Seventeen Years of Service Record of Community Home

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27 250 by of Ruder. of by a was November Seventeen Years of Service, Record of Community The Community Home on Day- ton'' street, near Third, b«s served for 17 years. It is difficult to write of «Kh an institution because even its name expresses the finest senti- mentoi of mankind. Tie aged go ther*i. for * haven--a home--for ·their declining, years. They find-just find-just a home. ; There is inherent in mankind a desire to have the older folk-in the community cared for so the establishment establishment of the Community Homa association is 'merely the outgrowth of this sentiment. Ona of the. outstanding men of Hamilton for years was James K. Cullen. He was president of the Niles Tool -works and resided at 315 Dayton street, ., Called To N«* York Larger duties Galled him to New York and he moved there with Mrs. Cullen, abandoning the Hamilton residence in 1913. They returned to Hamilton for the Christmas season season of 1914, aud it was while they were here that previous suggestions for a Community home bore fruit nnd they told a few intimate friends that- they would give their residence for this particular purpose. There were only a few--probably six or seven--in whom the Cullens confided, but at a meeting during their visit, about $40,000 was pledged -in two hours to furnish and equip the home and to make such alterations as were necessary. The sum also would provide an expense expense furioV It Is Incorporated Formal papers of incorporation were filed at Columbus on ATay 29, 1015, and the following day the sponsors of the home issued a statement--the statement--the first public information that any sueh movement was making making headway in Hamilton. The members of the first board of trustees trustees were Charles E. Hciser, Mrs. C. W. Gath, Joseph Blair, Jlrs. Emma Sohn, Peter Benninghofen, Mrs. Elizabeth D. Twitchell and David Pierce. The first officers were Charles E. Heiscr, president; Mrs. Gath, vice president; Joseph Blair, secretary, and Mrs. Sohn, treasurer. Officers had hoped to have the liome in readiness immediately but the coming of the World War and the practical embargo on all building building activity -for this type of work, made a delajvnecessary. State authorities suggested the plans be held 1 in abeyance, and it was not until after the war, that the home.was remodeled and dedicated--November dedicated--November 17, 1919. I*onr Superintendent* There have been four superintendents. superintendents. Mrs. Anna K. Denton of Cincinnati was the : first but she resigned resigned after serving several years and was succeeded by Mrs. Lulu Quisenberry, of Hamilton. Mrs. Scribes' President JOHN W. Quiseubeoy was. in turn, succeeded by Miss Maiy Kane, ^fto was superintendent superintendent for about eloven years and was in turn succeeded by Annis Newtpn, who. has served two jcars i , i, There are 21 '^residents in the home now and every ideal of the founders is being earned out--that is the reproduction insofar as it possible tho atmosphere of the average American htjme 5lor6 roomr has boon needed the home and the Moiey, nnd homes and Andrews apartment to the east" w.ere obtained ; for the accommodation accommodation 'of thos'e-.sceking admission. admission. Endowments Reeded No appeal .ever has been 1 made by tbo officers .or trustees for public funds. It is not contemplated that any ever sh.alL.be made. It costs plenty of money .to operate it, to a largo extent, this has been furnished by a small group·', who · interested in the objects of the residence. Mrs. Newton says that- the big need is nn endowment fund so financial ·worries. ; may b« avoided. There also is nee'd.ofcfTJjias for making some imprbvenienfs that will tend to reduce · the : upkeep and maintenance, ' · · ' · ' Tho officers now are Ernest Hoiser, president;- Alfred Welliver, secretary and Paul Benninghofen', C. J. Fitton, Nulton Parrish, Mrs. S. Hnrlan, Mrs. Clarence Helvoy, Mrs. Henry Sohn and Mrs. C. S. Beeler, trustees. Republic Motor Car

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  1. The Journal News,
  2. 19 Dec 1936, Sat,
  3. Page 41

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