Category Archives: The Lawrenceburg Press

Visits Nephews at Camp

The Lawrenceburg Press
Thursday, May 22, 1941

Mr. and Mrs. George Doenges visited their nephews, Leslie and Raymond Doenges at Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Miss., over the weekend. Leslie had been in the camp’s hospital for a week and it was thought he might have to undergo an operation.

Leaving there on Friday morning, the visitors arrived at the camp on Saturday morning. They were with Raymond at the camp part of their stay and visited Leslie in the hospital. On Sunday, they ate at the camp mess hall with the men and enjoyed a fine chicken dinner.

Other Dearborn county boys they saw while at the camp were Lyndon Moon of Lawrenceburg, Jerry Zimmer of Dover, both of whom are in the medical detachment, Luther Sappenfield, of Lawrenceburg and Paul Sutton of Aurora.

The Doenges boys are in Co. B, 151st Infantry, 28th Division.


Lawrenceburg Boy Seeks Army Wings

The Lawrenceburg Press
Friday, May 23, 1941

Leo Seitz, Jr., Xavier University Senior is Slated For Scholarship In Army Flying Cadets

Leo John Seitz, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo J. Seitz, 167 Ridge Ave., Lawrenceburg, has passed his preliminary examinations toward a scholarship in the Army Flying Cadets, Fifth Corps Area Headquarters, Fort Hayes, Ohio.

Young Seitz graduated from Lawrenceburg High School in 1937 where he distingushed himself in basketball and track. He has since then attended Xavier University in Cincinnati and was a member if the varsity boxing team and the Unversity Reserve Officers Training Corps.

Flying Cadet scholarships are awarded to single young men at least 20 years old and not over 27 who can pass an educational examination or who have two years of college credit. Scholarship applications forms may be obtained at any Army recruiting station.

Roy Gardner manager of Rising Sun plant

The Lawrenceburg Press
Friday, Oct. 24, 1941

Mr. Roy T. Gardner, Sr., has been appointed manager of the Glass Roller Mills of Rising Sun, Ind., which was recently purchased by Wilford Aylor and Bud Meyers, owners of the Aylor & Meyers Co. Aurora.

Mr. Gardner was a valued employee of the Lawrenceburg Roller Mills Co., in this city, until the mill ceased operation last May. Since that time he has been with the Early & Daniel Co., Cincinnati.

The Glass Mill began operation under its new management last Monday. The elevator capacity is 30,000 bushels. They will handle a complete line of fencing, roofing, feed, fertilizer and grain and will do custom grinding.

For the present, Mr. E. J. Glass, former owner ogf the mill, will remain with the business.

Mr. Gardner’s son, Mr. Roy Gardner, Jr. is basketball coach and instructor in the Rising Sun high school.


The Lawrenceburg Press
Friday, June 13, 1941


Mabel Woods, 26, 315 Decatur street, Aurora, won a divorce Monday from Woodrow W. Woods, state police, Aurora. She was given the custody of their daughter Billy June, 5 and $4.50 for the child’s support.


A divorce was granted Monday to Otto R. Kuszmaul, 46, Aurora, truck driver from Lena Kuszmaul, 44, Cincinnati. They had been married about sixteen years before their separation on July 1, 1936.


Elizabeth Katherine Courtney, Aurora, Wednesday, filled a divorce suit against Lee Courtney. She also asks for custody of their child, Estal Lee, 13 months old, suit money and an allowance pending hearing of the suit.


A suit for divorce was filed Wednesday against James S. Cason, Lincoln st., Aurora, charging cruelty. Mrs. Cason asks for restoration of her maiden name.

Harold Gilmour, member of Byrd’s expedition here on visit

The Lawrenceburg Press
Friday, June 13, 1941

Harold P. Gilmour, member of Admiral Richard E. Byrd’s exploration tour to the South Pole, who returned to the states in May, arrived in Lawrenceburg Tuesday for a stay of two weeks with relatives and friends. Mr. Gilmour, who is guest of his divorced wife’s sister, Mrs. Jospeh Noppert and Mr. Noppert is here especially to see his three children, Gloria, 17, Ruth, 14, and “Buddy” 13. Mr. Gilmour and his elder daughter, Miss Gloria, motored yesterday to Oxford, Ohio, where he went to see Dr. Wade, who was also a member of Admiral Byrd’s Trip.

Secretary “Dick” Ewan of the Kiwanis Club, states that an invitation is to be extended Mr. Gilmour to be guest-speaker at the club’s meeting on Tuesday next.

Interesting note

Mount Gilmour (76°56′S 144°40′W) is a mountain 4 nautical miles (7 km) southeast of Mount Passel in the Ford Ranges of Marie Byrd Land.

Discovered in 1940 by members of West Base of the United States Antarctic Service (USAS). Named for Harold P. Gilmour, recorder, and subsequently historian and administrative assistant to the expedition commander.[1]

William F. Radspinner

William F. Radspinner, 89, of near Aurora, died Tuesday at his home. Services were conducted Thursday at 2 o’clock at the Stier and Williams funeral home. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery. Survivors are his widow, Louella, four sons, Fred and Lester, at home; W.A. Radspinner, New York City and Hanley, Darlington, N.C.; a brother, John C. Radspinner, East St. Louis, Ill. and a sister, Mrs. Agnes Elfort, Westend, N.C.

Anna Meyer Ellinghausen Succumbs at Bellair Home

The Lawrenceburg Press
Friday, June 13, 1941

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Meyer Ellinghausen were held at St. John Lutheran Church, Bellair, Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock. Rev. A. W. Borchardt, pastor oft he church, officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Ellinghausen, wife of Henry D. Ellinghausen, died at her home, Saturday at twelve-thirty in the afternoon after an illness of nearly two and a half years.

She was born December 2, 1882, near Bellair, the daughter of Henry and Caroline Busse Meyer. On February 6, 1905, she was united in marriage to Mr. Henry D. Ellinghausen.

She was christened in infancy and confirmed in St. John’s church, being a life-long member. Mrs. Ellinghausen was a refined, christian woman and admired by her many friends and relatives who will greatly miss her.

Survivors are her mother, husband, four brothers, Henry, Edwin and George Meyer, all of Bellair and Louis Meyer of Aurora.


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