This card of thanks was mailed to my mom and dad, Edward and Mary Krocker from Edward A. Warner of Terre Haute, Ind.
The family of Roberta Margaret Warner, who passed away a few weeks ago, wants to relay its enormous appreciation to all of the Goshen area friends and neighbors for their visitation, cards, flowers and covered dishes. Also, tell Russ Hobart I said “Hi”. I worked with him for several summers at Universal Sewer Plant No. 2 at Goshen, making money to put myself through college. Russ’ father, Dale, was our foreman. Thank you all again so much.
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 www.timesreporter.com.
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.
Roberta M. “Bertie” Warner, a longtime resident of Goshen, and currently of Terre Haute, Indiana, will celebrate her 99th birthday on January 31, 2013. She and her late husband Edward C. Warner, have one son, Dr. Edward A. Warner, of Terre Haute, Indiana; two grandchildren, Aaron (Karla) Warner and Christa Cruz and four great- grandchildren.
Roberta, a daughter of the late Robert and Bertha Carlisle, was employed for many years at the Bonvechio’s Restaurant in Wainwright and Beabers IGA in New Philadelphia. She is a member of the Community of Christ Church.
Cards may be sent to her at Meadows Manor, Room 115, 3300 Poplar St., Terre Haute IN, 47803.
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.
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.
1st and 2nd Basketball teams at Goshen in 1950, taken in gym.
L to R Front – Tom Krocker, Larry Gibbs, Dave Hanlon, Harold Lute, Russ Hobart, Dick Leggett and Charles Grinstead.
L to R Back – Lorell Bowers (coach), John Wallace, Bob Moore, Earl Walton, Frank Davis, Eddie Krocker, Eddie Warner and Warner Maurer.
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.
The Universal Sewer Pipe Corporation Plant #2 began its operations about 1920 and was located at the present site of the Skeeter Hollow Farm (owned by Mike and Dawn Smitley), which was formerly Cookson Industrial Site. The plant, which had 14 kilns, specialized in making vitrified clay pipe, flue lining and stove pipe in various sizes that were used by building supply dealers. Employees of the plant belonged to the 501 United Brick and Clay Workers Union. During World War II, while the men were serving in the military, 14 women worked in the sewer pipe plant including Roberta Warner, Fanny Swaldo, Emma Gervasi, Lena Richardson, Mary Kennedy, Betty Krocker, Alice Cooper and Ruth Trimmer.
Floyd “Zeke” Davis was a recording secretary for the Local 501 in 1953 and recalls earning 68 cents an hour. ($5.44 a day) when he began working in the early 1940’s. Others who held office at the this time include President Adrian Rausch, Vice President Bernard Conklin and Treasurer Walter Hammon. The last union meeting was held in December of 1960. There were 73 members at the time of the plant’s closing. Francis “Foxy” Walton was the oldest man in terms of service for Plant #2 at that time. Davis still has some of the minutes recorded during the union meetings and read a portion of them at one of the Goshen Reunions. Read more on Page 8 of Recollections of a Community Part 1.