Following is a couple of articles from a recent quarterly newsletter. Newsletters are mailed quarterly to members of the Meigs County Historical Society.
"Kid" Elberfeld, Baseball Star of 43 Years Ago, Dies, January 13, 1944 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Norman (Kid) Elberfeld, 69, whose aggressive, colorful play in the major leagues at the turn of the century earned him the tag of "The Tobacco Kid," died of pneumonia. Elberfeld played in the major leagues for 17 years for the old New York Highlanders, Washington, and Detroit, and later managed and played for various Southern Association teams.
Along with Wee Willie Keeler he changed the old-time swing hitting to place-hitting, which remained in vogue until Babe Ruth came along with home run slugging.(Note: This was carried in various newspapers across the United States.)
Norman "Kid" Elberfeld was born April 13, 1875 in Meigs County, Ohio, but by the 1880 census was living in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. His parents were Philip and Catherine Eiselstein Elberfeld.
Bunker Hill School Register, Bedford Township - January 1928 - December 1928
Teachers: Margaret Swauger-1928; Victoria Winters (Jones)- September 1928 to February 1932.
Students: Lilah Carman, Mildred Carman, Imojean Epple, Bernice Gilmore, Betty Gilmore, Helen Gilmore, Gladys King, Hazel Scott, Mae Smith, Mildred Thoma, Doris Welker, Evelyth Welker, Guy Bing, Ivan Carman, Orville Carman, David Cumings, Durwood Cumings, Kenneth Davis, Calvin Epple, Emmett King, Everette King, Leo King, Virgil King, Cecil Scott, Charles Smith, Dale Smith, Eugene Smith, Harley Smith, Roy Smith, Lewis Stanley, Edward Starcher, George E. Starcher, Denver Thoma, Roy Thoma, Bernard Welker, Vern Welker, Donald Winters.
FILL IN THE BLANKS BY TAKING ONE OF THE "FIRST" NAMES AND MATCHING IT WITH THE CORRECT "SECOND" NAME.
Over the years, many Meigs Countians and Meigs County places have achieved fame. Here are the names of some people and places
JAMES HARTINGER VALENTINE B. HORTON AMY KINGSLAND MIKE BARTRUM OHIO RIVER JAMES CAMPBELL COUNTY FAIR AMY WHALEY BUNGALOW PARK SAMUEL WYLISS POMEROY
1. A well-known former NFL player who graduated from Meigs High School and is currently a Meigs County Commissioner.
2. A famous opera singer, who served fifteen years as the first (and one of only two women) to serve as president of the Meigs County Historical Society.
3. An early industrialist in Meigs County, who served as a U.S. Representative from Ohio during the Civil War and was for 45 years a trustee on the board of the Ohio State University.
4. The oldest living licensed woman dentist in the United States, at age 98, in 1935.
5. A famous black poet, writer and educator from Meigs County who was the first president of West Virginia State University at Institute, West Virginia.
6. Began in 1853, the oldest entertainment event in Meigs County. Each year it brings together agricultural exhibits, amusement rides and food.
7. A famous Meigs County Air Force General who was the head of NORAD.
8. An important town in Meigs County named for this person.
9. The site of many water events and where commerce is carried between cities.
10. Fans of shows and other forms of entertainment visited this park in the late 1800/1900's.