Geauga County Newspaper Transcriptions


The following newspaper articles were transcribed and donated to the Geauga County USGenWeb site by J. T. Elderkin, and are for the personal use of our researchers. They all come from the "Local News" sections of the Geauga Republican. Town names appear as transcribed.

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Geauga Republican, Wednesday, December 2, 1914
local news column for Bainbridge


Surnames mentioned (may occur more than once): Arthur, Ashcraft, Bacon, Bidlake, Bliss, Eversole, Haley, Harmon, Haskins, Hass, Holcomb, Hurd, Jackson, Lovesee, Miner, Niman, Norman, Palmer, Parker, Pasher, Peters, Pfouler, Shippy, Thompson, Timmons, Wheeler

Will Parker has rented his farm to Joe Lovesee and son, and John Pasher will move to a poultry farm in Windham near Mahoning Station.

Mrs. Myrtle Hass, of Four Corners, has been visiting her parents, W. B. Haley and wife.

Mrs. Pearl Arthur, of Solon, visited J. E. Thompson and wife Friday.

W. S. Eversole and his niece, Jeannette Jackson, expect to start for Florida, Dec. 8.

Richard Palmer goes to California soon for the winter.

Mrs. Ford Niman is quite ill and her daughter is home from Kent normal.

Mrs. Mark Timmons remains very feeble.

Mrs. Hattie Holcomb, who has been ill for three months, sits up some.

Mrs. G. P. Norman is not as well.

Lee Harmon and wife, G. O. Harmon and wife and Mrs. Will Wheeler were in Cleveland, Saturday.

Thanksgiving day was ideal and there were many family gatherings here. M. L. Miner and wife entertained their children and grandchildren, and the children of Mrs. Regina Haskins came from Chardon, Cleveland, Northfield and Auburn to spend the day. E. G. Peters and wife entertained Fred Bidlake and family, A. N. Thompson and family, Mrs. Ida Ashcraft and Howard Bliss. G. P. Norman and wife entertained C. Pfouler and wife. G. O. Harmon and wife had guests from Leavittsburg, Hiram, and Aurora. Mr. Shippy and wife had many guests, W. B. Haley and wife entertained a merry crowd of relatives, and J. E. Thompson and wife were entertained at W. C. Taylor's in Chagrin. Howard Hurd was home from Columbus for Thanksgiving, and Ralph Bacon visited Warren relatives.

Geauga Republican, Wednesday, December 9, 1914
local news column for Bainbridge


General items not naming any individuals have been omitted. Surnames mentioned:
Benjamin, Fairbanks, Fieglas, Harper, Reed, Taylor


Many hearts were saddened to hear of the death of Mrs. W. C. Fairbanks at her home in North Dakota. Bainbridge was her birthplace and her home until her marriage. Much sympathy is expressed for the family.

Cleon Taylor is seriously ill with pleurisy and congestion of the lungs.

Emmet Reed now occupies the Mary Benjamin house.

A farewell surprise was given S. J. Harper and wife last Tuesday evening, just before their departure for Cleveland. They have traded their farm for city property. May success follow them in their new home.

Nathan Fieglas has a horse stolen from his barn sometime after 11 o'clock last Thursday night. No clue to the thief or horse.


Geauga Republican, Wednesday, December 16, 1914
local news column for Bainbridge


General items not naming any individuals have been omitted. Surnames mentioned:
Alexander, Drake, Haskins, Larue, Laughlin, McFarland, Miner, Niece, Pfeffercorn, Scott, Stafford, Taylor, Timmons


Cleon Taylor, who has been seriously ill all the week, is reported better.

Mrs. Mark Timmons was able to ride out last week.

Philip Haskins has been very ill with throat trouble.

Alfred Stafford is able to be out after a long illness.

Mrs. J. W. Scott and Mrs. W. W. Niece were recently called to Bazetta by the serious illness of their brother.

Chas. Larue has been having a serious times from the effects of having a tooth extracted. His neck was badly wrenched; the doctor said nearly dislocated.

Elwin McFarland has his sawmill in Clair Drake's woods preparatory to sawing timber for a large barn to be built in the spring.

The Laughlin and Alexander families have gone to their new home in Tennessee. M. L. Miner bought Mr. Alexander's farm, and Mr. Pfeffercorn, of Cleveland, the Laughlin place.

Geauga Republican, Wednesday, December 23, 1914
local news column for Bainbridge

General items not naming any individuals have been omitted. Surnames mentioned:
Brockway, Eggleston, Haley, Howard, Hurd, Mitchell, Parker, Thompson, Wheeler


Lucas Hurd and wife, who went to California a month ago, are with their daughter at Montague. They have to sit by a fire, which was unexpected weather to them.

Thirty attended the F. C. A. social held Thursday at Harris Parker's. These socials are becoming popular fast.

Born last week, to A. J. Mitchell and wife, a son.

J. B. Brockway was quite sick last week.

Ida Thompson is recovering from tonsilitis.

Mrs. A. M. Eggleston, who has been afflicted with head and eye trouble, is recovering.

A. Howard, wife, and son attended the funeral of Mrs. Wm. Howard in Chardon.

Mrs. Will Haley has been visiting her son Herb and family in Windsor.

From the Exponent: "Wm. Wheeler, of Bainbridge, has a fine cow sick, which baffled the veterrinary [sic] to determine the disease. After she died an examination showed one lung and the liver punctured with shot. Was this a case of carelessness or
otherwise, is the question among farmers."

Geauga Republican, Wednesday, December 30, 1914
local news column for Bainbridge

General items not naming any individuals have been omitted. Surnames mentioned:
Brewster, Eggleston, Fowler, Holcomb, Rarick, Wilbur


Invitations have been issued for the golden wedding of A. M. Eggleston and wife Jan. 4.

Invitations have been received here announcing the coming marriage of Clyde Rarick and Myrtle Wilbur at the home of H. C. Wilbur and wife in Chardon, Friday noon, Jan. 15.

Mrs. Hattie Holcomb had a relapse and is critically ill again.

Mrs. Helena Fowler, who was badly bruised by falling down stairs, is able to be about some.

Henry Brewster and wife will have been married 64 years on Jan. 15. They are in good health and expect to attend the Eggleston golden wedding.


Geauga Republican, Wednesday, December 2, 1914
local news columns for West Chardon and North Chardon


General items not naming individuals have been omitted. Surnames mentioned (may occur more than once): Beighley, Burgess, Cline, Coches, Connolly, Curtiss, Haskins, Hudson, Huff, Johnson, Kingsley, Lathrop, Lindlay, Luke, Merrill, Paustian, Post, Roseum, Russell, Sanborn, Shires, Steiss, Turpin, Warren, Welk, Whiston

West Chardon

Hazen Lathrop, wife, and little daughter have been spending a week with relatives in Cleveland and Strongsville.

Recent visitors at C. W. Whiston's were Harvey Cline and Chris Paustian, of Cleveland, and Jesse Welk, of Willoughby.

Alice Whiston is in Willoughby.

Geo. Luke, of Rock Creek, visited his sister, Mrs. D. H. Merrill, last week.

Ernest Russell and family, of Chester, and Mrs. Lizzie Sanborn, of Chardon, were at Fred Post's, Thursday.

Mrs. Nellie Burgess was in the city Monday.

John Roseum, of Cleveland, is visiting his daughter, Mrs. C. O. Warren.

Ruth Coches is visiting in Cleveland.

J. Burgess and wife entertained city relatives Thursday.

Stephen Johnson is in very poor health.

H. Huff and family visited his parents in Hartsgrove last week.

Mrs. Weltha Beighley and little son of Perry, and Seth Turpin, of Port Clinton, were at S. P. Lindlay's, Thursday and Friday.

Asa Hudson and wife have returned from a seven weeks' stay in Michigan.

Miss Haskins served a chicken dinner to her pupils and their mothers at the school house Wednesday.

The young people gave Harlan Kingsley, of East Kirtland, a surprise party Saturday night, and Rosie Steiss a surprise the Saturday previous.

North Chardon

Mrs. J. B. K. Connolly, of Washington, was at her farm here Saturday.

C. Shires and wife spent Thursday with their daughter at Novelty.

A. L. Curtiss and wife spent Thursday with their grandmother in Burton.

Geauga Republican, Wednesday, December 9, 1914
local news columns for West Chardon and North Chardon

General items not naming any individuals have been omitted. Surnames mentioned (may occur more than once):
Burgess, Cline, Connolly, Fahnestock, Grilley, Hercke, Klema, Lawrence, Manley, McBride, Paustian, Pfundstein, Reucher, Rubicka, Schlobolm, Whiston, Whitcomb

West Chardon

Born Dec. 1, to Stanley McBride and wife, of Huntsburg, formerly of this place, a daughter, Maxine Elizabeth.

Geo. Schlobolm is working in Newburg.

Dr. Reucher and family, of Cleveland, were at J. Klema's recently.

Joe Rubicka was called to the city Sunday by the serious illness of his brother.

Harvey and Leon Cline and Chris Paustian, of Cleveland, spent last week at C. W. Whiston's.

Helen Grilley is visiting in the city.

John Hercke has the cellar and foundation ready for his new bungalow.

The Sewing Circle will meet with Mrs. Joe Burgess, Thursday.

North Chardon

W. Manley has rented his farm in Mentor.

Harry Fahnestock has rented the Connolly farm.

Esther Whitcomb has gone to live with her father.

Mrs. Helen Lawrence is visiting her parents.

Joe Pfundstein lost a good rabbit hound a few days ago.

Fred Pfundstein, of Cleveland, is visiting his brother here.

Geauga Republican, Wednesday, December 16, 1914
local news column for West Chardon

Surnames mentioned: Connolly, Martindale, Meek, Robinson


D. Martindale and wife, of Farmington, visited relatives here Thursday.

A. Robinson has bought a fine pair of colts.

Margaret Meek is attending school in Willoughby.

Mrs. J. Connolly has returned to Washington.

Geauga Republican, Wednesday, December 23, 1914
local news columns for West Chardon and North Chardon

Items not naming any individuals have been omitted. Surnames mentioned (may occur more than once): Barber, Curtiss, Fahnestock, Hudson, Lathrop, McBride, Mummery, Nichols, Roseum, Welk, Whiston

West Chardon

Chas. Mummery has been confined to his bed with rheumatism the past week.

Mrs. Lena Welk, of Willoughby, visited her parents, C. W. Whiston and wife, last week.

The young folks gave Theron Roseum a surprise party Saturday night.

Luman Johnson has a new horse.

Asa Hudson and wife have returned from a two week's visit in the city.

Roy Lathrop, of Cleveland, is visiting his brother Hazen, and John Lathrop is spending a week in the city.

Alice Whiston is working at Stanley McBrides in Huntsburg.

North Chardon

The entertainment at the school house Saturday evening was fine. Miss Nicholas, of Chester, furnished music.

Mrs. Florence Barber, of Novelty, has been visiting her parents.

Mrs. Harry Fahnestock visited her parents in Painesville several days last week.

A. L. Curtiss and wife spent Sunday with his mother in Huntsburg.

Geauga Republican, Wednesday, 30 December 1914
local news column for North Chardon

Surnames mentioned (may occur more than once): Dayton, Keyes, Merrill, Pfundstein


Sam Merrill was in Cleveland, Saturday.

Joe Pfundstein was in the city one day last week.

D. C. Keyes and wife had a family gathering Christmas day.

Mrs. Pfundstein's son and daughter, of Cleveland, spent Christmas with her.

E. Dayton and wife, of Mentor, visited friends here Saturday.


Geauga Republican, Wednesday, December 2, 1914
local news column for Hambden

Surnames mentioned (may occur more than once): Ballard, Bascom, Cook, Crellin, Cutts, Grant, Hale, Harrington, Heider, Johnson, King, Kiser, Kunkle, Maltbie, Nickerson, Ranney, Ransom, Richards


Chas. Nickerson and wife have gone to Cleveland for the winter.

Mrs. Marietta Cook, of Madison, died last Saturday, aged nearly 90 years. She was a former resident here, and mother of Mrs. Emma Ransom, of this place.

Geo. Hale, of Cleveland, spent Thanksgiving with Loren Richards and wife.

Mrs. Kunkle is very sick.

The children and grandchildren of Wm. Maltbie and wife spent Thanksgiving with them.

Mrs. Amelia Worthington will spent the winter with her son Wm. and family.

Mrs. Eugene Grant returned last week from an extended visit with friends in Idaho.

The Methodist Aid meet Thursday for an all-day meeting with Mrs. Wm. Worthington.

Mrs. Nettie King was able to take an auto ride to Chardon, Thursday.

Mrs. Mabel Ranney and children returned to Chester, Sunday.

Geo. Crellin and wife entertained their children Thursday.

Perry Johnson and family, of Painesville, were at Dewitt Ballard's, Thursday.

C. L. Cutts, wife and daughter Anna visited Mrs. Esther Cutts, Sunday.

There was a family gathering at Mrs. Joseph Kiser's, Thursday.

Mr. Heider and wife are entertaining his sisters and brother-in-law from Avon.

John Harrington and wife, of Cleveland, were here last week.

Gilbert Bascom, of Cleveland, spent several days last week with his father, who is in very poor health.

Geauga Republican, Wednesday, 9 December 1914
local news column for Hambden

Items not naming any individuals have been omitted. Surnames mentioned (may occur more than once): Anderson, Ballad, Bascom, Brannon, Gould, Kiser, Kothera, McDonald, Parker, Pettis, Ryder, Salter, Stone, Stumpner, Tate, Thompson, Ware, Winchell


It is reported that Mrs. Jennie Brannon has sold her farm.

Mrs. Joseph Kothera's mother is visiting her.

A counsel of doctors was held for Chas. Bascom, Saturday. He is in a critical condition.

The young child of Clyde Winchell and wife has been quite sick the past week.

Earl Kiser, of Cleveland, has been spending a few days with Mrs. Lizzie Anderson.

Sizer Barnum and children and Bert Gould and wife, of Chardon, were at Henry Barnum's last week. Henry Barnum, Jr., of Plymouth, is also there.

Forrest McDonald and wife have moved to P. McDonald's for the winter.

Geo. Thompson and wife, of Chardon, spent Saturday at D. W. Parker's.

Laura Parker is suffering with a badly sprained wrist. Mrs. Sylvia Stone fell over a coal bucket and injured her arm last week. Mrs. Wm. Tate also fell and injured her back.

Mr. Stumpner and wife have gone to Canton for the winter.

Marjory Ware is visiting in Painesville and Cleveland.

Hiram Salter is visiting his son Frank and family in Youngstown.

John Pettis and son Ernest, of Munson, spent Tuesday at Chas. Bascom's.

Mrs. Leita Ryder, of Cleveland, has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Eugene Ballard.

Geauga Republican, Wednesday, 16 December 1914
local news column for Hambden

General items not naming any individuals have been omitted. Surnames mentioned: Anderson, Bascom, Bettikoser, Brown, Chamberlin, Hood, Johnson, Kothera, Miller, Rayl, Russell


Mrs. Lizzie Anderson visited relatives in Cleveland last week.

Elon Bascom, of Wickliffe, has been helping care for his brother Chas. the past week.

We are very glad to report that he is slowly recovering.

Mrs. Pearl Hood visited her parents last week and attended the bazar.

Corwin Chamberlin and wife were called Thursday to Munson, to attend the funeral of her little nephew.

Mr. Bettikoser, of Bucyrus, is visiting his sister, Mrs. Jos. Johnson.

Ed. Kothera, of Cleveland, visited his parents here last week.

Rev. H. F. Miller will give a chart talk on the life of Christ Dec. 27, at the S. S. hour at the Union Church.

Mrs. Ruth Russell, of Chagrin Falls, spent several days at Chas. Bascom's last week.

Lon Rayl and wife are here from Little Mountain, helping care for her mother, Mrs. John Brown, who at this writing is very low.

Geauga Republican, Wednesday, 23 December 1914
local news column for Hambden

Note: First half of column is obituary of Delia C. Brown. General items not naming individuals have been omitted. Surnames mentioned (may occur more than once):
Barnum, Beardsley, Bedell, Breakman, Brown, Chamberlin, Giffin, Grant, Heider, Hood,
Johnson, Jones, Lowe, Martino, Ohl, Perry, Rayl, Smith, Weiner, White, Young


Mrs. Delia C. Brown, a highly esteemed lady of Hambden, and wife of John N. Brown, died at 9 o'clock last Wednesday night, Dec. 16, after a 10-weeks' illness with pneumonia, aged 66 years, 9 months and 29 days. Mrs. Brown had been in poor health for two years, but bore her sufferings with true Christian fortitude, which enabled her to triumph in the trying hour. Besides the husband, Mrs. Brown leaves a daughter, Mrs. Ora Rayl, of Little Mountain; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Lenna Johnson and Mrs. Alta Lowe; also a brother, six sisters and six grandchildren. Delia C. Bedell was born in Leroy, Lake County, Feb. 17, 1848, being the daughter of Benjamin Bedell and Catherine Breakman. In 1874 she married Morris Smith, and two children were born to this union--Ora and Bertha. The latter died 11 years ago. Mr. Smith died Oct. 8, 1875. On Nov. 7, 1888, Mrs. Smith was married to John N. Brown, who with the children mourn the loss of a loving and devoted wife and mother. Mrs. Brown was a member of the Methodist Church, and beloved by all who knew her. The funeral services were held at the home on the North Hambden town line Friday, Rev. Geo. Giffin, her pastor, officiating. The burial was made in Hamden cemetery.

Frank Hood and wife, of Painesville, spent Sunday here.

Corwin Chamberlin and wife were in Cleveland last week.

Mr. Young, of Pittsburg, was at the factory testing milk last week.

Bert and Raymond Barnum were week-end guests of their grandparents.

Arthur Grant and family, of Middlefield, who have recently returned from Idaho, visited his parents last week.

George Heider recently entertained his brother from Avon Lake.

Mik Martino, of Cleveland, is spending a few days with Tony Martino.

C. C. Ohl, of Chardon, is breaking a fine span of colts for Albert White.

Perry Beardsley, of Hudson, is working for Chas. Weiner at the Perry-Jones farm.

Geauga Republican, Wednesday, 30 December 1914
local news column for Hambden

General items not naming any individuals have been omitted. Surnames mentioned (may occur more than once): Alderman, Barnum, Bascom, Brott, Brown, Cobb, Crellin, Fisher, Hale, Harrington, Hood, Hubbard, Lowe, Luce, Maltbie, McDonald, Richards, Rogers, St. John, Ware, Worthington


Nellie Rogers is home from Willoughby.

Geo. Crellin and wife are entertaining their children.

C. J. Richards and wife, of Wickliffe, visited his brother Loren and wife Saturday.

Robert St. John spent Christmas with his children in Madison.

Wm. Worthington and wife spent Christmas in Cleveland.

Geo. Hale and family entertained Mr. Ware and wife, of Indiana, and Chas. Hood and family of Painesville.

Mrs. John Harrington spent the week-end with her mother.

Amos Lowe and wife, of Kinsman, attended the funeral of Mrs. Delia Brown.

Wyrum Alderman and family, of Huntsburg, were at Rollin Cobb's Friday.

Christmas guests at Elmo Hubbard's were Lewis Luce and wife, of New Lyme; Lyman Brott, of Mayfield, and Noel Maltbie and family of Chardon.

Murray Barnum, of Plymouth, is visiting his grandparents.

Fred McDonald and wife spent Christmas in Painesville.

Dorothy Hollis is home from Willoughby.

Harry Hood and wife and Frank Hood and wife spent Christmas with Mrs. Fisher in Chardon.

This community was saddened Saturday by the death of Chas. Bascom, a highly respected citizen. The invalid wife and family, who survive have the sympathy of all who know them.


Geauga Republican, Wednesday, December 2, 1914
local news column for Huntsburg

General items not naming any individuals have been omitted. Surnames mentioned (may occur more than once): Adams, Barnes, Bartholomew, Beardsley, Clark, Conley, Courtney, Culbertson, Elliot, Evans, Hope, Ishe, Martindale, Morehouse, Moss, Olds, Patterson, Pease, Perry, Scott, Shaw, Southwell, Tuttle


We understand Mr. Shaw has purchased the Wicks farm in the southwest part of town.

Marvin Moss, Harry Grace and Cliff Moss raised over 5,000 bushels of potatoes on 20 acres. The farms join, and are part of the old Chapin Moss farm in the southwest part of town. There were many other smaller fields of potatoes on which large yields were reported.

Mr. Shaw shipped about 300 bushels of apples from the Rob Bartholomew farm.

Ernie Martindale and wife and Carl Elliot and wife were in Cleveland recently.

Grace Courtney, of Millersburg, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Clarence Clark. Calvin Olds and family of Burton, were Sunday's guests there.

Mrs. Jeannie Beardsley is spending a week in Cleveland.

Dorothy Pease, who is teaching in Munson, spent Thanksgiving with her sister Pauline in Wooster.

Ethleen Ishe, who is teaching in Mesopotamia, spent Thursday with her sister, Mrs. Ralph Adams. Her brothers Geo. and Howard were there also.

Bina Evans, Helen Tuttle, and Myra Adams were home from Kent last week.

Addie Patterson has been spending a week with friends in Hambden.

Ralph Adams and family were in town over Sunday.

Mrs. Edwin Hope, of Claridon, who fell down stairs, is better.

Hal Clark and Harry Barnes were home from Columbus last week.

F. B. Morehouse and wife spent Thanksgiving at W. A. Adams' in East Claridon.

Ernie Martindale entertained his brother and wife last week.

Pliny Clark and family, of Wheeling, were weekend guests of his parents here.

The little daughter of John Culbertson is recovering from a serious operation at a city hospital. Her mother expects to bring her home early this week.

Bert Conley, of Alliance, recently visited his parents here.

W. J. Perry and family spent Thanksgiving with relatives in Wilmot. Harry Scott had charge of the store while they were away.

Esther Courtney recently underwent an operation in a city hospital. Her friends hope she will soon recover.

Mrs. Addie Southwell recently visited her father and sister here.

Geauga Republican, Wednesday, December 9, 1914
local news column for Huntsburg


General items not naming individuals have been omitted. Surnames mentioned (may occur more than once): Adams, Allen, Carothers, Clark, Critchet, Culbertson, Davis, Dietrich, Dunn, Dunn, Eggleston, Evans, Glading, Hazard, Heabler, Huntington, Kerschner, Knapp, Ladd, Millard, Moss, Moss, Reed, Reed, Snow, Staibs, Watts, Wells


Mr. Heabler was called to Orange recently by the illness of his son George, who is better.

The Moss sisters were home from Windsor recently and Bonita Glading, of Hartsgrove, came with them.

Doris Millard spent Sunday at Lotusdale farm.

Ambrose Davis and wife are visiting his parents.

Chas. Hazard and wife, of Painesville, visited her cousin, F. E. Dunn, last week for the first time in 32 years.

Mrs. Frank Reed and daughter, of Burton, visited friends her last week.

Bert Eggleston, of Cincinnati, is home on a short vacation.

Mrs. Eva Allen, of Geneva, has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Will Clark, who has been sick.

Minnie Critchet is home from Painesville. Her father, who has been ill, in some better.

Mrs. L. D. Clark picked ripe strawberries Dec. 1, and treated some of her friends.

Sheridan Millard has built a poultry house.

Mrs. Heabler spent part of last week at Mr. Kerschner's in Windsor.

Mr. Staibs and family and Regina Huntington attended the funeral of the little Kerschner boy, who was killed by the kick of a horse.

H. G. Carothers, mail carrier to the station, was sick with grip last week.

Mrs. Julia Evans, who lives with H. G. Carothers and wife, fell recently and is now unable to walk.

John Culbertson's little daughter underwent another operation in the city last week, and is recovering.

The West Street Neighborhood Club met with Mrs. Lydia Knapp last Thursday. F. E. Dunn was elected president and Byron Adams vice president.

Mrs. Julius Dietrich has been helping care for her mother, Mrs. Sarah Reed, who has been sick.

Arthur Ladd and Chas. Snow called on relatives here last week.

Marvin Moss and wife were in Akron recently.

Mrs. Florence Wells and Mrs. Eliza Watts attended the bazar and visited their sisters here.

Geauga Republican, Wednesday, 23 December 1914
local news column for Huntsburg

Items not naming any individuals have been omitted. Surnames mentioned: Beardsley, Burton, Byler, Culbertson, Dones, Eggleston, Hathaway, Ishe, Jenkins, King, Miller, Morehouse, Morse, Moss, Pease, Rhodes, Strong, Vissar


Mrs. Hathaway, who has been visiting in Michigan, has returned to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Willis Morehouse, for the winter.

Mrs. Horton Strong is on the sick list.

Mrs. Jennie Beardsley has returned from East Claridon.

John Culbertson and family, who have been in Cleveland often recently, returned Saturday. They have all been sick, but are better. Mrs. Culbertson spent Monday in the city.

Ernest Rhodes and Geo. Ishe attended Christmas exercises at Ethleen Ishe's school in North Munson, Friday afternoon, and brought her home for two weeks' vacation.

Dorothy Pease, teacher near Chester; the Moss sisters, who teach in Windsor, are all at home for the holiday vacation.

Pauline Pease is home for Ohio University, and our three Kent students are coming home this week.

Bert Eggleston was in Painesville last week.

Margaret Dones has resigned as grammar teacher.

Mrs. Elmer Burton visited her daughter in East Claridon last week.

There was an Amish wedding last Tuesday just over the line in Middlefield, at the home of Mr. Byler, when his daughter, Mrs. Lena King, and a Mr. Miller were married. The bride's many Huntsburg friends wish her much happiness.

Mr. Vissar and family are moving in with Mrs. Valerie Jenkins, and will work her farm the coming year.

Clyde Morse and two friends were out from Cleveland last week for a hunt.

Geauga Republican, Wednesday, 30 December 1914
local news column for Huntsburg

General items not naming any individuals have been omitted. Surnames mentioned (may occur more than once): Adams, Allen, Barnes, Clark, Cook, Cox, Culbertson, Evens, Foulk, Heabler, Huntington, Ishe, Lewis, McClintock, Millard, Moss, Pease, Perry, Rex, Staib, Strong


Mrs. Grove Allen and daughter, of Akron, have been visiting her parents and other relatives here.

Bert Adams and family, of Berea, were week-end guests of relatives here.

Wm. Huntington and wife, of Windsor, spent Sunday with her parents.

Chas. Rex. Spent Christmas in Warren.

Geo. Heabler and Allen Moss were at home last week.

Hal Clark and Harry Barnes, of Columbus, are at home for the holidays.

Sherman Millard and family spent Christmas in Painesville, and Geo. Pease and family were in Chardon.

Ralph Adams and family spent Christmas here.

John Culbertson and family were in the city Friday for further treatment for their daughter.

There were many Christmas gatherings here. Mr. Cook, of Cleveland, and Ed. Cow and family, of Kirtland, were guests of Mrs. Jennie Barnes. V. T. Barnes' family were at home, 35 in all, and Marvin Moss had a large family gathering. Members of the Ishe family and their children, were entertained at W. H. Lewis', and Connie McClintock and wife had a large gathering, as did John Staib.

Howard and Edna Barnes visited their uncle in Chester, Sunday.

Mrs. Almira Adams and son Geo. entertained many relatives Friday.

Monday evening Beatrice Moss entertained a select number of friends.

The mission band met Tuesday evening with Bessie Heabler.

There will be a kitchen shower Wednesday evening for Will Huntington and wife in South Windsor.

Annual banquet and reception for new members of the Wesleyan class Friday evening at H. T. Clark's.

Men are cutting ice of Clifford Adams' farm for W. J. Perry.

It is reported that John Foulk, merchant, has bought a farm near Cambridge Springs, Pa.

Maurice Strong spent Christmas at home, and Paul Evans was here the first of the week.


Geauga Republican, Wednesday, 2 December 1914
local news column for Middlefield

Surnames mentioned (may occur more than once): Baker, Bateman, Crittenden, Davidson, Fowler, Griffin, Griffiths, Hamilton, Harrison, Hollenbeck, Hopkins, Jewett, Johnson, Kerschner, Lampson, Lusk, McCreary, Miller, Most, Patchin, Poole, Ritter, Robinson, Rose, Southard, Southwick, Sturdevant, Taft, Travis, White, Wicks


A sad accident occurred in Bloomville Sunday, when Kerschner was kicked by a horse and killed. He was the youngest son of W. J. Kerschner, and 14 years old. He was working for his brother-in-law, and expected to return to his home in a few days. The grief-stricken parents left for Bloomville, Monday. They will bring their son's body back Wednesday. The funeral will be held at the home near South Windsor.

It was a shock to the many relatives and friends for Forrest White to hear of his death on Monday of last week. He was formerly a resident of this town, but at the time of his death lived in Cleveland. He was recovering from typhoid fever, and had a relapse. He leaves a wife and daughter. The funeral was held at the home of his parents in Painesville, a number of relatives from here attending.

A son was born to Jake Most and wife Nov. 27.

F. B. Hamilton is sick with appendicitis.

Rev. Southard has secured Ted Robinson, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, to speak at the men's meeting next Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. H. I. Southwick, of Warren, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Rose Taft.

John Davidson, of Cleveland, spent Sunday with his grandparents here.

Lisle White, of Columbus, was at home Thanksgiving day.

Mrs. Amy Bateman, of Chardon, spent Sunday with A. W. Poole and wife.

Verna Hopkins spent her Thanksgiving vacation in Ashtabula, Miss Ritter went to her home in Mantua, and Miss McCreary to her home in Brecksville.

Franc White, who is teaching in Ravenna, was home Thursday.

Mrs. Wicks is spending several days with her daughter in Bedford.

Mrs. L. A. Sturdevant and daughter Franc were in Cleveland, Saturday.

Mrs. Fowler and daughter, of Painesville, are visiting relatives in town.

The little daughter of Frank Griffin and wife is sick.

Geo. Griffiths and wife and Mrs. Rhode Hollenbeck were Thanksgiving guests of David Crittenden and wife.

Junior Robinson, of Columbus, visited his parents here last week.

J. J. Rose and wife entertained relatives and friends Thursday.

W. A. Travis and wife spent several days last week in Bedford with their daughter, Mrs. C. F. Miller.

Ivan Patchin, of Cleveland, was home over Sunday.

Tom Crittenden and family, Effie Jewett of Cleveland, Orin Jewett and Myra Lusk, of Painesville, were Thanksgiving guests of Hiram Jewett and wife.

Smith Johnson, who is attending school at Pittsburg, was home for the Thanksgiving vacation.

Mildred Miller, of Warren, visited her sister, Mrs. Lynn Lampson, last week.

L. V. Sturdevant and wife entertained Will Harrison and family Thursday.

Mrs. Flora Baker and daughter spent several days here last week.

Geauga Republican, Wednesday, 9 December 1914
local news column for Middlefield

Items not naming any individuals have been omitted. Surnames mentioned (may occur more than once): Adams, Burnett, Caldwell, Clapp, Crittenden, Ely, Ferry, Fiedler, Franks, Grant, Griffin, Haynes, Hopkins, Jewet, Johnson, Keeney, Lampson, May, Miller, Mining, Myers, Reed, Rhodes, Rose, Ruff, Sperry, White, Young


Floyd Ely is very sick with appendicitis. Dr. F. S. Clapp is attending him.

Mrs. J. J. Rose and Mrs. Earl Reed were in Cleveland, Thursday.

Iva Jewet [sic], of Huntsburg, visited her sister, Mrs. Tom Crittenden, Saturday.

Mrs. J. W. Caldwell is sick with grip.

Josephine Ferry, of Burton, visited her aunt, Mrs. Hugh Johnson, last week.

Mrs. Harlan Sperry is substituting in the primary department for Verna Hopkins.

Ben Miller was in Montville, Friday.

Verna Hopkins underwent an operation for appendicitis in Huron Road Hospital last Tuesday, and is improving.

Carl Adams, of Cleveland, spent several days here last week.

Almeda, the little daughter of Frank Griffin and wife, is very sick.

Arthur Grant and family have returned from Idaho, where they have been for several months.

J. S. May and wife, of Cleveland, visited relatives in town last week.

Myrtle White spend Sunday with her parents in Cleveland.

J. E. and Hugh Johnson attended a pail makers' convention in New York City last Tuesday.

Mrs. Coral Franks, of West Farmington, visited her parents, O. Burnett and wife, last week.

Olive Rhodes visited Cleveland friends over Sunday.

Frank Grant and wife were in Cleveland, Friday.

Surveyor Fiedler, of Chardon, was in town Saturday.

Mrs. Haynes, of Burton, visited friends here Friday.

Bert Caldwell was in Cleveland, Friday.

Mabel Young was in Cleveland, Sunday.

Henry Mining is home from Cleveland for the winter.

Henry Ruff is working in a drug store in Detroit.

Stata Miller, of Warren, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Lynn Lampson.

E. S. Keeney, of Chardon, was in town Saturday.

Bert Caldwell has sold his interest in the Middlefield Provision Co. to the Myers Bros.

Geauga Republican, Wednesday, 16 December 1914
local news column for Middlefield

Items not naming any individuals have been omitted. Surnames mentioned (may occur more than once): Clark, Cowle, Darrah, Davidson, French, Gingerich, Gooding, Hopkins, Hostettler, Johnson, King, Miller, Ohl, Pool, Rex, Russell, Sanford, Smith, Sperry, Thompson, Town, Usinger, Walker, White, Wright, Wright, Yoder


Mrs. Darrah, who is spending some time at the home of her son Will, fell down stairs last Friday, cutting a long gash in her forehead, and injuring one arm.

Mrs. Jeannie French, of Detroit, her daughter, arrived here Sunday.

Mrs. Cora Walker was in Cleveland, Tuesday.

Emma Cowle, of Chardon, spent Sunday with her sister Leonora.

Myrtle and Ruth White were in Cleveland over Sunday.

Jeff Ohl is on the sick list.

Mrs. O. R. Hopkins spent several days in Cleveland last week.

A. E. Clark, who had a stroke of paralysis last Wednesday, is reported better.

Henry Thompson was in Cleveland, Wednesday.

Mrs. Lydia Gingerich, Jake Miller and Jake Hostettler and wife attended the wedding of Fred Yoder and Mary Yoder in Holmes County last Thursday.

John Davidson, of Cleveland, visited his grandparents here Saturday and Sunday.

Mrs. Bert Rex was in Cleveland Wednesday.

S. G. Smith and wife are moving into the new house they purchased of S. E. Sperry.

The Friday Club met Friday afternoon with Mrs. C. R. Johnson.

Mrs. Lena King, of Middlefield, and A. Miller, of Holmes County, are to be married Thursday.

Mrs. Jesse Wright, of Cleveland, spent Sunday with her parents here.

A. Usinger was in Chardon, Thursday.

John Gooding, of Cleveland, was in town several days last week.

Mrs. Harvey Wright is sick.

Hiram Russell and wife, of Burton, are the happy parents of twin boys. Mrs. Russell was formerly Millie Sanford, of this town.

Leroy Town and family have moved into their new home on South Main Street.

Mrs. Ray Town and daughter Elsie were in Burton, Friday.

A. W. Poole was in Chardon, Saturday.

Geauga Republican, Wednesday, 23 December 1914
local news column for Middlefield

Items not naming any individuals have been omitted. Surnames mentioned (may occur more than once): Armstrong, Barnes, Franks, Goodrich, Hamilton, Harrison, Hickox, Hopkins, Hoskins, Johnson, Lampson, Little, Patchin, Smith, Tiffany, White, Wright


Lewis Lampson, aged 78, who died Thursday morning in Fowler, Trumbull County, leaves two sisters, one living in Fowler, and one in Middlefield, Mrs. Warren Walden. The funeral was held Friday, and Saturday the body was brought to Middlefield for burial beside his kin.

Born Dec. 17, to Dr. Tiffany and wife, a son.

Lloyd Hoskins and wife, of Cincinnati, are visiting their parents here.

Fred Hamilton, who is recovering from appendicitis, is able to be on the streets again.

Mrs. Corral [sic] Franks, of West Farmington, visited her parents here last week.

Blanche Little, a student at Delaware, is spending the holidays with her parents.

A bunch of our young people walked to Margaret Harrison's school Friday evening, to attend the closing exercises.

Harry Barnes and Lysle White, who are attending State University, are home for the holidays.

Mrs. Frank Hickox and daughters Bernice and Belle were sick part of last week.

Mrs. Paulina Armstrong is visiting relatives in Painesville and Madison.

Ivan Patchin, of Cleveland, will spend his holiday vacation with his parents.

Harvey Wright and wife were in Chardon, Monday.

Mrs. Walker Goodrich's mother, of Fowler, is visiting her.

Verna Hopkins returned from the hospital Thursday, and is recovering.

Smith Johnson, of Pittsburg, is visiting his parents here.

The prodigal sons have returned and neither seem to think Middlefield such a dull village. A week ago last Friday after school, Peter Smith and Rodney Patchin caught a freight and went to Painesville. From there they went east, landing in Ashtabula. They did not stay there long, but boarded another freight, getting off at Cleveland. They spent Sunday there, and the following day took a street car to Medina. Here they got jobs in a printing office. There were two frantic mothers at home. The suspense became unbearable, and Rodney's father started out in search of the pair. He went as far east as Buffalo and had advertised in one of the Cleveland papers. The printer who hired the lads saw the advertisement and telephoned to Cleveland. When Mr. Patchin returned to the city the boys were located. He went to Medina and brought them here.

Geauga Republican, Wednesday, 30 December 1914
local news column for Middlefield

Items not naming any individuals have been omitted. Surnames mentioned (may occur more than once): Akins, Baker, Caldwell, Clark, Cornwall, Davidson, Handerson, Harrison, Harvey, Harvey, Hiles, Johnson, Johnson, Johnson, Kent, Koontz, Mackey, Moody, Newcomb, Patchin, Peffers, Rhodes, Russell, Smith, Southard, St. John, Travis, Usinger, White, Young


Mamie Mackey, of Willoughby, and Ano Mackey, of Montville, spent Christmas with their sister Helen at Rev. Southard's.

W. A. Travis and wife entertained their daughter and family, of Bedford, and L. D. Harvey and wife entertained their daughters and families.

Mr. St. John, who purchased the Koontz grocery store a few weeks ago, has traded the stock for a farm new Colebrook.

A. Usinger and wife are visiting their son Ross and family in Shelby.

A. E. Clark and wife entertained their entire family of nine daughters with their families Christmas day. Mr. Clark had a stroke of paralysis a few weeks ago, but is able to walk about the house some.

Mrs. Jennie Johnson underwent an operation at a city hospital last week.

Mrs. C. P. Patchin is suffering with a sprained ankle.

Franc White, teacher in Ravenna, is visiting her parents.

Ora Newcomb spent Friday in Burton.

C. J. Johnson and wife, of Canton, are visiting his parents.

Mrs. Flora Baker and daughter are visiting in town.

A. J. Handerson has returned from a southern trip.

We feel proud of Cyril Harvey, who won 1st prize of $25 in gold in the Cleveland Press novel-a-week contest. The prize winners were chosen from a list of 1436 contestants. All the essays were presented to the judges.

Middlefield people were surprised at the announcement in last week's paper of the marriage of Lila Hiles, of Wateroliet, and Howard Harrison, of this place. They were both employed in the Hollenbeck Hotel in St. Petersburg, Fla., last winter. They were married last Spring, the bride going to her home in Michigan, and the groom coming to his home here. They will return to Florida this winter.

Wallie Akins and wife went to Warren, Saturday afternoon. Mr. Akins planned to have a cancer removed from his face there Monday.

Mrs. Nellie Davidson and son John are visiting her parents.

J. E. Johnson and wife entertained Geo. Smith and family, of Warren; Howard Smith and family, of Cleveland; Mrs. Kent, Dr. Ida Peffers, and Mrs. Nettie Young on Christmas Day.

Olive Rhodes returned Monday from Conneaut, where she visited her brother and wife.

While a party of Windsor young people were skating on Robert Russell's pond Friday night, Frank Moody fell and struck the back of his head on the house. It was over an hour before he regained consciousness. He has no relatives in this country, having left home and kin in England two years ago.

B. W. Caldwell has gone to Montana on a business trip, and expects to go to California before returning.

Jim Cornwall, motorman on the C. & E. freight car, met with a serious accident Thursday. While handling a barrel of sugar it fell on one of his ankles, breaking two bones.


Geauga Republican, Wednesday, December 2, 1914
local news column for Montville

Surnames mentioned (may occur more than once): Barber, Bierly/Bierley, Bradley, Daniels, Hill, Hoffman, Langdon, Loomis, Marquette, Nye, Rhodes, Stevens, Tew, Treaster, Vietz, Wachs, Wenzel


Harry Hill and wife and Sam Nye and wife were recent guests of L.B. Hill and family.

Mrs. Langdon and daughter have moved into the house she purchased of C. G. Daniels.

L. B. Hill and wife have gone to Painesville to live with their daughter, Mrs. Sam Nye.

J. J. Treaster, of Oklahoma, is visiting his uncle, Chauncey Rhodes.

J. C. Bierly visited his son and daughter in Cleveland last week.

Ingham Bierley of Cleveland is visiting his father.

Mrs. Catherine Wenzel recently visited her daughter, Mrs. Max Daniels, in Parkman.

Jay Barber and wife entertain the Improvement Club Friday evening.

Paul Wachs and family, of Cleveland, were at Will Marquette's last week.

Mrs. Margaret Marquette has been spending several days with her niece in Struthers.

R. J. Tew and daughter Lena, of Leroy, visited G. H. Loomis, Saturday.

Clara Vietz, of Chardon, is spending a few days with friends in town.

Roll Stevens and wife, of Painesville, visited relatives here the past week.

Fred Hoffman and wife, of Footville, spent Sunday with Tom Hoffman and family.

Mrs. Alice Bradley is seriously ill with kidney trouble. A counsel of doctors was held Sunday.

Geauga Republican, Wednesday, December 9, 1914
local news column for Montville

Surnames mentioned (may occur more than once): Barber, Batchelder, Bohm, Brace, Bradley, Case, Daniels, Eminger, Forshey, Grant, Hall, Hausch, Knauff, Marquette, Miller, Pecka, Pollock, Roberts, Seeley, Shaw, Stetson, Stocking, Treaster, Vierley, Walters, Wenzel, Wheelock, Williams, Woolf


Montville Grange celebrated the 47th anniversary of the order with an all-day meeting December 4. A good program was presented, and these officers elected: M., J. Barber; O., J. J. Treaster; lecturer, Mamie Daniels; steward, Ed. Pecka; asst., Leroy Wenzel; chap., Frances Williams; treas., H. P. Case; sec., Gladys Eminger; gatekeeper, Wm. Batchelder; Ceres, Edith Roberts; Pomona, Mrs. Etta Woolf; Flora, Dorothy Bierley; L. A. S., Belle Daniels; organist and chorister, Mrs. Seeley; ex. com., J. C. Bierley, W. W. Forshey, A. W. Wheelock; legislative com., J. C. Bierley.

P. W. Stetson and C. W. Shaw were in Pittsburgh over Sunday.

Arthur Grant and family are visiting her parents, S. H. Pollock and wife.

Mrs. Alice Bradley is improving.

The Institute officers meet at P. B. Brace's last Wednesday evening. A fine Institute is assured.

Mrs. A. E. Bohm recently visited relatives in Cleveland.

Ed. Pecka spent part of last week [with] his parents in Cleveland.

W. M. Walters has sold his place south of the Center to a Mr. Brown, of Minnesota.

Victor Brace and wife visited his brother Romaine in Lisbon over Sunday.

Leroy Wenzel entertained friends at a "stag" party one night recently.

Miss Margaret Marquette visited Chas. Hall and wife in Chardon last week.

Albert Stocking and wife, of Painesville, visited John Hausch and wife over Sunday.

Isaac Knauff has traded his farm for Cleveland property, and will occupy Mrs. Mary Miller's house until spring.

A large crowd attended the Improvement Club meeting at Jay Barber's, Thursday. An elegant repast was served.

 

Geauga Republican, Wednesday, December 16, 1914
local news column for Montville

Surnames mentioned (may occur more than once): Barber, Fry, Garritt, LaFollette, Phillips, Pitkin, Rhodes, Seeley, Whitney


Clark Rhodes, Raymond Garritt, and Horace Pitkin of Hambden, celebrated their birthdays with their families at the home of Clark Rhodes and wife Friday, Dec. 11.

Rev. LaFollette is holding revival meetings at the Methodist Church.

Mr. Fry, of Ashland County, has taken possession of the farm he purchased of Leonard Seeley.

Jay Barber and wife expect to move in with her father, H. P. Whitney, March 1.

At telephone meeting last week, all the old officers were re-elected except Lyman Rhodes, director. Frank Phillips was elected in his place.


Geauga Republican, Wednesday, December 23, 1914
local news column for Montville

Surnames mentioned: Alvord, Knauff, Marquette, Norton, Pecka, Scott, Treaster, Wollant


J. J. Treaster is visiting his sister in Randolph.

A. C. Norton has a telephone.

Mrs. Margaret Marquette, who has been suffering with an abcess, is better.

M. J. Alvord fell down cellar last Wednesday, breaking a small bone in one leg above the ankle. He is able to be around on crutches.

Isaac Knauff has not sold his farm, as before stated.

Mr. Wollant's little daughter, who was badly burned in a tub of hot water, is recovering.

Mrs. Henry Scott entertained the Methodist Aid last Wednesday.

Ed. Pecka will go to Madison soon, where he will work the coming year.

Geauga Republican, Wednesday, December 30, 1914
local news column for Montville

Surnames mentioned (may occur more than once): Barber, Ernst, Hills, Hoffman, Huntoon, Loomis, Mowry, Miller, Perry, Phillips, Seeley, Terry, Walters, Wheelock, Whitney


New Methodist S. S. officers are: Supt., A. W. Wheelock; asst., Mrs. Myra Perry; sec., Robert Perry; asst., Mildred Phillips; treas., Mrs. L. E. Seeley; chorister, Mrs. Wm. Walters; organist, Nellie Huntoon; asst., Edith Wheelock; chaplain, Mrs. Myra Perry; librarian, Mabel Hills.

Rev. Terry was in town part of last week.

Geo. Mowry was badly bruised Christmas eve, when a horse and cutter driven by Franklin Wheelock ran into him..

Hazel Loomis was at home for Christmas.

Richmond Barber is living on Mrs. Mary Miller's farm.

Orris W. Loomis and family, of Mentor, have been visiting relatives here.

Fred Hoffman and wife, of Footville, spent Sunday at W. Z. Ernst's.

Norm Whitney has been spending a few days with friends in Cleveland


The following article has been transcribed and contributed by Sandi Ransom Stoklosa.

Geauga Republican
Jan. 14, 1885 pg. 1
Thompson

As has been my practice some thirty years, I send a list of deaths in town for 1884. The first on the list was an infant of months, of Edward and Emily \par Hulbert, Feb. 4, 1850, since which time I have sympathized with many sorrowing mothers and children, from the young, precious buds of promise to the fathers and mothers of more than four-score years. Two only I recollect were over 90 years. Many more between 70 and 90 years; and I have taken much satisfaction in keeping and furnishing this annual record, because many have expressed much interest in it.

The first death of this year occurred April 2: Mrs. Sarah A. Phelps, aged 44. There had been no death since Sept. 7, 1883. May 16, Miss Josie Sidley, 17 years. May 21, Freddie Clayton,13. June 9, Ashbel Tillotson, 74 1/2. July 9, Mrs. Olive Harklerode, 62. Aug. 2, Dewitt C. McLean, 42. Aug. 10, child of Frank Wallace, 3 months; first interred in new cemetery. Aug. 19, Gertrude Keener, 11 months. Aug. 19, an infant of Elta Wilson. Aug. 28, Peter Gill, 40 years. Oct. 1, Abel Phelps, 1 month less than 88. Oct. 4, Mrs. Ruthalia Craft, 69. Oct. 5, Alice, daughter of L. F. Behm, 18 months. Oct 17, Mrs. Edwin Prentice, 38. Nov. 6, William Sanford, 31. Nov. 11, Mrs Thankful Arnold, 65. Dec. 3, Bessie Pomeroy, 28; born Dec. 2, 1856; married Dec. 11, 1878; died Dec. 3, 1884. Dec. 23, Mrs. Alanson Loveland, about 50. Dec. 29, Mrs. Asenath Emmons, 82. Though the health of our community has been good, still our rate of mortality is above the average of years past......

The new M. E. Church will be dedicated on the 25th inst. Rev. Dr. Pershing \par is expected to be present and officiate.

F. M. L.


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