While growing up, young Henry and probably some of his brothers and sisters attended a nearby subscription school. A century ago, such gatherings were commonplace – now they are vanishing as family members scatter across the country and world.
This most probably was a log school run by Quakers at West Branch. It is easier and less costly now to keep in touch with email, Facebook, and other types of social media.
Information on families, individuals and businesses listed on this webpage has been gleaned from genealogies and documents donated to Randolph Township Historical Society (RTHS) by descendants, as well as from public records. The contents of some of these diaries have been transcribed.
An important source of firsthand information includes daily diaries written by individuals who lived in Randolph Twp. Several such diaries or journals have been donated to RTHS: Cleo Beery, 1923–1928; Libbie Rinehart Burger, 1892–1909; David E. Eby, 1864–65; Ollie Waymire Geuhring, 1894–1954; Ruth Sibert and Naomi Sibert Wenger, 1933–1956; and D. The transcriptions and original diaries may be accessed at the RTHS History Center.
This year’s medals were even more amazing than normal.
This is a fantastic race and I highly recommend it.
The Society has a contract from a school in Butler Township showing she was hired for the 1932 school year at .89 per month "on a basis of a nine month term if there is sufficient funds [sic]." After her marriage, she continued to teach Sunday School.
The township no longer exists as a governing unit but has been replaced by the city governments of Clayton, Englewood, and Union.
She wrote for local papers, and the RTHS has a copy of one of her articles, "Resident takes walk down memory lane," printed in the on Jan. In it, she recalled that Englewood was about 300 people when she was born. Main Street, where she and her husband later lived, and she wrote that it was time to leave for school when the traction car "whizzed past our house." She and her friends walked to the three-room school in what is now the Earl Heck Center.
"Once a mother brought out her first-grade daughter and asked if she could walk with us as she feared the dogs, Aiken wrote.
Many members may remember Kathleen Aiken, daughter of Montifer and Maud Free.
For many years, Mont Free had a mail route from Dayton and operated the Honey House on S. Maud Free was a teacher at Happy Corner Church for a while.