Saturday, January 7, 2017

Tidbits of Information

Did you know that according to A Dale,  Contractor Krauel from Danville built the first BTHS building in 1909.

We received an email S Terrell, a descendant of John Terrell.  This ancestor had lived in Lawrence Co in the 1870s -1880s. Mr. Terrell was researching a bridge on the "main North -South road that was named 'Terrell Bridge' or 'Ben Terrell Bridge.' It was apparently a very short bridge and just below the Crawford County line." Our researchers got right to work, and found that the Ben Terrell Bridge is located in Crawford county west of the Flat Rock exit where the road  makes an  S curve.  On the second curve is a short road off to the south and right there is a small bridge with tall sides. This bridge is at angle but is a North/south bridge. Ben F Terrell was born in 1848 and  father Robert Terrell was born in Ky in 1820. Ben married Emily Weger on Jan 7, 1869.   The Virginia researcher is descended from Robert Terrell, through his oldest son John who was living in Bond Twp in 1880. If there are readers who are also descendants of this family please let Kevin Border know. 
 We have received a notice  that on Fri. Jan. 20th at the Crawford Co. Historical Society, (former Schmidt Clinic) 408 S. Cross St in Robinson, there  will be "Antique Appraisal Affair"starting at 1 pm. Similar to the  Antiques Roadshow, Dave Swick of Swick Auctions in Newton will be there looking over the  treasures brought in. It's $5 to have your treasure appraised and no more than 2 treasures per person are accepted. The Society has been doing this for five years now and states that
"everyone always enjoys seeing what people bring in and what Dave has to say about them. Don't miss the fun!"

On December 20 we asked if readers could help identify some grocery store photos.  Art Dale of Danville IL wrote:
The two men standing by the produce shelves look like Bob Quayle on the left and my dad, Glenn Dale, on the right. In about 1939 they were co-managers of the Kroger Store on Main Street in Bridgeport. Bob Quayle left Kroger and started his own grocery store in Olney. In the early '50s he was killed in a car wreck. My dad left Kroger and had a bread route for Andy Rooney's bakery in Bridgeport. I remember as a two year old going into the bakery with my dad. I have a very faint memory of men in white uniforms pouring bags of flour into a large mixer. After the bakery closed, Andy Rooney started the Golden Rule Insurance Co. My dad became a carpenter at George Field, then Freeman Field in Seymour, IN. From 1944 to 1950 my dad was manager of the Capitol Theater in Bridgeport. From 1950 to 1953 he was a purchasing agent for Foster Wheeler Construction Co. From 1953 to 1968 he was director of purchasing at National Petro/USI in Tuscola. He then became a purchasing agent for J M Jones, wholesale grocer in Urbana, a position he held until his death in 1976.
   On November 29 we asked readers if they could help us date a photo by the cars that were shown in it.
 J Mushrush responded that it was a 1955 Chevrolet and a 1964 Chevrolet in front of the store.But L Phillippe  thought the one with  the driver's door open was a 1956 Chevrolet. B Gray agreed that the one on the left was a 1964 Chevy Impala.  So now we know that  the photo couldn't have been taken before 1964.  

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