SUMMER READING PROGRAM DONORS
We would like to give a very special thank you to all of the donors who made the summer reading program possible! A list of these donors can be viewed here. Without their contribution The Summer Reading Program would not be as great as it is!
2015 CRAFT SHOW APPLICATION
The friends of the PCDL are accepting applications for the 8th Annual Autumn Harvest Craft Show. The craft show will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Ottawa-Glandorf High School. For details or to apply to be an exhibitor, please click this link. Please note that all GYM SPACES are now full.
PUTNAM COUNTY LOCAL HISTORY TRIVIA
CHARLES MOORE GODFREY 1816-1895
Charles Godfrey moved to Putnam County (PC) in 1837 from Pennsylvania. He studied in Ottawa under Dr. Calvin Thayer Pomeroy, then the only physician in the area. Charles studied for at the Medical College of Cincinnati 1839-1840, but was unable to complete the courses because of cost. He then entered into a partnership with Dr. Pomeroy for 2 years, until he moved to Gilboa in 1842, staying only 1 year as he was elected PC Treasurer 1837-1847. He resumed the practice of medicine at Kalida 1847 in partnership with Dr. R W Thrift. Around 1854 the governor appointed him to the vacancy on the board that was supervising construction of the Cleveland and Dayton Insane Asylums. In 1857 he relocated his practice to Ottawa & partnered with Dr. C E Tupper for a time, and started the first drug store in PC. He was elected state senator 1861 and served 1 term, after his term he was appointed as PC Pension Examiner and resumed his practice in Ottawa. Along with practicing medicine 1843-1897 ,he also served as a member of Ottawa School Board, Board of Trustees of the Dayton Insane asylum for 14 years, postmaster & 1st person to become a mason in PC.