VANDALIA — Angie Hoschoer, Development Director of Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, spoke at the Rotary Club of Vandalia on Thursday highlighting the history of some of the more prominent people who are buried there and included in the Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame.
Among those she highlighted were State Representative David Albritton, a high jumper that competed at the Berlin Olympics; Eliam E. Barney, who in 1851 became associated with Ebenezer Thresher, a maker of railroad cars, beginning the Barney and Smith Manufacturing Company; Loren M. Berry, the founder of the Yellow Pages; Erma Bombeck who does not have a headstone, but a 15,000 ton rock at the cemetery; Gov. James M. Cox, founder of the Cox Media Group; Col. Edward A. Deeds who partnered with Edward Deeds to organize the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company, later known as DELCO; Paul Laurence Dunbar, the first African American writer to be accepted by the Discipline of American Literature; Charles Kettering who had over 140 patents and Virginia W. Kettering, a well-known philanthropist.
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