July 27, 2022
July 12, 2022
During the Christmas and New Year Season of 1902-1903, Henrietta "Sue" Delph presented a little gift to her Sunday School students at the Lutheran Church in Malinta, Class No. 11.
Her photo was featured on the front with the class roll and a few Christmas verses inside.
The class roll:
Blanch Graffice Otto Hemsoth Maud Dauber Roy Haffey Leah Parrett
Earl Stevens Gladys Burr Floyd Long Emma Detrick Josie Heckler
Kata Detrick Nettie Austermiller
Henry Giest, Superintendent and Rev. N. Barnett, Pastor
July 5, 2022
This family photo, presumably taken on the Delph farm, included spouses and grandchildren. Jim Delph and I put our heads together to label as accurately as possible. Even then, we could not identify the grandchildren who seem to make up the first row, sitting on the ground, except for the oldest girl which I am fairly sure is Marie Ordway (Baker).
The photo was estimated to have been taken between 1913-1917
From Left to right, naming the men and the women behind them:
Morris Babcock, Jacob Babcock with Cora Delph Babcock behind him
Clarence "Cooney" Delph with wife, Margaret behind him.
Cecil Delph, unknown woman
Elizabeth Witzgall Delph and behind her Henrietta "Sue" Delph and unknown man
Ottis "Pat" Delph with wife, Elsie standing behind him
Lemuel "Lem" Ordway with wife, Elizabeth "Bess" Delph Ordway behind him
Mandus "Jerry" Spangler with wife, Julia Delph Spangler behind him.
George Delph with wife, Emma Delph behind him
***If you can help with identification, please chime in in the comments. Your comments are monitored and probably won't show up for a day or two when approved.
June 30, 2022
This family treasure was passed down to me from Marie Ordway Baker's son, Robert. It is one very fragile page of the family record of the Richard and Sarah Hill Ordway Bible, my great-great grandparents, listing their children and birthdates.
I didn't scan the back side of the page, but their marriage record alone rests there:
Richard Ordway and Sarah Jane Hill was married the 8 day of September 1858.
Also with that record was a slim piece of yellowed paper, marked State of Ohio, Wood County, declaring the marriage of Mr. Henry L. Ordway with Miss Lizzie Delp, on January 2d, 1898, signed by Rev. L. O. Thompson, Church of Christ. My great-grandparent's marriage certificate. It doesn't get any better for a genealogist.
June 22, 2022
Malinta High School
At eight o'clock
K of P Hall
Class Motto: Striving
Class Colors: Rose and Silver Gray
Class Flower: Sweet Pea
Ada K. Smith
Miriam L. Russell
Nola Mildred Latta
Dallas G. Greenler, Principal
Margaret McKee, Asst. Principal
June 16, 2022
I'm back to working on my great-grandmother's family, the Delphs of Malinta, Ohio, and Crawford County, Ohio. Search for the many other posts on this blog related to this family.
Thanks to Jim Delph for the "red box" of Delph goodies that I am working my way through right now. In the box was this picture of a group of lovely ladies, including my great-grandmother's sister, Henrietta "Sue" Delph. It was probably taken in Malinta as she was young in the photo, but what group was it? A choir? A literary group? A church group?
On the back of the photo were the ladies' names written in what now is a very, light pencil. I have attempted to transcribe the names, but some were just too light. Maybe you can help.
I don't know if the names were in order of appearance or random, but if you recognize someone, please comment.
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