Warner, Clark County, Wisconsin
Pulling Pine Stumps
Nearly Killed by Sweep
Frank Ditton, who was helping F. Halkney with a stump-pulling machine at the latter's farm last week Friday, had a very narrow escape from death. The long sweep attached to the machine, came out of its socket and swung through the air at an enormous velocity, striking Ditton across the nose and left side of the face, bruising it badly and knocking him unconscious and it was first thought that he was killed. Aside from the severe bruises and cuts on the face, the lobe of the let ear was nearly severed. Had the blow not been a glancing one, it would have crushed in the skull like an eggshell. Mr. Ditton is doing nicely under the doctor's care. Greenwood Gleaner, Thursday, September 20, 1909.
|Sept. 20, 1850-Whitley, Indiana|
|~Jane||Female||W||65yrs||New York||Cannot read or write||Pennsylvania|
|1880 Federal Census--Cleveland, Whitley, Indiana|
|Name||Relation||Marital Status||Gender||Race||Age||Nativity||Occupation||Father's Nativity||Mother's Nativity|
|Mary Ditton||Wife||M||Female||W||40||OH||Keeps House||NY||NY|
June 1, 1905 State Census--Warner twp., Clark Co., WI; by Homer C. Conklin
|Fmly/Home||Name||Relation||Marital Status||Gender||Race||Age||Nativity||Occupation||Parent's Nativity|
Previous Household: Byron & Gertrude Mead; Next Household: George & Susan Beard.
|1910 Federal Census--Warner Twp., Clark County, Wisconsin|
|Home-Family||Name||Relation||Marital/Yrs||Children||Sex||Color||Born-Age||Birthplace||Occupation||Education||Father Born||Mother Born||Ownership|
Previous Household: Otto & Clara Rossow; Next Household: John & Emma Longridge.
Apr. 10-11, Warner twp., Clark Co., WI; by Homer C. Conklin
|Fmly/Home||Name||Relation||Marital Status||Gender||Race||Age||Nativity||Occupation||Father's Nativity||Mother's Nativity|
|114-114||Ditton, Frank||Brother||Single||Male||W||56yrs||Indiana||Laborer-Dairy Farm||England||England|
Parents: George Ditton & Jane Mosher, b. 1829
Birth: 5 Oct 1849
Cleveland Township, Indiana, USA
Death: 5 Apr 1920
Columbia City, , Indiana, USA
Name: George Ditton
Arrival Date: 4 Aug 1826
Estimated Birth Year: 1809 c.a.
Port of Departure: London, England
Ship Name: Richmond
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Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Microfilm Serial: M237
Microfilm Roll: M237_8
List Number: 451
Name: George Ditton, b. 23 Apr 1809 in Woodchurch, Kent, England
Spouse Name: Mary English
Marriage Date: 24 Sep 1840
Marriage County: White
Book: County Court Records at Monticello, IN
Diton/Ditton, George to Mary MOSHER on September 6, 1860 - Book 2A:19
Ditton, Charles to Sarah Ann CALHOUN on December 25, 1839 - 1st Book:19
Ditton, Daniel to Amanda M SHOOK on October 23, 1875 - Book 2:493
Ditton, George to Mary ENGLISH on September 24, 1840 - 1st Book:26
Ditton, George to Jane MOSHER on June 16, 1848 - Book 1:22
Ditton, George to Nettie A ROBERTS on May 4, 1887 - Book 4:231
Ditton, George to Sadie HAWS on October 1, 1906 - Book 7:224
Ditton, Israel to Susan PARRETT on February 4, 1875 - Book 2:435
Ditton Anna — died October 17 1837 wife of George Ditton, buried in Burch/Ditton Cemetery (section 22NW - on the Charles Ditton farm), Richland Township, Whitley Co., Indiana
Ditton George — born 1809 died 1881, Stone labeled: "Father" — Richland Center-Cemetery, Whitley Co., Indiana.
Mrs. Harriet Ditton Smith, past 85 years old, died Thursday afternoon at 3:25 o’clock at the Lutheran hospital in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Smith had been a patient at the hospital since December 31, 1944, when she fell in the kitchen of her home and fractured her left hip. Hypostatic pneumonia also developed. Harriet Ditton was born in Cleveland township on September 29, 1859, and spent her entire life in Whitley County. She had resided for several years with her son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Grover Brown of 316 W Market St., Columbia City. She was a daughter of George and Sarah Mosher Ditton. In 1882 she was united in marriage to George W. Smith of near South Whitley, who died in 1911. Surviving in addition to the daughter mentioned are two grandchildren, Max Brown, S1-C, U.S. Navy, now in Hawaii, and Sarah Ruth Brown, a student in the local schools; and a half brother Frank Ditton of Greenwood, Wis. A grandson, four brothers and three half sisters are dead. The body was brought to the J. A. DeMoney Funeral Home here where friends may call and where funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The services will be conducted by the Rev. DeWitt Johnston of Croton, Ontario, Canada, a close friend of the Smith family, and the Rev. Albert J. Rider, pastor of the Oak Grove Methodist church. Interment will be in the South Whitley Cemetery. The Commercial Mail - Columbia City, Indiana; Jan. 5, 1945 Page 6
Tim Plunkett & Janet Schwarze.
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