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The Democratic Banner Archive

  • Mount Vernon, Ohio
  • 19101922

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Established in April 1838 by Chauncey Bassett and Joel Robb, the Mount Vernon Democratic Banner changed ownership and editorship nine times until it was finally purchased by Lecky Harper in December 1853. Under Harper’s 64-year editorship, the Democratic Banner flourished, with increased subscriptions and a distinctive point of view. Harper was a Peace Democrat with a national reputation for being strongly critical of big government, child labor, Whigs, and the Civil War. He was also a strong defender of foreigners, having emigrated from Ireland when he was five. Harper often used editorials to criticize the Ohio State Times and the Mount Vernon Republican.

Archive Info

  • 10,077
  • Mount Vernon, Ohio
  • 19101922

Source Information

The Democratic Banner, 1910–1922 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: January 29, 2016

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LASpring minister license

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$1 Real Estate transfers

$1 Real Estate transfers

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Obituary for JACOB PARSONS

Obituary for JACOB PARSONS

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Obituary for Ephriam Hess

Obituary for Ephriam Hess

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Archive Info

  • 10,077
  • Mount Vernon, Ohio
  • 19101922

Source Information

The Democratic Banner, 1910–1922 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: January 29, 2016