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Baker, Irving L. (1897-1933)

Submitted by Det. Brian E. Crites, Warren Police Department Warren Police Patrolman living L. Baker died on January 6, 1933 from injuries sustained while subduing a local drunk at a Downtown Warren speakeasy in December 1932. Patrolman Baker was sent to a speakeasy on…

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Flowers, Frank H. (1868-1919)

Submitted by Det. Brian E. Crites, Warren Police Department On April 3, 1919, Warren Police Chief Frank H. Flowers was with Youngstown, Ohio Police Chief Watkins driving back to Youngstown with an unknown female on Niles Avenue between East and South Homewood Ave. SE. Chief…

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Owsley, Charles Frederick (1880- 1953)

Submitted by Marcia Levy Charles F. Owsley was born in Weathersfield, Ohio in 1880. His parents were Charles H. Owsley(1846-1935) and Mary Jane Williams (1846-1910). His father was a prominent architect in the area. Charles graduated from The Rayen School in 1899 and studied architecture…

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Logan, John A. (1865- 1899)

Submitted by Marcia Levy Major John Alexander Logan, Jr. was born in Carbondale, Illinois in 1865.  His father, General John A. Logan(1826-1886) was a General during the Civil War, a US Senator, and a Vice Presidential candidate.   His mother Mary Cunningham (1838-1923) was a writer…

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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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Zuga, Frank (1913-1997)

Submitted by Roselyn Zuga Jackson My father, Frank Zuga, was an independent grocer who worked in small privately owned stores during his working career. He started as a very young man working in a store in Warren on the 2200 block of Niles Road,…

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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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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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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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Viets, Vivian Vera (1900-1994)

Submitted by Sally Lane The Viets Sisters, Keepers of the Town’s History Cortland’s Viets sisters, Vivian Vera and Wilhelmin grew up listening to, then writing down, the early stories about their hometown. Their parents and grandparents. were part of the earliest generations of people to…

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