Alliance’s Freedom Trail Walk

Join us for a walk on the Stark Parks Iron Horse Trail from Rodman Public Library through the former village of Freedom to the Mabel Hartzell Historical Home on Sunday, September 20, as the Alliance Historical Society celebrates Ohio Open Doors and GO (Get Outdoors)...

Great Olive Poisoning of 1919 – Part 13

Aftermath for the Morgan FamilyWe return to the final portions of the story as told by William H. Morgan, son of Col. Morgan, who was just 15 years old at the time of the dinner party.Aftermath.Mother [Annette Sharer Morgan] later admitted that she was very ill the...

Great Olive Poisoning of 1919 – Part 11

Funerals Are Held for the Dead Friday, August 29, 1919 The entry in William H. Morgan’s accounting of the Olive Poisoning for August 29 is very brief but relates how difficult a day it was: This was a difficult day. Uncle John and Aunt Kit Sharer were buried in...

Great Olive Poisoning of 1919 – Part 10

Jessie Sanford StrugglesThe entry for August 28 in William H. Morgan’s account is equally short with yesterday’s:Thursday August 28Jessie Sanford’s condition worsening. Mary Bates critically ill.The Alliance Review offers details on the day’s events,...

Great Olive Poisoning of 1919 – Part 9

The First Information Published in The Alliance ReviewWilliam H. Morgan’s account of August 27 is extremely short:Wednesday August 27Aunt Kit Sharer died Wednesday morning.At this point, the story is picked up by The Alliance Review. Three prominent citizens of...

Great Olive Poisoning of 1919 – Part 8

Other Members of the Dinner Party are Contacted In today’s posting, we learn of the status of other members of the Gahris dinner party and locate evidence to be analyzed for the cause of the illnesses. Again, here are the recollections of William H. Morgan....