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Source: Portage County Advocate - Ohio
Dated: Feb. 7, 1855
FORGERY - CARTRIGHT MADDOCK, of Frederick, Mahoning Co., in October last presented a note to the Portage Co. Branch for discount, for $500, and obtained the money upon the responsibility of three additional signatures.  When the bill matured, it was ascertained that the three names signed to the note had been forged by him.
     We also understand that he "done" the Bank at Youngstown in the same manner, a short time since.
     MADDOCK is respectably connected, and has a wife and child at Frederick.
     He is "absent," and has not been arrested.
Source:  Cleveland Leader (Cleveland, Ohio) Page: 2
Dated: Mar. 12, 1866
MAHONING COUNTY
From the Youngstown Register:
- On Monday of last week, Dr. C. N. Fowler, of this village, cut from the shoulder of Mrs. Ayer, of Pulaski, a large tumor measuring some fifteen inches in circumference.  The patient is doing finely.
Source:  Cincinnati Daily Enquirer - Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio
Dated: Dec. 24, 1869

MARRIED:
     HOUSTON - SCHOYER -
On Dec. 21, by the Rev. Thomas H. Hanna,  A. D. Houston, of Lowellville, Ohio, to Miss Nellie Schoyer, of Alleghany City.
Source:  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)  Page: 1
Dated: Tuesday, Sep. 20, 1887.
IN THE MAHONINIG VALLEY.
Plans of a Syndicate - insane Horse Thief - Youngstown News notes
     YOUNGSTOWN, O., Sept. 19 - (Special) -
- J. Craig Smith, with other wealthy capitalists here, has formed a syndicate and purchased two thousand acrs of valuable coal lands in Jefferson county, Pa., and will erect a large number of coke ovens upon it.
- Frank Haney, son of Joe Haney, the insurance agent, by a fall yesterday broke his right arm.  He recently broke his left arm and ow carries both in a sling.
- Superintendent Templin of the county infirmary left for Lima this morning to take charge of Lewis Lehman and bring him here, where he will be placed in the county infirmary.  Lehman was arrested and placed in jail at Lima on a charge of horse stealing and since his incarceration has become insane.  His home is in Ellsworth, this county, and he has a wife and several children residing there.   
- Superintendent Shaler,
Manager O'Brien and General Freight Agent Cochran of the Nypano, accompanied by General Superintendent J. D. Johnston, General Freight Agent J. J. Saint and Roadmaster Kelly of the Pittsburg & Western are in the city today looking over the P. & W. track.  It is rumored that the Nypano people intend to buy the P. & W. branch fro Pittsburg to the lakes.
- Bert Johnson, who has been agent for the Erie express company in this city, has been promoted to the agency at Pitttsburg.  W. C. Hine takes Mr. Johnson's place here.
- The nuptials of Mr. John Stambaugh, jr., of this city and Miss Clara Bunt will be celebrated Sept. 21, at the home of the bride in Olmstead, O., fourteen miles from Cleveland.
- A valuable stallion, worth $1,000, belonging to John Allen of Lordstown was killed Saturday evening by a train of cars running over it.
- Blanche Anderson, an 18 years old daughter of Mrs. Melissa Anderson, residing at 213 West Federal Street, has run away or been enticed from the house.  She is supposed to be in Cleveland.
- Officers are in search of a fiend who attempted to outrage a 12 years old daughter of George Krichbamer, on Market street bridge.
(Found at Genealogy Bank - Transcribed by Sharon Wick)
Source:  Plain Dealer - Cleveland, OH
Dated: June 9, 1881
OHIO NEWS:
     Louis Johns, of Youngstown, arose from bed the other morning and found that Mrs. Johns had died during the night.  She had consumption.
     A boy named James Bresett was drowned while bathing in the Mahoning near the works of Arms, Bell & Co., Youngstown.  Another boy who was with young Bresett was rescued by railroad employes who were in the vicinity.  Neither of the boys could swim.
Source: Plain Dealer - Cleveland, OH
Dated: Jul. 15, 1892
Youngstown Matters.
Youngstown, July 14 - (Special) - Today the stockholders of the Union Iron and Steel company, met and elected the following board of directors: Myron C. Wick, W. E. Taylor, Thomas Parrock, Thomas H. Wells, J. C. Wick, Henry Wick and George D. Wick.  The board of directors organized by electing Myron Wick president, George D. Wick, first vice president, W. E. Taylor second vice president and treasurer, W. H. Baldwin secretary.
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     At the Ursaline convent today the first ceremony of profession and profession and reception in this city under the Rt. Rev. Bishop Ignatius Horstman was performed.  Three young ladies made their vows and received the black veil.  They were Miss Annie Gorty, in religion Sister St. Ignatius; Miss Dora O'Connell, in religion Sister St. Vincent; Miss Joanna Creagan, in religion Sister St. Mary Magdalene.  At the same time five young ladies received the same time five young ladies received the white veil.  They were Miss Annie McCabe, in religion Sister St. Marguerite; Miss Hortensa Pantet, in religion Sister St. Louis; Miss Mary Canavan, in religion Sister St. Scholastica; Miss Maggie Clemens, in religion Sister St. Hildegarde; Miss Harriet Breen of Berea, O., in religion Sister St. IreneFathers Maloney and O'Brien of Cleveland, Fathers O'Neil of Berea and Quinn of Wakeman were among the priests in attendance.
Source: Plain Dealer - Cleveland, OH
Dated: Jan. 19, 1896
     Col. George WICK of Youngstown, and well known in this city, is receiving congratulations on his engagement to Miss Mary HITCHCOCK, also of Youngstown.
Source: Alliance Standard Review
Dated: Jan. 2, 1899
David Engle - moved to Deerfield to live with son Emmor who is keeping a hotel there.
William (Willie) Jenkins has visited his parents here and returned to New York City.
from Freeburg - Mrs. Isariah Oyster visited her parents Mr. & Mrs. Henry Wertemberger of Louisville.
Mr. & Mrs. Ed Armstrong of Hibbetts spent New Years at the home of their mother
BUSINESS ADS:
- KOCH - Clothing Store
- OYSTERS - Watches & Jewelry
- NESBITT - The best photographic work in the Stone Block, Alliance Monuments - Ira T. Tullis - 267 Main St.
- ZANG - the pioneer jeweler
- A. B. LOVE & C"O. - stoves
- ISAAC I. MILBOURNE - dealer in Books, stationary, wall paper 535 Main St.
- DR. C. L. MORGAN - Alliance - Saniterium & Hospitol
- J. A. JONES - clearance sale on Ladies Winter Underwear
- T. P. CULP - dry goods
- BATES - jeweler
Masonic Order of Alliance: Tuesday night; The following Officers were installed in Conrad Lodge #271; Master, J. A. Roach - Senior Warden, T. D. Russell - Jr. Warden, J. E. McFadden - Sec'y., R. C. Milner - Treas., J. K. Allen - Sr. Deacon, C. E. Harsh - Jr. Deacon, W. J. Morris - Tyler, J. H. Dalzell - Stewards, D. W. Triem and E. W. Diehl ....
Source: Alliance Standard Review
Dated: Jan. 6, 1899
Chief Aungst is keeping a good watch onthe fire that continues to smolder slowly the businesses that were burnt out are being watched closely.
W. L. PARTHE shoe store
ATWELL BLOCK
CASSADY drug and chemical Co.
WANN BUILDING
Dr. P. W. WELKER's library & household goods
Dr. M. J. LICHTY household goods & surgical instruments
Mrs. CALISTA TEETERS
LYMAN D. KEPLINGER Block
C. W. HOWSON household goods
2 buildings owned by MRS> MARGARET L. YOUNG of Canton, her son J. LEET YOUNG of Salem is here and says the destroyed buildings will be replaced at once.
Source:  Daily Herald - Mississippi
Date:  Dec. 10, 1907
     J. H. Perkins, wife and little son of Wilkes Barre, Pa., and Mrs. Perkins' mother, Mrs. Holmes, of Youngstown, Ohio, arrived in this city Sunday night after quite an experience on their way down here.  Trail No. 1, due here at 6 o'clock, Sunday afternoon was slightly wrecked about a mile out of Montgomery in which the mail coach turned over and the engineer had both legs cut off.  The party will be the guest of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Perkins at 127 Main street for the winter.
(Source: Genealogy Bank)
Source:  Philadelphia Inquirer - Pennsylvania
Date:  May 3, 1908
DOG DIED, HORSE A SUICIDE
Missing Canine Friend, Animal Breaks His Own Neck
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio
- May 2. - Because his chum, a dog died yesterday a horse today committed suicide by jumping from the second floor of his owner's barn.
     Horse and dog, both owned by Alexander Harrington had been great friends for several years.  The dog died yesterday of old age.  The horse missed his visits and became morose.
     Today Mr. Harrington found the horse lying in the barnyard, its neck broken.  It was some distance from the barn door, which is taken as an indication that it leaped far out with suicidal intent.
(Source: Genealogy Bank)(Transcribed by Sharon Wick)
Source: Richmond Times Dispatch - Virginia
Dated: Apr. 4, 1920
CLOSE YOUNGSTOWN BANK
Struthers Savings and Banking Company Exceeded Loans Over Federal Reserve.
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By Associated Press.]
YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO, April 3 -
The Struthers Savings and Banking Company, of Struthers, near here, was closed by State Bank Inspector George R. Walters, he announced tonight.  The cause was an excess of loans over the legal reserve, according to Bruce R. Campbell, secretary and treasurer of the bank.
     Mr. Campbell said the suspension of business is only temporary.
     The bank is capitalized at $50,000.  Its last statement, dated February 28, showed total resources of $1,842,404.
Source:  Repository - Ohio
Dated: Apr. 4, 1920
STRUTHERS BANK CLOSED BY STATE
Bank Official Announces Closing is Only Temporary
     Youngstown, April 3 - (By the Associated Press) - The Struthers Savings and Banking Company, of Struthers, O., near here, was closed today by State Banking Inspector George R. Walters, he announced tonight.  The cause was an excess of loans over the legal reserve, according to Bruce R. Campbell, secretary and treasurer of the bank.
     Mr. Campbell said that the suspension of business is only temporary, and that the bank will open "in a week or so."
     He said the present stringent money market is responsible for the lack of reserve.  The bank is capitalized at $50,000.  Its last statement dated Feb. 28, showed total resources of $1,842,404.
Source: Trenton Evening News - New Jersey
Dated: Apr. 6, 1920
BANK IN OHIO IS SHORT A MILLION
     STRUTHERS, O., Apr. 6 - A deficit "in the neighborhood of $1,000,000" will have to be met by the insolvent Struthers Savings and Banking Company, which was closed Saturday by State examiners, William McCombs, president of the bank, said yesterday afternoon.
     Securities on which investors in oil operations were given heavy loans were said to comprise much of the collateral which the examiners hold is not sound.
     Bruce R. Campbell, secretary and treasurer of the bank, has "assumed the responsibility for the excess of the loans in order to make good his mistake," and has turned over to the trustees the whole of his personal property, amounting to about $225,000, said a statement issued yesterday by McCombs, who said he thought the bank will resume business soon.  Its last report showed resources of $1,860,000, capital of $50,000 and surplus of $50,000.
Source: Saginaw News - Michigan
Dated: Apr. 6, 1920
MILLION DEFICIT IS FACED BY OHIO BANK
    
STRUTHERS, O., Apr. 6 - (By A. P.) - A deficit in the neighborhood of a million dollars" will have to be met by the insolvent Struthers savings and banking company, which was closed Saturday by state examiners, William McCombs, president of the bank, said Monday afternoon.
     Securities on which investors in oil operations were given heavy loan were said to comprise much of the collateral which the examiners hold is not sound.
     Bruce R. Campbell secretary and treasurer of the bank has "assumed the responsibility for the excess of loans, and in order to make good his mistake" has turned to the trustees the whole of his personal property, amounting to about $225,000, said a statement issued Monday by McCombs, who said he thought the bank will resume business soon.  Its last report showed resources of $1,860,000 capital of $50,000 and surplus of $50,000.
Source:  Repository - Ohio
Dated: Apr. 9, 1920
ARREST CASHIER OF STRUTHERS BANK
    
Struthers, O., Apr. 9 - (By the Associated Press) - Coincident with the report of Ira R. Pontius, state superintendent of banks, that the Struthers Savings and Banking Company, suspended last week by examiners, must be permanently closed,  Bruce R. Campbell, secretary-treasurer of the bank, was arrested today on three charges of penitentiary offenses.
Source: Plain Dealer - Cleveland, Ohio
Dated: May 20, 1920
INDICTS FORMER CASHIER
Grand Jury Returns Fourteen Counts Against Struthers Man.
(Special to The Plain Dealer)
     YOUNGSTOWN, May 19 - Fourteen counts were returned in an indictment against Bruce R. Campbell, cashier of the Struthers Savings & Banking Co., by the Mahoning county grand jury, which reported late this afternoon.
     Seven counts against Campbell charge misapplication of funds of the bank aggregating $391,718, and four charge embezzlements amounting to $124,789.
     One count charges making a false entry on the books of the bank, one a false report to state banking authorities, and another alleges perjury in making an affidavit to the report.
Source: Plain Dealer - Cleveland, Ohio
Dated: Jun. 24, 1920
BANKER SENTENCED TO PENITENTIARY
Struthers Official, Guilty of Falsifying Accounts, to Pay Maximum Penalty.
Pleads Guilty to One of Fourteen Counts of Embezzling Case.
(Special to The Plain Dealer)
YOUNGSTOWN.  June 23 - Pleading guilty to one of fourteen indictments against him.  Bruce R. Campbell, former secretary and treasurer of the Struthers Savings & Banking Co., late this afternoon received the maximum sentence for violation of state banking laws.
     Judge David G. Jenkins imposed sentence of not more than thirty years imprisonment in the state penitentiary and a fine of $10,000.  Campbell probably will be taken to Columbus Friday or Saturday.
     Preceding the sentence, Attorney J. P. Wilson spoke in behalf of his client and Attorney General John G. Price, representative of the state banking department, and Prosecuting Attorney H. H. Hull presented the state's side to the court.
     The attorney general responded sharply when Wilson extended thanks to him and Hull for not requesting the maximum sentence.  Price emphatically told the judge omission had been only from a sense of propriety to the court and should not be construed as a suggestion that Campbell should be given less than maximum sentence.
Admits Falsifying Report.
    
The court to which plea of guilty was entered charged Campbell had made a false report to the state banking department Feb. 28, 1920, giving cash items as $2,140 instead of $130,261.
     The other thirteen counts now pending, charge embezzlements of approximately $125,000, misapplications of $391,000 and false entries involving about $93,000.
     Campbell, his attorney said, had voluntarily turned over his home and securities valued at $200,000, which, with payments made by companies to whom he had loaned money, should make up any shortage.  It was urged that as he had greatly aided in arrangements for repayment of loans to corporations in which he had been interested, the interest of depositors would best be served by not depriving them of his services.  The defendant briefly expressed hope leniency would be granted for the sake of his family.
     The Struthers institution was closed April 3, following an investigation by the state banking department.  Its assets are now being liquidated.
Source: Evening Tribune - California
Dated: June 28, 1920
Also in Duluth News Tribune - Minnesota
Dated: June. 28, 1920
Today's Events
     Bruce R. Campbell
, secretary and treasurer of the Struthers Savings and Banking Co., accused of alleged defalcations to the extent of $600,000, is to be arraigned for trial today at Youngstown, O.
Source: Plain Dealer - Cleveland, Ohio
Dated: Jan. 5, 1921
BANK GETS MORE MONEY
Closed Struthers Institution May Pay Virtually in Full.
    
YOUNGSTOWN, Jan. 4 - Announcement today by attorney for Ezra C. Welsh, Youngstown oil operator, of the ___ of his interest near New Middleton said the $128,250 proceeds will go toward the liquidation of the Struthers Savings & Banking Co., of which Welsh was a heavy borrower.  The property is sold to the Allied Oil Co., owned by Butler, Pa., and Buffalo capitalists.
     Welsh, previously paid $40,000 to the receivers of the bank, it was said, and has arranged to meet half of his indebtedness.  The remainder will be taken care of by monthly dividends from Texas oil fields, the attorneys said.
     Another of the heaviest borrowers of the banks has paid in full it was said here, and depositors of the bank are expected to be paid virtually in full.
     Bruce R. Campbell, former secretary-treasurer of the institution, is serving a sentence in the Ohio Penitentiary as a result of the closing of the bank.
Source: Trenton Evening Times - N. J.
Dated: Apr. 6, 1922
Says She Too is Married To Grafton, Making Third Wife
NEW YORK, April 6 - A third girl, Polly Lorayne, former actress, today claimed as her husband Joseph Donald Grafton, son of a millionaire Pittsburgh furniture manufacturer, whose alleged bigamy is being investigated by the grand jury.
     The other two claimants for Grafton's affections are Peggy Davis, 17-year-old "Follies" girl, and Ellen Curley McIntyre of Youngstown, Ohio, who claim he married them last November and December, the ceremony being separated by only a 17 day interval.
     "Don took me to Pittsburgh where we resided for five months," said Miss Lorayne, who claims she is "wife number one," because he took out a license to marry me in this city February 1, 1921, but told me a ceremonial marriage was not necessary.
     "He introduced me to his father and brother as his wife.  He even introduced me to A. A. Shepherd, who lived with us as a boarder, as Mrs. Grafton.  I am surprised to learn that Shepherd was a witness to his marriage to Peggy Davis."
    
Bigamy complaints against Grafton were laid before the grand jury by Miss McIntyre, really wife number two, and by Mrs. Capitola Laird, Grafton is alleged to have married.
     Tales of whirlwind love making were told here today by all three of the girls.  They marvelled how a man who was so tender and loving when associating with them could have been writing endearing notes at the same time to one or two other alleged "wives."
     During her stay in the sanitarium on account of illness, from which she was just removed yesterday, Peggy Davis was flooded with notes from her "devoted husband" to "my idolized wife."
Source: Plain Dealer - Cleveland, Ohio
Dated: May 13, 1922
PAY BANK CREDITORS
State to Distribute Assets of Struthers Company
    
Next Tuesday, under court sanction, H. E. Scott, superintendent of banks of Ohio, will begin payment of a third dividend, amounting to 12 1-2 per cent., to depositors and general creditors of the Struthers Savings & Banking Co. of Struthers.
     This company was taken over for liquidation by the state department of banks after it had been found that large funds of the company had been misused by Bruce R. Campbell, its secretary-treasurer, now serving a term in the penitentiary.  A total of $203,791.03 will be paid.  The distribution will be made from the Struthers branch of the Dollar Savings & Trust Co. of Youngstown.  This will make $1,000,145.39 paid to creditors.
     The remaining assets of the defunct institution will be reduced to liquid form as quickly as possible, so that another dividend, which will be the final one, can be paid soon.
Source: Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio
Dated: Feb. 24, 1923
(Plain Dealer Special)
YOUNGSTOWN, O., Feb. 23 - Three city firemen were injured last night when an Erie railroad freight train struck a hose and chemical truck responding to an alarm at W. Federal street crossing.
     They are Lieut. Caradoc LODWICK, right arm injured; John THOMAS, driver, head lacerated and bruised, and Felix E. CATHELINE, right ankle, left wrist, back and hip injured.
     Lieut. LODWICK and THOMAS were on the seat of the truck when the train hit the rear wheel.  CATHELINE and MatthewMcDONOUGH, another fireman jumped from a step at the rear of the truck.
 
Source:  Repository - Ohio
Dated: Feb. 7, 1925
Banker Convict Asks Parole.
     Youngstown,
Feb. 7, - Bruce R. Campbell, banker, serving a penitentiary sentence for wrecking the Struthers Banking company, this week filed an application for parole, recommended by the penitentiary warden.  Campbell has served five years of an indeterminate sentence of one to 30 years.  When Campbell applied previously for a parole, Mahoning county officials who prosecuted the case vigorously opposed his release.
Source: Plain Dealer - Cleveland, Ohio
Dated: Feb. 18, 1925
Alleged Wrecker of Struthers Bank Brought up from Pen.
     YOUNGSTOWN, O., Feb. 17. -
Bruce R. Campbell, former secretary-treasurer of the defunct Struthers bank, confined in the Ohio penitentiary on a charge of being instrumental in the wrecking of the institution, testified before the grand jury which is investigating the failure of the bank.
     He was excused after being on the stand an hour and a half.  He will be recalled later, after certain documents in his possession and records of the bank are examined.  While here he will remain at county jail.
Source:  Plain Dealer - Cleveland, Ohio
Dated: Feb. 5, 1933
Struthers Ex-Bank Head Dead.
YOUNGSTOWN, O., Feb. 2 -
     Bruce R. Campbell, 56, former president of the Struthers Savings & Banking Co. in suburban Struthers, was dead here today after four years' illness.
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