Selected Families and Individuals


F. G. Boring

In 1920, F. G. Boring (29) and his wife Amelia (31), rented a home at 319 South Fifth St. in Stuebenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. Living with them was their son, John A. (4) and niece Edna Henke (21). F. G. was employed as a meat cutter.

Richard Boring

At the time of the 1930, 10 year old Richard Boring resided with his uncle and aunt, Jacob and Philomena (Ruppel) Eisenman in Columbus, Ohio.

Louise Ruppel

Living in Canton, Ohio in 1934.

Francis J. Ruple

In 1910, 18 year old Frank Ruple was a boarder in the rooming house of the Robert Hobbs family in New Cumberland, Hancock County, West Virginia. He worked as a machinist in a railroad shop.

Frank apparently ran into trouble with the law, as reported in the Marion [OH] Daily Star on 6 Jan 1910:
Are Six Youths Accused of a Hold-Up Job
East Liverpool, O., Jan 6 -- Charged with numerous
thefts and robberies, six boys of prominent families,
Frank Ruple, Howard Riley, George Burchart, and
Harry Hanley of this city and Earl Black and Charles
Johnson of Wellsville, were arrested at a dance hall.
They were taken to Chester, W.Va. to answer the
charge of holding up the agent of the Chester Penn-
sylvania railway station and steeling liquid gold worth

The following notice appeared in the Newark [OH] Weekly Advocate on 15 Aug 1912:
Frank J. Ruple, machinist, Columbus; [and] Margaret
M. Milligan, Newark.

At the time of the 1920 census, Frank Ruple rented a home in Midland Borough, Beaver County, Pennsylvania. Other members of the household were his wife, Margaret (24), and children Margaret (6), Charles (4 yrs 11 mos), and Frances (2 yrs 3 mos). The oldest child attended school. Everyone in the household (and their parents) was a native of Ohio except Frances, who was born in Pennsylvania. Frank worked in a machine shop.

This article appeared in the Newark [OH] Advocate on 27 Aug 1927:
Mrs. Georgiana Franklin is in a critical condition
and is not expected to live at her home in the resi-
dence with Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Hornsby. Her condition
is due to a shock resulting from having been knocked
down by a larrge airedale dog belonging to F. J. Ruple
of 111 West Locust street. Mrs. Franklin was not injured
, but she was so badly frightened that due to her extreme
age she has been on the verge of collapse since the
occurrence and has been unconscious practically all the
time since Tuesday.
The happening was on last Monday evening while
she was walking west on Locust street and Charles
Ruple, aged 12 years, riding on a scooter and accom-
panied by his dog, came out of the yard as Mrs. Franklin
was passing. Police Officer Curtis Berry is investigating
the case, which was not called to the attention of the police
until yesterday.

By 1930, the family had returned to Ohio. Frank Ruple (37) and his wife, Marguerite (35) rented a home for $50 a month at 361 Granville St. in Newark, Licking Co., Ohio. Also living in the household were their children Margaretta (16), Charles (15), Jean (12), Myra (10), and Sally Ann (1), and unmarried brother-in-law John Milletan (38). Frank was employed as an automobile salesman. His brother-in-law was an automobile service manager. Everyone in the household was born in Ohio except Myra, who had been born in Pennsylvania. Margeruite and John's father was a native of Illinois. The family owned a radio set.

The "Looking Backward" column of the Newark [OH] Advocate on 19 Sep 1969 reported events from 15 years prior (19 Sep 1954):
Condition of Frank Ruple, employed at a used
car lot on 12th and West Main Streets, suffered a
fractured left leg when he was pined between two
cars in the lot. Owner of the car lot is his son,
Charles Ruple.

The headline article from page 1 of the Newark [OH] Advocate, 23 Dec 1963, accompanied by a photo of Frank Ruple.:
Report 26 Accidents To Police
Busy police officers investigated 26 crashes on
accident-strewn city streets over the weekend, in-
cluding one that left a 69-year-old man dead.
Frank J. Ruple, 283 W. Church St., apparently
died instantly at 4:13 p.m. Sunday in a three-car
accident at West Church and 8th Streets.
According to a police report, Mr. Ruple was
driving north on 8th and pulled out into the inter-
section in the path of two eastbound cars. His
car was slammed into a tree he was thrown
Dr. George Gressle, coroner, said today that
Mr. Ruple suffered multiple internal injuries.
He said, however, there was evidence of brain
damage having occurred before the accident.
He has not completed his investigation.
Driver of the car which hit Mr. Ruple’s was
Charles W. Braunbeck, 19, 369 W. Locust St.,
who is in fair condition with arm and facial
Driving the third car was Donald W. Nethers,
27, of 411 Garfield Ave., who avoided hitting the
other two cars, but skidded into a tree on the
south side of Church Street. He was not injured.
Braunbeck told police he saw Mr. Ruple stop
at the intersection, then pull ahead.
“I cut to the left, hit the horn and brakes, and hit
him all about the same time,” he told investigating
Mr. Ruple was a car salesman for 40 years. He
spent 25 of his 40 years as a salesman with his son
Charles, WOW car Co. He was born in Marietta on
Feb. 3, 1893, to Charles and Barbara Homan (sic)
Ruple. His wife died in 1947.
He is survived by his son, Charles G., of Newark;
five daughters; Mrs. Donald Crouse and Mrs. Oscar
Stoll, both of Newark, Mrs. Galon Rodabaugh of Lan-
caster, Mrs. Theodore Tanner of Mt. Vernon, and Mrs.
Bruce Benedict of Madison Heights, Michigan; 22
grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs.
Lewis DuChene of Beaver, Pa.
Friends may call at the Egan Funeral Home after 7
p.m. today. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery after
services at St. Francis at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The a follow-up to the obituary of Frank Ruple appeared in the Newark [OH] Advocate on 24 Dec 1963:
Frank J. Ruple, 70, who was killed in an automobile
accident Sunday, may have suffered a heart attack just
before the accident, Dr. George Gressle, coroner, said
He said his official ruling will be that Ruple’s death
was due to massive internal injuries caused in the crash,
but that it is quite possible that he had a heart attack,
causing a blackout and loss of control of the car. His car
pulled out into the path of two cars on Church Street.
Dr. Gressle said that there was evidence of cerebral
hemorrhaging having occurred before the accident.
Charles W. Braunbeck, 19, of 369 W. Locust St., who
was injured in the accident, is listed today in fairly good
condition at Newark Hospital.

From the "Court News" column of the Newark [OH] Advocate, 27 Feb 1964:
Frank J. Ruple, personal goods and chattels $300,
accounts and debts receivable $14,858, real estate

Margaret M. Milligan

From death certificate:
Name: Mrs. Marguerite Ruple
Residence: 283 W. Church, Newark, Ohio
Age: 50 years 10 months 10 days
Birth: 01 Jun 1896, Columbus
Occupation: Domestic
Marital status: [blank]
Spouse: Frank
Father: George Milligan, Dusquene Indiana
Mother: Myra Martindale, Jersey O.
Informant: Frank Ruple,283 W. Church, Newark, Ohio [husband]

Lewis Philip DuChene

At the time of the 1920 census, Lewis (24) and Esther (25) DuChene rented a home at 1314 McMinn (?) St. in Woodlawn, Beaver Co., Pennsylvania, where they lived with their son, Lewis (3 yrs 11 mos). Lewis worked as a weigh master in a mill scaffold office.

In 1930, Lewis P. (35) and Esther H. (35) Duchene owned a home worth $5500 at 1906 Maine St. in Alquippa, Beaver Co., Pennsylvania. Living with them were their children, Lewis Jr. (14), Mary E. (7), and Dennis A. (6), all of whom attended school. Everyone in the household was a native of Pennsylvania except Esther and Lewis Jr.; they were from Ohio. Lewis Sr.'s father and mother were natives of France and Ireland, respectively. Lewis Sr. worked as a traffic clerk in a steel mill. Lewis and Esther were both 20 years old when they got married, according to the census.

On 27 Apr 1942, 47 year old Lewis Philip Duchene filled out a US military draft registration card. He gave his address as 311 Fifth St. in Beaver, Beaver Co., Pa, His date and place of birth were recorded as 1/14/95, Duquense, Pa., Lewis listed his nearest relative as Mrs. L. P. Duchene of the same address. He was an employee of the Aliquippa & Southern Railroad.

James R. Baumgard

Obituary of James R. Baumgard, provided by Mary Ann Snyder. The original source of the obituary is unknown.

EAST LIVERPOOL - Services are planned Tuesday for James R. Baumgard, 79, of Michigan Avenue, who died Saturday, Oct. 26, 1991 at City Hospital following a brief illness.
He was born in East Liverpool May 16, 1912, a son of the late Nicholas Baumgard and Eva Rupple Baumgard.
A resident here his lifetime, Mr. Baumgard had been employed 37 years as a water tender at the former Crucible Steel Co. before retiring in 1974. He was a member of the St. Ann Catholic Church, Moose Lodge 122 and United Steelworkers of America Local 1212; and was a social member of American Legion Post 374.
Survivors include his wife, Julia Palfi Baumgard, whom he married May 15 1937; three daughters, Ruth Ann (Mrs. Howard) Bosworth, Mrs. Judith Baker and Doris (Mrs. Carl) Peterson of East Liverpool, a sister, Mrs. Doris Davis of Beaver, Pa.; five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
A son, James C. Baumgard, died in 1952.
The Rev. George Belasko of the church is to conduct the services at 11 a.m. at the Martin Funeral Home. Burial is to be in Spring Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 tonight.

James Charles Baumgard

James C. Baumgard’s obituary appeared in the East Liverpool Review on 23 Feb 1952:
James Charles Baumgard, 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. James E.
Baumgard, 2034 Michigan Ave., died at 11:30 p.m. Friday [21
Feb 1952] in the East Liverpool Osteopathic Hospital.
The family said that the boy underwent a tonsillectomy
yesterday morning at the hospital. The child was born in East
Surviving with the parents are three sisters, Ruth Ann
Baumgard, Judy Baumgard, and Doris Marie Baumgard,
all at the late home.
Services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Ann’s
Catholic Church, East End, by the Rev. John Rath. Burial
will be in Spring Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call tonight and Sunday night at the late home.

Doris Baumgard

Obituary of Doris Baumgard Davis, courtesy of her daughter, Mary Ann (Davis) Snyder:
Doris M. Davis, 89, of Van Buren Homes, Vanport, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 in her home.
She was born Jan 15, 1919 in East Liverpool, Ohio and was the daughter of the late Nickolas and Eva Rupple Baumgard. Doris had lived in Vanport for 50 years and was a former resident of East Liverpool. She was a former secretary for Van Buren Homes, a former member of the Van Buren Homes Civic Club and a member of SS. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church of Beaver.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Norman R. Davis in 1983 and two sisters and four brothers.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Robert Snyder, a granddaughter, Kristin McQuown and her husband Howard, two very special great grandsons, Christopher and Nicholas McQuown, who helped keep her spirits high and her heart full of love and laughter; a step-grandson, Robert Snyder and his wife, Molly, and their three sons, Jack, William and Robby, and two nieces also survive.
A private graveside service will [be] conducted at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Daugherty Township.
The Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third St., Beaver, is in charge of arrangements. Electronic condolences can be sent at
The family suggests, in lieu of flowers friends may make contributions to a charity of their own choice in Mrs. Davis’ memory.

Ruth Frances Baumgard

In 1920, 19 year old Ruth Baumgard lived with her parents and younger siblings in East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio. She worked as a public school teacher.

Social Security number issed in Pennsylvania prior to 1951.

Obituary of Ruth Baumgard Folk, courtesy of her niece, Mary Ann (Davis) Snyder:
Ruth Frances Folk, 90, formerly a long time resident of Midland,
died Thursday, Feb. 7, 1991 in Rochester Manor, Rochester.
Born Sept. 15, 1900 in Marietta, Ohio, she was a daughter of the
late Nicholas and Eva Rupple Baumgard. She was a former grade
school teacher in East Liverpool, Ohio, [and] was a member of the
Presentation Catholic Church in Midland.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer J. Volk., Feb.
23, 1989.
Surviving are a brother, James Baumgard, East Liverpool, a sister,
Mrs. Doris Davis, Vanport, and a number of nieces.
Services were conducted this afternoon in the Todd Funeral Home,
340 Third St., Beaver. Interment was in Beaver Cemetery.

Oscar Charles Baumgard

In 1920, 17 year old Oscar Baumgard lived with his parents and siblings in East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio. He was employed as a laborer in the rubber works.

At the time of the 1930 census, Oscar Baumgard (27) and his wife Virginia (23) rented a home for $30 a month at 936 St. George St. in East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio. Living with them were their children Dorothy (5) and Charles (4 yrs 2 mos). Everyone in the household was a native of Ohio. Virginia's parents were from West Virginia. Oscar was employed as a yard foreman at a steel mill. The family owned a radio set.

Social Security number issued in Ohio prior to 1951.

Virginia Augusta Polsley

Social Security number issued in Ohio prior to 1951.

Ray D. Clunk

In 1930, Ray D. Clunk (29) and his wife Mabel M. (25) rented a home at 427 Fourteenth St. in Wellsville Twp., Columbiana County, Ohio. Living with them was their 6 year old son, James D. According the census, the couple had been married for about eight years. Ray worked as a brakeman for a steam railroad. Everyone in the household was a native of Ohio, as were their parents. The family owned a radio set.

Mabel M. Baumgard

Obituary of Mabel Baumgard Snyder, provided by Mary Ann Snyder. The original source of the obituary is unknown.
Mrs. Mabel M. Snyder, 1720 Globe St., a former employe at Homer Laughlin China Co. Plant 5, died Saturday at 5:45 p.m. at City Hospital after an illness of 16 months. She was 59.
Mrs. Snyder was born here Aug. 14, 1904 and lived here all her life. She worked as a dipper at the plant and was employed there 30 years, working last on Sept. 15, 1961. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church and an honorary member of the IBOP.
She leaves her husband, Henry D. Snyder, at home; a son, M. Sgt. James D. Clunk, stationed at the Air Force Base at Manassas, Va.; two brothers, James Baumgard of East Liverpool and Oscar Baumgard of Orange, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Doris Davis of Beaver and Mrs. Ruth Folk of Midland, and four grandchildren.
Services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Ann Church in East End by Fr. Thomas Beldue. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Marin Funeral Home tonight.