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James Albert Post

James Albert Post

Male 1881 - 1976  (94 years)

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  • Name James Albert Post 
    Born 4 Oct 1881  Chester Twp, Geauga, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _FSFTID K87C-6RB 
    _UID C244C3354DF644E2809D1B5E3E7CA7A2005E 
    Died 1 Oct 1976  Chardon, Geauga, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 4 Oct 1976  Chesterland, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I28  Bradley - Post
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2015 

    Father Walter Post,   b. 15 Jun 1840, Chester, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1913, Chester Twp, Geauga, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Orsa Jane Lander,   b. 22 Sep 1845, Orange Twp Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1923  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 26 Oct 1864  Cuyahoga, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Alternate records show a marriage date of 3 December 1864.
    Family ID F23  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ethel M. Kieffer,   b. 14 Sep 1883, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1911, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 19 Aug 1903  Geauga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Edward Kieffer Post,   b. 6 Feb 1904, Chesterland, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1988  (Age 83 years)
     2. Charles Walter Post,   b. 2 May 1905, Chesterland, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1978, Titusville, Brevard, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Gertrude Ethel Post,   b. 13 Oct 1906, Chesterland, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1989  (Age 82 years)
     4. Dora Knapp Post,   b. 21 Dec 1908, Chesterland, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1989, Chardon, Geauga, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Emma C. F. Kopp,   b. 10 Apr 1883, Youngstown, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1972, Chardon, Geauga, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 28 Oct 1911  [4
    Children 
     1. Jean Margaret Post,   b. 23 Nov 1919, Chester, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1940, Jackson, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F26  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Oct 1881 - Chester Twp, Geauga, OH Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 4 Oct 1976 - Chesterland, OH Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    James A. Post, 1905
    James A. Post, 1905

  • Notes 
    • Excerpts from the October 30, 1971 Times Leader (Chardon Ohio) newspaper column titled "Posts' 60 years together a 'good life'":

      Most of the large bridges in the county built since 1940 were constructed under his supervision while he was an engineer with the State of Ohio.

      The first graduate of Chester High School in 1900, he was born in the Post family homestead, a beautiful century home, on Sperry Road in Chesterland.

      After graduation he taught in the district school for awhile before obtaining an engineering degree at Valparaiso University. Then back to teaching a bit before moving to Cleveland to work for the city's engineering department.

      The marriage bond of James and Emma Post was 60 years strong Thursday as the quietly celebrated their anniversary at their home in Chesterland.

      Mr. Post was a widower with four children when they met in Cleveland. A year later they were married and "Emma raised the children as though they were her own" he said.

      At 90, Mr. Post is Chester Township's oldest native born resident.

      "Sixty years ago today," Mr. Post recalled, "there was snow on the ground. It was a dreary day. Today it's the complete opposite."

      "My father was a veteran of the Civil War. He voted for Lincoln in his second term." The family has been Republican in its politics ever since, he explained.

      "If you have a difference of opinion, keep it to yourself" Mr. Post advised young marrieds.

      The Posts life has had its sorrows. They were wiped out in the depression and Jean, the only child born to them, died at the age of nineteen. The loss is still keenly felt.

      "I never thought we'd live to see our 60th anniversary," Mrs. Post said wonderingly. "Sixty years, woman." Mr. Post teased. "That's a long time."

  • Sources 
    1. [S143] OH Births Christenings.

    2. [S144] OH Marriages 1800-1958, Ref: v1 p130, source film number 873460.

    3. [S120] Geauga Co Marr Records, Vol. 5, p. 270.

    4. [S13] Jabez Post.