Yearly Archive: 2012

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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Oct 12

Pete Brewster–Professional Football Player

My 1958 Topps #11 Pete Brewster card.

The Brewster side of my family tree has come through again with another famous relative, this time a professional athlete. Some time ago I wrote about James Henry Brewster, my great-great-granduncle, who was a well known Kansas contractor and stone mason. James Henry’s other claim to fame was that he happened to be in the …

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Oct 09

Tombstone Tuesday–Washington Headington

Washington Headington, Liber Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana.

This is the tombstone of Washington Headington, located in LIber Cemetery, Wayne Township, Jay County, Indiana. The marker is inscribed: Washington Headington Died July 30, 1852 Aged 22 yrs, 4 ms, 27 ds. His tombstone is to the right of his father’s marker, on the left side of the driveway as you drive into the …

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Oct 05

Nicholas Headington in the War of 1812

USS Constitution (aka "Old Ironsides"). War of 1812 U.S. war ship. (2009 photo by author)

Last week I finally finished a project that had been on my To-Do List for some time. I completed my application to the United States Daughters of 1812 (U.S.D. 1812). It wasn’t like I had to go out and do a lot of research to complete the application. I had all the documentation right here …

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