates of New Vienna high school were in the armed forces and two in Red Cross work.

The plaque reads:  "In Memoriam.  We pay reverent tribute to those from our midst who gave to their country the last full measure of devotion in World War II."

Dr. Robert Conard, of Wilmington, retired Army colonel, will give the address.

Supt. Fenwick announced the following program.  "Star Spangled Banner," New Vienna high school band; invocation, Rev. F.H. Smith; music, band; address, Dr. Conard; music, band; remarks, Rev. Smith; roll call and presentation of tree, Richard Levo; benediction, Rev. Smith.

The rites will be held in the auditorium if the weather is bad, Fenwick said.

The eight alumni member honored are: Lt. Wayne Steele, navigator of a Flying Fortress who lost his life in Europe; William Burton, of the infantry; Lt. Wendell Binkley, pilot of a B-17 who lost his life in Italy; Lt. Robert Rice, of the Infantry who was killed in France; Lt. Robert Thompson, pilot of a P-51, killed in Italy.  Paratrooper Pvt. William Linkhart, killed in Holland; Pvt. William Lamar of the Marines, killed on Iwo Jima, and Robert Oglesbee of the Infantry, who died in France.  

Two others attended New Vienna high school: Kenneth Hamilton, a paratrooper killed on Corregidor; and Pfc. Charles Perry.

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1st Lieut. Wendell H. Binkley, born 1920, graduate of NVHS in 1938, pilot of a B-24 Liberator bomber, was killed in action over Italy on Christmas day 1944, when his plane crashed into a mountain..  He was survived by his wife, Mildred Crisenbery Binkley, a son Douglas Binkley, parents Howard and Carrie Fordyce Binkley and a brother, Carlton James Binkley.  His body was returned to the USA by Army Transport in 1948 and he is buried at the Sugar Grove Cemetery in Wilmington.

William Henry Burton, 1939 graduate of NVHS, was born in Clark County, Ohio in 1919.  He served in the infantry, enlisting in 1942 and died in Europe in January 1945.  He was survived by his wife, Mariel Elaine Kelly Burton, his parents, Clifford and Alberta McGillivray Burton, two brothers and four sisters.  He is buried in Springfield, Ohio, where his family moved after his high school graduation. 

Pvt. Harry Kenneth Hamilton, age 20, died in the Philippine Islands of wounds suffered on Corregidor on Feb. 25, 1945 while serving with  parachute division.  He had previously lived with his family in the Mt. Olive area near New Vienna and had attended New Vienna school.  He was Highland County's 72nd known war casualty since the US declared war in December 1941.

Pvt. William Thomas Lamar, NVHS 1944 graduate, entered the Marines after graduation and was killed in action on Iwo Jima in 1945.  He was survived by his parents Thomas & Rosa Lamar and his brother James Edward Lamar, who also served in the Marine Corps.

Pvt. William F. "Billy" Linkhart died in Holland (or Belgium) in January 1945.  He was a former star basketball player at NVHS where he graduated in 1938.  He served as a paratrooper in the Army.  Survivors included his parents, Roy and Etta Beair Linkhart and three brothers, Donald, Paul and Robert.  His brother Paul, in Army training camp in Arkansas, suffered a knee injury on the same day his parents got word of his brother's death, Feb. 1, 1945.

Major Robert Oglesbee, pilot of a bomber, was killed instantly in action over Belgium.  He joined the Army Air Corps in August 1942, was stationed in England and took part in numerous raids over Germany and other Nazi held countries.  Though listed as an alumni of NVHS, his name cannot be found in the graduation rosters.  (Perhaps he is another person who attended but did not graduate or his name was inadvertently left off the graduation lists??)  According to the 1940 census, Robert Oglesbee was 15 and living in New Vienna, which would indicate he could have graduated in 1942.  He was survived by his wife Helen, parents Guy & Grace Oglesbee, and a sister, Frieda Oglesbee (Tibbett).

Pfc. Charles C Perry, born in 1915, died in Oct. 1944 during the Invasion of Italy.  He attended NVHS.  He was survived by his wife, Helen Louise Achor Perry (Watson Gall Wilson), a son, Charles Leland Perry. his parents Mr. and Mrs. Sam Perry of Logan WV, three sisters, two brothers and his wife's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Achor.  Another brother, Ray, was also killed in action in WW2.

2nd Lieut. Robert Franklin Rice, killed in action in France, on Nov. 11, 1944.  The former basketball player, in command of an infantry company in the Third Army, was a 1933 graduate of NVHS.  He was survived by his [ex?] wife Mrs. Adeline Rice, a daughter Druscilla, his parents, (New Vienna Postmaster) Hamer and Clara Newland Rice and his grandparents, Robert and Jennie Beekman Newland.  Previously Robert had been married to Wanda Johnson Rice (Manthey), a 1935 NVHS graduate, and in Aug. 1944 he married Edith Atkinson Haage in Virginia.

2nd Lieut. Wayne M. Steele, 1937 graduate of NVHS, killed in action on April 21, 1944, as navigator on a B-24 bomber which crashed near East Dereham, Norfolk, England while on a mission which targeted an aircraft repair factory at Zwickau, Germany.  Steele was a graduate of Ohio State University and also attended Purdue University. He was the son of William and Hattie Morris Steele, of New Vienna.  He was also survived by a brother, Herbert, and his widow, Christine Boyd Steele (later McKelvey).  Buried in New Vienna IOOF Cemetery.

Lieut. Robert G. Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Thompson, killed in the crash of his F-47 fighter plane in a forced landing on April 20, 1945.  President of his senior class, Thompson graduated from NVHS in 1941.  He was survived by his parents, Peter and Gertrude Long Thompson. His body was returned to the USA by Army Transport in 1948 and he is buried in New Vienna IOOF Cemetery.