cLelland Fire, 1901.
Upper Sandusky, O., Jan. 16.'Fire destroyed McLelland's livery stable at Wharton. For a time the entire village was threatened owing to an inadequate fire system, but the entire population, including women and children, assisted in keeping the fire under control. Loss, several thousand.1
Jacob McClelland was the proprietor of the McClelland Livery in Wharton. He was born in Ohio in May 1847. His father was David McClelland (b. 1810), a local Wharton blacksmith. His mother was Martha McClelland (b. 1813). Both of his parents were from Pennsylvania. He had one sister, Margaret McClelland (b. 1843), and two brothers, William McClelland (b. 1845) and George McClelland (b. 1849). All of his brothers and sisters were born in Ohio.
larence Bell, 1908.
Ate Cheese'Now are Dying.
[Associated Dailies Telegram]
Upper Sandusky, Jan. 3'Three families at Wharton ate cheese for breakfast this morning. Two children of Clarence Bell are dying and ten or more persons are seriously ill.2
In 1910, Clarence A. Bell 3 and his wife Elise Gertrude (Bolton) 4 were living in Richland, Wyandot Co., Ohio with their four children. Sons; Le Moyne F. (8y), Harry (7y), Don(4y), and dauthter; Romaine (1y7m).
It is possible that this is the same Bell family and Harry and Don were the two who may have eaten the cheese. Le Moyne lived until 19 Sep 1924 from TB. He is buried on September 22, 1924 in Wharton cemetery, Wharton, OH by Curtis & Co. of Marion, OH.
1Coshocton Daily Age (Coschocton, OH) 16 Jan 1901, p.3, c.2.
2Coshocton Daily Times (Coshocton, OH) 2 Jan 1908, p.1, c.3.
3"United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MLDC-KH7), Clarence A Bell, Richland, Wyandot, Ohio; citing sheet 12A, family 32, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375254.
4"Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XXS3-SFD), Clarence A. Bell in entry for Kathryn Romaine Bell, 28 Oct 1908.