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Once upon a time in Ada

Once upon a time in Ada

Once upon a time in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown

By Lee Crouse

lcrouse@centurylink.net

     June-December 1932:

June: the transfer of the Ada Public Library from the Ada Federated Clubs to the new district library boards was in effect. Mrs. George Stambaugh was elected chairman of the new seven-member board.

July: reconstruction of the elevator of the Ada Farmers Exchange was started. It had been destroyed by fire.

Once upon a time in Ada

Once upon a time in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown

By Lee Crouse

lcrouse@centurylink.net

Early 1932:

January: the Ada roller skating hockey team lost to Lima. Players included Sanford and Harry Wright, James Ferrall, Kenneth Robnolte, Robert Lindsley, Homer Hawes and Robert Wallick.

March: Andrew’s Dairy (later Ada Dairy) was in business in Ada.

March: Russell and Stella Hoover of DeGraff purchased the Ada Creamery and opened the Hoover Creamery at 227 North Main Street.

Once upon a time in Ada

Once upon a time in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown

By Lee Crouse

lcrouse@centurylink.net

SUMMER 1910:

     July 1910 the Manufacture of Knit Goods to be Begun Here as Soon as Machinery Can be Placed, this was an announcement in the Ada Record July 13, 1910. About 1909 some Ada people bought a knitting factory at Wapakoneta, Ohio and in 1910 moved it to the Brewer Block at Ada on the second floor. The manager was to be W.H. Roper from LaPorte, Indiana. This factory was to employ mostly women.

Once upon a time in Ada

Once upon a time in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown

By Lee Crouse

lcrouse@centurylink.net

June 1905 in Ada:

A new ladies military company of 40 girls was organized with Zella Zanhiser as captain. Each of the men’s military companies was given a reception.

The Pennsylvania “Empire State Express”recently ran 132 miles from Crestline to Fort Wayne, Ind. In 114 minutes. The fastest time was made near Ada, Ohio, when three miles were run in 85 seconds, or at a rate of 28 seconds for each mile breaking all former world’s records. His is at a rate of 127 miles per hour through Ada.

Once upon a time in Ada

Once upon a time in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown

By Lee Crouse

lcrouse@centurylink.net

Ada in 1924:

 

June 1924 the Ada Telephone Company installed a system of automatic ringing.

July 1, 1924 air mail service for Ada became effective.

August 1924 the F.&M. picnic was being held at Community park for the first time since it became public property. Fred Shaw was president.

September 1924 stop signs were being erected at all principal Main street intersections.

Once upon a time in Ada

Once upon a time in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown

By Lee Crouse

lcrouse@centurylink.net

                                                        Ada in 1925

June 1925 Harry Mohr has the distinction of being the first to have an automatic water softener installed in his new home on North Gilbert .

August 1925 the Ku Klux Klan held a meeting on the Harding farm, south of Woodlawn cemetery.

September 1925 for the first time, Ada employed two policemen for day and night duty.

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