Clipped From The Huntington Herald
the township. "I subscribed five dollars owards it and afterward gave fifty cents wnen it was mqveo. irom back near the school house to its present place on 'the street corner. think Joe Jennings, Bob , Thomas and Will Thomas were among the first to take subscriptions for the monument.: Bob Thomas - was the father ot Dick Thomas, who died in the army." '. - ., I stopped my car at the monument and looked at the list of names of Polk township boys who . died for their . country. Surely the township Offered her full quota of supreme sacrifices for the ' winning of the Civil war. The monument was erect ed by Norman Myers in 1869 at a cost of five . hundred dollars. - It would cost much more today.' An American eagle, done in marble, once adprned the top of the shaft, I was told, but has been destroyed by vandals. When Jacob .. Leedy and James Pilcher laid out the village into lots, they decided to call the place Monument 'City rid honor ot this marble memorial, The plat , shows eighteen lots and was filed for record March 8, 1876. Names chiseled in the four sides of the shaft are as follows: Richard Thomas, Edward McFarland, Johu Gourley, Hiram Coulter, Joseph Christian, William Van Antwerp, 84muel Williamson, Ratlford James, John Gift. Jamea Miller, - W. D. Large, Charles Ketner. Nathan Line, Jo Hummel, William E. Steward, . William Ervin, - Charles Steele, Jacob Dowell, John Zlntsmaater, Edward Vernon, Riley Wlckoff, Enoch Morgan, Theodore Ellis, Daniel Denton. Ell, Dille, Henry Click and Thomas Bljrtor.