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History of Pickaway County
Source:  History of Franklin & Pickaway Counties, Ohio
Illustrations and Biographical Sketches
Published by Williams Bros. 1880

 


CIRCLEVILLE
 

* CIRCLEVILLE   
       * ORIGIN OF NAME & DESCRIPTION OF ANCIENT MOUNDS
       * CHURCHES

       * SCHOOLS
       * CEMETERIES
       * MERCANTILE INTERESTS
       * MANUFACTURING INTERESTS
       * SOCIETIES
       * OTHER
       * TOWNSHIP
            *ORIGINAL PROPRIETORSHIP - pg. 213
            * SETTLEMENTS - pg. 213
            * INCORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CIRCLEVILLE - pg. 214
            * INDUSTRIAL PURSUITS IN THE TOWNSHIP. - pg. 215
            * THE MEDICAL PROFESSION OF CIRCLEVILLE - pg. 215
       *
BIOGRAPHIES - pg. 218

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CHAPTER XVIII. 
SOCIETIES
pg. 100

CIRCLEVILLE CHAPTER NO. 20, R. A. M.

 

TYRIAN COUNCIL NO. 7, R. AND S. M.

 

ODD FELLOWS.

 

ENCAMPMENT.

 

LOGAN GRANGE.

 

KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS.

 

THE COLORED MASONS.

     St. James Lodge No. 8, F. and A. M., was organized on the 23rd of May, 1866, by R. W. David Jenkins, D. G. M., with nine charter members, viz: George Blok, W. M.; John Dickerson, S. W.; Henry Stonup, J. W.; John Thornton, treasurer; R. H. Irving, secretary; George Hacket, S. D.; Lorrence Gornes, J. D.; Henry Nickens, tiler; and R. L. M. Hogan, acting as chaplain.  The degrees conferred at the organization were an occasional lodge opened in the office of Dr. Brooks, on Main street, now occupied by the Union-Herald printing office.  On the 20th of June, 1867, this lodge received its warrant at the annual meeting of the grand lodge, held at Xenia, O., J. W. Goff, G. M.; and J. R. Blackburn, G. S.  John Dickerson was its first master under the warrant, and he has held that position every term since, save two.  After the organization the lodge occupied a part of the Niles warehouse, where they fitted up a nice hall and leased it for five years, from the then owner, Captain Wm. Triplet.  He became financially embarrassed, and the brethren had to seek another place of meeting, which they did by securing the south rooms of the third story of Olds' block, on the corner of Court and Main streets, which place they have occupied since, save the years 1875 and 1876.  The lodge now consists of nineteen members with I. N. Lucas, W. M.; Wm. Stonup, S. W.; A. Haithcock, J. W.; F. V. Lewis, treasurer; Wm. Mitchell, secretary; Geo. Henderson, S. D.; E. Mitchell, J. D.; L. Gaines, S. S.; L. Woody, J. S.; and H. Harvey, tyler.

KNIGHTS OF HONOR.

 

RED MEN.

 

INDIANOLA TRIBE, NO. 66.

 

PUBLIC LIBRARY

     The nucleus of this library was formed by the Young Men's Christian association, a society which, having existed for some years, was disbanded in 1873.  On the sixth of March, in that year, they donated their books, amounting to several hundred volumes, to the city council.  It was not, however, until the following year that a regular organization was effected under the Ohio State law of 1868.  The first board of managers, appointed in that year, was as follows:  W. Marshall Anderson, president; W. B. Mansfield, secretary and treasurer; Mayor George R. Miller, D. B. Barks, W. E. Bolin, C. C. Neibling, and E. D. Bowers.  A room in Odd Fellows' building was leased by the council for the use of the library, and Mrs. Mary Carper was appointed librarian - an office which she has ever since held.  A large addition has recently been made to the number of books, which now amount to about three thousand, besides the leading magazines.  The interest manifested in this important means of public instruction and enjoyment, is in a high degree creditable to the city.
     The names of the present board of managers are the following:  C. A. Helwagen, president; William Drum, secretary and treasurer; Mayor I. P. Todd, W. Marshall Anderson, W. B. Marfield, Charles E. Groce and M. Hoover.

THE CITY BUILDING.

     This is a fine brick structure, with a slate roof, situated on the corner of Court and Franklin streets, opposite the court house.  It was commenced in the spring of 1860, and finished in June of the following year.  It is three stories high, and thirty-eight feet in width, fronting on Court street, by seventy-five in length on Franklin.  William Doane was the designer of the plan and the superintendent of construction; and both the design and the execution are creditable to this artistic and mechanical skill.
     The front part of the lower story is occupied as an engine room of the fire department.  The mayor's office is in the west end.  Fronting on Franklin street.  The second story is occupied by the council room, solicitor and clerk's office, and room for city engineer.  On the third floor are three neatly furnished rooms to accommodate the members of the several fire companies; and in the basement under the mayor's office, is the city prison.
     The whole, though far enough from being pretentious, is very creditable to the city, and was evidently built to last.  The cost was fifteen thousand dollars, including the furniture of the mayor's office, council room, and city prison.  But the building shows for considerably more than his money, as it was very economically built, the work being let in parts to several mechanics, by a committee of the city council.

THE FLORAL NURSERY AND GREENHOUSE.

 

A RARE LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC ENTERPRISE.

 

AN OBLITERATED VILLAGE.

 

A MEMENTO OF THE PECULIAR INSTITUTION OF A NEIGHBORING STATE.

 

COLONEL ANDERSON'S CABINET.

 

CIRCLEVILLE JOTTINGS.

 

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