Baker Family Reunion

The descendants of Ira and Lorraine Wyke Baker had a reunion on Sunday, Sept. 1 at Cy Young Park in Newcomerstown.

There were 65 in attendance. Pat Stokes led the prayer.

Rick St. Clair had barbecued the meat for the dinner. Jody Baker and Rhonda Baker Fisher were in charge of arrangements.

A guessing game of how many pretzels were in the jar was held. Stacy Ames won the prize, a $25 gift certificate donated by Jim Fry Jr. Fry was unable to attend but wanted to contribute to the fun. The children won several prizes in the fishing game.

The oldest one present was Virginia Ames and the youngest was Wyatt Maple.

Those attending came from Columbus, Centerburg, Johnstown, Sunbury, Pataskala, New Philadelphia, Dover, Strasburg, Coshocton, Flushing, Guernsey, Port Washington, Kent, Cuyahoga Falls, Fresno, Newcomerstown, Texas and Florida.

Lyon Family Reunion

The annual Lyon reunion was held Sunday, Aug. 18 at the Gnadenhutten Park. There were 70 family members and friends present. The arrangements were in charge of the Mary Lyon Ackerman family. Dale Ackerman led the prayer. Dale, Martha and Caroline Ackerman led the group in many games. Family tree booklets were distributed that had been assembled by Evelyn Lyon Beck and Doris Lyon Baker. An auction was held with Jeff Mobley as auctioneer accompanied by his sons.

A balloon launch was made by the group in loving memory of Hazen Lyon who died in 2011. He was the last of the children of Frank and Olive Dix Lyon to pass away.

Family members came from Gnadenhutten, Uhrichsville, Canton, Massillion, Strasburg, Leavittsburg, Minerva, Port Washington, Coshocton, Zanesville, Salesville, Newcomerstown, Texas and Florida. The Hazen Lyon family will be in charge of arrangements for the 2014 reunion

Naylor-Hickenbottom Family Reunion

Myrtle Bundy Naylor Hickenbottom's descendants met at a reunion at Cy Young Park in Newcomerstown on Saturday, Aug. 24. There were 40 in attendance. Bill Naylor led the prayer before the meal.

The children enjoyed the fishing game and won lots of prizes. The yearly newsletter was distributed. Also, several families brought the latest genealogy booklet that Evelyn Lyon Beck and Doris Lyon Baker wrote.

The oldest person present was Ruth Hickenbottom Hobart and the youngest was Logan Malterer. Evelyn Beck traveled the longest distance to attend the reunion.

Family members came from Blacklick, Uhrichsville, Dover, New Philadelphia, Dellroy, Carrollton, Sherrodsville, Salesville, Newcomerstown, Georgia and Texas.