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Ephemera Friday #17: Child Naming Postcard

In February 2023, during a digitization project in Madison Township, Scioto County, Ohio, a postcard postmarked November 12, 1926 surfaced. Addressed by George Piersol Bennett, the township clerk of 22 years, it affirmed the birth of Harold Emerson Allen to Clarence Allen and Jennie Hosier on August 22, 1926. Signed by Clarence Allen, the postcard …

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Ephemera Friday #16: Lehman’s Premium Card

In the bustling streets of southern Ohio, a tale of entrepreneurial spirit unfolds, woven through the decades by the hands of visionaries Joseph Lehman and Henry Richman. It all began in 1856 when they opened a modest clothing factory on the corner of Front & Market, laying the groundwork for what would become a retail …

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Greenlawn Cemetery’s March 1876 Sexton Report

3rd- Christena Meisner, aged fifty-eight years; dropsy.3rd- Henry Martin, aged twenty-nine years; consumption.4th- Julia Salsbury, aged fifty-two years; tumor.6th- Child of Homer Montgomery, aged two months; inflammation of bowels.7th- Martha J. Shoup, aged thirty years; consumption.7th- Maria Debo, aged thirty years; inflammation of bowels.8th- Hettie Stevenson, aged sixty-eight years, consumption10th- Sarah Klotts, aged ninety-three years; …

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A Virtual Tour of Cissa-Patterson Cemetery

On February 1, 2024, we had the opportunity to visit the small family cemetery of Cissna-Patterson. This visit was made possible by the diligent efforts of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and the recent work of Paul Goode, Doug Williams, and Patty Robinson from the Seal Township Office. Thanks to their dedication, …

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The Suicide of Photographer John N. Lutz

“Wednesday forenoon about half-past 11 o’clock JN Lutz, the well-known photographer, was discovered running rapidly from the direction of Jack Cropper’s saloon, diagonally across the street towards his own residence. Charley Wertz was driving along in his buggy at the time, and slightly reigning in his horse said:” “Hello, Jack, What’s your hurry?” “Cause enough …