Revolutionary War soldier to be topic

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The Rootstown Historical Society will hold its annual dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the First Congregational Church of Rootstown, United Church of Christ Hall.

The Swiss steak dinner will be served by the ladies of the church.

The cost will be $12 each and will include a yearly booklet of the society.

Rootstown School retired teachers who live in Rootstown Township will be honored guests.

The program for the evening will be retired teacher Bob Hurd, who will portray Lt. Jeremiah Greenman, an American Revolutionary soldier, 1758-1828. Hurd has read the military journal and the life of Greenman, and visited his homestead and gravesite in Waterford.

He has researched extensively the lives of ordinary people who became minutemen during the formative years of the nation, including their dress and tools.

He will be displaying and talking about this subject at the program. Along with Bob will be his wife Dorothy, also in period dress.

Make reservations to Norm Reynolds, Rootstown Historical Society President, at 330-297-4031, or email to nreynold@aol.com by Saturday.

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Planning for the Rootstown Historical Society annual dinner meeting on April 29 at the First Congregational Church of Rootstown, United Church of Christ Hall are seated, Dorothy and Bob Hurd, and standing, Elaine Reynolds and Norm Reynolds, president of Rootstown Historical Society. Bob Hurd will be presenting a program on Lt. Jeremiah Greenman, and American Revolutionary War solider. He and his wife, Dorothy, will be in period dress for the occasion.

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