21 June 2018

Ice Pick Stabbing in Alvordton, 1933

Tri-State Alliance (Pioneer, OH), 29 June 1933, p1 c7

Stabbing Affray at Alvordton

Herbert Cassaday Attacks Hubert Stahl With Ice Pick

As the results of troubles extending over several years and in particular on Halloween night two years ago, Herbert Cassaday, 64, of Alvordton waited in the post office for Hubert Stahl, 28, last Saturday morning and when he entered the door attacked him with an ice pick, stabbing him 16 times and only from the fact that the instrument was dull Stahl would undoubtedly have been seriously wounded.
Stahl was surprised and stunned and was finally able to turn and use his fists and several vicious jabs, one on Cassidy’s head that caused him to break away and run down the CN tracks where he was overtaken and captured by Marshall Lester Borton who called Sheriff Siders who took Cassady to the county jail, where he was charged with assault with intent to kill, the affidavit being made by Mayor Wyrick of Alvord ton.  He was given a hearing in Justice Fogelsong’s court at Bryan and bound over to the grand jury under $300 bond which was furnished and he was released Tuesday.
This stabbing is the climax of a bitter feeling that has existed between the men for some time.  Two years ago on Halloween night Cassady claimed that Stahl and others came to his house, flashed a light in his face, pounded and otherwise injured so that he has not been well since and at that time he had Stahl arrested and charged with assault.  The case was tried in Justice court at Bryan and Cassady lost and was compelled to pay the cost of $11.  He has harbored a bitter feeling toward Stahl since that time and threatened to get even.

New Project at Local History Center, WCPL, Bryan, OH

New on the Shelf at LHC
Williams County, OH Marriages V8 – 1899 – every name data plus a family group sheet for each couple.  A researcher will be able to utilize this in conjunction with the older Volume 8 Marriage Book that is currently on the shelf. This book will act as an index for the new book.  Here is an example of what additional information one can find. (old data is underlined)

Williams Co, OH Marriages V8 p1/cert1 – m 11 Jan 1899
Stephenson, William Henry (2 Nov 1870, West Unity, Wms Co, OH – 1955), s/o James A Stephenson and Lorinda Radabaugh, farmer, age 28
Coulon, Ida (29 July 1875, Stryker, Wms Co, OH – 11 Nov 1979, Romulus, Wayne Co, MI), d/o Louis Coulon and Louise Gentit, farmer, age 23
Both buried in Shiffler Cem, Jefferson Twp, Wms Co, OH
Children: James Olen, Charles Vernon
1880 Brady Twp, Wms Co, OH – William 9 OH w/parents
1900 Brady Twp, Wms Co, OH – William H 29 OH/Ida 24 OH w/his parents
1910 Brady Twp, Wms Co, OH – William H 39 OH/Ida 34 OH
1920 Brady Twp, Wms Co, OH – William 49 OH/Ida 44 OH
1930 Stryker, Wms Co, OH – William H 58 OH/Ida 54

Williams Co, OH Marriages V8 p1/cert2 – 8 Jan 1899
Erney, Benjamin (26 Feb 1876 Seneca Co, ON or Sandusky, Erie Co, OH – 19 Aug 1944 Stryker, Wms Co, OH), s/o Frank Erney and Elizabeth Sprow, basketmaker, age 22
Kaiser, Louise (17 July 1876, Wms Co, OH – 28 Sept 1967, Wms Co, OH), d/o Lewis Kaiser and Mary Keinhart, housekeeper, age 22
Both buried in Oakwood Cem, Stryker, Springfield Twp, Wms Co, OH
Children: Arthur Frank, Edward Benjamin, Paul Jacob
1880 Sandusky, Erie Co, OH – Benjamin 4 OH w/parents
1900 St Joseph Twp, Wms Co, OH – Benjamin 24 OH/ Louise 25 OH w/her mother
1910 Springfield Twp, Wms Co, OH – Benjamin 34 OH/Louise 35 OH
1918 WWI Draft Registration – Stryker, rr telegrapger
1920 Springfield Twp, Wms Co, OH – Benjamin 44 OH/Louise 45 OH
1940 Stryker, Springfield Twp, Wms Co, OH – Benjamin 64 OH/Louise 65 OH