Miami County (Ohio) -- History
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Van Buren Cristy served in an Iowa regiment during the Civil War, then lived in Montgomery County, Ohio where he was a minister. The diaries give an account of his time in the service, and a day to day account of his activities preparing sermons, making his rounds, gardening, and reading. From June 1923 until 1926, the diary entries are made by Cristy's daughter and chronicle Cristy's failing health and death as well as the final years and death of his wife, Susan.
Homer and Elsie Hardy lived in Dayton, Ohio, but travelled the world in the 1920s and 1930s, possibly as part of Homer's job as a manager in the foreign department of the Delco-Light Company. The Homer and Elsie Hardy Collection contains 8 scrapbooks and numerous other postcards and photographs documenting their family life and travels.