Mollie Clark and Sylvester Rynearson

Sylvester and Mollie (Clark) Rynearson and son Eddy 1882. This is one of the families we plan to mention at our July 9 Ithaca Cemetery program at 9am. Mollie was the daughter of John and Sarah Clark who lived on Littles Road, west of Arcanum. We aren’t going to “spill all the beans” but give […]

July Events

William Colville July AWTHS Events: July 2 Open Hours at AWTHS 9-noon. July 9 at Ithaca Cemetery beginning at 9am-“If These Stones Could Talk: live in-person program on early settlers. Rain date July 16. These photos are some of the characters and places we will be talking about at the Ithaca Cemetery: John Colville, Mary […]

Clark Home

This information was written by William Gunder but never published. It was one of his books he hoped to write about historic homes of Arcanum but Bill died in 2015. This work is to be credited sorely to William Gunder. CLARK HOME – 10 North MainSouth West corner of Main and George StreetsThis lot was […]

Leonard and Walter Swank Portrait

Acquisition acquired of Swank boys-family of Esta and Pearl Swank. Thru several researchers we acquired the following story about this portrait.  It was taken in 1914. Walter and Leonard’s parents were Esta and Pearl (Holsinger) Swank.  Sibling is Olive O’Dell born 1904.  Thru Leonard’s obit we find he was born in Monroe Township April 26, […]

Baumgarnder and Schearer Names

AWTHS had a good question regarding the earliest burial in Twin Township.Per Anita Short’s cemetery readings, we read about Ithaca Cemetery that the oldest stone or burial is RICHARD ROBBINS – d. 3.7.1825 ae 44-7-14 War of 1812. Now this was taken from actual stone readings meaning stones that were still present in the 1960’s. […]

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