Former Resident Missing in Ohio in 1915

(10/23/2002)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 10/14/1915.

Foster Williams Missing

Quite a bit of alarm was occasioned here the latter part of last week by a dispatch from Akron, Ohio, in the Cincinnati Post that Foster H. Williams, of Barberton, Ohio, was missing and that a bloody hatchet and one of Williams' caps had been found on the floor of his office.  Relatives here at once wired Barberton and found out that the part of the message concerning his disappearance was true, but their fears that he had met with foul play were soon allayed.

Mr. Williams is the son of Mayor and Mrs. L.M. Williams, of this place, and has been in Barberton, a suburb of Akron, for several years in charge of a newspaper.  Mr. Williams is a young man of steady and temperate habits and according to telephonic communications with his Barberton friends there is no business or social reason why he should leave his home.  His friends here are puzzled over his disappearance but feel sure that they will hear from him in a few days.

Mayor Williams and W.J. Mathews, a brother-in-law, left Sunday for Barberton to assist in unraveling the mystery, but up to this time nothing has been learned that throws any light upon the affair.


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