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1917 Ada Hospital Association formed

Once upon a time in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown

By Lee Crouse


1903 the Rail Road Park cannon was erected, aimed directly at Ft. Sumter South Carolina.

March 1917 a state charter was granted to the Ada Hospital association. Signers of the charter were Dr. L.W. Campbell, Dr. C.S. Ames, H.S. Lehr, C.W. Breck, T.J. Smull, E.E. McAlpin, and L.O. Ream.

Mrs. George Anderson spoke for the women at the charter meeting.

Trustees elected were L.W. Campbell, Albert Edwin Smith, L.O. Ream, George Stambaugh, C.W. Breck, E.E. McAlpin, J.A. Jones, Mrs. S.S. Clayton, and Mrs. J.C. McDowell, secretary and L.O. Ream, treasurer.

In April additional trustees were announced. They were Justin Brewer, H.S. Lehr, R.L. Souder, J.A. Stambaugh, T.J. Smull and A.H. Wisely, Jr.

February 1925 a long distance telephone booth was installed in the Young hotel.