Tuesday, March 4, 2008


The Saturday Review
March 5, 1887

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A Liberal Gift

The Spring Grove Cemetery Association has donated, to the township of Liverpool, twelve lots, embracing in all, 4,600 square feet of ground, for burial purposes. This action of the cemetery association is very much to be commended, as the gift is entirely without consideration on the part of the township. This association is selling lots very cheap at present, and are also prepared to sell room for single graves.

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From Monday's Daily

M. E. Golding was summoned to Trenton, N. J., Saturday evening , to attend the funeral of a brother.

February called out her reserve forces on Saturday night, and we were given a sample of something other than rain or snow.

Marshal Gill is distributing teh cigars with lavish hand over the arrival of his new and only boy, whom the gallant marshal considers the best yet.

Mr. James Leigh, Sr., left to-day for Rome, N.Y., to take treatment with an eminent and skillful cancer doctor of that city, for a trouble in his face which has the symptoms of cancer.

John Laughlin and Charles Henrich, of Ohio City, have leased ground at the mouth of McKinnon's run, on which they purpose erecting a saw-mill in the near future.

J. E. McDonald officiated, on Saturday evening, at a wedding at which teh contracting parties were Mr. John Delaney and Miss Jessie Irene McGaveran. The ceremony was performed at the residence of the brides's father at 7:30 o'clock.

Mr. George Thomas, of R. Thomas & Sons, has just returned from Washington,


Ethel Mae Robinson – Obituary

Contributed by Bonnie Ryan
Evening Review-Tuesday Dec. 14, 1982

Ethel Mae Robinson, 76, of Carolina Ave., died Monday at 12 p.m. at the Weirton Medical Center following a lingering illness. She was born in St. Marys, WV., June 16, 1906, a daughter of the late Samuel E. Brewer and Mary M. Robinson Brewer. She was retired from the Taylor, Smith & Taylor Pottery with 25 years service in the bisque ware shop. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene of Chester where she was a Sunday School teacher and a member of the senior citizens group, and a member of the Chester Golden Age Club. Her husband, Elmer M. Robinson, died Feb. 13, 1970. She is survived by two sons, Donald M. Robinson, of Dallas, Texas and Cecil Robinson of West Point, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Fred (Belva) Morris of Chester, and Mrs. Arnold (Zella)Black and Edna Robinson of Calcutta; four brothers, Harley Brewer, William Brewer and Leonard Brewer of East Liverpool and Edward Brewer of Chester; four sisters, Mrs. Ike (Gladys) Pethel of Chester, Mrs. Dorothy Wagner Post and Mrs. Kenneth (Ruby) Walker of East Liverpool and Mrs. Grace Watkins of McCloud, Okla.; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral services are to be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. from the church with the Rev. Dick Cornelius and Daton Lockard officiating. Burial is to be in Locust Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Arner Funeral Chapel Wednesday afternoon and evening.


Harley Duane Simmons – Obituary

Contributed by Bonnie Ryan
Evening Review-June 29, 1943

Newell Victim Electrocuted; 3 companions shocked.

Climax to a severe electrical storm that broke an extended heat wave, a Newell boy was electrocuted, a companion was burned severely and two others were shocked by a high tension wire that was knocked down by lightning late Monday afternoon an a hillside above Hague Ave. at Jethro in West End. The storm, which struck about 8 p.m. damaged trees and signs here and in Wellsville, while in Salem a farmer died as the result of a stroke traced to hot weather. Victim of 22,000 volt wire was Harley D. Simmons, 17, son of Mrs. Lillie Simmons, a widow, of 314 Grant St., Newell. Severely burned and in poor condition today at City Hospital is Willard Delong, 15, also of Newell, while his brother, Frederick DeLong, 17, and the fourth boy, Guy DeLong, 17, were treated for shock.. Frederick was released from the hospital. According to Coroner Arnold Devon of East Liverpool, the boys were watching the storm yesterday afternoon from near their homes when they saw a brilliant blue flash on the hillside above East Liverpool. They had heard the roar of an airplane a few minutes before and concluded the plane had crashed. They hurried across the bridge and started up the hillside to investigate. In some manner, the Simmons boy came in contact with the fallen wire and was instantly killed. The coroner said the boy’s body was seared extensively and parts of his limbs were consumed by the powerful current. Judging from the condition of the hand of the boy, he may have grabbed the wire, according to the coroner. Frederick told his father, Clem DeLong of Grant Street, Newell, that all were knocked down and stunned by the flame of the current. The boy, who took first aid while attending Wells High School, where he will be a junior next fall, attempted to revive his brother and the DeLong boy, who were unconscious. Neither revived and Frederick called to residents in the vicinity who summoned police. Patrolmen Robert Borger and John Richards said that when they arrived they found the Simmons boy dead, and Willard and Guy still unconscious. The four were removed to the hospital. The Simmons boy, who attended Wells High School, was employed as a laborer at plant 5 of the Homer Laughlin China Co, while Guy, who roomed at 202 Jefferson St., came to Newell from St. Marys, WV., and works for the New Castle Refactories. Willard DeLong will be a freshman in Wells High School next term. The high tension cable carries current from the Wellsville substation to East Liverpool. Ohio Power Co. spokesmen said there was no interruption in service as another circuit switched on automatically when the wire parted. The coroner said the current burned a swath of about 100 feet through the underbrush at the point. The wire still was smoking when Ohio Power repairmen arrived about 5:15. Young Simmons was a member of the National Brotherhood of Operative Potters and served as a civilian defense messenger for Newell. He was affiliated with the Newell Church of the Nazarene. He is survived by his mother, four sisters, Mrs. Opal Sadler and Mrs. Garnet Wilson of Los Angeles, Mrs. Marie Bowen of Newell and Mrs. Audrey Springer of Chester, and four brothers, Lonnie Simmons, Harry Simmons and Ray Simmons of Newell and Pvt. Hughie Simmons of Camp Forrest, Tenn. The body was removed to the Arner Funeral Home. Services are indefinite pending word from out of town relatives. Friends may call anytime at the late residence.