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Once upon a time in Ada

Once upon a time in Ada

By Leland Crouse
lcrouse@centurylink.net
August 23, 1876 - St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized at the home of Samuel Anspach, Esq., by Rev. J.L. Smith, missionary president of this synod with the following membership; Samuel Anspach and wife, John W. Umbaugh and wife, J.H. Umbaugh and wife, S.M. Anspach and wife, Augustus Cronbaugh and wife, Luther M. McCreary and Mrs. A. Oberlin.

Once upon a time in Ada

Ohio Women Suffrage in Ada

By Leland Crouse
lcrouse@centurylink.net

October 1916 – A meeting was held at the Presbyterian Church under the auspices of the Ohio Women Suffrage association to form a suffrage group here. The local committee included Mrs. D.O. Betz, Mrs. E.E. McCoppin, Mrs. J.E. Hesser, Mrs. J.I. Barnsy and Mrs. J.C. McDowell. Officers of the newly formed Women’s Suffrage organization in Ada were Mrs. C.S. Ames, president; Mrs. E.E. McAlpin, vice president; Miss Rhea Welsh, secretary; and Mrs. J. Guy Deming, treasurer.

 

Once upon a time in Ada

1991: First-of-kind youth soccer camp held

By Leland Crouse
lcrouse@hughes.net
September 1991
Thirty-one area children between the ages of 6-17 were taught soccer skills, team tactics, and rules of the game during a three-day camp held at Ohio Northern University.

The camp, first of its kind in this area, was organized by ONU soccer coach Amar Bhattacharya (17th year) and his assistant Mike Varga, ONU law student and assisted by ONU soccer players

Once upon a time in Ada

1916 F&M Picnic

By Leland Crouse
lcrouse@centurylink.net
August 18, 1916, University Herald reported 5,000 people enjoyed the F&M Picnic in Ream’s Grove where Governor Frank B. Willis presented a stirring address.

Familiar family names run throughout the old newspaper article; H.J. Sousley was elected upcoming president with Dana E. Welsh named secretary.

Lee Tressel won $3.00 for first place in the horse race.

Once upon a time in Ada

 A 1912 Sunday school gift at Sugar Grove Methodist

By Leland Crouse
lcrouse@centurylink.net
Here’s a card that Sunday school students in Sugar Grove Methodist Church received from their teacher, W.E. Candler at Christmas in 1912.

Click on it to read all the biblically-related information. For example, you will find that a mite was less than a quarter of a cent (think: story of the widow’s mite).

Also, according to Genesis, Noah’s ark measured 300 cubits long, 50 cubits broad and 30 cubits high.

Entre Nous Women’s Club was organized in Ada in 1920

The object of the club shall be to bring the women of this city together for intellectual advancement, mutual helpfulness and the promotion of higher Social and Moral conditions. It shall aim to develop the habit of speaking without notes.

By Leland Crouse
lcrouse@centurylink.net
1920  - The Entre Nous Women’s Club was organized in Ada. Their colors was pink and white, their motto was “Tis the nurture of spirit, The culture of mind, That softens the nature, And makes one refined.

Officers for 1920-1921
President Mrs. Nan Clayton; First Vice President, Mrs. Bertha Brecheisen; Recording Secretary, Mrs. Laura McElroy and Treasurer, Mrs. Olga Bentley.

Program Committee was Mrs. Maude Moore, Chairman; Mrs. Myrtle Greer; Mrs. DeBritto Hindall.

Flower Committee was Mrs. Donna McElroy and Mrs. Carie Geseman

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