November 19, 2016 – Meeting

“Show and Tell”

President Ann Artrip began by displaying 1926 and 1927 Iberia yearbooks which included an essay written by her grandfather, Lester Kunze, in the 1927 edition. She also told of searching for the burial site of one of her ancestors for which the name is on stones in two cemeteries.

Mary Jane Robinson displayed a frame listing the names of many of her ancestors.

Brad Wood shared stories of his great-grandfather, Jonathan Wood, known as “Doc Wood” and his great-great-grandfather, Luther Mozier, the founder of Edison. He also displayed an unusual glass device from Dr. Nathan Tucker’s Asthma Clinic.

Kay and Mike Patterson brought a wooden box of 1910 postcards for various holidays and 1920 love letters exchanged by her maternal grandparents.

Charlotte Emrick showed her great-great-grandmother, Leah King’s woven coverlet and her Grandmother Ferguson’s 1901 Johnsville High School diploma.

Donna Ufferman told of her uncle, Professor Leo Henry, a tightrope walker. She displayed a 1906 postcard and photos of his feats.

Stan Sipe shared a book written by his aunt, Marily Sipe Tharp, which tells of life during the Depression. He also showed a soapstone which was used by a relative who drove a “kid wagon” to warm the feet of his passengers.

Phylis Miller displayed a pair of ruby-rec salt and pepper shakers engraved “Edison, O” with the initials “S.D.B.” and “K.B.” S.D. Bush was her great-grandfather, a barber and early mayor of Edison. The “K” was his daughter, Kitty.