We believe in giving credit where credit is due, so we’ll be citing our sources here for when we just have to look up a certain piece of information or if we quote something directly.

  1. Woodland Cemetery Series: Notable Graves – Part 1: Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum; and Officer Down Memorial Page.
  2. Local Street Names Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 6: History of Van Buren Township and Kettering, Harold E. Amli, 1997.
  3. Carpenter Road: Haunted Ohio IV, Chris Woodyard, 1997.
  4. Cox Arboretum: Five Rivers Metroparks; and Cox Arboretum on Wikipedia.
  5. On this day in 1796…: The Story of Dayton, Charlotte Reeve Conover, 1917.
  6. Prominent Local Figures: The Wright Brothers: National Park Service; Wright Brothers on Wikipedia; The Henry Ford; and Wright Brothers Offical Site.
  7. Fun Facts about Dayton Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3: Gem City Jewels, Curt Dalton, 2009, and Gem City Jewels II, Curt Dalton, 2010.
  8. David’s Cemetery: David’s Cemetery Website.
  9. The Dayton Flu Epidemic: Dayton History Books Online; and Influenza Archive Website.
  10. Tony Stein – Dayton’s Superhero: Congressional Medal of Honor Website; Tony Stein on Wikipedia; and The Hawaii Reporter.
  11. Dayton Inventions Part 1, and Part 2: City of Dayton Website.
  12. Ay Caramba! Nancy Cartwright – The Voice of Kettering: Voices Took Kettering Actress to Starring Role, Dayton Daily News, October 21, 1981; Producer Wants Seasoned Laughs for “Saturday Night Live”, The Journal Herald, July 3, 1986; Ex-Kettering Woman Sides with Silent Strike, Dayton Daily News, June 23, 1987; Nancy Cartwright Won an Emmy for Outstanding Voiceover Performance, Dayton Daily News, August 5, 1992; Simpsons Star and Fairmont West Grad Cartwright Honored, Dayton Daily News, November 30, 2011; Voicing Her Ambitions, Dayton Daily News, April 27, 1998; Bart Gives Back, Dayton Daily News, April 30, 2005; and Women’s History, Dayton Daily News, March 30, 2006.

  13. Careflight: Miami Valley Hospital Website; CareFlight: MVH Helicopter Service Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Dayton Daily News, August 2003; and Flight Nurse Rushes to Help, Dayton Daily News, August 2003.
  14. Calvary Cemetery:$200,000 Chapel Restoration Done, Dayton Daily News, July 28, 2004; and Calvary Cemetery Website.
  15. Ermal Fraze: Ernie’s Firm Keeps on Poppin’, Dayton Daily News, May 20, 1990; Ohio History Central; Beverage Can on Wikipedia; and Ohio Link.
  16. Woodland Cemetery Series: Matilda Stanley – Queen of the Gypsies: Matilda Stanley on Wikipedia; ‘Queen of the gypsies’ buried at Woodland Cemetery, Dayton Daily News, January 6, 2011; Gravestone Stories on Woodland Cemetery and Cox Arboretum Website.
  17. Esther Price – Dayton’s Sweetheart: Dayton USA Magazine, Volume 15, Number 5, 1979; Special Advertising Section pages 1-4, Dayton Daily News, October 4th, 2007; Our Heritage on the Esther Price Website.
  18. Prominent Local Figures: James Ritty: Capt. James Ritty, Inventor of Cash Register, is Dead, Dayton Daily News, March 30, 1918; James Ritty on Wikipedia.
  19. Dayton’s 220th Anniversary: Dayton History Books Online: A Tabloid History of Dayton, Dayton History Books Online: History of Dayton, Ohio 1889, Chapter Three, The Story of Dayton Charlotte Reeve Conover, 1917.
  20. The Man who Danced his Way to the Noose: Dayton History Books Online: The Day They Hung John McAfee, Genealogy Bug
  21. Local Street Names – Part 5: The Streets of Dayton and Why So Named, Charles F. Sullivan, June 21, 1946
  22. Lib Hedges: Dayton History Books Online: Mrs. Hedges’ House, What you need to know about the Queen of Dayton’s Red Light District, Amelia Robinson, Big Town, Chapter Eight
  23. Dayton Firsts – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5, Part 6, Part 7,Part 8,Part 9,: Dayton History Books Online: A Tabloid History of Dayton
  24. Bess Little: 5 of Dayton’s most shocking murders, Dayton’s Ridge Avenue Bridge has haunted history as site of notorious 19th century murder, Dayton History Books Online: The Story of the Bessie Little Bridge, Dayton History Books Online: Poor Albert Franz
  25. Prominent Local Figures: Jonathan Dayton: A Biography of Jonathan Dayton 1760-1824, U.S. Army Center of Military History: Jonathan Dayton, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress: Jonathan Dayton, Jonathan Dayton on Wikipedia
  26. The Obese Judge: Dayton History Books Online: Obese Dayton Judge Made Big News in 1874
  27. The Story of Mary Knight: Dayton History Books Online: Matriarch Murder, Dayton History Books Online: Did Mary Knight Murder her Mother
  28. Dayton Hero – Bill G. Sloan: The Great Dayton Flood of 1913 / And The Rivers Flowed Through The City, Flood hero, former Negro League player honored by Good Samaritan by Tom Archdeacon, Arch: Flood heroes end up in same cemetery by Tom Archdeacon, The Rescuer with a Gun
  29. Prominent Local Figures: James Wilkinson: Wikipedia on James Wilkison, Spaniards, Scoundrels, and Statesmen: General James Wilkinson and the Spanish Conspiracy, 1787-1790 by James E. Savage, Wikipedia on the Lewis and Clark Expedition
  30. The Runaway Slave in Dayton: History of the City of Dayton and Montgomery County, Ohio, Volume 1 by Augustus Waldo Drury, RootsWeb, Dayton History Books Online: The Day They Caught “Black Ben”
  31. The Story of Jack the Strangler: Dayton History Books Online: Five Unsolved Murders, JTR Forums, Phantoms and Monsters, Two Girls Brutally Murdered at Dayton; Man Accused of the Crimes and His Home Los Angeles Herald, Volume 36, Number 219, 8 May 1909.
  32. Dayton Innovator – Philip Haas: Wikipedia on Philip Haas, Brubaker Inc., So…who invented the toilet?
  33. The Man Who Sent Wilbur on the Wright Path: Wilbur Wright and the Hockey Stick, Dr. Haugh Pays Death Penalty, The Strange Case of Dr. Haugh and Mr. Wright
  34. Prominent Local Figures – Israel Ludlow: Wikipedia on Israel Ludlow, Israel Ludlow: The Man that Surveyed Ohio, Ohio History Central on Israel Ludlow
  35. Dayton Hero – David T. Chambers: Wikipedia on the Great Dayton Flood, David Chambers and the Great Dayton Flood by Jeff Satterly and Robert Muhlhauser, Flood Heroes End Up in Same Cemetery by Tom Archdeachon
  36. The Deathbed Confession: Deathbed Murder Confessions, Murder of a Young Lady–Escape of the Murderer, Dayton Daily News; Dayton History Books Online: A Death-Bed Murder Confession
  37. The Day They Hung John McAfee: Red Letter Dates in Dayton History – The Day They Hung John McAfee
  38. The Story of Jordan Anderson: There Was Never Any Pay-day For the Negroes: Jourdon Anderson Demands Wages, The Daily Mail, New York Daily Tribune, August 22, 1865; Wikipedia on Jordan Anderson
  39. The Man They Had to Hang Twice: Dayton History Books Online: The Man They Had to Hang Twice, Dayton History Books Online: The Life and Crimes of Francis Dick
  40. The Bucket Brigade Murder: Charles Greene on We Relate, Dayton History Books Online: Bloodshed in the Bucket Brigade
  41. The Sad Tale of James Murphy: Dayton History Books Online: They Day They Hung John McAfee, A Fantastic Journey: The Life and Literature of Lafcadio Hearn by Paul Murray, Dayton History Books Online: Gibbeted – Execution of a Youthful Murderer, Hanged by the Neck Until You are Dead! (USA), ,
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