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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

 

Ada News in 1903:

June 24, 1903: Monday the four new cannons for the artillery arm of O.N.U. military service were hauled to the campus.

July 28, 1903: the name Ohio Normal University was changed to Ohio Northern University.

July 1903: The Ada council adopted a system of numbering houses proposed by B.A. Hawes. Mr. Hawes was selling house number plates for 50 and 75 cents.

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-LIBERTY TOWNSHIP FIRE CHIEFS

According to the records, the first known chief was Agnew Welsh in 1884 (Empire Engine & Hose Company).

J.W. Kanode served as the first fire chief of the Ada Fire Department in 1889. D.A. Watt became chief in 1896 and the line of succession for the next years named Oscar Judd, Agnew Welsh, John Foit, J.F. Perry and J. Guy Deming, the later in October 1906.

Once upon a time in Ada

June 1905

Once upon a time in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown

By Lee Crouse

lcrouse@centurylink.net

June 1905:

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.

Once upon a time in Ada

Ada High School's first football team

Once upon a time in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown

By Lee Crouse

lcrouse@centurylink.net

September 1906: Ada High School’s first football team consisted of Paul Rothrock, guard; Paul Price, quarterback; Eugene “Stubby” Peterson, tackle; Warren Wagner, only sub.; Norman “Eph” Freund, halfback; Bruce “Chick” Landon, end; Charles Henry, tackle; Leslie Lyle, guard; Dale “Snakes” Stauffer, manager; Eddie Jameson, center; Alden Elliott, end and Roy “Babe” Marty, fullback.

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, OHIO POSTMASTERS

William H. Wilson                                 Postmaster                                            08/01/1854

William F. Green                                  Postmaster                                            06/02/1855

Nathan Ahlefeld                                   Postmaster                                            01/04/1856

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

March 1905: Mayor Greer said Ada needed a marshal; we had a deputy but needed a primary officer and he nominated Alonzo Cummans.

May 1923:  the first advertisement for the Public Service Filling Station, located on East Buckeye Street, appeared in the newspaper. Earl S. Wolfrom was the local manager.
 

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