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Warner, Jonathan (1865-1934)

Submitted by Marcia Levy Jonathan Warner was born in 1865 in Mineral Ridge, Ohio. His parents were Jacob Warner (1806—1910) and Maria Lewis (1846). He graduated from The Rayen School in Youngstown and attended Williams College where he dropped out in his junior  year to…

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Liberty & Vienna Railroad

Submitted by Richard K. Fleischer If you were to travel to Vienna, Oh. today you would be hard pressed to find any evidence that a railroad ever entered the town. Fact is, though, that at one time two railroads entered the town, and that, for…

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Mineral Ridge Railroad

Submitted by Richard K. Fleischer Mineral Ridge is an appropriate name for the village as it was a place where an abundance of coal and iron was found. The local supply of raw materials was the reason that the iron industry flourished in the Mahoning…

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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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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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Hughes, Alfred (1862-1937)

Submitted by Cindee Mines The story goes that Alfred Rea Hughes went to the Cleveland office of John D Rockefeller and sat until Mr. Rockefeller would see him and Mr. Rockefeller respected his tenacity and finally met with him, becoming business partners. Now, I have…

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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Lake Branch

Submitted by Richard K. Fleischer Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Lake Branch and the Painesville & Youngstown Railway The B&O Lake Branch was the first narrow gauge line in the state for common carrier business, and was built within two weeks of the Denver &…

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Smith, Jessie Taft (1876-1928)

Submitted by Cindee Mines Jessie Taft Smith-Lusitania survivor  Jessie Edith Taft was born in Braceville Center on Feb. 12, 1876. She was the youngest child born to Hobart and Mary Spaulding Taft. Her father was a Civil War Veteran and a member of a founding…

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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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Mountain, Carrie Green (1857?-1948)

Submitted by Jean Hood Carrie Green Mountain was a former slave who obtained her freedom when the Emancipation Proclamation was signed when she was 6 or 7 years old. She was among the first black people to settle in Warren in 1879. She arrived from…

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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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