Memorial Day Parade Committee

IRONTON-LAWRENCE COUNTY
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
COMMITTEE, INC.

P. O. Box 721
Ironton, Ohio 45638


GREETINGS,

Do you know that the Ironton-Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade is the oldest continuing Parade in the United States; that the Parade is now the official Memorial Day Parade for the State of Ohio; that the Parade had its beginning in 1868, making this our 130th Parade; that it has been authenticated by Congress and is recorded in Washington, D. C.? We are proud of Ironton-Lawrence County and its Parade!

We know that many of you do not have the time to meet with us, the Committee, in its many hours of planning and preparation. However, if you wish, you can help us in a monetary way by helping with a donation, large or small. Any amount donated will be used for the Parade and will be greatly appreciated by the Committee. The Committee consists of all voluntary workers without pay.

You may not be aware of how the money is used and we are happy to tell you. The following is a list of some of our expenses:

  • Flags for the cemetery and graves for the Veterans of Ironton and Lawrence County.
  • Flowers for the Cemetery and Navy Night
  • Float Awards
  • Sponsoring out-of-town organizations.
  • Office supplies

Help us to keep the Ironton-Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade moving so we can show that we shall always remember and appreciate all the branches of service and the sacrifices those men and women made for our Country.


List of Grand Marshals Over a Century

 

IRONTON-LAWRENCE COUNTY
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
GRAND MARSHALS

OVER A CENTURY


1868 — Capt. McQuigg
1869 — Gen. Wm. H. Enochs
1870 — No Marshal
1871 — No Marshal
1872 — No Marshal
1873 — No Marshal
1874 — No Marshal
1875 — Capt. Harry Brown
1876 — Capt. Slater
1877 — W. C. Kelly
1878 — T. N. Davey
1879 — No Marshal
1880 — No Marshal
1881 — Capt. W. B. Tomlinson
1882 — Col. John Jordon
1883 — Gen. Marshall Munshower
1884 — Col. Elias Nigh
1885 — Col. Elias Nigh
1886 — Henry R. Brown
1887 — Mr. Moore
1888 — Jere Davidson
1889 — G. H. Holliday
1890 — W. S. Merrill
1891 — Thomas Charlton
1892 — No Record
1893 — M. Phillips
1894 — M. Phillips
1895 — M. Phillips
1896 — Capt. Harry Brown
1897 — T. R. Hall
1898 — H. R. Brown
1899 — Capt. H. R. Brown
1900 — Maj. Carmi A. Thompson
1901 — Valentine Newman
1902 — Maj. Jere Davidson
1903 — None Named
1904 — John Phillips
1905 — John Phillips
1906 — None Named
1907 — Col. J. Phillips
1908 — No Record
1909 — No Record
1910 — No Record
1911 — Court Judge Edward E. Corn
1912 — Col. C. A. Marting
1913 — Wilbur Smith
1914 — Col. R. J. Walker
1915 — W. H. Hampton
1916 — No Record
1917 — No Record
1918 — No Record
1919 — No Record
1920 — George D. Kingery
1921 — George D. Kingery
1922 — Mack Hall
1923 — Ross Blackwell
1924 — Frank H. Pratt
1925 — Bert V. Cohen
1926 — E. E. Corn
1927 — E. E. Corn
1928 — No Record
1929 — Jim Hunter
1930 — Frank B. Pratt
1931 — Dr. G. G. Hunter
1932 — Fred D. Davis
1933 — Dr. G. G. Hunter
1934 — T. J. Miller
1935 — J. O. Swain
1936 — Dr. G. G. Hunter
1937 — Leo Brumberg
1938 — Lester Trumbo
1939 — Henry Woolum
1940 — John F. McGowan
1941 — Carson Minard
1942 — C. E. Mayne
1943 — None Available
1944 — F. B. Davis
1945 — Ralph Mittendorf
1946 — John Boll
1947 — Dr. C. A. Casey
1948 — Earl Kesterson
1949 — Fred Dennin
1950 — Lewis Bryant
1951 — Charles Collett
1952 — Albert Keys
1953 — Carlton Davidson
1954 — John R. Davis
1955 — Forrest Everhart
1956 — Don Mayne
1957 — Gene Smith
1958 — Chester Spicer
1959 — Robert Ridgeway
1960 — Joseph Banker
1961 — Doyle DeMarco
1962 — John Tordiff
1963 — Harold Cox
1964 — Roy Henry
1965 — Lloyd Moore
1966 — M. D. Fortune
1967 — Reynold Green
1968 — Harold Spears
1969 — William Douglas
1970 — E. J. Deere
1971 — Robert Crockrel
1972 — Walter Kesterson
1973 — Fred Hamra
1974 — Hugh Irwin
1975 — Verl L. Smith
1976 — Robert Griffith
1977 — J/Sgt. Ret. Norm McComas
1978 — Connie Gearhart Smith
1979 — Harold Crowe
1980 — James L. Smith
1981 — William Bourne
1982 — Carl Saunders
1983 — Glen Wisenberger
1984 — Tom Billing
1985 — Judy Hartwig
1986 — Robert Lipker
1987 — Joe Williams, Jr.
1988 — Everett McFann
1989 — Marilyn Caniff
1990 — Donald F. Dewitz
1991 — Ruby Robinson
1992 — James D. Shingledecker
1993 — James E. F. Adkins
1994 — Paul E. Glanville
1995 — Ronald A. Bundy
1996 — John E. Stewart
1997 — Lori A. Young
1998 — Connie Adkins
 
1999 — June Bundy
2000— Kathy Boyd
2001— Jerry Kerns
2002— Sue Lunsford
2003— Marsha Kerns
2004—Frank J. McCown
 

2005 — Jan Wisenberger
2006 — Lou Pyles
2007 — Brent Pyles
2008 — Bob Blankenship
2009 — Arthur J. Pierson
2010 —  Ella McCown
2011 — 
2012 — Rich Donahue
2013 — 
2014 — Hardy Barker
2015 — Laura Brown
2016 – Julia Jones