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Article Title: Prospect Monitor
Article Date: July 13 1905
Article Description: Memoriam Monument; About Prospect, Current Events
Is Large Monument Erected to Victims of Iroquois Theatre Fire Buried at Delaware, Ohio.
Messrs. J. F. Dodd and D. H. Battenfield, of Delaware, who lost their families in the Iroquois Theatre fire at Chicago have erected on their cemetery lots, which adjoin each other, one of the largest sarcophagus monuments that adorn Oak Grove Cemetary, in fact it is one of the largest and most beautiful in the state.
The inscriptions on the monument are as follows: On the west side near the base of the monument, in large raised letters is the word Battenfield. On the left panel is found the following inscriptions: Sarah Ann Murray, born August 11, 1853, wife of D. H. Battenfield; and their children, John Murray, born January 15, 1880; Ruth Ann, born May 4, 1881; Robert Murray, born Oct. 24, 1888. All perished Dec. 30, 1903.
On the east side the name Dodd appears in raised letters, and the following words are engraved in this panel: Ruth Emma Murray, 1856-1903, wife of J. F. Dodd. Their daughter; Ruth Murray, 1890-1903. On the south side is carved the following inscription "To the six lives lost in the Iroquois disaster, Chicago, December 30, 1902.
Interesting Items of Old Times in and Around the Village and Vicinity.
Sorry was I to hear of the sad afflictions which recently befell your wife, in the murder of her step-brother, Charles E. Davis, and his beautiful daughter, by fiends in human shape, in Florida. Oh! it was horrible. I well knew him and his family; his brother, Frank Davis and the writer were members of the same Company and Regiment for a season during the rebellion. He is now living in Kansas City, Missouri.
There seems to be an unusual number of marriages taking place in your city these days, as the almanac maker is in the habit of puting it. May it be a long time before any of these couples find (or imagine they do) it necessary to call upon the courts to burst the hymeneal bonds asunder and let them free. In the olden days of Prospect, marriages were for life; today only a short time comes and goes before many apply for a legal seperation, but then you know as the old clown used to sing, "Times ain't now as it used to was."
According to the Assessor's report, Prospect has the bulge on Delaware, in the number of horses, by quite a few.
Word comes down from your section, along the Scioto, that some nameless weevil is damaging the wheat badly; the same insect is roosting and feeding high in our section as well. No one here seems to know a name for it; it seems to be of a destructive character and the most grain raisers ask of it is not to show its ugly mug in this section after this year.
I once knew a man named Addison Osborn, who was editor of the Marion Mirror, a lawyer and a member of the Marion County Board of School Examiners. I received a certificate from him as the secretary of the board, to teach the young ideas of Marion county how to shoot, which I have yet, I never used it. My vote helped him to be elected Prosecuting Attorney of Marion county over James H. Anderson, son of Judge Thomas J. Anderson, one of the old Associate Judges of their county. Young Anderson was a warm personal friend of the writer and far the better lawyer of the two, but his politics were not to my liking. He is still living in Columbus as Judge Anderson and his politics at present are of the correct kind. He has always been lucky politically since that mishap at Marion, marrying a Miss Miller with many broad acres of rich land n the Plains, much personal beauty and accomplishments, this giving him a lieu to the best society. During the Civil war times he held a fore!
ign office or two, also a good civil office such as U. S. Assessor or Collector, at home, I think though I am not positive in reference to the latter.
Delaware vicinity is still an attraction for some of your younger people, whose mothers were born, raised and spent their school days in southern Delaware township. Miss Clara Cope, one of your leading young ladies is an instance, she frequently visits her many relatives and other friends, who always have the glad hand extended to welcome her.
Nothing is heard down this way about the radnor Centennial. Has it been definitely postponed? D. W. C. L.
Mrs. W. C. Anderson was hostess to the Ladies Missionary Society, of the M. E. church, this week.
Mr. Henry Katt of Ft. Wayne is visiting his cousin, Nevin Schaaf.
The Mothers Council will be entertained next Thursday by Mrs. A. L. Gast.
Miss Carrie Owens after several days visit with Prospect friends has returned to her home in Marion.
The first night of the blackbird hunt at Delaware, Tuesday night, resulted in 400 birds being killed. Wednesday night the game was not so plentiful.
Mrs. Homer Smith, Wedn' entertained Mrs. R. J. Deigle and daughter Beatrice, of Sandusky, and Miss Vern Noll, of Marion.
John Decker of Lawrence, Tennessee, is still at Sawyer Sanatorium, Marion, Ohio with typhoid fever. Mrs. Decker returned home Saturday.
Mr. Martin Kuehner spent Sunday and Monday with his parents and relatives at West Jefferson, Ohio.
Miss Emma Snyder is visiting relatives at Dayton this week.
While mowing grass for J. F. Smelzer of near Woodland Monday, Emmet Decker killed a black snake, measuring 5 feet in length.
Mr. J. N. Freeman and family left Wednesday for Lakeside to spend their summer vacation at that popular resort.
A number of Prospect friends attended a reception given by Mrs. C. W. Lydia at her home in Marion Monday in honor of her birthday anniversary.
R. W. Harberson the popular Hocking Valley passenger conductor is laying off a few days on account of a sprained ankle received while stepping from his train.
Mr. Albert Sutley moved this week into the residence on North street.
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Gast, of Marion visited relatives here, Sunday.
Mrs. John Evans and children visited Delaware relatives from Saturday until Monday.
Dr. J. R. Osborn has just returned after spending a very pleasant week's vacation up at the Lakes.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Farnum had as guests over the Fourth, Mrs. E. R. Hathaway of Milford Center, Mr. J. Dynes Lee of Marysville and Mr. C. E. Lee of Macon, Missouri.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Farnum entertained at their beautiful country home, "Poplar Avenue Farm." Mr. S. J. Wottring of Delaware, and Mrs. Cora Van Dykl of Athens, Sunday.
Miss Theo Gast left this morning to join Miss Winifred Gast at Centerburg, Ohio, where they will be the guests of friends for a short time.
While the show was being unloaded at the H. V. yards, a horse driven by Charles Almendinger became frightened at the antics of a camel and ran away. Mr. Almendinger was thrown out, but only slightly injured.
Sun Brothers Shows gave a most creditable performance to two large audiances Wednesday. They went to Upper Sandusky from Prospect, where they show today.
At the home of her mother, Mrs. Samuel Fryman in Thompson township, where she is visiting a twelve pound daughter was born to Mrs. Corday Knachel, of Cleveland, Ohio, Wednesday.
Eight young friends enjoyed a picnic with David R. Griffith at his home south of town Tuesday, in honor of the young man's 12th birthday anniversary.
Mr. Lafayette Main, or Norton, was a business visitor to Prospect, Tuesday.
Miss Clara Wottring is being entertained by friends and relatives at Delaware.
Dr. A. L. Gast and G. F. Gast were at Mt. Vernon on business this week.
Senator Bashford, with a record of 2.19, belonging to Charley Price has been sent to Marion and will be trained for the fall races by Harry Tallman.
While working around his tile kiln, Wednesday afternoon, W. L. Cox had the big toe of his right foot so badly mashed that the services of a physician were necessary.
Miss Lela Zimmerman of Delaware, is visiting at the home of Mrs. T. B. Smith.
Mrs. J. F. Wottring, of Green Camp, was entertained by Prospect friends, Wednesday.
Mrs. Hazel Bower of Delaware was the guest of Prospect friends Wednesday.
The Misses Iva and Mae Kyle left Friday for a few weeks visit with relatives at Cambridge, Ohio.
About thirty friends surprised Wm. Berry at his home north-west of town Wednesday evening, the occasion being his 30th birthday anniversary. Everybody highly enjoyed themselves.
A happy surprise was given Mrs. Flina McPherson, Monday evening. About forty of her relatives and neighbors called at her home with baskets well filled with good things to eat. It was her 47th birthday anniversary, Mrs. McPherson was reminded with several nice presents. All returned home happy and wishing Mother McPherson a prosperous and successful life.
Mrs. T. J. Collins and son Cliff of Newport, Ky., and Mrs. Elizabeth Collins of Cleveland are guests of Mr. Jos. Sauer and other relatives.
Mr. Jacob Young and Miss Blanche Young of Mt. Vernon, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Young over Sunday.
Miss Inez Humphreys of Richwood, is the guest of Benjamin Ransom this week.
Miss Edith Hord of Columbus is visiting with friends in Prospect and vicinity.
Queen Esther Circle will give an Ice Cream Social at Gast Pavilion Saturday evening, July 13, 1905. One of the most popular evenings to be spent this season. The K. of P. band will furnish music.
Mrs. R. H. Finefrock and daughter and Mrs. Ralph Shaw were Cardington visitors from Saturday until Monday.
E. M. Stockwell and family left Monday for a three weeks visit with relatives at Michigan City, Indiana.
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