Interviewer: Frank M. Smith Person Interviewed: Melissa (Lowe) Barden Location: Youngstown, Ohio Place of Birth: Chattooga County, Georgia Age: 80-90 Place of Residence: 1671 Jacobs Road Ex-Slaves Mahoning County, District #5 Youngstown, Ohio The Story of MRS. MELISSA (LOWE) BARDEN, Youngstown, Ohio. Mrs. Melissa (Lowe) Barden of 1671 Jacobs Road, was “bred and born” on the plantation of David Lowe, near Summersville, Georgia, Chattooga County, and when asked how old she was said “I’s way up yonder somewheres maybe 80 or 90 years.” Melissa assumed her master’s name Lowe, and says he was very good to her and that she
Location: Youngstown Ohio
Interviewer: Frank M. Smith Person Interviewed: Angeline Lester Location: Youngstown, Ohio Place of Residence: 835 West Federal Street Story and Photo by Frank M. Smith Ex-Slaves Mahoning County, Dist. #5 Youngstown, Ohio The Story of MRS. ANGELINE LESTER, of Youngstown, Ohio. Mrs. Angeline Lester lives at 836 West Federal Street, on U.S. Route #422, in a very dilapidated one story structure, which once was a retail store room with an addition built on the rear at a different floor level. Angeline lives alone and keeps her several cats and chickens in the house with her. She was born on the
Interviewer: Frank M. Smith Person Interviewed: Melissa (Lowe) Barden Location: Youngstown, Ohio Place of Residence: 1671 Jacobs Road Mrs. Melissa (Lowe) Barden of 1671 Jacobs Road, was “bred and born” on the plantation of David Lowe, near Summersville, Georgia, Chattooga County, and when asked how old she was said “I’s way up yonder somewheres maybe 80 or 90 years.” Melissa assumed her master’s name Lowe, and says he was very good to her and that she loved him. Only once did she feel ill towards him and that was when he sold her mother. She and her sister were left
Interviewer: Frank Smith Person Interviewed: Phoebe Bost Location: Campbell, Ohio Place of Birth: Louisiana Place of Residence: 3461 Wilson Avenue, Campbell, Ohio Youngstown, Ohio. Mrs. Phoebe Bost, was born on a plantation in Louisiana, near New Orleans. She does not know her exact age but says she was told, when given her freedom that she was about 15 years of age. Phoebe’s first master was a man named Simons, who took her to a slave auction in Baltimore, where she was sold to Vaul Mooney (this name is spelled as pronounced, the correct spelling not known.) When Phoebe was given
Alburn, Cary Rudolph; lawyer; born, Youngstown, O., Oct. 22, 1883; son of Frederick and Cecelia Luebben Alburn; educated, grammar and Rayen High School, Youngstown, O., degree B. A. at Western Reserve University, studied law at W. R. U. Law School and three years at Oxford University, Eng., where he received the degree of Bachelor of Civil Law; married, Cleveland, May 22, 1912, Helen Alice Whitslar, daughter of W. H. Whitslar, M. D., D. D. S.; head master of Cleveland Boy’s Home at Hudson, O., 1910; chief sec’y to Senator T. E. Burton, 1910-11; sec ‘y of Business Men’s Taft Club,
Bunts, Frank Emory; surgeon; born, Youngstown, O., June 3, 1861; son of William C. and Clara E. (Barnhisel) Bunts; graduated U. S. Naval Academy, 1881; served U. S. N., 1881-1883; M. D., Western Reserve Medical College, 1886; married, Harriet E. Taylor, of Cleveland, Oct. 29, 1888; prof. surgery Western Reserve Medical College, since 1893; fellow Am. Surg. Ass’n; member A. M. A., Societe Internat. de Chirurgie; Miss. Valley Med. Ass’n; Ohio State Med. Ass’n; Acad. Medicine, Cleveland; Nu Sigma Nu; Republican. Clubs: Union, University, Euclid (Cleveland); Army and Navy (Washington).
Clarke, John Hessin; lawyer; born, Lisbon, O., Sept. 18, 1857; son of John and Melissa Hessin Clarke; educated in public schools and by private tutors; entered Western Reserve College, at Hudson, O., graduating in 1877; degree of M. A.; in 1880, studied law under his father’s instruction, and was admitted to the bar in 1877; until 1880, practiced law at Lisbon, O., in partnership with J. M. McVicker; purchased half interest in the Youngstown Weekly Vindicator; practiced law in Youngstown, and wrote political editorials for the Vindicator; sold interests in the paper in 1882; came to Cleveland in 1897, and
Duncan, William McKinley; lawyer; born, Pittsburg, Pa., May 19, 1873; son of Andrew J. and Sarah McKinley Duncan; educated, public schools Pittsburgh, Pa., and Rayen High School, Youngstown, O., and Cornell University, Ithaca., N. Y.; married, Youngstown, O., Oct. 18, 1899, Viola Deetrick; issue, three sons; admitted to bar, October, 1894; associated with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey ever since; became member of firm, January, 1911; representing Eastern Trunk Railroad in the engineer arbitration; receiver of the Wheeling & Lake Erie R. R. Co.; member Union, Athletic, Mayfield and Hermit Clubs.
Price, John H.; attorney-at-law; born, Youngstown, July 31, 1g78: son of Morgan and Margaret Davis Price: graduated, Raven High School, Youngstown, 1897; Mt. Union College, A. B., 1900; Western Reserve Law School and Ohio State University Law School, 1902; married, Cleveland, June 3, 1903, Flora Staats; issue, John H. Price, Jr.; Newman Staats Price, and Emily Louise Price; Spanish-American War, Siege of Santiago, 1898; lieut. of engineers; member Republican Executive Committee, 1906-1912; admitted to the bar in 1903; member law firm Price, Alburn & Daoust; chairman Republican Party, Cuyahoga County, and City Committees, 1906-1907; special counsel to Atty. General, 1909-1910-1911;
Koch, Rudolph A.; merchant, church supplies; born, Germany, March 19, 1870; son of John and Ann E. Gipperich Koch; educated, public schools of Germany and Parochial schools in Ohio; married, Youngstown, Aug. 16, 1893, Susanna Kleeh; issue, nine children, seven living; started in as dry goods clerk at $2 per week; after five years work and advancement, became traveling salesman in church supplies; in 1894, purchased his present business, developing same and adding department of Society goods, especially embroidered flags and banners; the firm is incorporated as The R. A. Koch Co., and is the largest of its kind in