Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Received from a resident;

Walnut Hills in the News of Yesteryear.

My name is Shawna Woodard and I work at the main downtown Dayton Metro Library in the newspaper, genealogy, and local history section. Since I live in Walnut Hills I thought it might be interesting to jot down some Walnut Hills addresses when I came across them in the newspaper. I am working on a long term project of indexing obituaries, so what I have found so far is from the obituaries.
Feel free to come down to the main library and search the city directories for your address. You can see who lived in your house from 1916 to 2006. If you want to, you can then see if we have an obituary on a past resident. Also available are Sanborn Fire Insurance maps for 1918 and 1950. You can see the basic outline of your house, what kind of roof it had, how many windows, and what other houses are on the street next to it. If you have more questions, you can reach me at work in the magazines department at 227-9551.

Newspaper Date Page Story

Dayton Journal 25 Feb 1947 14 Obituary, Mrs. Helen C. Geiger, 19 Virginia Ave

Dayton Daily News 17 Dec 1951 27 Obituary, Else Clara Strunk, 903 Wayne Ave

DDN 19 Dec 1951 47 Obituary, C. Monroe Watson, 74, 1524 Wyoming St.

DDN 23 Dec 1951 Sec 3 p 6 Obituary, Henry J. Heinz, 85, 1406 Wyoming St.

DDN 26 Dec 1951 19 Obituary, Adelbert Van Horn, 80, 1032 Wayne Ave

DDN 27 Dec 1951 15 Obituary, Mary DeEsther Sims, 56, 31 Illinois Ave

DDN 30 Dec 1951 Sec 3 p 5 Obituary, Lenore Carey Bailey, 45 Gunkel Ave

DDN 31 Dec 1951 9 Obituary, Mary A. Moses, 147 Medford Street

DDN 1 Feb 1952 40 Obituary, Frank H. Meier of 15 Illinois Ave

DDN 2 Feb 1952 2 Obituary, Earl Wilson, 79, of 473 Wyoming St

DDN 2 Feb 1952 2 Obituary, Frank H. Meier, 72, of 15 Illinois Ave

DDN 5 Jan 1952 8 Obituary, Mrs. Augusta Drake, 1303 Wayne Ave

DDN 16 Mar 1952 Sec 2 p 6 Obituary, Mrs. Edith Daniel of 129 Illinois Ave, Daughter of Union Veterans

DDN 16 Feb 1952 2 Obituary, Mortie Henning, 64 Virginia Ave

DDN 17 Feb 1952 15 Obituary, John Ortman, 336 Nassau St.

DDN 18 Feb 1952 15 Obituary, Mrs. May Blanche Logan, 334 Wayne Ave.

DDN 28 Mar 1952 20 Obituary, Carl Fischer, age 60, of 214 Illinois Ave

DDN 28 Mar 1952 35:6 Information on the estate of Matthew S. Riley, grocer, of 261 Virginia Avenue, died Feb. 21

DDN 29 Mar 1952 2 obituary, Mrs. Dora Erisman of 731 Wyoming St., member of Colorado Avenue Baptist Church

DDN 31 Mar 1952 24 Obituary, Katherine V. Gray of 261 Virginia Ave

DDN 25 May 1953 21 Obituary, Charles W. Smiley, 9 Illinois Ave

DDN 2 Dec 1954 49 Obituary, Richard Counts, 354 Wyoming St.

DDN 6 Dec 1954 24 Obituary, Laura Mannington, 1140 Wyoming St.

DDN 12 Nov 1973 40 Obituary, Sara Alice Owen, 88, of 1101 Tip Top Ave.

3 comments :

Kzspot said...

Cool, how interesting! So, we go to magazines, or ask at the front desk?

Gary said...

As far as I know, you would go downstairs and ask at the desk there.

kzspot said...

Thank you!