Ohio Genealogy Trails
Washington County, Ohio
Gossip and Visiting News

These are generally in loose alphabetical order by the first surname mentioned in the story.


Barlow: Rev. J. D. Bailey, of Lane Seminary, spent the Holidays in Barlow with his many friends. [Marietta Daily Leader, Jan 1, 1896, Page 2 - TR by TK]

Barlow: Buell Ball and family have returned from Tingley, Iowa, to Vincent, where they will make their home hereafter. [Marietta Daily Leader, Jan 1, 1896, Page 2 - TR by TK]

Watertown: Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Curry have moved onto David Bailey's farm at north Watertown. [Marietta Daily Leader, October 16, 1900 - Tr. By TK]

Barlow: The G. A. R. oyster supper Christmas Eve was largely attended. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Mr. Farlow made a very interesting speech. L. C. Beach rendered the piece entitled "Samis O'Brien." [Marietta Daily Leader, Jan 1, 1896, Page 2 - TR by TK]

Barlow: The Christmas entertainment at the Presbyterian Church, as usual, was an enjoyable affair. Among the best was the motion song, "Rock-a-bye Baby," rendered by the little girls. The house was entirely taken down by six-year-old little Willie Graham, with the piece entitled, "Tale of a Naughty Boy." [Marietta Daily Leader, Jan 1, 1896, Page 2 - TR by TK]

Watertown: Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Hartwell, of Coolville, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Ford [Marietta Daily Leader, October 16, 1900 - Tr. By TK]

Watertown: Mrs. Emily Henry will move to Marietta in the near future. [Marietta Daily Leader, October 16, 1900 - Tr. By TK]

Barlow: Dustin McGrew spent the Holidays in Barlow. [Marietta Daily Leader, Jan 1, 1896, Page 2 - TR by TK]

Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Middleswartz Visiting
Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Middleswartz of Marrietta, Ohio, are calling on relatives in this vicinity. Mrs. Middleswartz was formerly Miss Belle Otis of Deer River and has many friends here. [Watertown Daily Times, (Watertown, NY) July 7, 1907 – TR by TK]

Barlow: Mr. James Ormiston and wife of Illinois, spent a week with Mr. Ormiston's aged mother. There will be a reunion of the Ormiston family held on New Years Day. Aunt Lucinda is in her 83d year. [Marietta Daily Leader, Jan 1, 1896, Page 2 - TR by TK]

Watertown: Mrs. Orrison is visiting her brothers, William, John, and Harvey Morris. [Marietta Daily Leader, October 16, 1900 - Tr. By TK]

Watertown: The well recently drilled on J. A. Palmer's place was a duster. [Marietta Daily Leader, October 16, 1900 - Tr. By TK]

Watertown: Mrs. C. H. Scott and children are visiting relatives in Morgan county. [Marietta Daily Leader, October 16, 1900 - Tr. By TK]

Barlow: Quite a number of teams from Marietta came out Saturday after the easing from Gilbert Smith's oil well which has been abandoned.[Marietta Daily Leader, Jan 1, 1896, Page 2 - TR by TK]

Watertown: Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Wolcott and Mr. Jos. Burchett attended the regimental reunion at Col. T. W. Moore's on last Thursday and report a very enjoyable time. [Marietta Daily Leader, October 16, 1900 - Tr. By TK]





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