Source: The Geneva Times
Dated: Mar. 8, 1877
Miss Grace Valentine is visiting Miss Lucy
Webster in Richmond, Lake County.
Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Page 2
Dated: Thursday, June 6, 1895
THE PAINESVILLE BUDGET.
Things Are Lively at Present in the Little Town.
Painesville, June 5. - (Special) - At a meeting held by
Auditor Tisdell, Probate Judge Reynolds and Recorder
Pyle at the court house, for the purpose of filling the
vacancy caused by the death of Commissioner Raymond Freeman, Mr.
Charles W. Searl of Madison was unanimously chosen.
The annual strawberry exhibit of the Lake County
Horticultural society will be held in Perry, Thursday, June 13.
Late Tuesday afternoon an Italian by name of Donanio,
was arrested and charged with stealing $100 from Vincent
Pennavario. Both men were employed at Storrs & Harrison's
nurseries. Forty-six dollars was found on Donanio's
Two men who were on the vessel held in quarantine at
New york, on account of a case of smallpox, were on account of a case
of smallpox, were located by the health officers at Fairport.
Rev. Herman Burns of the Baptist church will
deliver the baccalaureate sermon to the graduating class of the high
school on the evening of the 16th. The services will be held
in the Congregational church. The class numbers twenty-four
members, the largest in the history of the school.
Rev. Henry Ladd, D. D., of Cleveland will
deliver the baccalaureate sermon to the graduating class of Lake
Erie seminary, Sunday, June 16, at 3:30 p.m. The annual
address on commencement day will be delivered by Hon. John Eaton,
formerly Untied States commissioner of education at Washington, D.
The Meigs county property on the park has been leased
and will be put in shape for a summer hotel. Several Cleveland
parties, it is understood, have already made application for
accommodation there during the summer months.
Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Page 1
Dated: Friday, Sept. 6, 1895
Yachting Party From Painesville.
The yacht Marietta of Painesville
arrived in the harbor lost evening with George P. Steele, F. C.
Moody, I. K. Pierson, S. L. Thompson of Painesville; F. H.
Pierson of New York and Harry Doolittle of New York on
board. The party got windbound in the harbor and the return
trip was not made until late.
Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Page 3
Dated: Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1902
WALKED MANY MILES IN VAIN.
Couple's Long Trip From Michigan to Painesville Ended Sadly.
Sought a Home but Found That Their Last Relative Had Died.
Not many days ago two weary and work
actors in one of the sad little dramas of life of which the world at
large never hears, drifted into the Union depot. They were
German people named Schwartz, and the story they told to
Officer Ed May, who is stationed at the Union depot was a
Their home has been in Kalkaska county in northern
Michigan, where for many years they had fought a hard battle against
adverse circumstance. One by one friends and relatives died or
drifted away from them and at last they were practically alone in
the world. To add to the misfortune, only a few weeks ago the
little house that had sheltered them for so many yeas caught fire
and burned to the ground. As they stood watching the dying
embers of their home the realization of their utter loneliness came
upon them and they cast about to find what they could do.
The husband was sixty-five years of age; the wife a
year or two older. Somewhere near Painesville, O., his mother
was living and at length the aged couple decided to come to the
mother, who was past ninety years of age. But Kalcaska county
is farm from Painesville and they had no money. Before them
was a long, hard pilgrimage, but behind them were the smoking ruins
of what had been home to them, so undaunted at the thought of the
hardships to come, the gray-haired husband and wife started out to
walk from northern Michigan to Painesville.
The journey was an arduous one. Day after day the
aged couple tramped along the highways.
The journey was an arduous one. Day after day the
aged couple tramped along the the highways, picking up a living as
best they could and sleeping where night overtook them. On
most occasions they tired to reach a place along a railroad track,
where ties were piled up. There they would build a rude
shelter of the heavy ties and build a little fire in front, and
there they would spend the night. It took them six long weeks
to reach Cleveland, and in all that time they were given shelter but
for two nights. Almost the entire way was covered on foot,
with the exception of some fifteen or twenty miles, which they rode
on a suburban car from west of Lorain. On their arrival they
were taken to the Bethel and given shelter, and the next day sent on
their way to Painesville.
"Are you sure that your mother is living?" asked
Patrolman May, to whom the husband had been telling their story.
"She is old, you know, and might die at any time."
"Oh, yes," the man replied, "Mother is live. We
heard from her only a little while before we left our home."
It was but a few days ago that the officer saw the old
couple again. Their forms seemed more beat and their steps
less active than they had before.
"Did you find the mother?" Officer May
The man shook his head
and a tear trickled down his weather-beaten cheek as he said, sadly:
"No, the mother wasn't there to welcome us. She
had died during the six weeks it took us to come from Kalcaska
"And what will you do now?" asked May.
The old man with the gray haired wife by his side
leaned on his cane and a hopeless look came over his honest face.
"Go back, I suppose, back to where the little home was - to die,
perhaps. and side by side the two again started on their long
Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Page 5
Dated: Saturday, June 18, 1904
Commencement Held and Diplomas Given Twenty Girls and Nine
SPECIAL TO THE PLAIN DEALER.
PAINESVILLE, O. June 17 - The thirty-seventh annual
commencement of the Painesville high school was held this evening in
the high school auditorium. A class of twenty-nine was
graduated, twenty girls and nine boys. The program consisted
of essays and orations and a debate on the subject, "The United
States Should Confine Itself to Present Territory." Members of
the graduating class are:
Classical course - Annie Blenvenu Allen, Florence
Gillette Moodey. Latin-scientific course, Harry Preston
Allen, Marion La Verne Amidon, Mary Priscilla Amidon, Helen Anna
Anderson, Alice Celeste Armstrong, Laurel Gail Baker, Charles
Anderson Blackmore, Bess Adeline Bolden, Lewis Anson Chamberlin,
Arlene Amelia Hadden, Nellie Mae Hart, Charles Burridge Hawley,
Carrie Shaw Justus, Luella Alma Kerr, Ida Frances Mason, Frank John
Ryan, Gracia Antoinette Snedeker, Forrest J. White, May Winchell,
English course, Ruth Estelle Brooks, Harry Mark Doolittle,
Ellen May Cole, Mary Elizabeth Gallagher, Floyd Strong Lockwood,
Fred Ober Proctor.