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Harry E. Linton - Father of Nora Emily Linton

(Page Last Updated:  2008-02-10 )

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  1. 1862 Passenger Manifest for the Ellen Linton and children
  2. Linton brothers & Canton Cutlery as listed in the 1883/84 Canton City Directory
  3. Canton Cutlery Closed for Money Owing -1884
  4. Cutlery Fire described in The Canton Daily Repository - 1885
  5. Linton Cutlery Destroyed by Fire - Cleveland & Wisconsin newspapers - 1885
  6. Linton brothers in Directory of the City of Canton for the year 1884-85
  7. Advertisements for Canton Cutlery Co.
  8. Canton Cutlery Co. Order Book
  9. Canton Cutlery in 1929 Canton City Directory
  10. Marriage Record for August Erbland and Anna Gerber - 1874
  11. Record of Death for August Erbland - 1886
  12. Marriage Record for Harry Linton and Sarah Meek, 1878
  13. Birth Record for Nora Linton, 1880
  14. Death Certificate for Harry Linton, 1930
  15. Dinner Party Announcement for Maude Brown
  16. Roush School class list, 1907-08
  17. Grove College School list, 1909-10
  18. Postcards from France to Marion Brown, 1919
  19. Death Notice Certificate for Charles Samuel Erbland
  20. Will Brown's Journal Page for June 14, 1920, Land Sale To Clay
  21. Commencement Certificate for Marion Brown, 1914
  22. Birth Record for Charles (Stewart) Erbland
  23. Estate Settlement for Mathew Elder Meek, 1907
  24. Marriage Certificate for Alice Erbland and Sterling DeWalt, 1939
  25. Donald Erbland's Diploma from Canton Actual Business College, 1923
  26. Magdalena Erbland 1923 Passport Application
  27. Travel Itinerary for Will L. Brown
  28. Kingsley Brown in 1956 East Ohio Gas Co. Magazine
  29. Will Brown in the 1957 East Ohio Gas Co. Magazine
  30. Recipes from the Brown family
  31. Untitled Poem by Marion Erbland, circa 1950
  32. Scale weight receipt from December 1928.

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This passenger manifest, dated 20-OCT-1862, for the "Ship Adelaide" shows Ellen Linton (nee Brown) and some of her children, including William, Henry (aka Harry) and Emely.  The status of the children's father, William Linton, at the time of Ellen's arrival in the U.S. is not known. Notice that William's occupation is listed as "grinder", so he was already experienced in the knife business before leaving England.  The ship sailed from Liverpool, England and had a burthen of 1,831.45 tons.  The "Ship Adelaide" is the clipper ship built by the Abraham C. Bell shipyard in New York and launched on 1854-11-22 for the owner Thomas Wardle. Its master for this voyage was "R. C. Cutting" (Robert Charles Cutting).  The ship's NY agents were Williams & Guion and it flew the house flag of the Williams & Guion Black Star Line. Most American-built clippers were constructed between 1845 and 1859 and most were ship rigged, i.e. fully square rigged on all three masts. The 1856 Currier & Ives print (below) depicts the "Adelaide off Sandy Hook, hove to for a pilot" and shows that the Adelaide was a ship-rigged vessel. "Sandy Hook" refers to Cape Sandy Hook in New Jersey at coordinates N40º26'35" W073º59'25". The pilot would have been required in order to enter New York Harbor. This "Adelaide" is not to be confused with the clipper ship, "City of Adelaide", built in 1864, which sailed the South Australian trade.  Incidentally, Captain R. C. Cutting is listed on page 8, column 2, of the New York Herald for May 4, 1869 as the captain of the new (just launched) steamship Idaho, also of the Williams & Guion Line.  Other ships mastered by him included the "John Bright".
1862 passenger manifest, dated 20-OCT-1862, for the "Ship Adelaide" showing the arrival of Ellen Linton and childern to the U.S. "Ship Adelaide"  launched on 1854-11-22 for the owner Thomas Wardle.
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"ROBERTS' DIRECTORY of the City of Canton 1883·84" lists the "Canton Cutlery Co." on page 47.  The address is given as "8-14 Libert" (an abbreviation of "Liberty Street") and the principles are listed as: "Daniel F. Fast, pres.; Daniel J. Slanker, Tre s.; Harry E. Linton supt."  The Linton brothers are listed on page 126 as "Linton Edwin, vice pres. Canton Cutlery Co., res. 82 Rowland", "Linton Harry E., supt. Canton Cutlery Co., bds. American Hotel" and "Linton William, grinder, Canton Cutlery Co., res. 94 W. Third". Bear in mind that the Canton Cutlery Company seems of had 4 locations.  The first (circa 1881) was on Liberty Street south of Mulberry Street, the second (circa 1884) was on Virginia Ave at the Cleveland & Canton Railway, the third (circa 1891) was on the north side of E. 2nd ST. (now 5th St. NE), east of the P.F.W & C.R.R. railway crossing and the fourth (circa 1914) was on the south side of 5th St., east of the railway tracks, between the addresses of 1212-1224 5th St. S.W.   "82 Rowland" was on the on the east side of Rowland, the second house south of Pennsylvania Av. (now named 7th St. NE). Both the cutlery company's 3rd location and the address 82 Rowland appear on sheet 22 of the December 1891 Sanborn maps. The "American Hotel" occupied the entire block bounded by: E. Tuscarawas, N. Cherry, E. 5TH St. (now named 2nd St. NE) and N. Rex  This location is at N40º 47.900 W81º 22.343 WGS84. "Daniel J Slanker" is listed in the 1880 census, Roll: T9_1067, Pg 369C of ED#137, Canton Stark County, Ohio as age "34" and occupation of "Bookkeeper".  He is shown living with his parents (Samuel and Sarah Slanker) at the house of his brother-in-law, Thos W. Saxton.  "Daniel Fast" is listed as age 49 in the 1880 census, Roll: T9_1067, Page: 410A, Canton, ED#139 and living in his mother's house.  During the mid-1850s Daniel F. Fast was a bookseller in Canton, operating in partnership with the famous Ohioian, "George W. Raff", under the name of "Fast & Co."  
The Roberts' Directory of the City of Canton, 1883/84, provides information on the Canton Cutlery Co. and the Linton brothers.
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Canton Cutlery Company was closed on aggregated judgments of $20,000 according to this article that appeared in The Atchison Globe (Atchison, Kansas, newspaper) on 21-OCT-1884. This occurred about a year prior to the fire at Linton Cutlery.
Canton Cutlery Company was closed on aggregated judgments of $20,000 according to this article that appeared in The Atchison Globe (Atchison, Kansas, newspaper) on 21-OCT-1884.

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The Canton Daily Repository, Vol. VIII, No. 219 of Thursday Evening, November 5, 1885, carried this Page One article describing the fire that destroyed the Canton cutlery works of the Linton brothers on 04-NOV-1885.  On page 205, of Vol. 2, of the Directory of the City of Canton for 1884-85, published by The Canton News Co., Edward [born Edwin] Linton is listed as "Vice Pres. Canton Cutlery Co.", Harry E. Linton is listed as "Supt. Canton Cutlery Co." and William Linton is listed as "grinder, Canton Cutlery Co." A transcription is available in PDF format.  This article mentions several street names in connection with describing the fire department's response to the fire.  It must be remembered, however, that most of Canton's east-west streets were converted from named streets to numbered streets in the years since this 1885 account was written.   Even some of the numbered streets have been renumbered in order to make Tuscarawas the north-south dividing line for numbering purposes.  In 1885, the dividing line was "North St."  As applies to this newspaper account, "Virginia Ave." is now "8th St. NE" and "North St." is now "6th St. NE". The fire alarm "box 26" mentioned in the article was located at the NE corner of what is now N. Cherry St. and 7th St. NE.  The works that burned was located near where the railway intersects 8th St. NE but it is not known for certain if the works was on the north or south side of 8th St. NE (which was named Virginia Ave. at the time of the 1885 fire) nor if it was on the east or west side of the railway tracks. It is suspected, however, that the cutlery works were on the north side of Virginia and east of the railway.  The 1891 Sanborn maps show that Out Lot No. 137 occupies the south side of Virginia Ave on both sides of the railway tracks and that the Gillman Manufacturing works is on the north side of Virginia Ave, west of the tracks. Out Lot No. 137 is probably the "commons", referred to in the newspaper article.  This site was the second of four locations sequentially occupied by the Canton Cutlery Co. The present day description for the location of the works that burned in 1885 would be, on 8th St. NE at the railway tracks, between Spring Ave. NE and Savannah Ave. NE.
Newspaper article describing the fire that destroyed the cutlery works of the Linton brothers,  This article appeared in The Canton Daily Repositiry of 05-NOV-1885.
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The Linton Cutlery works fire of Wednesday, 04-NOV-1885 was also reported on page 6, column 5, of the Nov. 5, 1885 edition of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.  A transcript of that report is available in PDF format. A news item also appeared in the “Daily Northwestern” newspaper, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, as published on Friday, November 6, 1885.  This item about Linton Cutlery appeared on page 4, column 3.  The factory that burned was located on the first of what eventually became three different locations for the company's works.
Article in the Nov. 5, 1885 edition of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reporting the fire at the Linton Brothers cutlery factory in Canton, Ohio. The Linton Cutlery works at Canton was destroyed by fire on Wednesday, 04-NOV-1885, according to this news item in the “Daily Northwestern” newspaper
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Page 205, of Vol. 2, of the Directory of the City of Canton for 1884-85, published by The Canton News Co., lists the Linton brothers as working at Canton Cutlery. Edward [born Edwin] Linton is listed as "res. 107 E. Second" (now named 5th St. NE) & "Vice Pres. Canton Cutlery Co.", Harry E. Linton is listed as "res. 13 E. South" (now named 6th St. SE) & "Supt. Canton Cutlery Co." and William Linton is listed as "grinder, Canton Cutlery Co."   The City Directory for 1899 shows the occupation of Harry E. Linton as "Manager" of "C. Cutlery Co."  The 1899 directory also shows him and Katie R. Linton living at 203 E. South Street (now named 6th St. SE). Harry E. Linton and Sarah A. Meek were the parents of Nora Emily Linton. Sarah died in 1881 and Harry married Kate Rex in 1883.  Kate died in 1910.   Harry Linton's home at "13 E. South" would have been located at N40º 47.696' W81º 22.492' WGS84
The ‘Linton Brothers’ listed in this 1884-85 city directory include, Edward (born Edwin) Linton, Harry E. Linton and William Linton.
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These marketing materials are from the era when the Canton Cutlery Co. was located between 1212 and 1224 5th St., S.W.  According to the 1914 Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, the factory was operating from this site by 1914, perhaps earlier  This is thought to have been the last of several sequential locations for the Canton Cutlery Co.. According to Page 108 of a 1953 Ohio Sesquicentennial Document, Dr. Stuart W. Carnes was appointed as the head of the Canton Cutlery Company in 1908. In the 1913 Canton City Directory, Dr. W. Stuart Carnes is listed as "pres The Canton Cutlery Co" and is shown living at "1210 Tenth" with his wife "Nellie".  In the 1920 census for Canton Twp., Dr. W. Stuart Carnes and Nellie are in ED#64, Sheet 3A,  at 1210 Woodland Ave. NW and his occupation is listed as "manufacture cutlery". Also in that household are 2 sons, "William Jr." and "James McCabe" as well as Dr. Carnes's father-in-law, James E. McCabe.
Canton Cutlery Advertising Brochure
The Canton Cutlery Co., Advertising Brochure
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Order Book from Canton Cutlery, 1915.  Written on the front of this book is the name "Chas S Erbland".  Harry E. Linton was Manager of Canton Cutlery and Charles Samuel Erbland was married to Harry's daughter, Nora Emily Linton.

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Page 408 of the Canton City Directory for 1929 contains the entry for Canton Cutlery.  This would have been many years after Harry Linton had left the company and Harry was living in Pensacola Florida by this time.  
Page 408 of the Canton City Directory for 1929, showing the entry for Canton Cutlery.
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This Marriage record for August Erbland and Anna Gerber is from the Stark County, Ohio, Marriage Records, Vol. 8, Pg. 240.  It is dated the 16th day of April A.D. 1874.  Note that August spelled his name with an ending "e", that is "Auguste", when he signed this form.
Marriage record for August Erbland and Anna Gerber - 1874

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The Record of Death for August Erbland is in the Record of Deaths, Probate Court, Stark County, Ohio, Vol. 2, Pg. 52.  Date of Death: 1886 Dec 20. Age: 48 years, 2 months and 8 days. Place of Death: Canton. Place of Birth: Germany. Occupation: Laborer. Cause of Death: "Disease of Heart". His death at the C. Aultman & Co. was also described in a newspaper account.
Record of Death for August Erbland - 1886
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This Marriage Record for Harry E. Linton and Sarah A. Meek, was granted on 27-NOV-1878 and the marriage was performed on 28-NOV-1878 in Canton, Ohio.  This is recorded in the Stark County, Ohio Marriage Records, Vol 9, Page 22.
Marriage Record for Harry Meek and Sarah Linton, November, 1878
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Nora Linton's birth on 24-DEC-1880, is recorded in the "Record of Births, Probate Court, Stark County, Ohio", as entry number 63.  Her father is shown as "Harry Linton" and her mother as "Sadie A Meek".  The birth was reported by her father.
Probate court Birth Record for Nora Linton
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The Death Certificate for Harry Linton shows that he died while living at the Hotel Manhattan in Pensacola, Florida, where he had been living for 6 years prior to his death.  He died on 19-MAR-1930.
Death Certificate for Harry Linton - 1930
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This Dinner Party Notice image was scanned from a newspaper clipping but the newspaper name and date are unknown. Mrs. W. J. Kerr, Jr., was Alice Irene Hawley, wife of William J. Kerr, Jr. and daughter of Wilbur Burton Hawley and Lillian May Jeffrey. Lillian Jeffery was the sister of Mrs. W. L. Brown (nee Maude Belle Jeffrey). Alice and her husband, William J. Kerr, Jr., were the parents of William J. Kerr, III, ("Jimmy"). "Terry" was the son of Maude and William Lincoln Brown.
Dinner Party Notice from Newspaper Clipping - Party held by Alice Irene Kerr (nee Hawley) for Maude Brown
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The Roush School Class List for the school year 1907-1908, is shown here.  Marion, Kingsley and Terry Brown are all shown as attendees.  Pauline Brown was not yet of school age. The photo of the Roush school class of 1911-12 shows some of the same people whose names are on this list.
Class List of Names for Roush School, Jackson Twp., 1907-08
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This program from the Grove College School  lists the students and school officials for the school year 1909-10.  The Brown children listed as attending the school are "Terry Brown", "Kingsley Brown" and "Marion Brown".  "Harvey J. Stockert" is listed as the school teacher and his photo appears on the front cover of the brochure. A "Harvey J Stockert" is shown on the 1930 census as age 42, still living in Jackson Twp., but doing farm labour and living in the same house with his father and sister.  The name "Grove College School" is somewhat puzzling. The students listed here appear to be virtually the same people who are listed at "Roush School" for 1907-08  and the Roush School photo of 1911-12 shows that the "Roush" name was still in use after this program was issued.  Is it possible that the name "Grove College School" was used to replace the name "Roush School" but for only a single year?
Grove College School program, listing students and school officials for the school year, 1910-1911.
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These post cards were sent to Marion Brown from France. The one on the left is dated 28-9-1919. The postcard on the right is dated December 1919 and depicts the Château du Lude. It is thought that these post cards were sent from the family that Marion's brother, Terry Brown, knew while he was stationed in France, with the U.S. army, during WWI.

Postcard sent to Marion Brown from a French family that Marion's brother, Terry Brown, met while he was serving in the U.S. army during World War I.

Postcard sent to Marion Brown from a French family that Marion's brother, Terry Brown, met while he was serving in the U.S. army during World War I.
Postcard sent to Marion Brown from a French family that Marion's brother, Terry Brown, met while he was serving in the U.S. army during World War I.

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Death Notice Certificate for Charles Samuel Erbland.  This is a scan of a certified copy of what is on file at the Canton City Health Department.  The copy was issued 4/4/85 by the Local Registrar.  The date of birth on this certificate is "7-30-1879" which does not match other family records of 30-JUL-1880.  The one year discrepancy is so far unexplained.
Death Certificate for Charles Samuel Erbland

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Will Brown's Journal for Monday, June 14, 1920, records the sale of 10 rods of land from the east end of the Brown's property to Clay (Marshall Clay).  The price is shown as $100, despite the fact that the deed was recorded with a nominal payment of just $1.00.  A subsequent journal entry on June 15, 1920, reads in part, "Clay gave me a ck of $50.00".
Will L. Brown's Journal entries for June11 through June 14, 1920.

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Marion Brown graduated from Roush School, Jackson Township, Stark County, Ohio in 1914. This is her "Certificate of Commencement".
Marion Brown's Certificate of Commencement - Roush School
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Charles (Stewart) Erbland was born on 11-JAN-1901 as recorded in this record of the Probate Court of Stark County, Ohio.  His parents were Charles Samuel Erbland and Nora Emily Linton. The "Residence of Parents" is recorded as 1223 Cleveland Ave..  The birth was reported by Louise Heanery.  He subsequently died of scarlet fever at age 2 years.
Birth Record for Charles (Stewart) Erbland
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The settlement of the estate of Mathew Elder Meek was documented on this paper.  Cyrus Bostick was married to Kate Meek, one of Mathew Elder Meek's daughters.  At the time of his death, Mathew was living at 1225 Cleveland Ave. S.W., next door to Cyrus Bostick.  Nora Erbland (nee Linton) was Mathew's granddaughter.
Estate Settlemnet for Matthew Elder Meek
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Alice Marie Erbland married Jos. Sterling DeWalt on 25-NOV-1939 at St. Joseph's Rectory, in Canton, Ohio.  Alice was the daughter of Charles Samuel Erbland and Nora Emily Erbland (nee Linton).  Alice's siblings were Donald, John, Linton and Hilda.  Another brother, Stewart, died before Alice was born.  Alice was born 28-JUL-1911 and died 06-JAN-1981.  Alice and Sterling had no childern.
Marriage Certificate for Alice Erbland and Sterling DeWalt, 1939
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This Diploma from Actual Business College was issued to Donald Erbland on 11-JUN-1923.  He was 17 years old at the time and, along with his classmates, he had just completed the Bookkeeping and Accounting Course at the college.
Donald Erbland's Diploma from Actual Business College, 1923
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This is the passport and passport photo for Magdalena Erbland, daughter of Fred A. Erbland and Margaret Phillippi and niece of Charles S. Erbland.  She was an opera singer.
1923 Passport Photo of Magdalena Erbland 1923 Passport Application for Magdalena Erbland.
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Travel Itinerary for Will L. Brown during the years following the death of his wife, Maude Brown (nee Jeffrey).  Will wrote this in 1949, on the back of a sheet of stationary from the McKinley Hotel where he was living.  "Courtland" was the name of another hotel where he stayed before moving into the McKinley.
Travel Itinerary for Will L. Brown during the years following the death of his wife, Maude Brown (nee Jeffrey).
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The East Ohio News, a magazine for employees of The East Ohio Gas Company, carried an article about Kingsley Theodore Brown on pages 10 and 11 of the March/April 1956 issue. 'King' Brown was the son of Will L. Brown and Maude B. Jeffrey. He was also the brother of Terry, Marion and Pauline Brown.  Many Brown family members worked for the EOG, including Will, Terry, King, Marion (until she was married) and Marion's husband Donald Erbland.  The house of Kingsley and Pearl Brown (nee Warburton) was located on the west side of McKinley Ave. SE just south of Fairview St. SE, in North Canton, Ohio at approximately N40º52.380' W81º23.980' (WGS84).  The machine shop discussed in this article was in the garage of Sloan I Renner, who was a next door neighbour to the Brown's.
The East Ohio News, a magazine for employees of The East Ohio Gas Company, carried an article about Kingsley Theodore Brown on pages 10 and 11 of the March/April 1956 issue.
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Will L. Brown was featured in The East Ohio News, November-December 1957, as that company's oldest annuitant.  This article refers to him as "William L. Brown."  That is incorrect.  His full name was "Will Lincoln Brown."
Will L. Brown was featured in The East Ohio News, November-December 1957

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These recipes were part of a cookbook that included Brown family recipes.  Susan Jeffrey (nee Terry) was the mother of Maude Brown (nee Jeffrey). Maude was the mother of Marion Erbland (nee Brown) and Pauline Kolp (nee Brown). Ruth Brown was the wife of Terry Brown, son of Maude.
Brown family recipies
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Untitled Poem by Marion Erbland (nee Brown).  It was written about her son, Mardon Erbland, and a walk that they took in the Christmas Run City Park at Wooster, Ohio, circa 1950.  The "tunnel under the street" mentioned in the poem refers to "Bowman Street." The tunnel was located at: N40º48.254' W81º56.794' (WGS84).
Untitled Poem by Marion Erbland, circa 1950
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This weight receipt from December 14, 1928, is printed on cardboard and was dispensed from a weigh scale at the W.T. Grant Co., Canton Ohio. It is thought that this shows the weight of Marion Brown, later to become Marion Erbland.  Note the 'fortune' that was printed on the reverse side of these cards.  The 'customer' would step on the scale and deposit a coin ( a penny in 1928) to receive their weight and fortune.
Weight receipt dated December 14, 1928, from a pay scale.
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