S: Coles Family History -- 2011
BC: This book created in 2011 by the Grandchildren of Frank Enoch & Sara Caroline Coles. A Special Thank you to all the Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren for all the stories, memories, and pictures shared within this book and in bringing the information of the "Coles Family History" up-to-date. | Fairview School. George & Kate Zaler's children attended school and where Frank & Callie's children all attended. | Fairview School and Church located on Piketon Road, Lucasville, Ohio. Fairview Church remains at this same location. | 1st Row: Kenneth Coles, Mary Kathern Coles, George Elvin McLaughlin, Wilma McKinney, Mabel Coburn, Doris Walker, Carlos Walker, Charles Coles, Lorraine Gilliland, Ruby McLaughlin. 2nd Row: Charles McKinney, Paul Kent, George Coles, Elma Brown, Roseanna Coles, Minnie Pinson, Hazel Walker, Clyde Gilliland. Half Row: Enid Rickey, Millie Pinson, Nellie Lyons, Marie Brown, George McLaughllin. 3rd Row: Frank & Callie Coles, Irene Coburn, Lucy Fullerton, Hattie Bennett, Frank Bennett, Mary Kent, Tom Frank Kent. | Photo taken in front of Fairview Church Aprox. 1925 | No history can be complete; there are always important people and events left out; either from lack of space, or oversight. Events and dates are from many of the Coles' family members. It is hoped, the effort here, by preserving some of their past will motivate the present generation to better preserve history as it is being made. I hope by having a written account of their heritage, descendants of all the families within this book will keep that heritage from being lost to future generations. Cynthia Marie Coles Colley
FC: Coles' Family History | "Do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and your children's children." | Frank Enoch & Sarah Caroline Coles | Deuteronomy 4:9
1: The Coles Family History May this book preserve the memories of Frank Enoch Coles and Sarah Caroline (Callie) Zaler Their love of God Their love of Church and Their love of Family Their love, hard work and dedication was handed down to their children..... Ruth, Roseanna, George, Charles, Mary Kathern and Kenneth | May the history of their lives be shared to the many generations to come and may they never be forgotten......
2: John Coles Born: 1633 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Died: 1676 in Portmouth, Newport Rhode Island Father: Robert Coles Mother: Mary Hawxhurst Married: (marriage date not available) Hannah Varnum, b: 1613 Married: 31 Oct 1662 to Ann Cole (b: 1632) in Oyster Bay Children of John and Hannah Coles: 1. Robert (1650 - 1715) 2. Mary (1654 - 1723) 3. Nathan (1655 - 1729) 4. Solomon (1660 - 1715) Child of John and Ann Coles: 5. Mercy (1665 - 1743) Solomon Coles Born: 1660 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Died: 1715 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts Married: 1695 to Mary Townsend in Queens, New York Children of Solomon and Mary Coles: 1. Solomon (1695 - ) 2. Nathaniel (1697 - 1720) 3. Jonathan (1699 - 1779) 4. Benjamin (1702 - ) 5. Joseph (1703 - ) 6. Solomon (1705 - 1746) 7. Daniel (1709 - 1749) 8. Mary (1713 - 1785) Daniel Coles Born: 1709 in Oyster Bay, Nassau, NY Died: BEF 5 Jan 1749 in Philidelphia, PA Married: 24 Jun, 1742 to Dinah Boone in Exeter, Berks, Pennsylvania (Dinah Boone - First cousin to Daniel Boone) Children of Daniel and Dinah Coles: 1. Solomon (1743 - 1828) 2. Mary (1745 - 1758) 3. Deborah (1747 - ) | Coles Family History | "Keeping the family connected to it's roots"
3: Solomon Coles Born: 29 May 1743 in Exeter, Berks Co., Pennsylvania Died: 30 Apr 1828 in Reading, Berks Co., Pennsylvania Married: 2 May 1769 to Esther Pearson (1747-1820) in Exeter, Berks Co., PA Military Service: Abt 1776 Revolutionary War Private 1st Company Occupation: Farmer and Miller Religion: Friends (Quaker) Children of Solomon Coles and Esther Pearson: 1. Jeremiah (1770 - 1797) 2. Daniel (1771 - 1772) 3. Solomon, b: Bet September 13, 1773, Pennsylvania d: March 23, 1858, Liberty Twsp, Warren Co., Iowa 4. Elizabeth (1775 - 1816) 5. Thomas (1777 - ) 6. Deborah (1779 - 1782) 7. Daniel (1783 - 1785) 8. Esther (1785 - 1828) 9. Hannah (1788 - ) 10. Phebe (1791 - 1879) Solomon Coles Born: 13 September 1773 in Berks, Pennsylvania Died: 23 March 1858 in Liberty Center, Iowa. Buried Otter Creek Cemetery Married: 23 February 1797 to Elizabeth Acord, (1778-1855) in Warren, IA Occupation: 1850, Farmer Children of Solomon Coles and Elizabeth Acord: 1. Isaac (1797 - 1854) 2. Ester (1799 - 1844) 3. Jesse (1803 - 1896) 4. John Coles, b: 22 Nov 1803 in Maiden Creek Twp., Burks County, Pennsylvania; d: 26 Apr 1887, Jackson County, Ohio 5. James C. (1805 - 1885) 6. Thomas (1808 - 1890) 7. Mary Polly (1811 - 1848) 8. Benjamin (1815 - 1890) 9. Sarah (1818 - 1822) 10. Elizabeth Ann (1823 - 1872) | Mentioned in Will of Jeremiah Boone, to Solomon Coles, son of my sister Dinah, Fifty Pounds.
4: John Coles Was born Nov 22, 1803 in Berks, PA. In 1807, at the age of four, his parents moved to Belmont County, Ohio. Later they moved to Guernsey County, Ohio, where he grew up and married Mary Matilda Wareheim on February 18, 1830. In 1845, they moved to Jackson County, Ohio, where they established the Coles Homestead, a pioneer log house. John was engaged in farming. | Children of John and Mary Matilda Coles: 1. Mary Coles, b: June 6, 1831; m: January 7, 1849 to Milten Smith. 2. Jacob Coles, b: July 6, 1833; m: October 31, 1861 to Emily Keller and lived at Garden City, Missouri. 3. Samuel Coles, b: May 31, 1835; m: June 20, 1861 to Sarah Dixon. 4. Elizabeth Ann Coles, b: May 16, 1838; m: November 6, 1857 to Griffe Dixon. 5. Margaret Jane Coles, b: March 19, 1841; m: December 25, 1863 to Cyrus Dixon. 6. Maria Coles, b: September 22, 1843; m: May 2, 1876 to Frank Albert. 7. John Coles, b: February 26, 1846 at the Coles Homestead, Cove, Jackson, Ohio. m: March 17, 1870 to Mary House. They went to housekeeping in the old log house and their oldest child Lucinda was born there. When she was 6 months old they moved to Missouri and established a home near Liberal. 8. Matilda Coles, b: February 28, 1849; m: January 22, 1847 to Jacob Weber. They momved to Ransom, IL. 9. George W. Coles, b: September 6, 1851; m: October 5, 1876 to Matilda Crabtree at Crabtree Mill. d: December 26, 1942, at the Coles Homestead. Buried in Jackson, Ohio. Children born in Guernsey County, Ohio: Mary, Jacob, Samuel, Elizabeth, Margaret, Maria. Children born at the Coles Homestead, Cove, Jackson, Ohio: John, Matilda, George. | John Coles died April 26, 1887. The wife and mother, Mary Matilda died June 13, 1876. They are buried at Bethesda Cemetery, Jackson County, Ohio.
5: George W. Coles b: September 6, 1851 in Jackson, Ohio. d: December 26, 1942 in Jackson, Ohio m: Matilda Crabtree on October 5, 1876 Matilda Crabtree was b: March 12, 1854; d: April 1, 1929 Children of George W. Coles and Matilda Crabtree: 1. Franklin Enoch Coles, b: October 20, 1878 at the Coles homestead in Cove, Jackson, Ohio. 2. Mary Belle Coles, b: December 5, 1880; d: 1967; m: Henry Crabtree 3. John William Coles, b: October 2, 1882, d: April 1, 1946 4. Daughter, died at birth. | George W. Coles & Matilda Crabtree Coles | George W. Coles 90th Birthday Sept. 6, 1941
6: Obituary - Matilda Crabtree Coles Matilda-Crabtree Coles, daughter of Enoch and Mary Crabtree, was born in Scioto Township, Jackson County, Ohio, March 12, 1854, and departed this life April 11, 1929, aged 75 years, one month. She was united in marriage to Geo. W. Coles Oct. 5th, 1876. To this union were born four children, Frank E. of near Minford, Mrs. Henry Crabtree and John W. at home, daughter having died in infancy. She was a faithful wife, a devoted mother always looking and advising for the welfare of her children. Her husband, two sons, one daughter, six grandchildren survives her. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Louella Nicolet, of Portsmouth, and three brothers, Gaines Crabtree, of Washington, C.H., Bert Crabtree, of Stockdale, and W.W. Crabtree, of Nebraska and a host of relatives and friends. While quite young Mrs. Coles was converted and joined the Baptist church at Providence later moving her membership at Bethesda. Mrs. Coles all her life has been a true faithful and consistent Christian. She was always watchful and alert to any needs of the people she came in contact with, and was the happiest when doing some kind deed to others. She had quite a wide acquaintance and kept up a strong friendship with many by her most excellent letter writing. As she often remarked this was the one thing she enjoyed most in life,. Mrs. Coles' illness had been for some time taking of her strength but no one thought only just a few weeks ago that the Master would call her so soon, but we truly believe that she was watching and ready to go. As almost to the last she was singing and praising God. Then let us be comforted by the words of the poet. Weep not that her task is ended. Weep not that her race is run God grant we may rest as sweetly When our work like hers is done. Till then we will give in sadness. Our treasure to Him to keep And trust in His precious promise He giveth His loved ones sleep. | Card of Thanks We desire to thank all who assisted in any way through the sickness and death of our wife and mother. Those who sent flowers and who helped in different ways. We feel there never was more respect shown a sick person than was shown her, and we feel very grateful to all our neighbors and friends. Geo. W. Coles and family | George and Matilda Coles were originally buried at Bethesda Cemetery then later moved to Fairmount Cemetery in Jackson Ohio, with their son John. | The Obituaries and Story from Geo W. Coles on these two pages are from the actual news paper articles. Please note that the birth date of Geo W. Coles differs from his Obituary and the story. His actual date of birth is Sept. 6, 1851 as verified from tomb stone.
7: Grandpa George and Grandma Matilda Coles | Obituary - George W. Coles George W. Coles, son of John and Mary Matilda Coles, was born Sept. 6th, 1851, departed this life December 26th, 1942, age 91 years, 3 months, 20 days. He was married to Matilda Crabtree, October 5th, 1876. To this union 4 children were born, Frank, John, and Mary, still living. One daughter died in infancy. His wife died April 11th, 1929. He also leaves six grandchildren, George, Charles and Kenneth Coles, Mrs. Harold Hagen, Mrs. Tom Bennett, Mrs. George Smalley, and three great grandchildren, Marilyn Jane Coles, Joe Thomas Bennett and John Franklin Hagen. When quite young he was converted at Old Providence Church of which he was a member for a number of years, later transferred his membership to Bethesda where he remained a faithful member, firm and steadfast, strong in the belief of a Savior and a better life to be. Of late years his eyesight was gone and his hearing very poor, yet he would sing many of the old hymns and get real happy. His favorite was "Happy Day When Jesus Washed My Sins Away." He spent all his life at the place of his Birth. He did not leave to his children stocks and bonds as many do, but he left a heritage worth far more, an honorable name, a good reputation, the memory of a Godly life, a record of fair dealings. The memory that will never fade of a good father. The writer knew Uncle George for many years and can truthfully say that he never heard any one say a single word that was in any way disrespectful of Uncle George. Written by George O. Keller | Card of Thanks We desire to return our sincere and heartfelt thanks to our many friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy extended to us in our bereavement in the loss of our father, George W. Coles. Especially do we wish to thank those who assisted us during his illness and following his death. These ministrations were greatly appreciated. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Crabtree | Aged Man Recalls Civil War Stories George W. Coles George W. Coles was born September 6, 1854 on the farm where he continued his life until his death December 26, 1942, at the age of 91 years, 3 months and 23 days. The farm on which his daughter Mrs. Henry Crabtree and Mr. Crabtree now live, is located in the Cove community and was bought by the aged man's father John Coles in 1845 from a Mr. Bolinger. Mr. George Coles came into possession of the farm in 1876 and the house in which he was born is still being used one hundred years after it was built. Before his memory failed him Mr. Coles would recall the story of Morgan and his men coming by their farm and taking his father a prisoner as far as Cove station where they released him. His mother took the children up the creek to a thicket near the Weber farm and there spread bed clothes on the ground for them to spend the night hidden until the danger from the raiders was past.
8: Morgan's Raiders were Confederate cavalrymen under the command of General John Hunt Morgan. On July 8, 1863, Brigadier-General John Hunt Morgan led approximately two thousand soldiers across the Ohio River into southern Indiana. Morgan's superiors had dispatched the cavalry leader into northern Kentucky to cause disorder among the Union military. Morgan exceeded these orders by crossing north of the Ohio River, but he did create turmoil for the United States army. On July 3, as the Indiana militia descended upon Morgan's men, the Confederates entered Ohio, near the Hamilton-Butler County line. Morgan led his men to the outskirts of Cincinnati, where he spent the night of July 13-14, within the sight of the Union army's Camp Dennison. The next day, Morgan divided his men. He sent a small group through Warren, Clinton, Fayette, Ross and Jackson Counties, while the main force traveled through Clermont, Brown, Highland, Pike and Jackson Counties. The larger group crossed the Scioto River at Piketon and proceeded to Jackson, where it reunited with the smaller detachment. The reunited Confederates proceeded east through Jackson, Gallia, Vinton and Meigs Counties, in an effort to reach the Ohio River. On the night of July 12, Ohio Governor David Tod issued a proclamation, calling out the Ohio militia to protect the southern counties from Morgan's Raiders. The Confederates faced little opposition until July 18, when they encountered a small earthwork, defended by Ohio militiamen. Severely outnumbered, the militiamen retreated under the cover of darkness. However, their presence had allowed Union cavalry to catch up to the Confederates. A battle ensued at Buffington Island. The Northern force numbered approximately three thousand men, while Morgan's Raiders included 1,700 soldiers. Morgan hoped to lead his men across the Ohio River, and the Union soldiers and gunboats intercepted him. Estimates for the number of wounded or killed Southerners range from fifty-two to 120 men. Union soldiers captured an additional eight hundred to 1,200 men. Northern soldiers lost twenty-five men in the battle. Morgan's remaining men managed to break through the Union lines and continue in a northerly direction along the Ohio River. Morgan and his men retreated westward through Meigs and Gallia Counties then moved in a more northeasterly direction through Vinton, Hocking, Athens, Perry, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Carroll, and Columbiana Counties. At Sallneville, in Columbiana County, Union Cavalry under the command of Major W.B. Way and Major G. W. Rue surrounded Morgan's Raiders and succeeded in capturing Morgan and most of his command. Morgan's capture marked the end of his raid of the North. The Northern soldiers took Morgan and most of his captured men to Columbus. The enlisted men were confined in the Camp Chase Confederate prison camp. Morgan and several of his officers were held at the Ohio Penitentiary. Morgan arrived there on October 1. Morgan and his men remained in their cells until November 27, when Morgan and six of his soldiers used the airshaft to reach the prison yard. They then fashioned a rope from their prison uniforms and scaled the wall. Utilizing some of the one thousand dollars that his sister had smuggled into the prison inside of a Bible, Morgan purchased a train ticket to Cincinnati. He then made his escape across the Ohio River into Kentucky. Morgan returned to the Confederate military but lost his life less than a year later on the battlefield. Morgan's Raid caused a great deal of fear among Indiana and Ohio residents and cost several of these people some personal property that the raiders had seized. Almost 4,400 Ohioans filed claims for compensation with the federal government for items that they lost to the Confederates during the raid. The claims amounted to 678,915 dollars, with the government authorizing compensation in the amount of 576,225 dollars. While the Confederates succeeded in instilling fear in the civilian population, the raid inspired many of these people to fight even harder to defeat the Confederacy. | Morgan's Riaders
9: Research shows that John Coles put in a claim for losses sustained in Morgan's Raid. In the list of Jackson County claims is John Coles who says he lost one horse, a bridle, one pistol and two guns. He asked for $111.00. The State of Ohio paid him $90.00. Jackson County had quite a few claims. There were 250 totaling $45,495.00. In the list of claims, John gave his residence as Jackson, rather than Cove. His son-in-law, Milton Smith, also put in a claim. His included one revolver and one halter. He asked to be paid $17.25. The State paid him nothing. | On or about July 17, 1863 John Hunt Morgan and his Raiders visited the Coles Farm in Scioto Township, Jackson County. Morgan's band consisted of over 2000 men, but it is thought that this was a smaller group, maybe a scouting party, which was making their way from the Beaver area in Pike County to the town of Jackson. When news that the raiders were coming reached the community, Grandma Mary Matilda Coles gathered her children and had taken them up the creek toward the Weber Farm and hid them in the bull rushes and cat tails. Grandpa John Coles remained at the farmstead, in hopes to protect their belongings. A group of Morgan’s Raiders were assembled near the home of Milton Smith. (Milton was the husband of Mary Coles, the oldest daughter of John and Mary Matilda.) Milton and Mary lived in a log home, just up the hill, at the corner of Weber Road and what is now known as State Route 776. Milton Smith was apparently running when one of Morgan’s men yelled for him to halt. Milton refused to stop, a shot was fired which missed Milton but hit the neighboring barn, of John Coles, about 125 yards away. The hole made by the bullet can still be seen today. The raiders made their way from the Smith Farm down the hill to the Coles Farm. As they rummaged through the barn, they took a few items such as Grandpa John's muzzle loading rifle. They also took him prisoner and forced him to go with them. And as the story has been told down through the years, Grandpa John Coles stated that he was bare headed, and for a man to be outside without his hat in those days was considered to be not fully dressed. They made their way to the Cove Community; about 1.5 miles away, where they decided to release him. Before they did however, one of the men took his rifle by the barrel and broke the stock out of it over a stump, then handed it back to him in two pieces. The rifle is still in the Coles family, exactly as it was when handed back to Grandpa John. John's son George Coles was a child at the time and remembered quite well the events that took place and through the years has told this story many times to his children and grandchildren. Mary Belle Crabtree, daughter of George Coles, lived at the Coles Homestead in Jackson and cared for Grandpa George Coles till his death. My mother Mary Kathern Coles-Smalley, neice of Mary Belle Coles Crabtree, stayed with her Grandpa and Grandma Coles a lot, especially during the Summers. She has heard the stories many times and has in turn, shared the stories and showed the location of the bullet hole in the “Old Barn” to her children, grandchildren, family and friends, in hopes that the story will live on in future generations. Mary Kathern was an adult when her Grandpa George Coles died in 1941. Written by George "Chip" Smalley, as told to me by my Aunt Belle Crabtree and mother, Mary Kathern Coles-Smalley. For more details on Morgan's Raid through Southern Ohio, see Robert Edgar Ervin's book entitled "The John Hunt Morgan Raid of 1863". Current Address of the Coles/Smalley Farm, 172 Weber Road, Jackson, OH 45640 Current Address of what was the Smith Farm, 83 Weber Road, Jackson, OH 45640 | Mary Kathern Coles Smalley, points to the bullet hole made by the morgan raiders back in 1863. | The Morgan's Raiders visit to the farm of John Coles
10: William Stockham Emigrated from Wales to the United States in 1777. He settled in or near Trenton, New Jersey. In the 1790's desirous of investing in land, he came westward through Pennsylvania to Kentucky and Ohio. He journeyed, with his family, overland to Pittsburg, thence down the Ohio River on flatboats to the mouth of the Scioto River. All of Ohio was then a dense wilderness, the happy hunting ground of the Indians. Landing on the present site of Portsmouth, he selected a building spot. The log cabin, which he erected in the forest, was the first home of the Stockham family in Ohio. It was one of the very first log houses built in the county. He selected in the Scioto Valley a tract of land which became known as the W.A. Marsh Farm, The Judge Bannon Farm, and at present, the Carl Schisler Farm. The land at that time was very fertile, but the drainage was extremely poor. In 1803, the year Ohio became a state, William Stockham moved with his family to Madison Township, secured land, and was there a resident until his death. The Editor of Evans History of Scioto County, states that in 1902, he believed that there were more people in Scioto County and adjoining counties descended from William Stockham of New Jersey than from any other ancestor mentioned in his work. William Stockham married Susannah Paine at Trenton, New Jersey. Born in 1752 at Wales. * Occupation: Farmer. Military service: Revolutionary War Soldier from New Jersey. Died December 17, 1815 at Minford, Ohio at the age of 63. Susannah Paine Stockham died 1826 at home near Minford, Ohio. Both are buried at Squires Cemetery near Minford, Ohio. CHILDREN OF WILLIAM AND SUSANNAH STOCKHAM: Anna, Ruth, Rachel, David, Payne, Mary, Joseph, Aaron, John and William Stockham. Joseph, born June 25, 1784, at Trenton, New Jersey married June 6, 1808 to Hannah Bennett. Joseph died July 7, 1833 at home near Minford, Ohio at the age of 49. CHILDREN OF JOSEPH AND HANNAH STOCKHAM: Aaron, Eliz, Rebecca, Mary or Maria, Joseph Harvey, Isabinda, Malilda, Samual, William J. | Stockham Family History
11: Joseph Harvey Stockham He received his education in the Subscription Schools. He was reared to agricultural pursuit. When in 1837-38 the courthouse was in the process of construction at Portsmouth, he drove the oxen employed in drawing the pillars and the stone for the steps. When he was a boy, charcoal was the fuel used in the furnaces. In early manhood, he took a contract to cut the wood and burn the charcoal. Very successful in his operations, he accumulated considerable money. He wisely invested the money in land. In 1846, he purchased the old homestead 1 1/2 miles east of Minford. It contained 175 acres of highly cultivated land. During the Civil War, he organized a home guard company of which he was the captain. His company helped capture Morgan the Raider at Gallipolis, Ohio. He was an outstanding leader in his church and community. He was a republican in politics, and all his sons were republicans, too. Catherine Ann Dewey Stockham was well trained by her mother in all the domestic arts. She was a superior cook and housekeeper. She spun and wove the cloth from which her children's garments were made. All her daughters became outstanding cooks. Joseph Harvey lived east of Minford on the Salem Road. Occupation: Farmer and Charcoal producer. Father was Joseph Stockham Mother was Hannah Bennett Stockham Wife was Catherine Ann Dewey Stockham. CHILDREN OF JOSEPH HARVEY AND CATHERINE ANN STOCKHAM: 1. Joseph Dewey, m: Sarah Matilda Wallace 2. Carolina Mathilda, m: Martin Gilbert 3. Ann Louisa, m: Caleb Crull 4. Abigail 5. George Washington, m: Mary Alma Forquer 6. Rosanna Ellen, m: Richard Sill Micklethwaite 7. John Milton, m: Gusta Frowine, (2) Helen McAler 8. Maria Elizabeth, m: George Henry Deemer 9. Mary Catherine, m: George Washington Zaler 10. David Harvey, m: Lillie Chase 11. Samuel Taylor, m: Elizabeth Shackley 12. Sarah Etta, m: Charles Wesley Brown | Mary Catherine Stockham Zaler
12: Joseph Zaler, Sr. b: September 11, 1831 in Sweekly Twp., Beaver Co., Pennsylvania m: June 6, 1861 to Elizabeth Brown at Harrisonville, Oh (New Minford) d: July 16, 1915 at Zaler homestead, Lucasville, Ohio. Joseph's mother died when he was nine years old. He was sent to live with his uncle, Charles Bonzo, a Pennsylvania farmer. He carried his earthly belongings in a red handkerchief. His father once gave him a dime, and that is all he ever got from his father. He worked for his uncle for his board and clothes until he reached his teens. He was then given twelve dollars a year plus board and clothes; this was increased three dollars each year. At eighteen years of age, he started doing carpenter work for one hundred and twenty dollars a year and board. After learning the carpenter trade, he got a twenty dollar increase per year, plus board. He only went to school three days in his lifetime. He could not read or write, but he could sign his name. He could figure pretty well in his head. In the late 1850's he came from Pittsburg, PA to Portsmouth, OH by boat on the Ohio River. At the same time, his brother Louie went to Missouri and was never heard from again. Joseph stayed at his Aunt Susie Deemer's home and did carpenter and farm work. After his marriage to Elizabeth Brown in 1861, he farmed the rest of his life. As a Veteran, Joseph received land from the Government, 200+ acres in Lucasville, close to Cliffard Depot, which he deeded to his two grandsons, Joe & Charles and 200+ acres in Minford (the Zaler-Coles Homestead) which he deeded to his granddaughter Callie Zaler-Coles. After the death of his wife Elizabeth, he lived out his days with Frank and Callie Coles at the Zaler-Coles Homstead. Military Service: Company G 173 GVI Civil War. During the Civil War he changed the spelling of his name from Zahler to Zaler. Church: Baptist Buried at Squire's Cemetery, north of Minford, Ohio. Father: Joseph Zahler, emigrated from German part of Switzerland. Mother: Jane Bonzo, emigrated from French part of Switzerland. Child of Joseph Zaler, Sr and Elizabeth Brown: 1. George Washington Zaler, b: March 31, 1862 | Zaler Family History | Joseph & Elizabeth Brown Zaler
13: George Washington Zaler b: March 3, 1862 at Madison Township d: May 5, 1929 at Lucasville, Ohio m: December 23, 1880 to Mary Catherine Stockham at Minford, Ohio Burial: Lucasville Cemetery, Lucasville, Ohio Occupation: Farmer Church: Baptist Children of George Washington Zaler and Mary Catherine Stockham: 1. Sarah Caroline (Callie) Zaler, b: December 17, 1881 at Madison Township, Scioto County, Ohio 2. Joseph Harvey Zaler, b: January 19, 1886 at Madison Township, Scioto County, Ohio d: December 10, 1961 at Mercy Hospital, Portsmouth, Ohio m: November 27, 1912 to Jennie McKinzie 3. Samuel Zaler, b: September 5, 1890 at Madison Township, Scioto County, Ohio d: September 5, 1890 at home 4. Charles William Zaler, b: September 27, 1893 at Madison Township, Scioto County, Ohio d: September 5, 1971 at Madison Township, Scioto County, Ohio m: June 16, 1915 to Jennie Barrett | George Washington Zaler & Mary Catherine Stockham Zaler
14: Birthplace of Frank Enoch Coles Cove (Jackson), Ohio | Birthplace of Sarah Caroline Zaler Lucasville, Ohio | Mary Belle, Frank and John George and Matilda Coles | Joe, Joe Sr, Calie George, Charlie & Kate Zaler | Spring of 1910. Where George & Kate Zaler raised their 3 children. Where Frank & Callie raised their 6 children. Callie standing in doorway. Ruth, Artie Crabtree (Uncle Henry's sister), Wilfred Shumway holding Maude. Frank Coles holding Dandy with Teddy the dog. | Picture taken around 1911 or 1912. Left to right: Aunt Emily Coles (Grandpa Coles' sister-in-law), Frank & Callie, Grandpa George Coles (sitting in chair), Mary Belle, Ruth, Uncle John and Grandma Tillie holding Roseanna. Sitting across the walk, in front of the porch, Great Grandpa Joseph Zaler.
15: Joe Zaler, Frank Coles, Henry Crabtree, Charles Zaler Jennie Zaler, Callie Coles, Mary Belle Crabtree, Jennie Zaler | Back: Henry & Belle Crabtree, Artie Crabtree & John Coles Middle: Callie Coles, George Zaler, George Coles, Joe & Jennie Zaler Seated: Frank Coles, Kate Zaler holding Roseanna, Tillie Coles holding George Coles, Grandpa Joseph Zaler Front: Pauline Sheer (adopted daughter of Joe & Jennie Zaler) & Ruth Coles with her dog, "Teddy". | Joseph Zaler holding George Coles with Roseanna and Ruth | Frank & Callie Coles | Our Ancestors | Ancestors: Family faces are like magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future. | Geo & Kate Zaler
16: John Coles | Henry & Belle Crabtree | Frank Coles | Frank Coles at Niagara Falls, 1934 | Belle & Frank | Mary Belle Crabtree | FATHER Over the years As we grow old, We remember our father So brave and bold. In the garden, Leaning on the plow, He would listen to me; I see him now. He would give advice And understand; He was always there To lend a hand. God made fathers Strong and firm, For he knew our lives Would have great concerns. So he gave us fathers To teach us to pray, And guide our lives, And show us the way.
17: Callie & Joe Zaler | Charles Zaler | Howard & Jennie Zaler | Jennie Barrett | Joe & Callie Zaler | Joseph Zaler | Joseph & Jennie McKenzie Zaler Wedding Picture, 1912 | Sara Caroline Zaler | Jennie, David & Joe Zaler
18: Franklin Enoch Coles and Sarah Caroline Zaler Coles | United in Marriage March 11, 1905 | Franklin Enoch Coles b: October 20, 1878, at Coles Homestead, Cove, Jackson, Ohio d: September 17, 1967, at the home of his daughter Ruth Hagen Burial: Bennett Cemetery, Minford, Ohio Occupation: Farmer Church: Fairview Baptist near Minford, Ohio Sarah Caroline (Callie) Zaler b: December 17, 1881 at Zaler Homestead near Minford, Ohio d: September 15, 1941 at Zaler/Coles Homestead Burial: Bennett Cemetery, Minford, Ohio Church: Fairview Baptist near Minford, Ohio
20: Roseanna, George & Ruth | Kenneth & Mary Kathern Coles | "I promise that if you keep your journals and records, they will indeed be a source of great inspiration to your family, to your children, your grandchildren, and others, on through the generations. Each of us is important to those who are near and dear to us and as our prosperity reads of our life's experiences, they, too, will come to know and love us. And in that glorious day when our family is together in eternity, we will already be acquainted." | Mary Kathern Coles "Buzz Wagon" | Roseanna & George | Mary K & Kenneth Coles, 1923 Picture taken at woodshed, location of Kenneth & Loretta's brick home. | Mary K, Ruth, George, Roseanna, Charles, Kenneth with Grandpa George Coles, 1931 | Kenneth pulling Mary K and Margaret Carrol | Children of Franklin Enoch Coles and Sarah Carline (Callie) Zaler: 1. Elma Ruth Coles b: August 9, 1906; d: June 4, 1998 2. Edna Roseanna Coles, b: May 19, 1910; d: June, 1982 3. George Atlee Coles, b: August 20, 1912; d: December 19, 1998 4. Charles Franklin Coles, b: December 16, 1915, d: September 26, 2003 5. Mary Kathern Coles, b: January 1, 1919 6. Ralph Kenneth Coles, b: June 29, 1921 | Kenneth, Ruth, George, Charles, Roseanna Callie, Mary Kathern, Frank Coles
21: George, Lucille, Ruth, Harold, Roseanna, Kenneth, Frank Coles Front: Joe Bennett, Charles Coles, Marilyn Coles | Mary Belle Crabtree and Frank Coles | George, Lucille, Ruth, Harold, Kenneth, Tom, Mary Katherne, Roseanna, Charles Seated: Frank & Sarah Caroliine (Callie) | Charles & Kenneth | Charles, George Smalley & Kenneth, 1939 | Kenneth, Charles & George | Charles, Kenneth, George, Mark K. Roseanna, Grandpa Frank, Ruth | "How will our children know who they are if they do not know where they came from." | Frank, Ruth, Charles, George, Kenneth, Roseanna, Mary Kathern & Callie
22: "Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one." | Coles' Family Gatherings | Ruth & George | Mary K, Ken, Charles, Ruth & George | Ruth's 90th Birthday - 1996 | Mary K, Kenneth & George | Kenneth, Mary K, Charles, Ruth & George | Loretta, Ken, Ruth, Charles, Mary K, Nancy, Lucille & George | Ruth & Nancy | Kenneth, Mary K, Charles, Ruth & George 1988 Coles Reunion | Ruth's 80th Birthday - 1986 | Kenneth, Mary K. & Charles
23: Ruth, George, Roseanna, Charles, Mary K, Kenneth Grandpa Frank Coles | Charles, Mary K, George, Kenneth | Kenneth, Charles, George | Mary Kathern & Kenneth | Lucille, Kenneth & Mary K. Minford Alumni Banquet, 2010 | George, Ruth, Kenneth & Mary Kathern | Roseanna, George, Ruth, Kenneth, Mary Kathern, Charles
24: John Hagen, Marilyn Coles & Joe Bennett | Joe Bennett & John Hagen | Vicki, Greg, Linda & John Coles | Standing: Vicki, Marilyn, Linda, Joe, John, Chip, Sara Sitting: Rebecca, David, Grandpa Coles, John & Greg | 1959 - Vicki, Marilyn, Teresa & Rebecca | Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories. | Sara, David, Vicki, Rebecca & Grandpa Coles | Chip, Marilyn, Linda, Sara, Joe & John with Grandpa Coles | Greg, Linda, Vicki, Rebecca, Sara | Marilyn & Sara | David, Sara, Teresa, Rebecca, Chip, Linda, Vicki and Grandpa Coles holding Cindy | Joe, Marilyn, John & Chip
25: Children are the mirrors of a family. You see who you are once you've looked into the eyes of your child. | Julie Bennett & Amy Wilson, Dec. 1969 | Cindy. Chip, Marilyn, Greg, John, Sara, John, Linda, Rebecca, Vicki | Marilyn, Sara, Linda, John, Greg, John & Chip | Stephen, Cale & George, 1991 | Christopher, Eric, Stephen, George, Kristin, Shannon, Julie, Jodie
26: Elma Ruth Coles and Harold Fredrick Hagen | United in Marriage on November 25, 1938
27: Child of Harold and Ruth Hagen: John Franklin Hagen, b: November 17, 1942 in Portsmouth, Ohio. m: March 26, 1966 to Beulah Kay Williams Child of John & Beulah: Cale William Hagen, b: May 2, 1971 in Portsmouth, Ohio. m: September, 1998 to Jennifer Trae Davis Children of Cale & Jennifer: Kaylee Hope Hagen, b: April 6, 1999 in Circleville, Ohio. Micah Ruth Hagen, b: November 12, 2003 in Circleville, Ohio | Picture was taken on Harold and Ruth Hagen's Wedding Day In the Driveway of the Coles Homestead. Where Kenneth & Loretta Coles currently live. The garage on the left is still standing.
28: John, Ruth & Marilyn | John & Harold Hagen | Beulah, John, Ruth & Harold Hagen John & Beulah's Wedding March 26, 1966 | John | Joe Bennett, Nancy Coles & John Hagen | Beulah & John | Beulah & John | Beulah & John | Portsmouth Day, April 2005 John Hagen throws out a ceremonial first pitch before the Reds game against the Orioles on Sunday afternoon in Cincinnati as part of Portsmouth Day at Grant American Ball Park.
29: John, Cale & Harold | Micah Hagen | Kaylee Hagen | John, Cale & Ruth | Kaylee, Cale & Micah | Beulah, Cale, John & Ruth | Cale | Beulah, Cale & John | Cale, Micah & Kaylee | John, Kaylee & Beulah | Cale, John & Ruth - 1996
30: Edna Roseanna Coles and Thomas Forrest Bennett | United in Marriage on August 28, 1937
31: Child of Thomas & Roseanna Bennett: Joseph Thomas Bennett, b: March 22, 1942; d: October 21, 1994 m: September 14, 1962 to Joan Elaine Miller Children of Joe & Joan: 1. Julie Ann Bennett, b: November 23, 1967 in Gallipolis, OH m: April 17, 2006 to Arlington Thompson 2. Jodie Ellen Bennett, b: October 12, 1970 in Gallipolis, OH m: October 10, 1998 to Dale Brett Children of Jodie & Dale: 1. Carson Garett Brett, b: July 12, 2001 in Brandon, FL 2. Jonah Weston Brett, b: September 19, 2005 in Brandon, FL | Roseanna Coles 1928 18 yrs old | Julie, Roseanna & Jodie Bennett Easter, 1971
32: Joe Bennett 1944 | Tom, Joe & Roseanna Bennett | Joe | Joe & Roseanna | Joe & Grandpa 1956 | Coles Reunion 1988 Top: Shannon, Amy & Joe Left: John Hagen & Joe Bennett | Joan & Joe 9/14/62 | John, Beulah & Joe, Late Erie - 1966 | Joan & Joe - 1964 | Grandpa, Roseanna, Joe & Joan Joe's Graduation from Morehead - 1965 | Grandpa, Aunt Belle, Joe & Joan | Joe, Joan & Julie
33: Jodie & Julie Bennett | Carson | Jonah | Carson | Jonah | Arlie, Julie, Carson, Jodie, Dale | Julie | Julie, Joan & Jodie | Joe & Julie | Dale, Jodie, Jonah & Carson Brett | Jodie | Roseanna, Jodie, Joe & Julie
34: George Atlee Coles and Vera Lucille Dever | United in Marriage on October 13, 1937
35: Child of George and Lucille Coles: 1. Marilyn Jane Coles, b: September 25, 1940 in Portsmouth, OH m: 1968 to David W. Wilson m: February 14, 2007 to James A Parker Child of Marilyn & David: 1. Amy Lynn Wilson, b: September 18, 1968 in Portsmouth, OH m: September 2, 2000 to Richard Stowell Children of Amy & Rick: 1. Seth Robert Stowell, b: January 23, 2005 in Lincoln, NE 2. Grant William Stowell, b: August 16, 2006 in Lincoln, NE | George Coles & Carlos Walker | George Coles proudly sitting on the foot bridge that he built. | George , Amy, Lucille & Marilyn
36: Great Grandpa Coles, Lucille & Marilyn, 1941 | Marilyn & Grandma Callie Coles, 1941 | Marilyn & Grandpa Frank Coles, 1942 | Amy Lynn Wilson, Nov 1968. 10 wks old | George & Amy 1968 | Amy - 1974 | Amy & Marilyn 1978 | Amy Lynn Wilson | Marilyn & Amy | Marilyn
37: George & Lucille 1992 | Jim & Marilyn | Marilyn & Lucille | Lucille, Amy & George | Amy, Rick, Seth & Grant Stowell - 2006 | Amy, Seth, Marilyn, Grant & Lucille | Grant & Seth Stowell | Marilyn, Jim, Amy, Rick Seth, Lucille & Grant
38: Charles Franklin Coles and Nancy Lee Browning | United in Marriage on March 20, 1946
39: Children of Charles & Nancy Coles: 1. Linda Kaye Coles, b: November 30, 1947 in New London, Ohio. m: Leslie Harrison Daniel m: May 17, 1986 to Rusty Lee McClanahan Children of Linda & Leslie: 1. Jeffrey Lee Daniel, b: February 16, 1967 in Dayton, Ohio 2. Jason Leslie Daniel, b: June 3, 1970 in Dayton, Ohio m: January 28, 1995 to Tami Manns Children of Jason & Tami: 1. Alexandra (Alex) Eve Daniel, b: August 18, 1994 in Dayton, Ohio 2. Joel Leslie Daniel, b: May 24, 1997 in Dayton, Ohio 2. Charles Gregory Coles, b: June 26, 1950 in New London, Ohio. m: September 25, 1971 to Kathleen J. Burke Children of Greg & Kathy: 1. Benjamin Gregory Coles, b: January 7, 1975 in Dayton, Ohio 2. Kristin Kathleen Coles, b: August 25, 1976 in Dayton, Ohio m: September 8, 2001 to Mike Sammons Children of Kristin & Mike: 1. Julia Kathleen Sammons, b: December 21, 2004 in Columbus, Ohio 2. Mia Kristine Sammons, b: December 21, 2004 in Columbus, Ohio 3. Jack Robert Sammons, b: March 23, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio 3. Joseph Gregory Coles, b: November 16, 1978 in Dayton, Ohio m: August 9, 2003 to Holly Ann Enix Children of Joe & Holly: 1. Charles Adron Coles, b: July 4, 2007 at Wright Patt Air Force Base 2. Claire Ann Coles, b: June 27, 2009 at Wright Patt Air Force Base 3. John Scott Coles, b: January 16, 1957 in Dayton, Ohio m: March 15, 1986 to Rene Louise Oberer Children: 1. Corey Justin Campbell, b: March 6, 1981 2. Makenzie Rose Campbell, b: February 25, 1983
40: Alex | Joel | Jason, Tami, Joel & Alex | Linda | Jason & Jeff | Frank Coles and his first born Great Grandchild, Jeff Daniels | Jeff & Jason | Tami & Jason | Jason | Jeff | Linda & Rusty
41: Greg, Joe, Charlie & Ken | Joe, Claire, Holly & Charlie Coles | Charlie Coles | Mike & Kristin Sammons Julia, Mia & Jack | Greg | Kathie, Kristin, Greg & Joey | Charlie & Claire | Greg | Ben, Kristin, Mike, Holly, Joe, Kathy, Greg | Kristin, Joey, Ben
42: John | Charles, McKenzie, Nancy, John, Renea, Corey | Makenzie | Corey | Linda, John, Greg | Greg, Kathy, John & Rene | Marilyn, John & Linda | John & Rene | John | Grandpa Frank Coles, John, Charles, Nancy, Greg & Linda | Linda, Greg Charles, Nancy & John | Greg, Kenneth & John Coles March, 2011 | Rene & John Coles
43: Family Gatherings | Labor Day - 2006 | Thanksgiving - 2009
44: Mary Kathern Coles and George Clayton Smalley | United in Marriage on September 12, 1942 | Sara, Chip, Mary K, David, Rebecca, George, Friend Paul Kail,,,, with Rex the dog
45: Children of George & Mary Kathern Smalley: 1. George Cary (Chip) Smalley, b: January 3, 1945 in Chillicothe, OH m: February 18, 1968 to Catherine Jean Evans Children of George (Chip) & Cathy: 1. George Kenneth Smalley, b: September 22, 1971 in Portsmouth, OH, m: January 5, 2002 to Jill Melley Child of George & Jill: Jenna Brooke b: April 18, 2003 in Columbus, OH 2. Stephen Charles Smalley, b: April 23, 1975 in Portsmouth, OH, m: March 31, 2007 to Heather Barrett Child of Stephen & Heather: Wyatt Evan, b: August 21, 2009 in Columbus, OH 3. Christopher James Smalley, b: October 21, 1981 in Portsmouth, OH, m: July 21, 2007 to Melanie Ward Child of Christopher & Melanie: Brynlee Jean, b: November 15, 2009 in Gallipolis, OH 2. Sara Carolyn Smalley, b: September 15, 1947 in Greenfield, OH m: July, 1968 to John Charles McNeely m: October, 1978 to Thomas Allen Sollars Children of Sara: 1. Thomas Allen Sollars, b: September 22, 1969 in Huntington, WV m: 1994 to Patricia Anne Carpenter m: 2009 to Ong Chou Gy (Wendy) Children of Tom & Patricia: Eirlyse (Lysie) Arcadia Sollars, b: April 30, 1995 in Dayton, OH Siannon (Cici) Noreen Sollars, b: August 21, 1997 in Dayton, OH Children of Tom & Wendy: Meiya Sara Sollars, b: November 20, 2010 in Phoenix, AZ 2. Shannon Rae Sollars, b: January 5, 1973 in Chillicothe, OH; m: August 2, 2003 to Joshua John Martineau Children of Shannon & Josh: Joshua Cole Martineau, b: June 7, 2004 in Hancock, MI Anna Leigh Martineau, b: December 13, 2006 in Ann Arbor, MI 3. Tiffany Dawn Sollars, b: October 30, 1979 in Chillicothe, OH; m: 2003 to Ituha Cloud Child of Tiffany & Ituha: Logan Dante Cloud, b: May 30, 2003 in Kalamazoo, MI 3. Rebecca Sue Smalley, b: March 9, 1951 in Greenfield, OH m: August 19, 1973 to Charles Douglas Brown Children of Rebecca & Chuck: 1. Erin Elizabeth Brown, b: July 10, 1979 in Gallipolis, OH m: November 11, 2005 to Steven W. Lewis Child of Erin & Steven: Maxwell Charles Lewis, b: September 25, 2009 in Canton, GA 2. Mary Katherine "Katie" Brown b: December 7, 1981 in Gallipolis, OH m: October 22, 2011 to Son Nguyen 4. David Smalley, b: September 2, 1953 in Greenfield, OH m: April 7, 1977 to Deborah Kay Children of David: 1. David Edward Smalley II, b: September 4, 1973 2. Deidre Renee Smalley b: March 19, 1983 Child of Deidre: Austin Wesley Smalley, b: November 28, 2002
46: Chip | Cathy & Chip | Christopher, George & Stephen | Cathy & Chip | George, Stephen, Cathy & Chip | George & Stephen 1975 | Christopher, George & Stephen 1992 | Stephen, Christopher & George | Mary Kathern, Jill & George Jan 5, 2002 | Heather, George & Mary Kathern March 31, 2007 | Jenna Brooke | Wyatt Evan | Melanie, Christopher & Mary Kathern July 21, 2007 | Brynlee Jean
47: Sara | Tiffany, Shannon & Tommy | Shannon, Tiffany, Sara & Tom | Logan | Sara & Meiya | Wendy, Tom & Meiya | Shannon, Josh, Anna & Cole | Tommy | Shannon | Tiffany | Logan, Sara & Mary Kathern | Logan & Mary Kathern | Tom & Wendy Sollars | Anna Leigh | Joshua "Cole" | Erilyse | Siannan | Tom & Sara
48: How you gonna keep'em...down on the farm...after they've seen Houston. Easy, say Mr. and Mrs. George Smalley, shown above as they were leaving Columbus Airport on a five day trip to Houston, Texas. The Smalleys enjoyed their trip tremendously, but are very happy to be back on their Scioto township "spread" (That's Texas talk for farm, pardner). The Smalleys flew by chartered plane to attend the annual meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Mr. Smalley is a trustee of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, representing Jackson, Pike, Vinton and Scioto counties. They had no trouble with that big Ohio Farm Bureau sign on their luggage, but they did take a little ribbing from the Texans from the small "The Bucks Are Back, Number One" sticker. | As published in the newspaper. | Erin, Max & Mary K | Rebecca | Katie & Erin | Max | Erin | Katie | Katie | Erin & Max, Dec, 2009 | Son, Katie, Steven, Max, Erin, Rebecca & Chuck | Rebecca, Chip, Sara, David George & Mary Kathern
49: January 1, 2009 | Grandchildren | Great Grandchildren | Rebecca, Chip, Sara, David Mary Kathern | David, Cathy, Debbie, Chip, Sara, Rebecca, Tom, Chuck Mary Kathern | Mary Kathern Smalley's 90th Birthday Celebration | Deidra | David | David | Austin, Debbie, David, Mary K, Deidra, David | Deidra | David, Mary Kathern Grandma Smalley | Austin 2005 | George Smalley & David
50: Ralph Kenneth Coles and Violet Marie Pfleger | United in Marriage on October 28, 1944 | United in Marriage on December 14, 1956 | Ralph Kenneth Coles and Elizabeth Loretta Young | Violet passed away on October 22, 1952 | Kenneth Coles 3 months old
51: Child of Kenneth & Violet Coles: 1. Vicki Diane Coles, b: August 22, 1950 in Portsmouth, OH m: July 30, 1971 to Stephen Wames Crabtree Child of Vicki & Steve: Eric Stephen Crabtree, b: March 24, 1979 in Portsmouth, OH m: January 1, 2006 to Lisa Ann Trowbridge Children of Eric & Lisa: Ethan William Crabtree, b: April 11, 2003 Elijah Eric Crabtree, b: April 27, 2010 Children of Kenneth & Loretta Coles: 1. Teresa Elaine Coles, b: February 26, 1959 2. Cynthia Marie Coles, b: September 12, 1962 m: September 12, 1999 to Richard E. Colley Child of Cindy: Nancy Marie Coles, b: February 7, 1980 m: May 2, 2004 to Daryl Turner Child of Nancy & Daryl: Elizabeth (Elle) Marie Turner, b: August 20, 2008 | Kenneth Coles | Vicki, Teresa, Kenneth, Loretta & Cindy | Teresa. Vicki & Cindy | Cindy, Richard, Kenneth, Loretta, Eric, Vicki & Steve
52: Vicki | Teresa | Steve, Vicki & Eric Crabtree | Eric, Lisa & Ethan | Eric | Elijah | Vicki, Eli, Ethan | Ethan | Eli & Ethan | Ethan & Kenneth | Eli & Kenneth
53: Cynthia | Grandpa Frank, Loretta, Kenneth & Vicki | Teresa & Cindy | Kenneth, Loretta & Cindy, 1962 | Vicki, Cindy & Teresa | Grandpa Coles & Cindy, 1962 | Nancy, Elle & Cindy - 2011 | Nancy & Cindy | Nancy | Elizabeth Marie Turner | Kenneth & Isabella | Richard & Cindy Colley | Eric & Nancy | Nancy | Elle | Cindy | Nancy & Elle 2008 | Kenneth & Elle 2009 | Kenneth & Nancy
54: In 1944, Charles was ready to ship out to Europe, his radio man became ill and they didn't want to break up a crew, so he was delayed by a year. This is when Charles and Nancy were married. When Charles finally shipped out, the worst part of the war was over. He flew 2 bombing missions in a B-17. He flew many humanitarian missions flying food to the Dutch. In late 1945 and 46, Charles managed an officers club in a hotel in Vienna. | Gooney Bird | During Flight Training | Charlie in his quarters in Paris | Cadet Training in Mississippi | 1945 - In front of barracks in London | Lt. Charles F. Coles
55: Lt. Charles F. Coles and his wife, the former Miss Nancy Lee Browning, recently spent a 19-day leave with his father, Frank E. Coles of Minford. En route from their home at Lake Wales, Fla., they visited friends in Washington, D.C., and spent several days with Mrs. Cole's family in Wheeling. During the visit in Ohio they were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Smalley of Greenfield, Mr. and Mrs. George Coles of Portsmouth, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hagen of South Webster, and Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Bennett of Minford. A family dinner in their honor was given at the Frank Coles home during their stay. Lt. Coles, formerly a teacher in the Minford schools, is serving as technical inspector and test pilot at the Avon Park army air field in Florida. | Articles as published in the newspapers and preserved in scrapbooks of Ruth Hagen and Roseanna Bennett, sisters of Lt. Charles F. Coles. | IN THE AIR FORCES since he entered service last Ground Hog day, Charles F. Coles, son of Frank Coles of Lucasville rt 4, an aviation cadet at Greenville, Miss., now is looking forward to receiving his wings soon. | A FLYING OFFICER is Lt. Charles F. Coles, 27, son of Frank E. Coles of Lucasville rt 4. He was in a class graduated Nov. 3 at Columbus air field in Mississippi, where he was presented his silver wings and commission as second lieutenant. He began training Feb. 2, 1943, and attended flying schools at Greenville and Jackson, Miss. Prior to entering service he attended Rio Grande college and Ohio State University. | Lt. Charles F. Coles, son of Frank E. Coles, is spending a leave with his relatives near Minford. This is his first visit home since enlisting as an aviation cadet eight months ago. He received his silver wings and commission as a second lieutenant in the arm air forces at Columbus, Miss., Nov. 3, upon completion of his advanced pilot training at the Columbus army air field. His father and sister, Mrs. George Smalley of Greenfield, attended his graduation and accompanied him home. He will report for further training at a bomber flight school in Florida. | Mr. and Mrs. Joe Zaler of Lucasville entertained with a family dinner honoring their nephew, Lt. Charles Coles, who is home on leave from Columbus, Miss. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zaler and son, Raymond, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Zaler and daughter Nancy Ellen, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Coles and son, Kenneth. Mr. and Mrs. George Coles and daughter, Marilyn Jane, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Bennett and son, Joe Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hagen and son John Franklin, Mr. and Mrs, George C. Smalley, Robert McFadden, Mrs. Nola Morris and Mr. and Mrs, J. H. Zaler and son, David. | WITH A BOMBER CREW at Avon Park Field, Fla., is Lt. Charles F. Coles, pilot of a B-17 and son of Frank Coles of Lucasville rt 4. | Hotel Charlie managed in Vienna
56: Skiing with friend in Switzerland | 1940's B-17 Crew | Downtown London | 1945 - In Pris | 1945 - Florida | 1945 - Downtown London
57: Charlie's Flight Crew | 1945 - Lake Wells with friend he taught to refly | Charlie and friend during flight training | 1940's - Tumbling Team Charlie bottom center | Riding a bike on the Riviera | 1945 - Downtown London
58: Nancy Marie Coles Served in the Air Force from 2000 to 2003. Was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX for basic training. Completed her Tech Training for Surgical Technician at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, TX. For the last two years of her service, she was stationed at Scott Air Force Base in IL where she worked at the Hospital as a Surgical Technician. | Joseph Gregory Coles * Commissioned in Air Force on May, 2002 * Officers School Graduation August 7, 2003 as 2nd Lt - (Commissioned Officers Training - Maxwell AFB. Received Top Graduate award) * Was inactive reserves as 2nd Lt during medical school * Active duty Captain at Wright-Patt AFB from July 2006 - June 2010 (Psychiatry residency) * Active duty Captain at Seymour Johnson AFB from July 2010 - Present (Staff Psychiatrist) * Will deploy to Afghanistan September 2011 - April 2012 * Has already been notified of his promotion to Major - will pin on in May 2012. | Nancy Coles | Charles, Nancy & Nancy Coles
59: Jason Leslie Daniel Served in the Army from August 1988 to August 1991. He was stationed at Fort Bliss, TX for his basic training and advanced individual training in air defense and stinger operation. Fort Stewart Ga. for permanent party. Was then sent to Cairo, Egypt and Amman, Jordan for training. He was also sent to Fort Irwin, CA to train for combat in the sand. From Aug 1990 to March 1991 he was in Desert Shield/Storm. He completed his active duty as a specialist promotable. | Loyalty Duty Respect Selfless-Service Honor Integrity Personal Courage | Jodie Ellen Bennett Joined the Air Force, September, 1994. Basic Training-Lackland AFB, Texas. Tech School-Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, TX, Medical Tech Training, EMT. Special Training-Walter Reed Medical Center-Washington, DC. Trained as an Allergy/Immunology Specialist, Stationed at McDill AFB, FL in 1995. Honorably Discharged - 1997 | Jodie Bennett
60: The following is an article written by Mrs. Harold Hagen (Ruth Coles) when she was a graduating senior at Minford High School in the year 1924 SENIOR WRITES CLEVER HISTORY OF MINFORD'S '24 CLASS Following is the history of the Senior Class, Minford High School, '24, recently written by Miss Ruth Coles. Back in nineteen hundred and twenty -- it seems only a short time ago--thirteen girls with frightened faces and palpitating hearts took their next step on the road which leads to a broader knowledge and higher education. Our high school career began over in the little gray two room grade school of Minford. The principal, Mr. Eckhart, was our sole teacher, besides administering to the intellectual needs of a few of the grade-classes (Jr Hi). After heartily welcoming us and commending our ambitions, the principal laid before our bewildered eyes the course of study which we were to pursue. We had begun to recover some of our self possession and dignity of position when, to give an idea of what was in store for us, the professor placed some very simple problems in algebra on the blackboard. Our temperature instantly fell several degrees, so to speak, and we stared at each other in helpless astonishment. The mystery was carefully explained and in the days that followed we learned to perform what seemed miracles to us in the beginning. Unlike in most schools, we as freshman had the advantage of being the highest class in the school. There were no Sophomores to torment us, no Juniors to gaze on us with superior scorn, and no lofty or haughty Seniors to bestow upon us condescending or pitying glances. Mischief and daring played their part in our school life that year and many were the times we were in fear of an introduction to the means of preserving discipline. Somehow we usually escaped severe punishment and did better for a few days. | Here's What High School Was Like In Minford 53 Years Ago | As Freshmen we selected Old Rose and Gold as our class colors and for our motto we chose the epoch-making command of Columbus, "Sail On." At the end of our first year we proudly displayed some of our literary talent with which we felt that the size of our heads had inevitably increased. Having each relieved out systems of some sort of a speech, oration, recitation, we were presented with credit slips, tied in Old Rose and Gold, which made us thirteen Sophomores. The following or Sophomore years found us scattered among four different schools. It was a pleasure to know that twelve of the thirteen girls continued in the way that leads to preparation of life. The other one succumbed to the supposedly alluring appeal of matrimony. Three were enrolled in the Sciotoville High School. Three more were included on the rolls of Portsmouth, Wheelersburg, and South Webster, respectively. The little Madison Grange Hall was converted into a knowledge box and six of our class spent our foolishly wise year there. This school was an extension of the temporary High School at Minford of the year before and we were favored by having the same Principal and teacher, Mr. Eckhart. Three Sophomores of other schools joined us and we had a class of nine. It was rather sad to have a class broken up and scattered as ours had been when we remembered that, had a previous bond issue carried we could have had a new high school building of our own. We could have then all been together, nevertheless, we must have charity as all cannot see alike. | Newly built Minford High School - 1923
61: There was a class of Freshmen at the Grange Hall school and we spent a happy year together despite the hard lessons and difficult problems we were required to master. The one event of paramount importance during that year was the success of a bond issue which promised us this school, which we so highly appreciated and are immensely proud of. Loud were the shouts that went up from our small place of learning as the good news was broadcast. As the ultimate result of our efforts during that year, every one passed on to the Junior year. The school year of 1922 and 23 saw the work begun on our new High School, but no temporary school was maintained at Minford for the Junior Class. Our number had decreased considerably. Five entered Sciotoville, two at Portsmouth, one at South Webster, and two at Stockdale High schools. Two of our original number forsook the class to enter normal training and are now teachers. Two others were forced to give up their High School training on account of misfortune at home. Our sunny path was over-shadowed by a great cloud of sadness at the death of one of our beloved classmates. She was attending Portsmouth High School for her Junior year. As Seniors we were permitted to gather back at dear old Minford for the last lap of our journey. Though the path had oftentimes been rough and difficult and we had all been more or less the victims of circumstances, we resolved to make our last year our best,. 'Twas quite a task to adjust the course of study to our needs after having attended so many different brain developers, but with joy unbounded we looked forward to the completion of our own new High School. Three of our number have distinguished themselves on the basketball court during the past season. We did our best to dig deep into the priceless mine of learning and at times it seemed as though our brain would never recover from the severe rackings they were subject to, not to mention the test which made us shudder for days prior to them. | After Christmas vacation, we moved into the new building and after a short time affairs settled down to routine and we managed to bring our conduct grades to a higher level. Other grades too, began to show an improvement as the result of the untiring efforts of Mr. Jones, our principal, and a natural pride in our school and class. Although as might be said, "These are those who have come up through great trail and tribulation," we feel it an honor to appear before you tonight as the first graduating class of Minford High School. For twelve years we have eaten of the fruit of the tree of knowledge and now comes the time for us to make our own decision--to take our places in the ranks of those who are doing the useful things in life. Let us not weary in well doing, for in due time we shall reap our reward. | As written in the Portsmouth Daily Times, 1977 The faces of six alumni of the Minford High School Class of 1924 show amusement and amazement as they look at the school year book photographs of themselves taken 58 years ago. The women, who recently got together at a Minford pizza parlor, are the six living members of the first graduating class at Minford -- as all girl class of seven. They are (front row, from left) Edith Dixon Newman, Grace Bradbury and Elta Allen McCoy, and (back, from left) Gertrude Frowine Oberley, Beatrice McGraw Lyons and Ruth Coles Hagen. | Ruth attended a two-year business normal school in Portsmouth and taught shorthand a year at Greenville business college. She then returned to take Ohio University extension courses at Portsmouth High and taught 12 years in elementary school and five years at Bloom High School. Then, after a period of substitute teaching, she earned a degree from Rio Grande at the age of 50.
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