Monthly Archive: October 2012

Oct 30

Tombstone Tuesday–Nimrod Headington

Major Nimrod Headington, Green Park Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana.

This is the tombstone of Major Nimrod Headington, located in Green Park Cemetery, Portland, Jay County, Indiana. His military veteran’s marker is inscribed, Major N. Headington, 34 Ind. Inf. A large Headington monument is nearby. According to his Indiana death record he died 7 January 1913 at the age of 85 years. Nimrod was the …

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Oct 26

Our Ohio Century Farms

Herbert Miller, Ohio Century Farm, Miller Farm, est. 1873. (2008 photo)

A century is defined as one hundred consecutive years. Most of us will not live to experience that period of time so to have something that has been in the family at least a century is noteworthy. Especially if it is the family farm. Land was very important to our ancestors. Many of our ancestors …

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Oct 23

Tombstone Tuesday–Nannie B. Headington

Nannie B. Headington, Liber Cemetery, Wayne Township, Jay County, Indiana.

This is the tombstone of Nancy “Nannie” Headington, located in Liber Cemetery, Wayne Township, Jay County, Indiana. The marker is inscribed: Nannie B. Wife of J.W. Headington Died Feb’y, 9, 1871 Aged 35Y. 2 M. 19 D. Nancy “Nannie” Bosworth was born 21 November 1835, as calculated from her tombstone. She was one of twelve …

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Oct 19

Chattanooga News in the 1930s

Johnson's Garage, Chattanooga, Ohio. (1972 photo)

Old issues of hometown newspapers may contain some interesting news and human interest items about the locals. I noticed a regular “Chattanooga News” page in old issues of The Willshire Herald as I looked for obituaries in that local newspaper. I find these old issues on microfilm at the Van Wert County Library. The Willshire Herald, …

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Oct 16

Tombstone Tuesday–John Wesley and Laura E. Headington

John Wesley and Laura E. Headington, Green Park Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana.

This is the tombstone of John Wesley and Laura E. Headington, located in Green Park Cemetery, Portland, Jay County, Indiana. The marker is inscribed: HEADINGTON John Wesley Headington 1833-1911 Laura E. His Wife 1852-1918  A Civil War marker at the graveside is inscribed, Maj. Jno. W. Headington, 100 Ind. Inf. John W. Headington’s autobiography: I …

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