Edna Simmons will turn 100 years old on October 9th…

EDNA SIMMONS will turn 100 years old on October 9th. Edna was born in Goshen, in 1913, to the late Thordie and Sarah (Rhodes) Briggs. Cards may be sent to her in care of Park Village, 1525 Crater Ave., Room 14H, Dover Ohio, 44622. An open house is also planned on October 5th from 1:30-3:30 in the lower dining room of Park Village.
Siblings of Edna’s were Bessie Maple, Jessie McGuyrt, Olive Varnes, George Briggs, Norman Briggs, Veneta Hawk, Mildred Lake and Otis Briggs. Edna enjoys the activities at Park Village, especially playing Bingo and Bunco and the annual picnic that is held in September. She also enjoys attending church picnics with nieces Myrna (Lake) Holderbaum and Darleen (Lake) Imer and attending the Haven of Rest banquet that is held at the Carlisle House in Walnut Creek each October. She has been a member of Sharon Moravian Church in Tuscarawas for over 77 years.

Fishing 1940

One of the great sports enjoyed back in the “good old days” was the sport of fishing. Here are a group of friends from the community of Goshen in 1940 posing for fellow fisherman and picture-taker Joe Gervasi. Left to right: Dave Briggs, Tom Meechan, Jim Warner, Bill Terazzi and Adrian “Ade” Rausch.
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5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders at Goshen School in 1947

 

Front row, l to r, Gary Gibson, Tom Carlisle, John Wallace, Phyllis Reynolds, Marge Carlisle, Anna Davis, Loretta Endsley, Virginia Gribble, Lois Oppy and Warner Maurer.
2nd row, l to r, Eddie Krocker, Junior Davis, Ronnie Harmon, Ronnie Gibson, Eddie Warner, Bill Anderson and Nellie Davis.

3rd row, l to r, Stogie Rausch, janitor, Donald Freeman, teacher, Lou Ann Briggs, Marge Oppy, Shirley Murphy, Augusta Endsley, Bonnie Wallace, Shirley Maurer, Connie Gibson and Joan Garrett.

4th row, l to r, Eugene Wolfe, Jack Davis, Frank Swaldo, Frank Davis, Calvin Brown, Earl Walton and Bob Schaar.

Goshen 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th-graders taken in the Goshen gym in 1950

Goshen 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th-graders taken in the Goshen gym in 1950

L-R-Front _ Russell Hobart, Warner Maurer, Dave Hanlon, Larry Gibbs, Dick Leggett, Harold Lute and Eddie Warner.

2nd-Row L-R _ Nancy Wallace, Sally Edwards, Phyllis Reynolds, Anna Davis, Lois Oppy, Marge Carlisle, Sandra Kohler, Shelby Meldrum and Peggy Torgler.

3rd Row L-R _ Mary Moore, John Wallace, Bob Moore, Frank Davis, Earl Walton, Eddie Krocker, Lou Ann Briggs and teacher Lorell D. Bowers.

Obituary – John C. “Jack” Hobart

JOHN C. “JACK” HOBART, age 70, of New Philadelphia, died unexpectedly on February 10, 2012. He was the son of the late Glenn and Geneva (Briggs) Hobart. Jack was born on January 9, 1942, and grew up in Goshen in the area formerly known as Beidler. He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years Trudy Breitmeier, whom he married on August 25, 1962. They have four children, Theresa (Don) Cooper, Diane (Tim) Sugalski, Christie (John) Peoples and John “Jack” Hobart II. He also had a twin brother, Jim (Sierra) Hobart and sister Bonnie (Lonnie) Wolfe. Jack retired following a career with the New Philadelphia Fire Department. The complete obit appeared in the T-R on February 11, 2012.