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Some biographies of one-time Butler County OH residents

Family Photo Albums


* CHATTEN - SADLER
Martha Jane CHATTEN married George Washington SADLER in 1856 in Butler Co., OH. She was the daughter of Kennard CHATTEN and her husband was the son of Elijah SADLER, two well known Butler Co. families. Photo of Martha Jane contributed by Dottie Arthur, Apr 2000
*
Edward Lincol CHATTEN, of Butler Co OH, settled in Chase, KS (Rice County, Lincoln twp) in 1880.

* CLINE, CLINEHABEN:
John and Lucinda Cline of Hamilton, Ohio. Surnames include Allred, Allread, Cline, Clinehaben, Harmon, Nash, Yeargan, Yergin, Yearyer
* DUNCAN - GEORGE:
Maybelle (1869-1942) and C. Fred (1871-1959) George were farmers on Dwyer Road outside of Okeana, OH (Morgan Township)
* GREGG - CREAGER, John L. (1839-1930) and Mary Creager Gregg
Contributed by Karen Anderson, Aug 2001
* SMITH, VAN AUSDALL - DOAN
John Smith
John Smith is my great-great-grandfather but, we have very little information about him. His son Jacob Oliver Smith was born 4/1/1868 in Riley Township, Butler County, Ohio. John didn't raise Jacob.

Cornelia Maria Van Ausdall, Jacob's mother, was born 4/19/1848 in Riley Township, Butler County, Ohio and died 4/2/1930 in Hamilton, Ohio. Her parents were Silas and Rebecca Van Ausdall.

Maria married William Doan in 1870. After William died, John visited Maria in Hamilton, Ohio. Her daughter Dora wrote a letter dated 10/1-1900 giving these details: John's wife had died, he had a daughter and 2 sons and the romance remained between John and Maria. The photo was given to Jacob's daughter Marie when she was a child. She is now 80+ and wishes to know as much as possible about John and his family. Any information would be appreciated. By Lisa Clements, 2001

Maria VanAusdall

* STRUNKS
      Helena Rivers (Strunks) Perry Land
Top Row, L-R
Marie Myres, Mr. Harris, Marie Yaekle, Fannie Voifelford, Martha Volbreckt, Helena Strunks, Minnie Rose

Second Row, L-R
Margaret Taylor, Edna Frazer, Hazel Wolstenholm, Marguerite Connors, Sarah Woods, Eleanor Schmidt,

Front Row, L-R
Thelma Phillips, Ruth Creager, Virginia Curran, Mary Corson, Margaret Aystock and Mildred Barlow

[note by Donny Perry: Helena Strunks was born in 1901. She attended Jefferson in the 8th Grade. She lived on the east side of Hamilton on Gobler's Knob. I am not sure when this picture was taken or where.]


* WALTZ - MCDONALD - MACDONALD:
Bessie "Evelyn" Waltz (1883-1969) and Harry McDONALD (18??-1956) of Oxford, OH had one child, James Watson MACDONALD (1901-1994).
* WAYNE, Anthony (General)
Butler County Biographical History, p 77

* Recognize anyone here?
Maybe this is a Morgan Township church group.
(Here's a great reminder to write names on your pictures!)
Email Nancy if you recognize anyone, please. The third woman from the left, holding a child, is Maybelle George.

One reader thinks the lady in black may be Maranda Wilkinson McCoy of Reilly County
(see more on the McCOY family plus photos)

From the OHButler-L group:
"Would anyone know where a person, living in Oxford Twp. in 1930, would have gone to high school?"

Gene answered:
"A resident of Reily Township would have gone to Reily High School, in Reily, Ohio, Butler County........if they were closer to Oxford, they would have gone to Stewart, since Talawanda didn't exist until I was in school, in the 50's. Talawanda was made up of more than one school district, supposedly to save money and give the kids a better education, but there was a lot of resentment from some of the constituents for taking their local school (Morgan High School, at Okeana, Ohio) away from them. Depending on where they lived, they either went to Ross or Talawanda. Reily and Morgan both ended up as lower-grade schools. Smith Library, at Oxford, will have all of the information that you need."


Class Photos:
Morgan Township High School

* BUTTERFIELD, Yvonne: class of 1919
COMMENT: "Yvonne Lillian Butterfield Griffith is my Grandmother. She married Howard Gilbert Griffith. They resided at 3515 RaceLane Road, Okeana, Ohio. Thank you. Robin Griffith Brandenburg"
* GEORGE, Frances (Mrs. Ed ERTEL): class of 1924
* GEORGE, Lois O. (Mrs. J.W. MacDONALD): class of 1919
* GEORGE, Shumard: class of 1924 picture at MTHS
* GURR, Carl: class of 1924
* HOLLOWELL, Opha Lee (Mrs. LEIBROOK): class of 1924
* HOLOWELL, Russell: class of 1919
* INLOES, Daniel: class of 1919
* LAWRENCE, Clayton "Tubby": class of 1924
* LAWRENCE, Mabel: class of 1919
* MABIS, Florence (Mrs. KNOLLMAN): class of 1924
* MacDONALD, James W: class of 1919
* MULLIN, Helen (Mrs. REED): class of 1924
* OTTO, Dr. Bennie: teacher with class of 1919
* OTTO, Faye: class of 1919
* ROBISON, Lilly: class of 1919
* RUSSELL, Rufus: class of 1924
* SCHRADIN, Nelson: class of 1924
* STARR, Libby (Mrs. SCHWENKER): class of 1924
* TEETERS, Dorothy (Mrs. YOUNG): class of 1924
* WALTHER, Ruth (Mrs. WILSON): class of 1924
* WILES: unknown class, right
* WYNN, Leona: class of 1919
Morgan Township High School Photo Album,
Okeana, Ohio

set up by Sween - Originally thought to be Shandon HS pictures in error
(Click on any photo to enlarge)
morganMorgan class picture, year unknown
submitted by Bill WILES, whose father is first on the left, second row from bottom.
morgan1919 class, Morgan High School.
Submitted by Frances George Ertel.
Top row, l-r:
Faye OTTO, Mabel LAWRENCE, Yvonne BUTTERFIELD, --?-- , Leona WYNN (verified by David Weaver), Lilly ROBISON
Bottom row:
Daniel INLOES, --?-- , James W. MCDONALD, Lois O. GEORGE (Mrs. J. W. McDonald), Russell HOLOWELL, Dr. Bennie OTTO (teacher)
morgan1924 class, Morgan High School.
Submitted by Frances George Ertel; names supplied by Jill Evans.
Front Row: Clayton "Tubby" LAWRENCE, Helen MULLIN REED, Libby STARR SCHWENKER, Opha Lee HOLLOWELL LEIBROOK, Ruth WALTHER WILSON, Frances GEORGE ERTEL, Rufus RUSSELL.
Back Row: Carl GURR, Dorothy TEETERS YOUNG, Florence MABIS KNOLLMAN, Nelson SCHRADIN, Shumard GEORGE.

C McCormick around 1920:
Boy Scout Troup
Lindenwald Methodist Church,
Hamilton, OH

* BRAY, Ferd (scoutmaster)
* BRUNING, Howard
* CARSON, Frank
* CROSWELL, Clyde
* EDWARD, Henry
* HENRIE, Charles
: (committee member)
* HENRIE, Chick
* HERSHNER, Calvin
* HERSHNER, Neil
* HERSHNER, R.B.
* IVANS, John
* IVANS, Paul
* JUNKINS, Harry
* KALBERER, Bob
* LEE, Charles
* LOTZ, Wally
* McGILLARD, Stanley
* MINNIS, John
* NEWKIRK, Elmer
* NEWKIRK, Paul
* PIERSON, Mark
* RANSEY, Clifford
* REED, Leslie
* SNYDER, Emery
(committee member)
* SNIVELY, Eugene
* WALKER, Bill
* WALKER, James
* WHITE, Benton
* WHITE, Murray
* ZILLIOX, Robert



More on Hamilton
Tombstones - A more thorough Butler Co OH tombstone search, FindAGrave.com
* BAILEY:
The tombstone of Mary Bailey Mills (Mrs. Elijah Mills) at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Photos by Adina Dyer
* LUCAS:
Members of the John Lucas family, buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Photos by Adina Dyer
* MILLS:
The tombstone of Elijah Mills (1753-1837) at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Madison township. Photo by Adina Dyer
* MILLS:
Jemima Lucas Mills, (1791-1843), was buried in IN. Photo by Adina Dyer
* POTTER:
Mary Potter Lucas (1808-1864) was buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Photo by Adina Dyer
* ROBBINS:
Jemima Robbins Lucas, wife of John Lucas who was buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Photos by Adina Dyer
* SELBY:
Zachariah and wife, Mary, are buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Photos by Adina Dyer

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