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Ada (Johnston) Soliday
(1879-1944)

Ada (Johnston) Soliday was born in Brownsville or Glenford, OH on June 9, 1879, the daughter of Seth R. and Elizabeth (Minor) Johnston.

She was joined in wedlock with Fred Crider Soliday (Aug. 17, 1878-1944), a native of Fairfield County and the son of Reuben Crider and Melissa (Smih) Soliday.

Together they bore three sons -- Frederick Soliday, Don C. Soliday and Richard C. Soliday.

Obituary, 1944
Little is known of their lives, except that they purchased two lots in the village of Glenford, one for their residence, and the other standing vacant.  He was employed as an agent by the New York Central Railroad, and owned a 1936 Pontiac sedan. He also worked for the Perry County Board of Elections.

Obituary, 1944
Fred was stricken by cancer of the rectum and then heart failure. He was taken for treatment to White Cross Hospital in Columbus, OH. There, he died at Glenford on April 4, 1944. He was only 55 years of age at the time of his passing.

Carrie survived her husband by just a little over a month. She suffered from psychosis and exhaustion added to the effects of a decade of hardening of the arteries leading to the brain. Later that April, she was admitted to the Sawyer Sanatorium in Marion, OH. There, she succumbed to the spectre of death on May 21, 1944. She was a few weeks shy of her 55th birthday at death.

At the time of their deaths, son Frederick was working as field director for the American Red Cross at Patterson Field, near Lima, OH; son Don was serving as a Yeoman First Class in the U.S. Navy in Washington, DC; and son Richard was serving overseas as a U.S. Army paratrooper.

Family grave plot in Glenford, OH

~ Son Frederick Soliday ~ 

Son Frederick Soliday ( ? - ? )

During World War II, he was a field director for the American Red Cross at Patterson Field, near Lima, OH. 

Fred was a member of the Perry County Election Board, representing the Democratic party, and an active member of a number of lodges of Glenford, OH. He also was a Glenford station agent for the New York Central Railroad. 

~ Son Don C. Soliday ~ 

Son Don Soliday ( ? - ? )

Don served in the U.S. Navy in both World War II and the Korean War.  

Active in his community, he later earned a living in the Butler County (OH) Auditor's Office from 1959 to 1971 and at the State Auditor's Office from 1971 to retirement in 1983.

~ Son Richard C. Soliday ~

Son Richard C. Soliday ( ? - ? )

During World War II, in 1944, he served overseas as a U.S. Army paratrooper. 

 

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