Obituary: James J. Carlisle

James J. Carlisle, 90, of New Philadelphia, died Friday June 21, 2013 in Schoenbrunn Health Care, at New Philadelphia following a period of declining health. A son of the late James C. and Helen (Raymond) Carlisle, Jim was born October 12, 1922, in Goshen, Ohio. Jim graduated from Midvale High School in 1940. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Company K, 71st infantry Combat Regiment 44th Division, during World War II. Jim was stationed in the European Theater during the war and was a recipient of a Bronze Star Medal. During his younger years, Jim worked as a coal miner for the former Midvale Coal Mine. He eventually retired from General Electric where he worked as a machinist. Jim was a member of Community of Christ Church, at New Philadelphia. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid fisherman with his favorite outings being with his son in Canada.
    He is survived by two children, Sandra “Joey” (companion Jim Kromenacker) Hanchette, of Dover and Jim (Deb) Carlisle of New Philadelphia; three grandchildren, Ben (Andrea) Carlisle of Norton, Ohio, Courtney Carlisle, of New Philadelphia and Richard E. (Tracey) Hanchette, III of Cleveland; two brothers, Joseph (Helen) Carlisle of Atwood Lake and Daniel Carlisle of Goshen; sisters June Crites of Gnaden, Wanda (Ed) Golder and Marge (Donald) Levengood, of the Goshen area, and Linda (Bob) Edie of Columbus; and many nieces and nephews. In addtition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his wife Janice Mae Carlisle, who passed away on April 10, 2013; a brother Thomas Carlisle and two sisters Dorothy Hibbs and Faye Meese.
    There will be no calling hours and a graveside service with military honors will be held on Monday June 24, 2013, at Ridgecrest Memory Gardens. Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and view an online memorial by visiting the funeral home website- Contributions may be made in memory of James to the Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Ave. SW New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

Obituary: Roberta Margaret Warner

    Age 99, died Thursday April 18, 2013, in Meadow Manor East Nursing Home, in Terre Haute, Ind. She was born in her parent’s Goshen home, overlooking the old Erie Canal (Lock 14) near St. Rt. 416 and the Tuscarawas River (south of New Philadelphia) on January 31, 1914. She was next to the youngest of nine chidren of Robert Donnelson Carlisle, Jr. and Elizabeth Stoeklin Carlisle. The Robert Donnelson Carlisle, Sr. family emigrated from Dunbartenshire, Scotland (near Glasgow) in the late 19th century. At the time of her death, she was the oldest living graduate of Midvale High School, having graduated in May, 1931. Roberta was predeceased by all of her lovaeable siblings as well as by her faithful and treasured lifelong companion, Edward Charles Warner who died of pancreatic cancer on July 17th, 1983. Roberta and Edward were married on Christmas morning 1934, in the living room of her uncle, John D. Carlisle performing the ceremony. They celebrated doubly every Christmas morning.
    She is survived by one son, Edward Allen Warner, a grandson Aaron Thomas Warner and his wife Karla; and two great-grandsons, William and Journey Warner, all of Terre Haute. She is survived by a great- granddaughter Christa Lynn Warner Cruz and two great-granddaughters Emily and Tessa Cruz, of Arlington Heights of North Chicago Ill.
    The family will greet guests on Monday April 29th, from 4-7 in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral home and Crematory at New Phila. An additional hour of visitation will be held in the funeral home’s chapel from 9-10 a.m. where Elder Ron Harmon will lead a celectration of life service at 10 a.m. Roberta and her husband were life-long members of the Community of Christ Church, in New Philadelphia’s southside. In honoring their committment to the congregation, the family suggests momorial contributions be directed to Community of Christ Church, 515-Church Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663. The obit appears in its entirety on

Goshen teenagers waiting at Midvale School in 1935

Goshen teenagers waiting at Midvale School in 1935


Goshen teenagers waiting at Midvale School in 1935 for bus ride home
to Goshen.

First row (L to R) Edna Shidaker, Kathryn Howard, Gladys
Haney and Eileen Harmon.

Back row (L to R) Flora Terazzi, Dorothy Carlisle and Betty Swihart.

Goshen Cornet Band



Goshen Cornet Band

Members were front row (L to R): George Walton, Fred Sherer, John Sherer, Robert Carlisle, Gibson Carlisle,
John Hobart and Alexander Winkler.

Back row (L to R): Edward Ruefly, John Cramer, Edward Walton, Arthur Walton, Tillman Miller, Jack Swihart,
Frank Swihart, Jesse Walton, James Carlisle and leader Harvey Heck.

“Our dad was in the band and it played for everything that went on in Goshen,” said Rebecca Carlisle Clerici.

7th and 8th grade class at Goshen Hill School, probably taken in early 1900s

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7th and 8th grade class at Goshen Hill School, probably taken in early  1900s.

Front row, L to R, John Stein, Anna Kopp, Roberta Haney, Florence
Loveday, Doe or Doc (Byron) Moore.

Back row, L to R, Teacher Ben Core or Kuri, Lenny Gibbs, unknown, Jack
Swihart, William Carlisle and William Kopp.

Earl F. Lute, son of Henry Lute and Eva Hill Lute. They young lad he is holding is Garry Lute

Earl F. Lute, son of Henry Lute and Eva Hill Lute. The young lad he is holding is Garry Lute. The picture was taken around 1952. They are sitting on the front porch of Isaac Hill’s house. The rooftop in the background should be the top of Fuzzy Carlisle’s old house.

Submitted by:  Garry Lute, Jr.

Earl F. Lute, son of Henry Lute and Eva Hill Lute. They young lad he is holding is Garry Lute, Sr.


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.

Paul and Faye Warner Maurer

Submitted by:  Treva “Sue” Maurer Cope

My Grandfather (Ralph Warner) had property in Goshen, quite a few acres, 100 or more. He had a coal mine close to where we used to live (on Goshen Hill Rd.) and had horses pull the coal wagons. My mom (Faye) who was Ralph’s daughter, lived with and cared for her dad until his death. Faye’s sister was Agnes Warner Wolfe. She and her husband Edward Wolfe, also lived in Goshen. Edward Warner (Bertie’s husband) was another of Ralph’s children but was raised by an aunt, Laura Carlisle. Another brother, Ralph Warner, had for awhile sold Warner’s Eggs, near Stonecreek. His wife was Erma.
As far as I know, all of my brothers and sisters were born in Goshen and lived there most of their lives, added Cope, who enclosed a list of her family as follows: Shirley Maurer Davis married Richard L. Davis (“Red” as he was often called, passed away about 3 years ago) They had two children, Michael R. Davis and Christopher D. Davis and wife Lori (Roth) Davis; Warner E. Maurer married Rowena Maurer and they had three children Sherri L. Maurer, Cindy S. Maurer and Douglas Maurer; Jim Maurer; Treva Sue Maurer Cope married LeRoy D. Cope and had two daughters, Staci S. Cope and Tricia F. McKinney; Rick Maurer married Bambi and had two children, Erin Maurer (Brian) Gersting and Jason Maurer.

There was a paragraph about the Maurer family in “Recollections of a Community, Part 1” (published in 1997) and reads as follows: Paul W. and Thelma Faye Warner Maurer moved to Goshen about 61 years (now would be 86 years) ago from the New Philadelphia area to reside with Faye’s father, Ralph Warner, in his Goshen Hill Road home. Ralph was a coal miner and had many mines dotting his 100 acre property. Paul and Faye later moved down the road to another home where they raised their five children.

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.