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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 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.

September 1925 a set of rules was formulated for Ohio Northern freshmen-among others, the wearing of orange and black “beanies”.

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

November 1933 Mrs. Clara Warren, the first woman to hold a village office, was re-named Village Treasurer.

November 1933 Ada’s football team finished the football season “the undisputed champions of northwestern Ohio,” defeating Van Wert 19-0 and Defiance 18-0 in the last two games. On the Ada team were R. Clum, B. Neiswander, L. Anspach, H. Jamison, J. Corbett, W. Scott, B. Snyder, Z. Adam, J. Stambaugh, G. Botkin, C. Holman, E. Neiswander, and H. Florida.

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 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.

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

December 1936 the Ada council started the proceeding for a 14 year age limit on drivers in Ada. Nearly 100 licenses have been issued to minors by the highway patrol who passed the drivers test as young as 11 and twelve years of age.

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 1932

June 1932 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 1932 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

March 1936 State Route 81 was extended from Ada to Lima.

April 2, 1936 The Ada Business Association was formed. Ben Focht organizer, Earl Wolfrom president, George Greer vice-president, Robert C. Cole and R.C. Harris, vice presidents; Kahler, Pfeiffer, secretary; Dana Welsh, treasurer; Barton Snyder, Stewart Main, George Conn, Harry Huffman and J.R. Gibson, directors. More than 50 members signed up.

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