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Find A Grave is a website that allows the public to search and add to an online database of cemetery records. It is owned by Ancestry.com. It receives and uploads digital photographs of headstones from burial sites, taken by unpaid volunteers at cemeteries. Find A Grave posts the photo on its website; the site was created in 1995 by Salt Lake City resident Jim Tipton to support his hobby of visiting the burial sites of famous celebrities. He added an online forum. Find A Grave was launched as a commercial entity in 1998, first as a trade name and incorporated in 2000; the site expanded to include graves of non-celebrities, in order to allow online visitors to pay respect to their deceased relatives or friends. In 2013, Tipton sold Find A Grave to Ancestry.com, saying that the genealogy company had "been linking and driving traffic to the site for several years. Burial information is a wonderful source for people researching their family history." In a September 30, 2013, press release, Ancestry.com officials said they would "launch a new mobile app, improve customer support, introduce an enhanced edit system for submitting updates to memorials, foreign-language support, other site improvements."As of October 2017, Find A Grave contained over 165 million burial records and 75 million photos.
In March 2017, a beta website for a redesigned Find A Grave was launched at gravestage.com. Public feedback was mixed. Sometime between May 29 and July 10 of that year, the beta website was migrated to new.findagrave.com, a new front end for it was deployed at beta.findagrave.com. In November 2017, the new site became the old site was deprecated. On August 20, 2018, the original Find; the website contains listings of graves from around the world. American cemeteries are organized by state and county, many cemetery records contain Google Maps and photographs of the cemeteries and gravesites. Individual grave records may contain dates and places of birth and death, biographical information and plot information and contributor information. Interment listings are added by individuals, genealogical societies, other institutions such as the International Wargraves Photography Project. Contributors must register as members to submit listings, called memorials, on the site; the submitter may transfer management.
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Cadiz is a village in Harrison County, United States. The population was 3,353 at the 2010 census, it is the county seat of Harrison County. Cadiz was founded in 1803 at the junction of westward roads from Pittsburgh and Washington and named after Cadiz, Spain; the town became the county seat of newly formed Harrison County in 1813. By 1840, Cadiz had 1,028 residents; the Steubenville and Indiana Railroad, a predecessor of the Pennsylvania Railroad, opened to Cadiz June 11, 1854. In the early and mid nineteenth century, several local families operated'stations' and served as'conductors' in the Underground Railroad, helping runaway slaves escape to Canada. By 1880 population had nearly doubled and the town had three newspapers and three banks. Early industry was based on processing farm products. In 1889, a brief oil boom began with the shipment of 120 barrels of oil produced in nearby Green Township. Coal mining, both underground and surface, became the prominent industry through most of the twentieth century.
More the development of the Marcellus Shale in the surrounding area has made Cadiz a center for natural gas production. The MarkWest Complex, opened in 2012, processes more than 180 million cubic feet of natural gas per day for shipment via pipeline to Mont Belvieu, Texas. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 8.94 square miles, of which 8.78 square miles is land and 0.16 square miles is water. As of the US Census of 2010, there were 3,353 people, 1,415 households, 920 families residing in the village; the population density was 376.7 people per square mile. There were 1,590 housing units at an average density of 178.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 87.4% White, 8.4% African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% from other races, 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population. Of the 1,415 households, 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.0% were non-families.
30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.86. 39.1% of all households were renters and 60.9% were home owners. Families made up 52.1 % of all renters. In the village, the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 20, 22.9% from 20 to 40, 27.2% from 40 to 60, 19.3% from 60 to 80, 5.9% who were 80 years of age or older. The median age was 42.3 years. For every 100 females there were 89.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.8 males. According to 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates by the US Census Bureau, the median income for a household in the village was $31,092, the median income for a family was $43,182. Males had a median income of $35,934 versus $26,726 for females; the per capita income for the village was $18,002. About 14.0% of families and 19.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.7% of those under age 18 and 15.0% of those age 65 or over.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,308 people, 1,391 households, 916 families residing in the village. The population density was 374.5 people per square mile. There were 1,524 housing units at an average density of 172.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 87.70% White, 8.98% African American, 0.39% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, 2.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.27% of the population. There were 1,391 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.1% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.85. In the village, the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, 20.9% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 82.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.4 males. The median income for a household in the village was $29,518, the median income for a family was $42,049. Males had a median income of $33,233 versus $17,192 for females; the per capita income for the village was $17,405. About 12.5% of families and 15.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.2% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over. The village is served by Harrison Hills City School District, which operates two elementary schools and Harrison Central High School. Cadiz has a branch of the Puskarich Public Library. In the fall 2015, a levy was passed to build a new preK-12 school building; the 4.98 million dollar levy for the creation of a 190,000-square-foot school complex will be able to house 1,550 students. Ground broke on the new building in August 2017, is predicated to open in the fall of 2019. Rupert R. Beetham - Speaker of Ohio House of Representatives.
John Bingham - Republican congressman, judge advocate in trial of Abraham Lincoln assassination, prosecutor in impeachment trials of Andrew Johnson, principal framer of Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Henderson H. Carson - U. S. Representative from Ohio. Thomas Valentine Cooper - Pennsylvania State Senator and Representative Robert Crozier - Senator from Kansas. George Armstro
65th United States Congress
The Sixty-fifth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, DC from March 4, 1917, to March 4, 1919, during the fifth and sixth years of Woodrow Wilson's presidency; the apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the Thirteenth Census of the United States in 1910. The Senate had a Democratic majority, the House had a Republican plurality but the Democrats remained in control with the support of the Progressives and Socialist Representative Meyer London. March 4, 1917: Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman member of the United States House of Representatives. March 8, 1917: The United States Senate adopted the cloture rule to limit filibusters. March 31, 1917: The United States took possession of the Danish West Indies, which become the US Virgin Islands, after paying $25 million to Denmark.
April 2, 1917: World War I: President Woodrow Wilson asks the U. S. Congress for a declaration of war on Germany. April 10, 1917: An ammunition factory explosion in Chester, kills 133. May 21, 1917: Over 300 acres are destroyed in the Great Atlanta fire of 1917. May 26, 1917: A tornado strikes Mattoon, causing devastation and killing 101 people. July 1, 1917: A labor dispute ignited a race riot in East St. Louis, which left 250 dead. July 12, 1917: The Phelps Dodge Corporation deported over 1,000 suspected Industrial Workers of the World members from Bisbee, Arizona. July 28, 1917: The Silent Protest was organized by the NAACP in New York to protest the East St. Louis Riot of July 2, as well as lynchings in Texas and Tennessee. August, 1917: The Green Corn Rebellion, an uprising by several hundred farmers against the World War I draft, took place in central Oklahoma. November 24, 1917: In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 9 members of the Milwaukee Police Department were killed by a bomb, the most fatal single event in U.
S. police history until the September 11, 2001, attacks. December 26, 1917: President Woodrow Wilson used the Federal Possession and Control Act to place most U. S. railroads under the United States Railroad Administration, hoping to more efficiently transport troops and materials for the war effort. January 8, 1918: Woodrow Wilson delivered his Fourteen Points speech. March 4, 1918: A soldier at Camp Fuston, fell sick with the first confirmed case of the Spanish flu. April 3, 1918 "The American's Creed" is the title of a resolution passed by the U. S. House of Representatives on this date, it is a statement written in 1917 by William Tyler Page as an entry into a patriotic contest. Source:The American's Creed at USHistory.org May 15, 1918: The United States Post Office Department began the first regular airmail service in the world. October 8, 1918: World War I: In the Argonne Forest in France, U. S. Corporal Alvin C. York single-handedly killed 25 German soldiers and captures 132. December 4, 1918: U.
S. President Woodrow Wilson sailed for the Paris Peace Conference, becoming the first U. S. president to travel to Europe. January 6, 1919: Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, died. January 15, 1919: The Boston Molasses Disaster: A wave of molasses released from an exploding storage tank sweeps through Boston, killing 21 and injuring 150. February 25, 1919: Oregon placed a 1 cent per U. S. gallon tax on gasoline, becoming the first U. S. state to levy a gasoline tax. April 6, 1917: Declaration of war against Germany, Sess. 1 ch. 1, 40 Stat. 1 April 24, 1917: First Liberty Bond Act, Sess. 1, ch. 4, 40 Stat. 35 May 12, 1917: Enemy Vessel Confiscation Joint Resolution, Pub. L. 65–2, 40 Stat. 75 May 12, 1917: First Army Appropriations Act of 1917, 40 Stat. 69 May 18, 1917: Selective Service Act of 1917, Sess. 1, ch. 15, 40 Stat. 76 May 29, 1917: Esch Car Service Act of 1917, Sess. 1, ch. 23, 40 Stat. 101 June 15, 1917: Emergency Shipping Fund Act of 1917, c. 29, 40 Stat. 182 June 15, 1917: Second Army Appropriations Act of 1917, 40 Stat. 188 June 15, 1917: Espionage Act of 1917, Sess.
1, ch. 30, 40 Stat. 217 August 8, 1917: River and Harbor Act of 1917, Sess. 1, ch. 49, 40 Stat. 250 August 10, 1917: Priority of Shipments Act of 1917, Sess. 1, ch. 51, 40 Stat. 272 August 10, 1917: Food and Fuel Control Act, Sess. 1, ch. 53, 40 Stat. 27 October 1, 1917: Second Liberty Bond Act, Sess. 1, ch. 56, 40 Stat. 288 October 1, 1917: Aircraft Board Act of 1917, Sess. 1, ch. 61, 40 Stat. 296 October 3, 1917: War Revenue Act of 1917, Sess. 1, ch. 63, 40 Stat. 300 October 5, 1917: Repatriation Act of 1917, Sess. 1, ch. 68, 40 Stat. 340 October 6, 1917: Federal Explosives Act of 1917, Sess. 1, ch. 83, 40 Stat. 385 October 6, 1917: War Risk Insurance Act of 1917, Sess. 1, ch. 105, 40 Stat. 398 October 6, 1917: International Emergency Economic Powers Act, Sess. 1, ch. 106, 40 Stat. 411 December 7, 1917: Declaration of war against Austria-Hungary, Sess. 2, ch. 1, 40 Stat. 429 February 24, 1918: Revenue Act of 1918, Sess. 2, ch. 18, 40 Stat. 1057 March 8, 1918: Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act, Sess. 2, ch.
20, 40 Stat. 440 March 19, 1918: Standard Time Act of 1918, Sess. 2, ch. 24, 40 Stat. 450 March 21, 1918: Federal Control Act of 1918, Sess. 2, ch. 25, 40 Stat. 451 April 4, 1918: Third Liberty Bond Act, Sess. 2, ch. 44, 40 Stat. 502 April 5, 1918: War Finance Corporation Act, Sess. 2, ch. 45, 40 Stat. 506 April 10, 1918: Webb-Pomerene Act, Sess. 2, ch. 50, 40 Stat. 516 April 18, 1918: American Forces Abroad Indemnity Act, Sess. 2, ch. 57, 40 Stat. 532 Apr
Methodism known as the Methodist movement, is a group of related denominations of Protestant Christianity which derive their inspiration from the life and teachings of John Wesley. George Whitefield and John's brother Charles Wesley were significant early leaders in the movement, it originated as a revival movement within the 18th-century Church of England and became a separate denomination after Wesley's death. The movement spread throughout the British Empire, the United States, beyond because of vigorous missionary work, today claiming 80 million adherents worldwide. Wesley's theology focused on the effect of faith on the character of a Christian. Distinguishing Methodist doctrines include the new birth, an assurance of salvation, imparted righteousness, the possibility of perfection in love, the works of piety, the primacy of Scripture. Most Methodists teach that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died for all of humanity and that salvation is available for all; this teaching rejects the Calvinist position that God has pre-ordained the salvation of a select group of people.
However and several other early leaders of the movement were considered Calvinistic Methodists and held to the Calvinist position. Methodism emphasises charity and support for the sick, the poor, the afflicted through the works of mercy; these ideals are put into practice by the establishment of hospitals, soup kitchens, schools to follow Christ's command to spread the gospel and serve all people. The movement has a wide variety of forms of worship, ranging from high church to low church in liturgical usage. Denominations that descend from the British Methodist tradition are less ritualistic, while American Methodism is more so, the United Methodist Church in particular. Methodism is known for its rich musical tradition, Charles Wesley was instrumental in writing much of the hymnody of the Methodist Church. Early Methodists were drawn from all levels of society, including the aristocracy, but the Methodist preachers took the message to labourers and criminals who tended to be left outside organised religion at that time.
In Britain, the Methodist Church had a major effect in the early decades of the developing working class. In the United States, it became the religion of many slaves who formed black churches in the Methodist tradition; the Methodist revival began with a group of men, including John Wesley and his younger brother Charles, as a movement within the Church of England in the 18th century. The Wesley brothers founded the "Holy Club" at the University of Oxford, where John was a fellow and a lecturer at Lincoln College; the club met weekly and they systematically set about living a holy life. They were accustomed to receiving Communion every week, fasting abstaining from most forms of amusement and luxury and visited the sick and the poor, as well as prisoners; the fellowship were branded as "Methodist" by their fellow students because of the way they used "rule" and "method" to go about their religious affairs. John, leader of the club, took the attempted mockery and turned it into a title of honour.
In 1735, at the invitation of the founder of the Georgia Colony, General James Oglethorpe, both John and Charles Wesley set out for America to be ministers to the colonists and missionaries to the Native Americans. Unsuccessful in their work, the brothers returned to England conscious of their lack of genuine Christian faith, they looked for help to other members of the Moravian Church. At a Moravian service in Aldersgate on 24 May 1738, John experienced what has come to be called his evangelical conversion, when he felt his "heart strangely warmed", he records in his journal: "I felt I did trust in Christ alone, for salvation. Charles had reported a similar experience a few days previously. Considered a pivotal moment, Daniel L. Burnett writes: "The significance of Wesley's Aldersgate Experience is monumental … Without it the names of Wesley and Methodism would be nothing more than obscure footnotes in the pages of church history."The Wesley brothers began to preach salvation by faith to individuals and groups, in houses, in religious societies, in the few churches which had not closed their doors to evangelical preachers.
John Wesley came under the influence of the Dutch theologian Jacobus Arminius. Arminius had rejected the Calvinist teaching that God had pre-ordained an elect number of people to eternal bliss while others perished eternally. Conversely, George Whitefield, Howell Harris, Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon were notable for being Calvinistic Methodists. George Whitefield, returning from his own mission in Georgia, joined the Wesley brothers in what was to become a national crusade. Whitefield, a fellow student of the Wesleys at Oxford, became well known for his unorthodox, itinerant ministry, in which he was dedicated to open-air preaching—reaching crowds of thousands. A key step in the development of John Wesley's ministry was, like Whitefield, to preach in fields and churchyards to those who did not attend parish church services. Accordingly, many Methodist converts were those disconnected from the Church of England. Faced with growing evangelistic and pastoral responsibilities and Whitefield appointed lay preachers and leaders.
B. Frank Murphy
Benjamin Franklin Murphy was a U. S. Representative from Ohio. Born in Steubenville, Ohio to Charles F. Murphy and Mary E. Murphy, he attended the public schools, he learned the glassworker's trade, engaged in the retail shoe business, in banking, in the real estate business. He served as vice president of the Peoples National Bank. During the First World War, Murphy served with the Young Men's Christian Association, stationed at Camp Sheridan, Alabama, in 1917 and 1918. Murphy was elected as a Republican to the six succeeding Congresses, he served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Commerce. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress and for election in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress. Murphy was married twice, his first wife, Mame M. née Barcus, died in an automobile accident in Florida in April 1929. About a year he married a local divorcee, Marie E. Clerk in Washington, DC; the ceremony was presided over by her brother-in-law, Rev. William Clews.
Murphy resided in Washington, D. C.. He died in Takoma Park, March 6, 1938, he was interred in Union Cemetery, Ohio. United States Congress. "B. Frank Murphy". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. B. Frank Murphy at Find a Grave This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov
Ohio Attorney General
The Ohio Attorney General is the chief legal officer of the State of Ohio in the United States. The office is filled by general election, held every four years; the current Ohio Attorney General is Republican Dave Yost. The office of the Attorney General was first created by the Ohio General Assembly by statute in 1846; the attorney general's principal duties were to give legal advice to the state government, to represent the state in legal matters, to advise the state's county prosecutors. The attorney general was appointed by the legislature. With the adoption of Ohio's second constitution in 1851, the attorney general became an elected office; the attorney general's duties were drawn generally at that time. In 1952, the General Assembly passed a statute that added to the attorney general's responsibilities, including trusteeship over charitable trusts, legal advice to more government agencies; the act stated that the attorney general could prosecute individuals only if the governor requested so in writing.
Starting in 1954, the term of office was increased from two years to four years. In 2008 Nancy H. Rogers was appointed following the resignation of Marc Dann. A special election was held in 2008 to find a permanent replacement; the Solicitor General of Ohio is the top appellate lawyer in the Attorney General's office. In November 2014, Ohio Attorney General DeWine secured a $22 million settlement from the credit score company ScoreSense, owned by the company One Technologies. DeWine had filed civil charges against the company along with the Illinois attorney general and Federal Trade Commission. Ohio consumers and state government will receive a portion of the settlement. According to the FTC, One Technologies "lured customers with "free access" to their credit scores and billed them a recurring fee of $29.95 per month..." Over 200,000 consumers had filed complaints against the company. The voters of the U. S. state of Ohio elect an attorney general for a four-year term. The winning candidate is shown in bold.
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George K. Nash
George Kilbon Nash was a Republican politician from Ohio. He served as the 41st Governor of Ohio. Nash was born in Medina County, Ohio, he attended the preparatory school at Western Reserve College. At 20 years of age he entered Oberlin College and stayed until his sophomore year, when he enlisted as a private in the One hundred fiftieth regiment of the Ohio National Guard of the Union Army during the Civil War. After the war he studied law in the offices of Robert B. Warden, a justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, he was admitted to the bar in 1867 in Ohio. He was elected prosecuting attorney of Franklin County, Ohio in 1870, re-elected in 1872, he re-entered private practice, in 1876 lost a bid for Congress, lost for Ohio Attorney General in 1877. In October, 1879, he was elected Ohio Attorney General. In 1881 he was re-elected. In 1883, he was appointed a member of the Supreme Court Commission of Ohio for two years, he devoted time to lucrative private practice, including significant railroad litigation, party politics.
Nash served as Governor of Ohio from January 8, 1900 to January 11, 1904. The following story is written in the book by Al Jennings, Through the Shadows With O. Henry. A young inmate, Dick Price, was sentenced for life for repeated safe-cracking, in which he was a good specialist. Once there was a necessity to open a safe of a company. George Nash promised to pardon Price. Price cracked the safe. Soon Price died in prison, his story was used by O. Henry in his story "A Retrieved Reformation". According to other sources, the name of the safe-cracker was Jimmy Connors. George K. Nash was the son of Electa Branch Nash, they were farmers in Medina County from Massachusetts. There were two daughters in the family. Nash married Mrs. William K. Deshler, April, 1882, she died October 17, 1886. They had one daughter, named Mary Nash, who died February 12, 1897. Both were interred in Green Lawn Cemetery, Nash visited their graves and left flowers before each of his inaugurations. Governor Nash was buried at Green Lawn.
Smith, Joseph P, ed.. History of the Republican Party in Ohio. I. Chicago: the Lewis Publishing Company. Smith, Joseph P, ed.. History of the Republican Party in Ohio. II. Chicago: the Lewis Publishing Company. Mercer, James K.. Representative men of Ohio, 1900-1903. Columbus: James K. Mercer. "Nash, George Kilbon". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. 1900