Editor’s Note: The Historical Society submitted this article with an incorrect date and requested an upodate.
ENGLEWOOD — This photo postcard stamped Englewood, Ohio-1909 is addressed to Ruth Heck who lived on South Main Street in Englewood.
The greeting reads, “Our Waymires.” It probably shows members of the Welby Waymire family in front of their home on North Main Street. Welby Waymire, age 43 at this time, could be the man seated in the center front (or possibly the man to his right). He was well-known in the area back then because he operated a country store at the corner of North Main and East National Road where he also served as postmaster.
This appears to have been a special occasion since everyone in the photo is wearing their Sunday best. The first Waymires into northern Montgomery County settled east of the Stillwater River in what today is Butler Township.
Glynn Marsh will read excerpts from Waymire family diaries in the Randolph Township Historical Society (RTHS) collection at 1 p.m. on February 10 at the RTHS History Center, 114 Valleyview Drive in
Englewood. Attendees also can pick up a copy ($12) of the Society’s 2016 commemorative history photo calendar, “A BANNER YEAR.”
The calendar contains more than 100 black/white and color photos of well-known sites in this area and commemorates the 200th anniversary of the platting of Clayton and Union and the 175th anniversary of the platting of Englewood. The public is welcome to attend. Refreshments will follow the program. Call 832-1858 for more details.
Reach the Randolph Township Historical Society at (937) 832-1858.