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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
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 person.
     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. C.
     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
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 touching one.
     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 asked.
          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 county."
     "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 pilgrimage.
Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)  Page 5
Dated: Saturday, June 18, 1904
Commencement Held and Diplomas Given Twenty Girls and Nine Boys.
     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.




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