Sunday, May 31, 2015

Kettering Hills and Delco Dell 1917 Photos of Noah Elwood Weaver

 Among the photos my father, Paul H Weaver MD helped me label before his death in 1982, is part of this album I now call the 1917- 1920's large format black album This is the most iconic photo, to me, as it is called the Delco Dell Greenhouse, 1917.  Taken in October 1917 by Noah Elwood Weaver.
1917  Edna Helena Eicher Weaver  with son Paul H Weaver at Delco Dell greeenhouse, by NEW
 On the same page is labeled "Delco Dell Bridal Path", with this woodland view.  Sadly, when I google Delco Dell, there are no photos online that tell any history of the dell.  Photo by NEW

  All I could find is about the Delco Company " The name Delco came from the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Co., founded in Dayton, Ohio, by Charles Kettering and Edward A. Deeds in 1909.[1] Delco was responsible for several innovations in automobile electric systems, including the first reliable battery ignition system and the first practical automobile self-starter.
Initially Kettering and Deeds were co-workers at National Cash Register Company (NCR). Kettering and Deeds had a lifelong professional relationship and friendship. In 1904, Deeds hired Kettering at NCR to motorize the cash register.

Delco ignition system

Main article: Delco ignition system
Deeds' barn
Around 1908, Deeds asked for help with a car he was building from a kit. Working in one of Deeds' barns with spare-time help from William A. Chryst and other NCR friends, Kettering developed a high-energy spark ignition system to replace the weak-spark model supplied with the kit. Leaving NCR in 1909, Kettering focused on final development of this ignition set and demonstrations were favorably received. In 1909, when Henry Leland of Cadillac ordered 5,000 ignition sets, Deeds and Kettering formed the Dayton Engineering Laboratories company. The ignition system was introduced on the 1910 Cadillac.

 1917 Paul Henry Weaver in front and 3 women in hats.   Edna E Weaver and two friends.
 1917 Delco Dell Bridal Path my father l-r "Hanna Swearingen, Paul H Weaver,  Edna Eicher Weaver and Emma Esther Eicher? 
 1917  Edna E Weaver and Paul H Weaver, on Delco Dell Bridal Path.
 1917 Kettering Hills, two women in Delco Dell on bridal path.  (Bridal. like for horses)

1917 Paul Henry Weaver viewing the the fountain in the mid of the Delco Dell pond.  Oct 1917 by NEW.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Faribault Friends of Dr Paul H Weaver and Margaret G Weaver captured in slides

 1959  Silvis Home, Marge Silvis, Peg Weaver, By Berhow, Ed Silvis by Paul H Weaver

1960 slide #58. Marge and Ed Silvis "In Pakistani garb" in Weaver Living Room Faribault, by PHW 
 Sept 1960 Effie Haessley Home, Mrs Beebe (widow of General Beebe) Marge Silvis.
Ed Silvis, Peg Weaver, Dr Shah, Faribault by PH Weaver slide #221

 1960 Sept, Mrs Beebe, Effie Haessley, Ed Silvis, Peg Weaver, Dr Shah and Marge Silvis by PHW slide #220
 Oct 1960 at St James School Headmaster's home, Marv Horstman. L - R  _____?, Ed Silvis, Byron Berhow,  (Peg Weaver's hair) Marv Horstman.
 1960 Oct lide Peg Weaver with Peggy Agerter at Marv Horstman's St James School Faribault  by PHW slide #238
1960 Marge Silvis, woman in blue?, man, glasses and sport coat, Marv Horstman, by PHW

Monday, May 25, 2015

Faribault Minnesota Colored Kodak Slides, Images Paul H Weaver MD in the late 1960's Travelers Club Peg Weaver Memoir

 1965 image of Angel Lillo, an art teacher and classically Spanish trained sculptor with female nude Faribault MN. 
 Rita Orr, a friend and neighbor in Southern Heights Faribault, with her Bonanza airplane, 1967, to take my parents on a round trip to Albert Lea, spring 1967.
 1967, Rita with her Beechcraft Bonanza at the Faribault airport, checking to see if ready for take off.
 1967 View of Faribault looking east, new Senior High below the wing, with view of the viaduct, MN Hwy 60 on the left.
 1967 Faribault City Scape looking SE from Rita Orr's airplane, St Mary's Hall, Viaduct of Hwy 60, State Schools on the east side, with city buildings on the west. 
 1967 Faribault, Woolen Mills lower left corner, Shattuck School on the hill above the Straight River.
 1967 Bully Wells and Cannon Lake looking west from the air.
1967 Interstate 35 looking north, with the split in the road just north of Faribault, Paul H Weaver from plane of Rita Orr.

Travelers Club, a Faribault Institution: From Rememberings of an 83- Year Old Grandma, By Margaret G Weaver AKA Peg Weaver, p 61-62 "Pete and I were invited to join Travelers' Club, an old, prestigious Faribault organization of about thirty members, mostly couples. Traditionally the heads of the Episcopal and the State Schools were members. Dinner was followed by one or two members presenting papers on assigned topics or a musical program. The gala Christmas banquet was always held at one of the Episcopal schools with a musical program in which I often participated. One year I presented several solos, one with a cello obbligato which I had composed, including a few double stops, for a French art song, Cher Nuit by Bachelet. Doug Lyle, the string instrumental instructor in the Faribault    Schools, played the cello.
The members of Travelers' Club with larger houses were selected for meeting places, which made ours a prime candidate. When we first belonged, the host and hostess entertained by themselves, which was no small task, having thirty people for a rather elaborate dinner, no casseroles or simple food. Later when two couples hosted, we entertained with the Agerters, the Craigs (until they moved to San Antonio, Texas), the Hultquists (until they moved to Anoka). At our house, Tom, at about age four, pointing to Reg Kramer, exclaimed in rather a loud voice, "Oh, you're bald." Not cracking a smile, Reg ignored the remark. I really didn't enjoy this entertaining and did not see the necessity of having a dinner precede the presentation of papers. Frequently after meetings at our house, some of our close friends, such as, the Craigs, Silvi, Hultquists, Martha Robbins, Mary Horstman, would stay for drinks. One time a phone call from Dagmar Engberg inquired if I might have found her teeth! She explained that she had removed her upper plate and wrapped it in Kleenex, but had not found it when she returned home. Would I please look for it. So all of us hysterically searched the waste baskets, and what-not. No teeth. The following morning Dagmar called that she had found them. After a Christmas meeting at Mary Horstman's, Ed Silvis, who was then a new member and was rather easily embarrassed, referred to Basil Rathbone as "Rasil Bathbone".When we belonged to Travelers', the members included (as best as I can recall): Shattuck faculty - Jean and Nuba Pletcher, Mary and Richard Kingham, Frances and Brad Craig, Peggy and Ken Agerter, Reg and Ethel Kramer; St. Mary's faculty - Maggie Robertson, Martha Robbins after Maggie Robertson resigned as Headmistress to many; St. James faculty - Mary Horstman; State School and Colony - Ed and Dagmar Engberg, Eva and Heinz Bruhl; State School for the Deaf - Dorothy and Howard Quigley: Superintendent, Faribault Public Schools - Laura and Willard Cross - Superintendent of the Faribault Public Schools, Lillian and Bob Norman, after Willard Cross resigned; Bern and John Foster, Fan and Ben Cowperthwait, Effie Haessley, Helen and Wayne Hultquist, Isabella and Rod Kiekenapp, Mary and Wayne VanKirk, Marge and Ed Silvis, Rita and Burt Orr. "

Recently I discovered some Photographic slides from 1968, labeled by my mom, #4213 "Family and Friends, Travelers Club Lavender Inn, March '68 Reg Kramer, Burt Orr, Izz Kiekenapp, Barbara Kinney, Bob Reed, Peg (Weaver). Rod Kiekenapp.

1967   Slide #4213, with back row facing, Reg Kramer, Burt Orr (back to camera), Isabell "Izz"Kiekenapp, Barbara Kinney (back to camera), Bob Reed with glasses, Rod Kiekenapp, (back to camera) and Peg Weaver.  I think the man in the foreground is Dr Heinz Bruhl.

 1967   Slide #4214,  Behind (as above)  Reg Kramer, Barbara Kinney (back to camera), Izz Kiekenapp, Rod Kiekenapp (back to camera) Bob Reed standing, brown jacket?, Peg Weaver, and in front labeled by Peg Weaver "Bob Speckhals, Mrs Martin (Beryl Martin, Judge Martin's wife) , and EJ Engberg.By Paul H Weaver

1967 Slide #4215 Burt Orr in front, in back Eva Bruhl, Stu Kinney (standing) and Helen Reed, Also in front on right, Barbara Kinney in blue plaid, and Rod Kiekenapp.

Some of the folks facing the camera, L to R Eva Bruhl, Rod Kiekenapp, Rita Orr, Barbara Kenney (Heinz Bruhl, side view) and Burt Orr. Slide # 4216

1967 slide # 4317, Eva Bruhl, Helen Reed (pointing)  ?, ?

#4218  Drs Heinz Bruhl and Burt Orr,  Reg Kramer, facing camera, Barbara Kinney back and woman with heart ?  By PHW

Sunday, May 10, 2015

1917- 1924 - Noah Elwood Weaver Family Photos Lake Erie, Mansfield, Cleveland, Canton and more

 Still working on Noah Elwood Weaver's many albums.  The large Format Album from 1912 through the 1920's has intrigued me now.  I delivered five albums to Wright State University Archives in 2015, and one in 2016, and   now, later in 2016,  am focusing on identifying the names and locations of others.

Noah Elwood Weaver in his white suit, hat and shoes, on a 1917 page when he visited Hans O Hansen and family in Canton Ohio. 

1917 Noah Elwood with son Paul Henry Weaver, in front of the Hans and Phenie Hansen home, Canton Ohio.

My dad, Paul Henry Weaver, ca 1917, age 6, with Laople and his sister. Hans Hansen's garage in Canton OH

1917 Canton OH stairs at the home of Hans O Hansen.  Young woman with WWI Hat salute and army shirt was identified as  Niel E Hansen's future bride, Helen Sanders   by Noah Elwood Weaver
 Niel E Hansen's 1917 Draft Registration while he was in NY in Union Theological Seminary. His permanent address if 733 Lorenz - Lawrence  Ave, Canton OH, which I sense is the home in these photos
.Back of photo "Aug 1917, Canton"  Home with 733 in front, at Hansen's, L - R Niel Esburn Hansen, Edna Eicher Weaver (my grandmother),  Helen Sanders, Niels future bride,  with arm around Paul Henry Weaver (my father, age 6), Phenie (Josephine Brandt Hansen), man sitting with hat may be Helen Sanders father?Lester E Sanders,  Standing Henry Eicher, my great grandfather 

1917  Paul Henry Weaver with WWI hat and shirt.  Stairs by Hans O Hansen's home in Canton OH. By NEW

 1917 same stairs, Canton Ohio,  woman, Helen Sanders with WWI dressed Niel Esburn Hansen- Lester Sanders is her father according to my research.

Recently a friend Peggy DeLapp that has family history in Canton and took a photo of 733 Lawrence as it appears in April 2018

The same home and address in 2018, 733 Lawrence. Canton Ohio, by Peggy DeLapp. 

  Canton Furniture Manufacturing Company Building , found on line at 836 Savannah Ave, Canton OH, here is Niel E Hansen in uniform visiting his father Hans O Hansen at the manufacturing building in 1917 - Curious of Hans worked both here in Canton And at the Mansfield Reformatory at that time 

And here is what 836 Savannah Ave Canton looks like today, from the camera of Peggy DeLapp April 2018  
Photo with 1917 Canton photos, not labeled: L-R Henry Eicher,  woman in white, Edna Eicher Weaver, 2nd woman in white, tall man and Hans O Hansen

1917 McKinley Memorial, with Paul H Weaver, age 6 with his grandfather, Henry Eicher, by NEW

1917 August with PHW on the right side of the reflecting ponds, by NEW

August 1917, back of NEW photo "Canton Water Works Park 8/1917"

1919 License Oldsmoblie next to a tree with Marysville advertizement.  Henry Eicher in the passenger seat.  Wet pavement Noah Elwood Weaver- Got a correction on the ID of the vintage car that I thought was a Buick from 
BOZI MOHACEK  ------------------------------------

Surrey Vintage Vehicle Society

England [2]
Here is the detail Bozi Sent. "
Two photographs with text as per attached. Rounded radiator design on the Oldsmobile came in in cca 1917 and went through to cca 1925. The triangular shaped bumper came in cca 1920. Both photos show slightly unusual headlights. Drum headlights were in use by 1922. I think the cars in the photos could be the same car, a cca 1920 Oldsmobile 45B Touring, similar to the photo attached. Will put an item on our Help Pages about the car. 

Although this photo is on the same page as some 1922 Lake Erie Scenes, the Ohio License Plate says 1920.  I think this the same car and thus an Olds , and I see Henry Eicher eating what appears to be a sandwich and Edna Eicher Weaver, his youngest child sitting inside. Rural Ohio somewhere, not labeled AND likely the conveyance for the family throughout Ohio.

July 1922 Rutted Road "On the Way to Cedar Point" Writing of Edna Eicher Weaver on back of photo, in large format album of Noah Elwood Weaver, soon to be given to Wright State University archives.
On the back of this photo, no page ID yet is written July/22 Cedar Point.   In 1922 Paul Henry Weaver, my dad, was 11 years of age, having been born Dec 24, 1910, here on the beach being buried partially in the sand with his dad, Noah Elwood Weaver smiling, with the photo likely taken by Edna Helena Eicher Weaver.    Of interest is there is no focus on the Amusement Park with rides at Cedar Point. 

July 1922  Edna Eicher Weaver in summer dress, at the beach of Cedar Point OHIO, Lake Erie. 

Labeled "Lagoon, Cedar Point July/22. 

1922 Overview of Cedar Point Beach.  Note the black smoke from a steam ship in the west. 

1922 Noah Elwood Weaver, Cedar Point Beach,  in the front smiling with Paul Henry in the wave to the right.  And black smoke from a steamer in the background. 
1922  C & B Ferry, State of Ohio

1922 July labeled PHW, labeled Edgewater Park, Cleveland.
1922 Edgewater Park Buildings Cleveland, Lake Erie by Noah Elwood Weaver

1922 Cleveland "The Thinker" Statue, Emma Esther Eicher, Paul Henry Weaver and Henry Eicher by NEW
Sept 1924, Lorain Ohio, Steamship by the bridge "Otto M. Reiss". Fairport Ohio, photo by Noah Elwood Weaver.  Found a link for the history of this ship.  Had been the Fredrick Wells

1901                                  Frederick B. Wells                                  1959 (1967)
Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter
Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Shipbuilding Co., Hull 50
Launched Oct 5, 1901
450’ LOA, 430’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’6” depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, quadruple expansion engine, 1700 IHP
Enrolled at Duluth MN Oct 19, 1901 (#15)
430.0 x 50.2 x 24.5, 4897 GT, 3630 NT     US 121208     to:
Peavey Steamship Co., Duluth MN, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr. (home port Duluth MN)
Entered service 1901
Fleet management transferred 1912 to G. A. Tomlinson, Duluth MN
Fleet sold Feb 18, 1916 to Reiss Steamship Co., Sheboygan WI
Renamed Otto M. Reiss (1) 1917
Home port to Fairport OH 1920
Cargo hold rebuilt 1921 to arch construction
Remeasured to 4463 GT, 3513 NT
Side tanks rebuilt 1923 at Manitowoc WI by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co.
Remeasured to 437.5 length and 4378 GT, 3367 NT
Home port to Duluth MN 1925
Sold April 18, 1926 to Chicago Navigation Co., Chicago IL, D. Sullivan & Co., Mgr. (home port to Chicago IL)
Transferred 1931 to Gartland Steamship Co., Chicago IL, D. Sullivan & Co., Mgr.
Renamed Sullivan Brothers (1) 1934 (home port to Wilmington DE)
Renamed Henry R. Platt Jr. (1) 1957
Sold 1959 to Pillsbury Co. for grain storage at Buffalo NY and retired from active service.  Reduced to barge, remeasured to 4883 GT, 4786 NT and renamed Pillsbury’s Barge 1960 and Pillsbury 1966.  Towed 1967 to Burns Harbor IN and scuttled as a temporary breakwater
See history in Detroit Marine Historian April 1983 (#1)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 383"

Sept 1924 "Drying Fish Nets at Vermillion" by Noah Elwood Weaver