Local History Collections

Collection ID: LH-88
Location: LH-88

(Description ID: 594525)

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

Dawley Family


Biographical Sketch
Scope and Content

The Dawley Collection, originally, included family memorabilia, maps, photographs, books, and pamphlets. All books, periodicals, and pamphlets, numbering nearly eighty items, have been transferred to the library's general works, while artifacts may be found in the museum's collection. A listing of those items may be found in Box 1 along with the manuscript material. The Sandusky County Landowner Map, preserved by the Dawley family (ca. 1860), hangs at the entrance to the library reading room (1999). The collection was donated by Mr. and Mrs. John M. Dawley in 1956.

Biographical Sketch
Elisha Dawley (1815-1908) migrated to Ohio in the 1840's settling in Green Creek Twp. of Sandusky County. His daughter, Armida (1846-1907), married Thomas Thraves in 1871. Thraves (1839-1932) was the son of William and Marilla (Graves) Thraves, natives of Nottingham, England who settled in Sandusky County in 1844. Upon their arrival, the Thraves family purchased the Rose Tavern located on the Maumee and Western Reserve Pike, now U.S. State Route 20. They later settled in Ballville Twp. where Thomas and Armida lived their entire lives. 

Scope and Content

The Dawley Collection consists largely of miscellaneous family and local history (Sandusky County, Ohio) memorabilia, spanning the years from 1875 to 1956. The bulk of the material, books, periodicals, and pamphlets, were transferred to the library's general collection. The items remaining in the manuscript collection include local school records, obituaries, family photographs, and Sandusky County local history material for the same time period.

Ac. 1067
5/6 linear ft. 

Box 1
1. Funeral programs, obituaries, and biographical sketches
2. Batesole and Dawley School Records of Ballville Twp., Sandusky County (student attendance records
    for the years 1886-1889 and 1903-1905.
3. Fremont, Ohio High School graduates; 1870's
4. Autograph album of Charles Young, 1876
5. Articles about Rodger Young
6. Miscellaneous Dawley family greeting cards and mementos
7. Local newspaper clippings
8. Civil War pamphlets for the 169th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Reunion, Fremont, Ohio 1901;
    Roster of S.A.J. Snyder Command, No. 34, Union Veteran Union, (organized 1889), 1895.
9. Ford Sunday Evening Hour, 1937
10. Ford Sunday Evening Hour, 1938
11. Ford Sunday Evening Hour, 1939
12. Ford Sunday Evening Hour, 1940
13. Ford Sunday Evening Hour, 1941
14. Ford Sunday Evening Hour, 1942

Box 2
Charles and Anna (Thraves) Young photograph album ca. 1875 (Includes images of graduates of Fremont High School Class of 1875).