Friday, September 23, 2011

Tombstone of George J. Bing and Emelina M. Bing Bradley

George J. Bing is buried in Range D at Oakland Cemetery. His wife Emelia, who married William Bradley after she was widowed, is buried beside her first husband George. In the early part of the 1910's, George J. Bing was a prominent Sandusky businessman. He operated a carriage shop, and later moved to a brick garage at 131 Tiffin Avenue, where he sold and repaired automobiles. He also was very interested in aviation. On September 23, 1941, George J. Bing and two other men died in an automobile accident following a trip to the Sandusky County Fair in Fremont, Ohio. One of the other men who was killed was my great great grandfather, George B. Parker.

The building where George J. Bing sold and fixed autos is still standing. The current address is 317 Tiffin Avenue, and it is home to Herold Heating, Inc. in 2011.

If you look towards the top of the building, you can still see the words Geo. J. Bing. I drive by this business several times a week, and as I go by, I am always reminded of the three men who lost their lives. Though Mr. Bing died so very young, his name and his memory live on

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