Chattanooga, Ohio, was founded before 1840. It was and still is a very small town. I have heard that a train was supposed to go through Chatt many years ago.
Willshire Depot & Rail Service in the Early 1900s
Tombstone Tuesday–Franklin H. & Sarah S. Beach
This is the tombstone of Franklin H. & Sarah S. Beach, located in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: BEACH Franklin H. 1857-1922 Sarah S. 1869-1926 I enjoy looking for and photographing unusual insignia on tombstones. The two images on the Beach tombstone are ones that I show in my “Rocks of Ages,” …
I’ve Been Working on the Railroad, Part 2
A few weeks ago I blogged about my 2011 Genealogy Goals. I have already had positive results from one of those goals—my goal to review information that I had already collected. By looking through documents I have here at home I was able to get some clues for additional research about Edward Roesner’s railroad accident …
I’ve Been Working on the Railroad
There is a railroad worker in my husband’s family history. Edward Roesner, Joe’s grandfather, worked for the railroad for 46 years, first as a brakeman and later as a crossing watchman. The postcard shown here is dated 2 April 1914 and shows Edward standing at the far left. Edward identified the New York Central steam …