Thursday, May 28, 2009

Scurlock's of Jackson County

As a brief departure from the Dilts research and a chance to escape central Ohio for a few days, we traveled to Jackson & Scioto counties over the Memorial Day weekend. My father-in-law, Ripley Scurlock b.1919 now lives in Ashland County, but his family was originally from North Carolina, moving into Jackson County at the turn of the 19th century. Ripley later moved to Scioto county, attending Portsmouth HS and then moved to Ashland county after WWII.

Our trip was done in reverse chronological order as we first stopped in Wellston at the Ridgewood Cemetery. Ripley's parents Ripley H. Scurlock 1888-1967 & Ethel D. Hollingshead 1894-1965 are buried there along with Ethel's parents John H. Hollingshead 1876-1947 & Elizabeth McDonald 1878-1921.

From there we traveled outside Wellston to Salem Cemetery. Ripley's grandparents John Henry Scurlock 1857-1927 & Susan Grimes 1868-1959 are buried there. Interesting that we could not find any other Scurlock's or relatives at Salem.

Perkins Cemetery, however, is where most of the Jackson County Scurlock's are buried. There we found John Henry's father Almond Landford Scurlock 1833-1868. His mother Susanna Olyler is supposed to be buried there too. After Almond's death she married John W. Dickerson 1828-1900, but we could not find any stone with her on it, unless it was one of the unreadable one's up there. We may need to get back up there some time and try to read those more closely. Almond's father John Scurlock 1794-1864 was a veteran of the War of 1812. In addition to the old stones for he and his wife Armenia White, there is a newer stone in place. There are several other Scurlock's buried there at Perkins. I have posted all at . John's father James Scurlock 1749-1805 died in Missouri, not sure where he is buried. His mother Lydia Poor (or Poore) 1765-1800 died in Jackson County and is supposed to be buried in Winchester Cemetery. We were there several years ago, but could not locate the stone.

We finished up the day in Scioto County at the Memorial Burial Park in Wheelersburg. There my mother-in-law's parents John Gordon Day 1902-1962 & Osa Jane Johnson 1903-1987 are buried along with Osa's parents James Asher Johnson 1876-1944 & Anna Mead 1878-1960.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Lawrence A. Dozer

Finished updating the C’s in Roseville Cemetery on Saturday and on through the D’s Sunday & today, currently working on the Dozer family. There are currently 18 Dozer’s posted on Find-a-Grave. I have photos for all but Adrian. He is listed as “Son of Ed. and Kate Dozer”. I can’t find anything on Adrian, Ed or Kate. But the real mystery is Lawrence A. Dozer d. Oct. 19, 1918, Ohio PVT, 7th Inf 5 Div WW I. The only info I can find on him are listings in “Soldiers of the Great War Volume 2” and “World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918”. The Draft Registration has him as Lawrence Arthur Dozer b. 5 Nov 1892 from Muskingum County, Ohio. Who his parents were, I have no clue and the big question is, was he killed in action in 1918, and if so, where?

Monday, May 4, 2009

Obits Added

Thanks to Tricia Shumate Lewis I have added obituaries for:

Carolee Bissell


Charles Brumage

Roseville Cemetery revisited

The weather held out yesterday so I did get up to Roseville for the third round of photos. The last 1/3 was the old portion, down over the hill. Not only is it hard to read most of the stones in this section, but also they are spread out and not in nice neat rows. Thus, keeping track of where you are in the process was very difficult. I do now have them saved on my hard drive and ready to be named and added with the photos from the other two sessions. This could be a while, though, as I am only up to the C’s in getting through the photos from session 2. I just finished this morning adding photos for three Cliftons.

In an unrelated-Dilts event, my parents did take me up to Bear Run Cemetery yesterday afternoon. Revolutionary War Veteran Jacob Storts (1763-1852) and his family are buried there. I do have some other postings to make from there, but I did get most of the Storts family posted at .

Sunday, May 3, 2009

“Stoody” Dilts

Stewart Leroy Dilts (1893-1973), "Stoody" or sometimes I have found it as “Stoodie” was the son of William Dilts (1859-1910) and Ella Strait (1852-1917). Stoody was drafted into WWI and moved to Battle Creek, Michigan prior to 1930, where he and his wife Vergie Kirby (1897-1964) are buried. In the years after WWI, however, he set the baseball world (or at least the baseball community in and around Muskingum county) on fire. He was very popular in Roseville and in the later years was the player/manager for the Zanesville Greys. In November of 1925 he purchased the theater in Roseville from F. M. Tewksberry and a few years later he ran for Perry County Sheriff. I have no idea what brought on the move to Michigan, or where exactly he and Vergie are buried in Battle Creek. Currently I am organizing a booklet of "Stoody" newspaper clippings from the Zanesville Times recorder.