Saturday, May 16, 2015

“History, Mystery, Mayhem and Murder”

The Darke County Genealogical Society would like to invite members and the public to the rescheduled presentation, “History, Mystery, Mayhem and Murder”, on Sunday, June 7, at 2:00 p.m., in the Lowell Thomas Conference room at Garst Museum.

Angie Hoschouer, Manager of Development & Marketing of Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum in Dayton, OH, will keep you on the edge of your seat with chilling tales of Dayton’s own bank robbers, counterfeiters and murderers as well as toss in a few surprises of local origin. Who confessed on their deathbed of murdering pretty 18 year old Christine Kett? Did Rose Shafor really dress up as a man to help her lover commit a crime? Who killed Julius Kruse: And was the Cincinnati Ripper living in Dayton: These stories are told in graphic detail in this chilling presentation.

Angie Hoschouer was a seven-year volunteer before becoming employed at Woodland Cemetery working in several areas including marketing, historical research and actor portrayal. She has an extensive background in genealogical research and has traced her biological family back to the 1700’s in Ireland. She is a founding member of the Randolph Twp. Historical Society, a member of the Ohio Genealogical Society with status as a First Family of Ohio, First Family of Greene County and a member of the Society of Civil War Families of Ohio.

Thousands tour the grounds of Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum each year where the gravesites of Wilbur and Orville Wright, poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, Matilda and Levi Stanley, Queen and King of the Gypsies; Governor James Cox, writer Erma Bombeck, Jeraldyne Blunden, founder of the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company; inventor Charles F. Kettering and entrepreneurs John H. Patterson (NCR), George P. Huffman (Huffy Bicycles), George Mead (Mead Paper), and Preserved Smith (Barney & Smith Mfg. Co.) are located

There is no cost to attend this presentation. Light refreshments will be served.

The Darke County Genealogical Society’s annual picnic will take place on June 4 at 5:30 in shelter house #5 at Greenville Park.

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