Saturday, July 9, 2011

From Out The Past

Sunday Morning Observer, March 10, 1918

The names of former business men and other prominent residents of Marietta omitted from my first list have recently come to memory.

T. P. Harshbarger had a tailoring establishment on the east side of Front street.  "H. Weber, Tailor" was on a sign on the "Island" between the bridges.  A Mr. Roberts, in the same business, lived on Greene street, east of Fourth, the location of his place of business has been forgotten.  John Silvey, shoemaker, lived in the vicinity, Ebinger's harness shop was on Front street between Greene and Butler.  W. I. Gray probably was the pioneer in furniture store although C. & S. Fuller manufactured in a limited way in a building previously a residence.  The Daniels family on Church street was one of the largest in numbers.  There was a church and a school on Church street at that time and it was considered a good residence street.  Another Daniels family lived on Fourth street, near Greene.  South of Greene resided the Clogston's, also Chris Deeble, the village blacksmith.  Rev. J. W. McMaster was also accredited to Fourth street.  Lemmel Metcalf was clerk at Mrs. Lewis' Mansion House, then a prominent hotel.  Miss Cochran was the excellent teacher of the grammar school in the building on Fourth street, just north of Putnam.  Bernard Rodick, later hardware merchant, was one of the pupils, as was J. W. (?) Sniffen, later a merchant.  James Dunn, mayor; W. P. Skinner and John Test, justices of the peace, held offices many years, as did Stephen Newton, county recorder.  Mr. Newton for a long time was the only fire insurance agent in Marietta.

The genial Leroy Protzman was known as "Roy."  Everyone knew Theodore G. Fields, who lived with E. W. T. Clark on Fifth street.

Some twenty years ago, "Theo" was a resident of Parkersburg. Henry Wesselman and Van H. Bukey were chums.  Collins was a music teacher and a friend of Henry Bosworth.  Ward taught dancing, probably lived at Lowell or Beverly.  Prof. Tenney's Seminary was on the corner diagonally across from the Court House.  Giles' private school was in Harmar.  In more recent years H. C. Vincent and O. R. Vincent were general freight and local freight agents, respectively, of the railroad to Palos.

E. B. C.

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