Misc Newspaper Clippings

Ironton in the Newspapers

A collection of newspaper clippings from various local papers. 

Ironton Register, March 30, 1865 – The Committee to select city officers at large, consisted of Messrs. J. Pritchard, E. Davis, Sam. Jones, Thos. Evans and J. K. Smith, 1st Ward; Messrs. Pat Murphy, N. K. Moxley, Leo Ebert, W. W. Kirker and H. C. Rodgers, 2d Ward; Messrs. S. G. Johnson, G. W. M’Conn, Thomas McCarty, W. E. R. Kemp and D. K. Burkett, 3d Ward.

We give the result of their proceedings in a complete Union ticket. The utmost good feeling prevailed, and it is to be hoped the people will give a hearty support to the candidates selected.

Ironton Register, Mar. 2, 1876 – small clippings.

  • Fourteen in jail.

  • March 1st., small sprinkle of snow.

  • Two interments at Woodland last month.

  • Francisco is spreading gravel on Third St.

  • Mr. Hugh Willis makes himself heard in to-day’s columns.

  • Messrs. Moore, Hutchins and Thompson, of Portsmouth, are attending Court.

  • Capt. Gillett’s 1769 grain ear of corn is receiving mention all over the country.

  • In the bandy house cases, let there be no shirking as to the witnesses. Bring them forth.

  • N. W. Evans, Register in Bankruptcy was in town, last Friday, holding court in the Burgess case.

  • A. Goodall has again sold the mill at Arabia, this time to McAllister and Winters of South Point. He will move back to Ironton.

  • Court is in session.

  • Jonathan Ward, who is 96 years old, and has been a citizen of this county 40 years, came to town last week to see about getting a pension. He was a soldier in the war of 1812. His wife, whom he married over 60 years ago, is still living. The venerable couple live in Lawrence township, this county, their daughter keeping house for them. Mr. Ward seems yet in rather good health, and bids fair to reach a hundred years of age. He was born in Virginia.

  • Col. Nigh has introduced a bill (do not have end)

  • M. Wise & Co. lumber merchants and planing mill men, assigned all their property over to John Snyder, last Monday, for the benefit of their creditors. Their liabilities are understood to be in the neighborhood of $50,000, and their assets considerably more than that amount.

Ironton Register, Oct. 31, 1878 – Miss Susan B. Anthony was a guest of the Biggs House last Monday night, and took the Scioto the following morning for Ironton, where she lectured Tuesday evening. She would not permit any gentleman to help her on the boat, although it was very dark on the levee just before daylight, but in declining an escort, she remarked, “this is my first trip on the Ohio river, but just let me get my foot on that gang plank and I’ll get on that boat by myself.” She read the Gazette very vigorously behind the office counter at the Biggs, while toasting her pedal extremities, and denounced the Church Commission to the night clerk. She didn’t know that Col. Williams, the day clerk, had registered her as “Mrs. Susan B. Anthony,” or there would have been a scene.

PERSONAL AND SOCIETY NEWS – Ironton Register, MAR. 27, 1879

  • Solicitor Forgey belongs to the cooking club.

  • W. H. Leete is stopping in town for a few days.

  • Prof. John Hammond is a violinist of the olden time.

  • Maj. Dobbins, of Maysville, is in town seeing his many friends.

  • It is a Masonic secret that Dr. Gould sweetens his coffee with salt.

  • Mrs. H. E. Davis, of Pittsburg, is visiting her brother, John M. Corns.

  • Catherine Gray, the elocutionist, is giving select readings at Newark, Ohio.

  • D. H. Willard and Geo. E. Downing chronicled at the Parrill House, last Monday.

  • Maj. Cherrington was called to Gallia county, last Saturday, by the serious illness of his mother.

  • J. M. Neal has been in town for a few days past. He sang in the Presbyterian choir last Sunday.

  • The Steubenville Herald, which Bro. Lampton has gone to nurture and sustain, is an eleven-column weekly.

  • J. M. Armstrong has removed from Symmes Township to Illinois again – taking up his residence in Hayes, Douglas county.

  • W. S. Sisson has the Colorado fever bad. Tom has been engaged there for some time, and Will expects to go out for awhile, at least.

  • Bro. Jenkins, of Hecla furnace, riding through the deep Olive street mud, last Sunday, declared that “they who live so near the church should mend their ways.”

  • Wm. Heiner returned from his Florida trip last Sunday. Young Mace, who went with him, stays in Florida. William saw the Ironton colony, Messrs. Cory, Reynolds and Hagerman, and reports all happy.

Ironton Register, May 17, 1883

  • Messrs. Kerr and Mills, of Gallia county, are visiting at W. M. Kerr’s.

  • Ben F. Thomas, of Chattero, is in town.

  • Roller skating makes music on the Congregational church pavement.

  • J. K. Brammer is passing through town on his way from Pike county.

  • The Ironton Fire Brick Works are averaging 8000 brick a day.

  • Frank Lepage is putting in night work on the Assessors’ reports.

  • Mr. Pearson, of West Jefferson, took charge of the High School.

  • Dr. Roberts, the new homeopathic physician, occupies the front room of N. Munshower’s residence for his office.

  • Friday. – Grown cool. Overcoats coming out again.

  • Howard Norton tried a new velocipede and then turned himself over to the tailor.

  • W. M. Kerr has sold his pony.

  • Miss Dora Dean arrived home.

  • Ex-Mayor Crawford, of Portsmouth, was in town today. He now practices law.

  • Sheriff Kimball attended the hanging of Jackson, at Jackson, and says it passed off successfully.

  • Rev. David Harris arrives in town, bringing his daughter, Callie, who will visit at R. H. Pritchard’s some week.

  • Mrs. W. W. Lovejoy has gone East to spend the summer.

  • The Iron & Steel Mill received 300 tons of Missouri ore.

  • Dr. I. N. Brown, brother of Engineer Brown, has arrived in town and he will locate here for the practice of his profession.

  • Saturday. – Sweet Spring day, but winds up with clouds and breezes.

  • Miss Emma Johnson’s school picnics at the Sulphur Springs.

  • Rev. Parsons of Huntington, is in town. He wants to build a boat and navigate to Dacotah.

  • Several Ashland Belles were here shopping.

  • Mr. Bester turned his horse too quick over by the post office and tipped over his express.

  • Mrs. F. S. Davis of Chillicothe, sister of E. Lawton, is here on a visit.

  • Sunday. – As old George Herbert says: “A day so bright, so fair, the bridal of the earth and sky.”

  • It is estimated that fully 3000 people visited the Kelly Nail Mill today.

  • The new shears for the Iron & Steel was unloaded today, while the track near the mill was not in use.

  • A number of wicked youth paddled across the river and went in swimming this afternoon.

  • Rev. W. E. Smith, of Illinois, preached at the Congregational church morning and evening.

  • The hill strollers were abroad.

  • Monday. – Warm day, but the wind blew furiously part of the time.

  • T. T. Johnson and Andy Robinson have laid a six inch drain across front to the river bank.

  • Rev. John Dillon and daughter, Mrs. Wait, spent the day in town.

  • Timbers for the county bridge near Flower’s store are being shipped on the narrow gauge.

  • The familiar form of Sol Berlin is seen on the streets.

  • Mr. Brown, bookkeeper at Ohio furnace, is in town today.

  • Mr. Grimes is in town with a boat load of corn, 1600 bushels, most of which he sold to W. D. Kelly & Sons at 57 cents a bushel.

  • Mr. Greggs, the S. V. Engineer, is in town.

  • The case of T. L. Murdock vs. T. C. & St. L. is again before the Probate Court.

  • Tuesday. – Turns cold. The north wind tears around without mercy.

  • Painters have begun work on W. M. Kerr’s residence.

  • Mr. Hanley, the gentleman who introduced the ore digger at Mt. Vernon furnace, is in town, on his way to Virginia.

  • Mr. Baker, of the consolidated Irontonian and Leader, is calling upon the business men.

  • Col. Gray left for Va. this morning and may go to Philadelphia before he returns.

  • Geo. Berlin is in town, but will return to Cincinnati tonight, where in about a week he will graduate as a lawyer and go to Colorado to hang out his shingle.

  • Wednesday. – Bright morning sun. The jury in the railroad case still _______.

  • C. C. Clark is at Wellston to confer with the General Manager of the T. C. & St. L.

  • Mrs. Lilly is visiting her mother, Mrs. McGugin, on 4th Street.

  • Rev. C. E. Smith made us a pleasant call today.

Ironton Register, Nov. 15, 1883 – small clippings.

  • T. N. Ross has resigned his position of P. O. clerk to accept his former position as Deputy Clerk of Court. Ed. Thomas takes his place in the P.O.

  • The sale of reserved seats for “A Bunch of Keys,” begins this Thursday morning at 9 o’clock. Secure your seats early, as even standing room is likely to be at a premium.

  • The County Commissioners met last Monday and allowed a few bills. They also ordered a new boiler for heating purposes at the Infirmary. It is a 16 foot boiler, two flues and is to cost $498.32.

  • Dr. Chas. E. Walton, formerly of Ironton, is now in New York, and in a few weeks will sail for Europe, where he will remain eight months, and take a course of study in one of the medical institutions of Vienna.

  • E. J. Davidson writes us from Fall City, Neb., under date of Nov. 8, saying that his father, Nathaniel, who was born in Lawrence county, 55 years ago, and who emigrated to Nebraska in 1866, died November 6th. He was widely known in this county.

  • Fair and Social given by the Ladies’ Missionary Society for the benefit of the German Reformed Church at Dempsey’s Hall on Thanksgiving. Admission 10 cts. Come and get a good Thanksgiving dinner for a quarter. A nice time is expected. Come one come all.

  • County Reading Circle. – The meeting of the County Reading Circle, last Saturday, was not largely attended, owing to the lateness of the hour for which it was called. … Messrs. Dewart and Corn, and Miss Feurt were appointed the Committee to arrange programme.

Ironton Register, March 8, 1888 – small clippings.

  • Work on the construction of the Penn Lumber Co. saw mill will commence in a few days, as soon as the plans are received from the machine men. · Charley Zimmer has gone to Cleveland, the headquarters of his baseball campaign. Charley is a good fellow and we hope he’ll cath ‘em all out.

  • Dr. W. H. Feurt moved to Huntsville, Ala., this week. He took with him several fine horses, and will combine medicine and live stock in his new home.

  • John A. Neal, who bought a farm in Rome tp., and lived there for a while, has bought a place in Aid township, near Oak Ridge, and will move back to old Aid.

  • Mr. Lamb, the evangelist assisting the pastor of Wesley Chapel, returned to Marietta, his home, last Saturday. The meetings at Wesley closed last Monday night.

  • Mr. Garvin, of the Ironton Laundry firm, returns to his home at Manchester, New Hampshire, in a couple of weeks, to take a position in a paper mill or shoe factory.

  • Coroner Henry was again called upon to perform the honorable duties of the Sheriff’s office during the trial of the suit of Richard Stapleton against Sheriff Fisher.

  • F. D. Klotts, formerly a cigar maker of Ironton, now employs convict labor at the O. P. to make his cigars. Last year, he paid the state $6,408.50 for the work of the convicts.

  • S. E. Evans was in town over Sunday to visit his family. He is now engaged in business at Coalton with his brother, who has mining interests (do not have rest).

Ironton Register, June 25, 1891 – The 173d O.V.I. will hold a reunion at Portsmouth, September 9th. Let all the old boys be on hand.

Ironton Register, Oct. 25, 1894 – Rev. B. F. Ashley, formerly of the First Baptist church, Ironton, has written and published a book entitled, “Tan Pile Jim.” … Ironton – Businesses Nixon (1867) Gonder Bakery (1867) Excelsior Fire Company (1867) Johnson Bros. (1867).

 Ironton Register, Mar. 2, 1876 – M. Wise & Co. lumber merchants and planing mill men, assigned all their property over to John Snyder, last Monday, for the benefit of their creditors. Their liabilities are understood to be in the neighborhood of $50,000 and their assets considerably more than that amount. Ironton – Banks Exchange Bank (national banks and the Exchange bank adopts Central Standard time effective April 1, 1893 – see IWR Apr. 1, 1893) First National Bank – Halsey C. Burr accepts president of FNB and discontinues his bank. IWR Apr. 1, 1893. Halsey C. Burr & Co. bank discontinued Jan. 14, 1893.

IJ Jan. 6, 1869 – The East Ironton Church will be dedicated on Sabbath, January 10th. Rev. S. Kelsey, of Columbus, and others, will officiate on the occasion. Services at 10 1/2 a.m. and 6 1/2 p.m. All the friends of the enterprise are cordially invited to be present and here the ceremonies.

Ironton Register,  June 4, 1891 – Bids for the St. Lawrence church will be opened tonight. Ironton –

Hamer Guards – IR Dec. 2, 1875 – The Hamer Guards of Ironton, are named after General Thomas L. Hamer, a noted man in Ohio, thirty years ago. He was a lawyer…

Ironton Register, June 25, 1891 – Councilman James, of the First Ward, makes a No. 1 councilman.

IJ Dec. 4, 1867 – Mr. D. H. Clark, of Millersport, has purchased a beautiful building site on Fourth street, below Mr. Samuel Dempsey, where he is erecting a beautiful residence. W. E. R. Kemp has the contract. [This is the site of the present day Briggs Library].

Ironton Register, June 25, 1891 – The city will take bids on 6th Ward hose house.

IWR Apr. 1, 1893 – Messrs. E. H. Lomasney, of the shoe factory and Elmer Sample have invented a machine for burnishing the heels of shoes which does that work far more rapidly than the usual way with a felt wheel, and puts a burnish on a shoe heel such as could never before be secured. The work is done with a heated iron wheel, and the result is so superior to the old method that this machine is confidently expected by its inventors to supersede all others and make them a fortune. One is now in use at the shoe factory, and a patent has been applied for.

Ironton Register,  June 25, 1891 – The Council has ordered the Market House be vacated by the 15th of July, and then the venerable edifice will be removed.

Ironton Register, June 25, 1891,  Ironton – Memorial Hall- Frank Hartman is getting out stone for the Memorial Hall foundation.

 IR June 25, 1891 – The Memorial Hall contractor was figuring with the lumber men last Monday, for bids on that part of the work.

IR June 25, 1891 – Newman & Spanner’s shops have a large amount of house work on hand.

 IR June 25, 1891 – Sodding Railroad St. park cost $50.

IR June 25, 1891 – Railroad St. Park is a great place for bicyclists.

IR June 25, 1891 – The Stauton Furniture Factory is ready for work when the railroad switch is built there

IR June 25, 1891 – An addition will be built to the house at the entrance to Woodland Cemetery.

IR, Ironton, June 4, 1891

  • Fred Schlosser left for St. Louis, last Sunday.

  • Mr. Clary’s quartet does some fine singing.

  • Alumni tickets can now be had at J. A. Roger’ shoe store.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Ellison went up to Glasgow last Saturday.

  • The free mail carriers delivered 35,931 letters and packages in May.

  • Miss Ida Dean has been quite sick since her return but is improving.

  • Col. Betts left last Monday for Columbus to hold a term

  • Logan Steece, brother of Brady [Samuel Brady], has just been re-elected Superintendent of the schools at Burlington, Iowa. It makes his 28th year.

  • The reception given by Mrs. R. Mather in honor of her daughter, Mrs. Dr. Davis, last Thursday evening, was a charming social event, which was attended by many ladies.

  • Miss James, daughter of D. ?. James, Superintendent of the Ludlow, Ky., Schools was married on the 27th to a gentleman who is conductor on the Cincinnati Southern R. R. They are now South on their wedding trip.

  • Remember the lecture by Dr. Scott, at Wesley Chapel, this Thursday evening, on “Mind and Body.” Dr. Scott is President of the Ohio State University, and is a ripe scholar and thinker. Go and hear him. Only one dime admission.

  • Bids for Bonds. – The bids for the $50,000 turnpike bonds asked for by the county, were opened at the Auditor‟s office, last Tuesday….The successful bidder was Seasongood and Mayer, who paid $100.78 premium or $50,100.78 for the $50,000 bonds.

  • In Town. – James Boynton, formerly of Haverhill, now a Kansas farmer, has been in town this week. He has an elegant farm in Cowlick county, Kansas, and is happy and prosperous, Peffer and Jerry Simpson to the contrary notwithstanding. ….. Before Mr. Boynton went to Kansas, he was a Civil Engineer and road builder in Scioto county and did some good work in that county.

Ironton Register, June 25, 1891

  • Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Garvey are now in New York

  • Mr. and Mrs. C. B. McQuigg are at Aberdeen.

  • Miss Rice, of Ottawa, is visiting Miss Lizzie Leete.

  • Mrs. Drury has moved to her beautiful new store.

  • The mail carriers are superbly clad in new uniforms.

  • Dr. Gray went to Olive this morning on a professional call.

  • Wm. Silbaugh’s family have moved to their new house above town.

  • John Burke was reelected Superintendent of the Newport Schools.

  • J. D. White sold two English hares to a man in Pike county, last week.

  • Miss Humes, a sister of C. H. Humes, is elected teacher in the Marietta schools.

  • Mrs. Dr. Kilmer and children will be here next month, to spend the Summer.

  • ? Meyers, of Ironton, is blowing Lawrence furnace, which is doing finely.

  • Jas. Warfield was called to St. Louis last week, by the death of his brother’s wife.

  • Abram Miller, one of the pioneer …(do not have end of this column.)

  • Mrs. Thos. Winters and Mrs. W. A. Murdock attended the golden wedding of their parents at Pomeroy, last week.

  • Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Clarke will leave this Wednesday evening for New York and Boston, to be gone several weeks.

  • Miss Sarah Bartram, Mrs. M. S. Bartram and daughter Sallie, and Felonese Moore leave today for Chautauqua, to remain several weeks.

  • Jacob Turnbull is home, after doing a large amount of work at Glasgow, Va. Part of the work was the roofing and siding the Lawrence Mill. (need rest of this page)

Ironton Register, April 7, 1892 – small clippings.

  • The Belfont mill is in full operation.

  • They commenced to tear down Spencer Chapel today.

  • Mr. Hennig, who acts Richard III tonight is a great actor.

  • Hanging Rock and Proctorville have been made Money Order post offices.

  • Dr. Guy Bryant, of Cincinnati, was in town this week, visiting Mr. W. G. Bradford’s.

  • The Little Tycoon is the greatest comedy company on the road. See it at the Elk benefit, April 7th.

  • Rev. E. E. Moran, Col. Geo. N. Gray and Mr. D. Nixon will attend the presbytery at Mancheerer ? next Tuesday.

  • Rev. R. D. Morgan says he has preached 115 funeral discourses, since he has been here – a little over 3 1/2 years.

  • River View Park has taken on a very verdant look and is one of the brightest and most beautiful places in the city.

  • Hennig as Richard III this Wednesday night will be grand. Go and see him. Miss Dudley will appear as Queen Anne.

  • Miss Emma Johnson entertained the Tourist’s Club, of Catlettsburg, at her home on Vernon street, last Friday night.

  • John Rucker, of Greasy Ridge, came in town Friday, with a fine load of hogs which he sold to Mr. Henry Vogle, the butcher.

  • Chas. Oscar Rea and John O. Yates are members of the Senior class of the Cincinnati Law School and will graduate (do not have rest)

  • Hon. J. W. McConnell came down from Columbus Thursday night and went out to his home in Mason tp. Friday, where he remained till after the election.

  • John Armstrong, of Illinois, was in town last week. He will move back here, at least for a time, and attend to his vast landed in this and Greenup interests county, Ky. [typed as written]

  • James Thompson, one of the leading farmers of Fayette tp., had his entire flock of sheep destroyed by dogs one night last week. Raise more sheep and fewer dogs.

  • Col. Nigh, Jacob Emmons and Jere Davidson left yesterday for Washington to secure quarters for the Lawrence county delegation to the National Encampment G. A. R.

  • Col. G. N. Gray and Mr. D. H. Clarke, bought the Jarvis property on the pike, above town for $5500. The purchase includes all the land between the railroad and the pike.

  • The Spencer Chapel people had a glorious day, last Sunday, indulging in reminiscences of their church building, which is now being torn down to give place to a beautiful temple.

  • The fire alarm, which sounded last Friday noon, was caused by a slight blaze at the old pottery, but it was extinguished before any serious damage was done and before any of the fire companies arrived.

  • The Ironton Street R. R. paid over $2700 into the county treasury, last Tuesday – amount of judgment and rental for using Ice creek bridge. The street railroad pays the county if it doesn’t pay itself.

  • This Wednesday afternoon there is a Hamlet matinee at the Masonic, with Miss Dudley as Ophelia. Tonight comes Richard III with Mr. Hennig as Richard and Miss Dudley as Queen Anne. Go and see it.

  • Carmi Thompson who has been attending the Ohio State University at Columbus, was shaking hands among his many friends in town last week. He is looking well and seems well pleased with his school work.

  • The superb floral decoration at Spencer chapel last Sunday, was a happy surprise perpetrated by Mr. Therkeldson of Miller’s greenhouse. A photograph was taken of the interior of the church and the flowers

Ironton Register, May 12, 1892 – small clippings

  • The round trip ticket over the C. & O. to attend the G. A. R. National Encampment at Washington city, will be $11.

  • Will Compton is fencing in the property he purchased from W. D. Kelly some time ago and will shortly build a residence thereon.

  • John Gabler’s new residence on Seventh and Adams streets is nearing completion, and will be one of the finest on the street when completed.

  • The first shipment of the Eagle Mill’s product was a consignment of two car loads of bar iron to the Ensign works at Huntington, W. Va., last Saturday.

  • J. C. Martin came in Tuesday to complete his road contract, and while there ordered through W. M. Kerr & Co., a new limestone crusher for his road work.

Ironton Register, JULY 28, 1892 – small clippings.

  • Dr. C. G. Gray and S. G. Gilfillan have gone up the lakes as the guests of Pierce McKinney, of a Cleveland ore firm. They will go over the lake on a ore freighter, and expect to be gone three weeks.

  • There was a beautiful game of baseball at the new park last Saturday, between the Irontons and Charlestons, which the latter won by 2 to 1. The day before the home club worsted the Charlestons 6 to 4.

  • S. A. Moore returned last week from a trip to Michigan. He went as fire brick expert to inspect an establishment and besides this business had a delightful trip. He attended the Republican State Convention at East Saginaw.

  • The Second street improvement will effect quite a change in some of the sidewalks on the business center. The First National Bank and Merchants Block curbs are lifted from 4 to 6 inches, and those on the opposite side are lowered about that much.

  • There was an arrest for selling liquor on Sunday, and on Monday the saloonist was fined $10. There is a popular impression that the law is being violated every Sunday. The policeman who doesn’t enforce the law should be retired.

  • Stath? Commander Mack will visit Proctorville, when the reunion takes place Aug. 11 and 12. Go and hear him.

Ironton Register, Aug. 11, 1892 – small clippings.

  • Dr. Gray and S. G. Gilfillan have returned from their trip up the lakes, and now all business in town suspends, while they relate the joys of their trip. They speak in unbounded praise of the officers of the Bulgaria, whoso kindly entertained them, and of the glories of that region, which are too magnificent to describe. They were on the lake eleven days, most of the time out of sight of land.

  • At the School Board meeting Monday….. Mr. McClellan’s examination, the matter was deferred till this Wednesday night. Mr. J. T. Wolfe asked for the use of cemetery lane school house, for a Sunday school, but the Board did not think they had charge of the building.

  • Dr. Lester Keller has purchased a part of Mrs. Ricker’s fine property on Center St., on which he will build. His lot is next to the Center House. He gets 32feet on Center by 88 on the alley, for which he pays $1,600. It is the Doctor’s intention to cut the ground down nearly to the level of the street, and to build a three story office and residence structure. The suite of offices (do not have end)

  • Ironton Register, SEPTEMBER 22, 1892

    • Mrs. F. D. Norton is in Wheeling on a visit.

    • The brick work of the Odd Fellow’s temple is up to the second floor.

    • Gen. W. H. Gibson promises to be at the dedication of Memorial Hall.

    • Myer Newberger is spending a few days here. Myer is hearty and happy.

    • Alex Ricker has purchased the Sprecher property on 4th street near Railroad.

    • Mr. & Mrs. S. G. Gilfillan went westward on a few days’ visit, this morning.

    • Mrs. Dan Lawton is here visiting her old friends. She is stopping at E. Lawton’s.

    • John Phillips was a sojourner at Waverly during the reunion last week. He seemed to know everybody, and everybody seemed to be glad to see John.

    Ironton Register, Oct. 25, 1894 – Last winter, Emerson McMillin got a judgment for $25,000 against the Big Four R. R. Co. on account of injuries received on that road tow or three years ago. The railroad company appealed to the Circuit Court, which found that the damages awarded were excessive, and reduced the amount to $8,000.

    IWR July 3, 1897 Local News. (check to see which village this goes under)

    • Recorder A. D. Bruce continues to improve a little but is still quite ill.

    • A fine display of daylight fireworks will be a feature of the celebration on July 5th

    • Justice James Craig is able to be on duty at his office again after a two-weeks illness.

    • Ex-Sheriff Gates is performing the duties of court constable for the common pleas court.

    • The Fearon Lumber and Veneer Co.’s mill resume work today with 1,500 logs on hands for sawing.

    • M. C. Smith of this county was a member of the committee on resolutions at the democratic state convention.

    • Sylvester Stitis and Edward Kurtz, of this city, have invented a quick-acting brake for electric cars, and will apply for a patent.

    • After serious illness Hood’s Sarsaparilla has wonderful building up power. It purifies the blood and restores perfect health.

    • Wesley Baldwin of this city and Anna Christian of near Vesuvius were married by Justice Henry at his office Wednesday afternoon.

    • Mr. A. J. Cory, son of Dr. B. F. Cory, is here visiting his father and other relatives. He is employed in the post office department at Washington.

    • The planing mill of the Silger Lumber and Manufacturing Company at Huntington, W. Va., employing 100 men, resumed operation Wednesday morning after a long idleness.

    • A room in Odd Fellows Temple will be open on next Monday for the storing and checking, free of charge, of the bicycles of visiting wheelmen attending the Fourth of July celebration.

    • Buck Lukins, freight brakeman on the C. & O. road, of Dayton, Ky., attempted to jump from a locomotive Tuesday near Carntown, and slipped and fell under the wheels, having both legs cut off above the knees.

    • Mr. Jasper Matthews came up from Ironton and Sundayed with his family. He has quit the tannery business and is now foreman in the planning (do not have end)

    Ironton Register, June 29, 1899 – Local Laconics

    • Howard Winters is attending the State Teacher’s Association at Put-in-Bay.

    • The natural gas pipe is laid from the gasfields to Center street, Ironton.

    • Mrs. Thos. Winters is visiting at Pomeroy

    • Miss Edith Clarke is home from Marietta.

    • Mrs. Howard Bixby and Miss Stanley Kirker gave a card party at the former’s residence Tuesday morning.

    • Capt. Bay’s family will move back to Ironton in a few days.

    • Thos. Mulligan is through with his work at Newcastle, Penn., and is now here.

    • Take a trolley ride for the benefit of Wesley Church, next Saturday.

    • The Glorious Fourth will be celebrated with a flaming gush of natural gas.

    • The city Board of Equalization cost $698.

    • There were 17 cases before the Mayor last Monday.

    • Mrs. Diemar has gone to Washington city, where her husband is employed for the summer.

    • Rev. C. G. Jordan married two couples, Tuesday.

    • Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Tyler are attending the Sangerfest at Cincinnati.

    • Emil Arnold is visiting the Xenia home.

    • Mr. and Mrs. K. A. Miller are luxuriating at Millers.

    • Capt. Henry Adams is here visiting.

    Ironton Register, July 13, 1899 – small clippings

    • Scott Hunter is remodeling for Dr. Dunn the business property on the south corner of Railroad and Fourth St. will be transformed into a dry goods store.

    • E. Bixby will occupy the I. A. Kelly residence. The addition to his present dwelling for the telephone company forces him to seek a habitation elsewhere.

    • Miss Anna Serey of Cincinnati, who has been visiting friends and relatives here the past few weeks, returned home Friday. Miss Amelia Hoffman accompanied her.

    • If people will persist in putting chicken coops along the sidewalk, they should be required to keep them clean. Often a whiff of them is enough to knock a man down.

    • Fairview Church on Greasy Ridge will have a Sunday School celebration at the church, Saturday the 22nd, to which all other schools and denominations are invited.

    • Henry C. Rudman, of Goldcamp Bros. & Co., has been in bed with typhoid fever, ten weeks today. He suffered a relapse but is now able to sit up a few minutes at a time.

    • Charles Richards suffered a slight relapse Tuesday but is a little better to-day. The nature of his malady is not exactly known. It seems like an abscess on the heart.

    • Mr. and Mrs. C. F. St. John, of Cleveland, greeted a new son at their abode last Sunday. The happy mother, formerly Miss Eliza Savage, will ever be remembered by her Ironton friends.

    • The right of way for the long distance independent telephone has been secured between here and Portsmouth. The line will be put up in about sixty days. It will connect with 126 towns in Ohio.

    • Hiram Brumberg leaves for New York city, tomorrow, to take a position in a wholesale hat store. Hiram is one of the finest boys in Ironton and will win his way by his manly and honorable manners.

    • Dr. and Mrs. D. C. Wilson will leave for Bay View, Michigan, tomorrow. The doctor will stay about three weeks, but Mrs. Wilson will remain all summer. When the doctor returns, their daughter, Mrs. Miller, will go to her mother.

    • Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Gilfillan took dinner at the cozy little home of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. McQuigg at the foot of Table Rock hill, last Sunday. It is a charmingly quiet place. One interesting novelty is the transformation of one of the old street railway cars into a dining room, which makes the brightest sort of a banquet hall. Mr. and Mrs. McQuigg enjoy their romantic villa to the utmost

    • Dr. Crock gave a very interesting address upon Bishop Newman, at Wesley church, last Sunday night. The Doctor was well acquainted with the Bishop and pictured him as a brave, devoted, sincere and unselfish man, whose life for the church was effective and successful.

    • At Newport, Ky., on the 4th, the Ironton contingent celebrated the day on the lawn of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. S. Williams, (Miss Alice Burr.) There were present beside the above, Mr. and Mrs. John Gilfillan, Mr. and Mrs. Young, (Miss Clara Newman) and Mr. and Mrs. Martin, (Miss Fanny Burr) and their rising and interesting families. All these Ironton people live close together and enjoy over again many associations of former days.

    • Mrs. Charles Zimmer, formerly one of Ironton’s charming girls, and who now resides in Cleveland, is here on a visit among old friends, and last Sunday night she sang at Wesley, where she attended Sunday school when a girl. We had read in the Cleveland papers much high praise for Mrs. Zimmer’s singing and was prepared for the joy of song, but really she more than made good her reputation…

    • For Sale. – New house, six rooms and bath, attractive location and terms. E. G. Scripture.

     I.R. Aug. 15, 1901 – Mrs. Blanche McGovney Gray left Tuesday afternoon over the C. & O. For New York. IR June 5, 1902 –

    • Mrs. W. H. Peters, who was called to Kingswood, W. Va., some months ago by the illness of her father, has returned home.

    • Miss Louise Schlosser of South Third street left Tuesday for Elwood, Ind., to spend the summer with her sister, Mrs. Floyd.

    • An old veteran, familiarly known as “Boot” Currington, aged 63 years, died Monday at 1:30 p.m. at his home in Ellisonville. Burial Wednesday afternoon at Lawrence cemetery. The deceased was a member of the Twenty-seventh Ohio Infantry.

    • It is said that the Etna street residents have consented to the street car extension, thus completing the loop.

    • Wm. Davidson, aged 82 years, died at 7:25 Monday morning at his home 2 miles back in the county on the Iron Road. Interment was made in the Soldiers‟ Lot in Woodland.

    • J. C. Snyder, who has been quite ill for some time, was sufficiently recovered Friday to be driven to Beechwood Park, where he watched the ball game and received the congratulations of his friends.

    • Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Fillmore, who sold their property interests on Center and Fourth streets some time ago, stored their furniture Monday and will spend a short time visiting relatives in Dayton and Cleveland.

    • Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Harper, Jr., who have been the guest of relatives here returned Saturday to (do not have end)

    • Work on the oil well being driven at Bartles Station has been suspended for some time but will be resumed in the near future. The well has been driven to a depth of 1000 feet.

    • Rev. Henry Brandt is ill at his home on Vernon street with symptoms of typhoid fever. Mr. J. W. Maddux of the Christian Church filled his pulpit Sunday morning and W. G. Lambe of Coal Grove in the evening.

    • John Henry of Cannon’s Creek is in receipt of a letter from his son, E. (do not have end)

    Ironton Register, Aug. 27, 1908 – Old Resident

    A letter was received Thursday by Postmaster Strobel and handed to us by Deputy Wiseman, which comes from a man who has been out of communication with Ironton for so long a time that he asks for the names of the newspapers published here. His name is Dave Carpenter and in his note, he gives some interesting information about his history in relation to this county. He states that he was born and raised until eighteen years old one mile above Hanging Rock, long before Ironton was. He adds, “The Lamberts and Clarks are my kindred on both sides. My first school days were in the log meeting house that stood on the Ohio bank just below the mouth of Storms Creek. Your city was then known as Hill’s Woodyard, afterwards Hill’s Landing. Kneffs, Kemps, Lionbergers, Davidsons, Henrys had farms all around out to the hills. Fond memories carry me back to the old home, though it is not what it used to be. Sixty-five years have flown since I bade it good-bye.”

    Morning Irontonian, July 2, 1914 – Harmon & Smith C. H. & D. Receivers. Cincinnati, Ohio, July 2, Application for a receiver was made in the United States district court here today for the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton railroad. The suit was filed on behalf of the Bankers‟ Trust Co. of New York. The action also requests the foreclosure of a mortgage estimated at $36,000,000, held by the trust company. (do not have end of article)

    Morning Irontonian, July 2, 1914 – W. V. Simmons Coming Home (do not have article)

    Ironton Evening Tribune, Mar. 23, 1927 – Old Residence Being Moved. – Fourth street between Washington and Adams streets was blocked today. The old German Reform church building, which was later remodeled and converted into a duplex residence was being removed to the South Side from Fourth and Vernon street. A Refiners Oil Company filling station is to be constructed at the latter site and G. P. Mahl and Son, contractors started excavation and other work immediately after the frame building had been started on its journey up Fourth street.