Waynedale History

courtesy of History.com


People have been making jack o'lanterns at Halloween for centuries. The practice originated from an Irish myth about a man nicknamed "Stingy Jack." According to the story, Stingy Jack invited the Devil to have a drink with him. True to his name, Stingy Jack didn't want to pay for his drink, so he convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin that Jack could use to buy their drinks. Once the Devil did so, Jack decided to keep the money and put it into his pocket...


Real life ‘Rosie the Riveter (center) of Huntington Indiana

"Helping America Get In Touch With Its Feminine Side"


The tragedy at Pearl Harbor impacted America far beyond the strike of Japanese bombs. Fathers, brothers, husbands, and lovers were being sent overseas leaving their country, and women, behind. Still blissfully newlywed in 1941, *Mrs Andrews could never have guessed the hardship the following years would bring. Luckily, however, an opportunity arose that would change the way Americans saw women forever.

"When my husband heard about Pearl...


Published in the Fort Wayne Sentinel-?circa. The caption read: According to R. A. Prince, 2708 Lower Huntington Road, these were some of the first cars in Fort Wayne. His grandparents, George and Katharine Mason are on the right.

To date the Mason family knew little about their early ancestors, other than that some of them were born in this home on Old Trail Road. Then one thing led to another and before you know it 95-year old Velma Mason Rorick, Velma's daughter Jackie Gay, and Betty Yoquelet-James Mason's daughter, began their extensive geneaology research. This is a continuation of the Mason Family History – And A View of the Past that was printed in a previous issue of The Waynedale News dated August 17...


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