Jessie Belle’s Showmanship

DFH Volume 1 Issue 5 By Camilla [Dayton] Luckey My dad (Charles) may have inherited a bit of his showman style from his mother, Jessie. I deduce this from a single experience—the one occasion she and I spent alone. For some reason I cannot recall, I spent the night, not […]

Donna Fisher – Buckeye Hoopster

DFH Volume 1 Issue 5 Donna Fisher – Buckeye Hoopster Donna [Fisher] Dayton was the sister of Josephine [Fisher] Dayton. Donna was the wife of Wilber Jr. and Josephine was the second wife of Charles.  You guessed it.  Sisters married brothers.  In 1929, Aunt Donna was a 15 year-old, (probably […]

Hard Working Dayton Women

DFH Volume 1 Issue 4 by Jim Dayton The March 3 newsletter, titled No Showmanship Here-Just Toil and Labor, By Camilla Luckey, mentioned that Uncle Chop “admired a lady who was up on the barn roof helping her husband.”  I’ve got a story that I think can top that one.  […]

Widow’s Mite

DFH Volume 1 Issue 3 By Priscilla [Dayton] Tyler, as told by Mary Tyler Mary reminded me about this story a few days ago, and this morning as I was thinking about what story I could contribute, the following came to mind. It sounds like a very Dayton kind of […]