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Mahoning Coal Railroad- New York Central

Submitted by Richard K. Fleischer This railroad had two lines in Trumbull County, running the entire length of the county in the following townships: Liberty, Hubbard, Brookfield, Vienna, Fowler, Hartford, Johnston, Vernon, Gustavus, and Kinsman.  The Mahoning Coal Railroad and the New York…

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Davis, Rachel (1885-1954)

Submitted by Lois Werner, Brookfield Historical Society Rachel Sophia Williams Stuart Davis Bricker Rachel was the fifth child of eight children of Welsh miner James and Sophia Jones Williams. Born June 10, 1885 into poverty she married William Stuart at age 19, had a son,…

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Wheeler, Wayne (1869-1927)

Submitted by Lois Werner, Brookfield Historical Society Wayne Bidwell Wheeler (1869 – 1927) Much has been written about Prohibition and the man behind the passing of the 18th Amendment. There were good reasons for the movement.  Men were heavy drinkers and women formed the Women’s…

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Oregan, Joe (1891-1966)

Submitted by Lois Werner, Brookfield Historical Society At the age of 29, Joseph LeRoy Organ qualified for the Olympics when he finished second in the 1920 New York marathon. He then ran the marathon in the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium.  It was a…

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