Written by Connie Miller and Sandra “Sandi” Smith Baker Ruth Werts Married Forest Miller taken in 1938 for their wedding Connie Lee Miller was born in April 1939 to Ruth and Forrest Miller. She lived all of her youth in Pitsburg, Ohio. She was made to quit school at Franklin Monroe in the 8th grade
As we ponder Memorial Day, we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Those who did not come home. I came upon this article and post about needing help identifying those “unknowns” from Pearl Harbor. In fact one of them is Arcanum’s own: https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2484032/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-corzatt-b. And yes, he was identified and “came home”.
Photo from Find-A-Grave. Gunder Child #10: Son of William and Nancy Gunder. George. Named for George Street in Arcanum per book “The Secret Town”.Col. George Gunder was a solider, merchant and politician who was born 1840. At 17 years he began teaching school. We find in Twin Twp. ledger that G. W. Gunder was paid
This info was used by permission of the Darke County Genealogical Society and was in their publication, Darke County Genealogical Society Kindling, Volume 41, No.2, Spring 2022. Graduation photo and basketball clipping from AWTHS archives. Others personal family collection. Terry was born April 14, 1938 to Leonard G. and Dorothy M. Baird Norris in Darke
GLENN ELEY US ARMY-WORLD WAR TWO “THE GREATEST GENERATION” Written by Tim Moore for use in display at AWTHS 2022. Glenn entered the US Army from Lewisburg, Ohio, in 1942. Glenn was assigned to D Troop, 92nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, (Mechanized) 12th Armored Division at Camp Campbell, Kentucky. Glenn served as a Platoon Sergeant in
From Lana Lease Johnston. “Out of the Trenches” and “Letters from the Trenches” are books based on the WWI Diary/Letters of Daniel R. Warvel, Purple Heart Recipient – Born in Beamsville, Ohio 2-29-1892 transcribed by his granddaughter, Lana Lease-Johnston. Photos are also from Lana Lease-Johnston collection. Daniel’s family and Daniel was recently recognized at Arcanum’s