Susan (Miner) Bemis was born on Sept. 29, 1879 near Tontogany, Wood County, OH, the daughter of Jacob and Louise (Finkenbeiner) Miner. She went by the nickname 'Susie' most of her life.
Susie married Fred H. Bemis (1877-1958).
The Bemis family resided in Haskins, Wood County, for many years. They were members of the First Federated Church of Haskins.
For nearly a half-century, Fred operated the Bemis Grocery store, a well-known produce and meat establishment in Haskins. He retired in 1958.
Seen here is a rare old photographic postcard of Findlay Street in Haskins. Note the posts supporting a square-shaped structure in the middle of the street -- believed to be a pumping area for well water. Horse hitching posts are directly in front of the store building with the awning.
Fred passed away at home at the age of 80 on April 27, 1958. He was buried at Fort Meigs Cemetery.
Susie outlived Fred by six years. When she was age 82, Susie became seriously ill.
After three years of suffering, she died on Aug. 13, 1964, at age 85. Her obituary was carried in the Bowling Green Daily Sentinel Tribune. At her death, she had three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Son Arden Deloy "Dood" Bemis (1916-1998) was born on Dec. 13, 1916.
He married Faith D. Ballard (1920-2014).
They resided with their daughters Cindy and Sharon in Sylvania, Lucas County, OH, a suburb of Toledo.
Dood was "a projectionist working at many of the theaters in the Toledo area, retiring from Franklin Park Cinemas in 1984," said a local newspaper.
Faith earned income and supported herself through her work at Elder Beerman. She retired in 2004.
He passed away at the age of 81 on March 18, 1998, at Flower Hospital in Sylvania, and was laid to rest in Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery. At the time of his passing, Dood and Faith were survived by four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Faith outlived her husband by 16 years. Toward the end, she was admitted to Genesis Health Care in Toledo's Point Place. Death swept her away into eternity at the age of 94 on March 24, 2014. Pastor Nathan W. Wolfe led the funeral service. An obituary was published in the Toledo Blade.
Daughter Cindy Jerrell ( ? - ? ) was born in (?). She wed Richard Osterhout ( ? - ? ). Two known children are Yuri Osterhout and Kara Osterhout..
Daughter Sharon Sue Jerrell ( ? - ? ) was born in (?). She entered into marriage with (?) Jones ( ? - ? ). Sharon taught third grade in the Sylvania School System in Ohio and the Mt. Pleasant School District in South Carolina, one of hundreds of cousins to have worked in the field of public education over the years. Sadly, she was deceased by 2014.
~ Daughter Myrtle (Bemis) Emery ~
She was united in matrimony with Samuel B. Emery (1892-1955).
The couple's one son was Jerrell Bemis Emery.
Said a newspaper, Myrtle "was a graduate of Bowling Green Normal School. An elementary school teacher, she worked in the Haskins and Toledo systems for over 35 years."
Sam passed away on March 31, 1955, at the age of 63. He was buried at Fort Meigs Cemetery.
As a widow, Myrtle moved to Doylestown, near Philadelphia, to be nearer to her son Jerrell. In Doylestown, she was a member of the Central Bucks Senior Citizens Association and St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Myrtle passed away on Nov. 16, 1994, at the age of 97.
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