In other words: Walking through history

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 3, 2007

It was a closer look at the area’s past and the people who made Lawrence County what it once was and is today. The annual Ghost Walk, sponsored by the Lawrence County Historical Society, was Saturday at Woodland Cemetery.

Historical society members and volunteers told the stories of well-known business people, doctors, legal experts and others who made their mark on the area’s history.

If you had the chance to speak to anyone from the past, who would it be?

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I’ve never taken this walk before, but probably Dr. Lowry. I’ve always heard so much stuff about him. Was he buried with all his money?”

— Susan Arthurs, Hanging Rock

“I don’t know. I’m from Scioto County (originally). I don’t know anyone from Lawrence County’s past.”

— Frank Arthurs, Hanging Rock

“My grandfather (Alexander Goydan). He lived in Ironton. He was originally from Hungary. He came to America during World War I because of all the turmoil and he ended up serving in the American Army. He and his family settled in Ironton.”

— Julie Brown Marsh, Ironton.

“I don’t know. I’ve never taken the Ghost Walk before but I once lived in a haunted house.”

—Debbie Mentz, South Point

“Nannie Kelley Wright, because she was one of the richest women in the world and my great uncle was her bookkeeper.”

— Ann Wise, Ironton