Great Olive Poisoning of 1919 – Part 3

Who Threw the Dinner Party?We return today to the oral history provided by William H. Morgan for a description of the dinner party and its hostess.The Lakeside Club of Canton had scheduled a dinner dance for Saturday, August 23rd, and Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Gahris of...

Great Olive Poisoning of 1919 – Part 2

In this part of the Great Olive Poisoning story, we will take a look at who Col. Charles C. Weybrecht was. The following information comes from William H. Morgan’s recounting of the story as part of Rodman Public Library’s Oral History Project. Charlie...

Great Olive Poisoning of 1919 – Part 1

August 23, 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the Great Olive Poisoning, which killed five prominent citizens of Alliance, the Lakeside Club (Canton, Ohio) chef, and waiter and sickened four others attending a celebratory dinner party. William H. Morgan, the son of...

Meet Frances Kirby, Donor

The Alliance Historical Society Antique and Collectible Auction scheduled May 18 at the Alliance Elks Lodge will be an opportunity to peek into, and go home with, a little bit of Alliance history. That was the objective of Frances “Peanut” Kirby when she...