Sunday, March 31, 2013

1884 Autograph Album of Signers from East Palestine, Ohio


1884 autograph album, approximately 6-1/4" x 4", that contains pages signed by 27 residents of East Palestine, Ohio, and one from Negley, Ohio.


Sadly, the first end paper is partially missing.  It bears the date 1884 but, if there ever was an owner's name, it was on the missing portion.  Nor did any of the signers inscribe their pages to a specific person.  

Most signers gave a date of 22 March 1884; perhaps they were gathered at a birthday party or other celebration in honor of the album owner.

W. H. Van Fossan of East Palestine, Ohio, signed a page on 22 March 1884.


Lavinia Coppock of East Palestine, Ohio, signed a page on 22 March 1884.


Lizzie M. Winter or Winters of East Palestine, Ohio, signed a page on 22 March 1884.


Sadie E. Wolfe of East Palestine, Ohio, signed a page on 22 March 1884.


W. C. Kreusch of East Palestine, Ohio, signed on 22 March 1884.



One of the later autographed pages in the album was penned by Lizzie Billingsley of Negley, Ohio, on 8 June 1884.


While researching one of the names that I found difficult at first to decipher, I noticed that the signer and his future wife each signed pages in the album.  S. J. Lowry and Maude Chamberlin, each of East Palestine, Ohio, signed pages on 22 March 1884.  There may have been more matches in the album.



If you have information on the signers above or the others, listed in alphabetical order below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!



  • J. W. S. or J. N. S., signed on 16 March 1890
  • Lizzie Billingsley of Negley, Ohio, signed on 8 June 1884
  • Laura J. Boies of East Palestine, Ohio, signed on 22 March 1884
  • Siddie A. Boies of East Palestine, Ohio, signed on 22 March 1884
  • Osmon L. Butts of East Palestine, Ohio, signed on 22 March 1884.  I notice that in some places online his name is misspelled as Osman L. Butts.
  • R. N. Chamberlin of East Palestine, Ohio, signed on 22 March 1884
  • Maude Chamberlin of East Palestine, Ohio, signed on 22 March 1884.  Future wife of signer S. J. Lowry
  • Lavinia Coppock of East Palestine, Ohio, signed on 22 March 1884
  • Emma Crum of East Palestine, Ohio, signed on 22 March 1884
  • Eunice Crum of East Palestine, Ohio, signed on 22 March [presumably 1884]
  • M. H. Eaton of East Palestine, Ohio
  • W. H. Van Fossan of East Palestine, Ohio, signed on 22 March 1884
  • Jennie Gottschalk of East Palestine, Ohio
  • W. C. Kreusch of East Palestine, Ohio, signed on 22 March 1884
  • Miss Hattie Kreusch of East Palestine, Ohio
  • Charles Lamb of East Palestine, Ohio, signed on 22 March 1884
  • George Lamb of East Palestine, Ohio
  • S. J. Lowry of East Palestine, Ohio, signed on 22 March 1884.  Future husband of signer Maude Chamberlin
  • L. D. Overlander of East Palestine, Ohio, signed on 22 March 1884
  • Miss Katie Overlander of East Palestine, Ohio
  • Cora Pancake of East Palestine, Ohio
  • Sherman Smith of East Palestine, Ohio
  • H. P. Sutherin, signed 6 April 1884
  • Lizzie M. Winter or Winters of East Palestine, Ohio, signed on 22 March 1884
  • Sadie E. Wolfe of East Palestine, Ohio, signed on 22 March 1884
  • Enos Yoder of East Palestine, Ohio, signed on 22 March 1884
  • C. E. Young of East Palestine, Ohio, signed on 22 March 1884.

East Palestine, Ohio


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