Category Archives: Genealogy

In Memoriam

In Memoriam of Coy A Cole Coy Allen Cole died on November 19, 2019. I searched for an obituary online and could not find one. I wasn’t sure why this was. Perhaps it was too painful for the family or … Continue reading

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In Her Own Words: Betty Morjanna Will

Betty Morjana Will’s Life Story         My date of birth was December 26, 1934.  I was born at home, on East Smiley Avenue, Shelby Ohio.  My parents were Faith Miller Hoak and Thorton H. Hoak.  I had two older … Continue reading

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Lee Lykins Kills at RR Crossing

Lee Lykins Kills at RR Crossing Shiloh, Ohio on March 24, 1954  Funeral services were held at 2:30pm Friday at the McQuate Funeral home here for Lee Robert Lykens, 48, prominate area farmer who was killed instantly at about 8:15 … Continue reading

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Peter Dial Lykins and the Civil War

Peter Dial Lykins March 4, 2002 From Donald Frisby via Madge Lykins Fackler In the 1860s the United States was being torn apart with disagreements over slavery and states rights.  The leaders of the Confederacy were predominately Democrats and the … Continue reading

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The Lykins Family History

The Lykins Family History Posted by Bobby G. Lykins Jr. Retrieved June 27, 2003 From Free Pages Genealogy at Rootsweb There were two known and proven brothers who were both born in Varmland, Sweden.  They arrived in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Elora, Onatario Founded by William Gilkison

Captain William Gilkison:, Founder of Elora, Ontario From http://www.herontrips.com/Gilkison.html Born in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1777, William Gilkison was the eldest son of David Gilkison, a partner in a small shipbuilding company. William Gilkison was a sailor, adventurer, land speculator, … Continue reading

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An Eminent Campbeltonian

An Eminent Campbeltonian by H Ferguson HTML Article Retrieved May 31, 2002 In the last century Campbeltown, Scotland, made a contribution to the development of India far out of proportion to the size of the town.  It would take a … Continue reading

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Presidential Heritiage

Presidential Heritage I’ve been posting articles about the role that my father’s family played in Mansfield’s history.  But what you might not know is that my mother’s side of the family has played an important role in the US history … Continue reading

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Family Will Not Forget Bravery

Family Will Not Forget Bravery By Ron Simon The News Journal January 2003      The gentleman in the uniform is dead.  He has been dead since February of 1944.  That is when his B-24 Bomber went down over Austria.  His … Continue reading

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Copy of Fire First Newspaper Link to City’s Past

Copy of Fire First Newspaper Link to City’s Past By News Journal Staff Reporter Tuesday, November 25, 2008       To a Mansfield history fan, find a copy of The Olive is something akin to finding a long forgotten Rembrandt in … Continue reading

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