Matthew Elder Meek - Grandfather of Nora Emily Linton


Towns of :  Canton - New Berlin / North Canton - Wooster
Counties of:  Stark - Wayne - Columbiana

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Harry E. Linton - Father of Nora Emily Linton

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Wooster, Wayne County

Donald Erbland and his wife, Marion (nee Brown) and their three children (Donna, Marsha and Mardon) moved to Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio from North Canton, Ohio in 1946. Donald's employer, The East Ohio Gas Company, had reassigned him to their Wooster production and storage office. The family lived at 730 Forest Dr. until the children were grown, at which time Donald and Marion moved to 1644 Barbara Dr., which they owned until their deaths.  Donald was actually reassigned to the North Canton Office of East Ohio Gas in the late 1940s but the family never left Wooster and Donald commuted to North Canton as part of a car pool of East Ohio employees who lived in Wooster. One of the men, Fritz Gimbel, eventually died of natural causes during one of the commutes.

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  1. Public Square at Wooster, Old Photograph
  2. East Ohio Gas Company Employee Group

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The public square at Wooster as it appeared in the 19th century is shown in the photo below.  The exact date of this photo is unknown.  The source copy of this image is part of the Erbland family photo collection. It is not known how or why this image came to be a part of the Erbland photos, since it predates by half a century or more, the Erblands' arrival in Wooster in 1946.  Proceeding clockwise from the left side of the photo, the signs that are readable include: 



"??? STATE BANK OF OHIO"  - (The first word is not legible.)


"A W DONNELLY & CO." - (This is a 'guess', as the sign is only partially legible,)



Public Square in Wooster Ohio, 19th Century

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The East Ohio Gas Co. production and storage office was moved from North Canton to Wooster in 1946. These two images show some of the men who worked at the office. They include: M.L. Taylor, M.S. Burt, Okey Wheeler, Earl M. Cowan, Kenneth Gray, Clyde Myers, Fritz Gimbel, Don Erbland and Latan Sloatz (or Staats?). Both of the source photographs were take on 20-JUN-1946.  They are standing in front of the EOG production and storage office that was located at approximately N40 47.724' W08157.171' (WGS84). By apparent coincidence, Donald Erbland's wedding anniversary was on the day that this picture was taken.  Donald & Marion Erbland (nee Brown) were married 20-JUN-1929.
East Ohio Gas Co. Employees, Wooster,Ohio, June 20, 1946 East Ohio Gas Co. Employees, Wooster,Ohio, June 20, 1946
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