This old metal sign from 1913 stirred up family memories of their great-aunt, Emma Sherby.
Memories awaken when a picture or object appears that opens doors to the past. Recently, an original Thompson Feed Company sign brought back memories to the family of Emma Sherby as it stated: No Hunting Without Permission.
This popular feed mill was located at 125 N. 7th Street, where the Genealogical Society is located today.
In 1913, Ohio decided that hunters needed to have a license. Young Emma at the age of 17 purchased one of those early licenses for the fee of ONE DOLLAR in Cambridge at the Guernsey County Clerk of Courts. She was a very slim girl as the license listed her at 5’9” and 120 pounds with light hair and blue eyes.
Emma was the first woman to have a hunting license in Guernsey County, and perhaps in…
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