Wednesday, September 30, 2020

John Blanchard Norris, 1828-1856

John Blanchard Norris was born in New Hampshire in 1828 to Nicholas and Elizabeth (Blanchard) Norris. By 1850, he was residing in Erie County, Ohio. An advertisement from the February 20, 1856 issue of the Sandusky Register states that J.B. Norris and G.L. Peck were partners in a produce and commission business in Sandusky and Springfield.

John Blanchard Norris died on March 24, 1856 as a young man. He was buried in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Sarah Sprague Alvord, 1837-1864

Sophia Sprague was born on May 28, 1837 to Nehemiah and Sophia Sprague. When she was young Sophia's father died. Mrs. Sprague and several of the children moved to Ohio. In 1862, Sophia Sprague married Frederick W. Alvord. Sadly, Sophia Sprague Alvord died on October 6, 1864. She was buried in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. Mr. Frederick W Alvord married the sister of Sophia, Caroline Sprague. Mr. Alvord and his second wife went on to have three children.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Henry Beatty, M.D.

According to his death record, Henry Browning Beatty was born in Queensland, Ireland in 1861 (though his tombstone reads 1859.) His parents were Henry and Mary Beatty. After emigrating to the United States, Henry B. Beatty graduated from Cincinnati Medical College. Dr. Beatty was associated with the hospital at the workhouse in Cincinnati, Ohio. Later he assisted in the yellow fever epidemic in Florida, where many physicians and others lost their lives. About 1891 Dr. Henry B. Beatty moved to Sandusky, where he established a medical practice. He was the doctor for many different local companies, including the Lake Shore Electric Railway. He was the fleet surgeon for the Sandusky Yacht Club as well. On June 19, 1924, Dr. Henry B. Beatty died following a lengthy illness. He was buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. You can read more about Dr. Beatty in the June 19, 1924 issue of the Sandusky Star Journal, and the June 20, 1924 issue of the Sandusky Register.