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Badger, Joseph (1757-1847)

Submitted by Gary Moss Joseph Badger was one of the first and most prominent Congregational itinerant missionaries in the part of northeast Ohio first created and settled as the Connecticut Western Reserve. Born in 1757, Badger was a Revolutionary War veteran from Massachusetts who…

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Brackett, Leigh (1915-1978)

As well as the small number of mythological subjects which are his best-known works today, he painted a wide range of religious subjects and also some portraits. He and his workshop were especially known for their Madonna and Childs, many in the round tondo shape.

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Brown, James F. (1918-2015)

Submitted by Jane Anthony James F. Brown was editor of the Warren Tribune Chronicle. He was born in Centralia, Illinois in 1918. His family moved to Akron, Ohio and then to Niles where Jim attended High School. It was in high school…

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Bunts, Frank Emory (1861-1928)

Submitted by the Girard Historical Society Henry and Susan Banhisel’s second daughter Clara married her school sweetheart, William Carey (W.C.) Bunts in 1858.  W.C. raised a unit in the Civil War and served until 1866.  He took his family to Cleveland after the War to…

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Butler, Joseph

Researcher - Niles High School How strong is your museum’s website as part of the whole offer? Does it reflect your identity as an organization? Does it appeal to your visitors? What does it really need? Are there trends to pay attention to? Others to…

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Clingan, Margaretta Thomas (1869-1952)

Submitted by Niles Historical Society Margaretta Thomas Clingan (1869-1952), daughter of John R. Thomas(1834-1898), founder of the Niles Fire Brick Company, and Margaret Morgan(1834-1918) and sister to Congressman W. Aubrey Thomas. She married Thomas Omar Clingan, a medical doctor, in 1888 and the family had…

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Crane, Clarence (1875-1931)

Submitted by Gavin Esposito Clarence A. Crane (April 5th, 1875–July 6th, 1931) was a confectioner responsible for the invention of Lifesavers candy. For a brief time, he resided in Trumbull County, owning a maple syrup refinery in Warren Born on April 5th, 1875 as the…

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Darrow, Clarence (1854-1938)

Submitted by Gary Moss Clarence Seward Darrow is generally regarded as the greatest criminal lawyer of the 20th Century as well as one its most colorful – and controversial – characters.  Born in Farmdale on April 18, 1854, he grew up in nearby Kinsman, in…

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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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Deming, Zell Hart (1869-1936)

Submitted by Mitzi Sabella Zell Hart Deming was born on September 18, 1869, in Trumbull County, Ohio.  Around 1890, she married Frank Hart and moved to Chicago. After Frank’s passing in 1893, she moved back to Warren with her infant daughter. She then began to…

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Economos, D. James (1938-2015)

Submitted by the Economos Family Jim Economos was born on October 29, 1938, in Warren, Ohio, the only son of Harry and Joan Econo-mos. Jim attended Warren schools from Garfield Elementary School to East Junior High School through Warren G. Harding High School, where he…

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Hall, Ernie (1897-1972)

As well as the small number of mythological subjects which are his best-known works today, he painted a wide range of religious subjects and also some portraits. He and his workshop were especially known for their Madonna and Childs, many in the round tondo shape.

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Hamilton, Edmond (1904-1977)

As well as the small number of mythological subjects which are his best-known works today, he painted a wide range of religious subjects and also some portraits. He and his workshop were especially known for their Madonna and Childs, many in the round tondo shape.

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Hauser, Elizabeth (1873-1958)

Submitted by The Upton Association and Kayla Metzger Elizabeth Hauser was born in Girard, Ohio to David and Mary (Bixler) Hauser on March 16, 1873. Hauser was an active participant in the Women’s Suffrage Movement beginning at the young age of 16, when she became…

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Heaton, James (1770-1856)

Submitted by Niles Historical Society James Heaton was the founder of the city of Niles.  He was a pioneer in the establishment of the iron and steel business in the Mahoning Valley.  He was born in Virginia in 1770 and in 1802 came with his…

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