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From: Nancy Edwards <>
Subject: Re: [OH-MIAMI-CO] Bernice F. FISH and Knoop's Children's Home1910Census
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2012 07:39:44 -0400
Thank you very much, Diana, for this link. I had seen on Ancestry that there was a possibility that Bernice Fish married a man with the Amarine surname, so this confirms that.
I wonder what the "Athens normal school" mentioned in the article was and how long Bernice attended. It would be helpful to determine if she attended a school or worked in a capacity (prior to her marriage) that would have required she wear a "uniform". The pic I have of the four young women that has a Bernice Fish, Dorothy Black, Mary Richards and "me" written on the back shows them dressed in long white uniform-looking dress and white hats/caps, and they are standing outside a structure that only shows a small section of what appears to be a two-story "building" (?). There truly is too little of this structure showing in the pic to be able to determine what it is. I'm guessing at this point.
As I said in my initial post, pursuing this could be a shot in the dark, but I need to rule out any possibility of a connection between this Bernice Fish and my grandmo.
Thanks again for your assistance.
On Mar 17, 2012, at 1:18 AM, Diana wrote:
> Try this book link. I used "Rufus Fish" and "Knoop's Children's Home" in
> the full text search.
> I was also able to find an article on Bernice Fish.
> Hope this will help.
> Aug. 4, 1917; The Piqua Leader-Dispatch; p 5
> The following from the Troy News will be of interest to many friends of
> the bride and her parents in this city: College friendship culminated in a
> happy romance when at noon Friday Miss Bernice Fish and Ivan Robert Amarine,
> of Vinton county, were united in marriage by Rev. George Carey, at the home
> of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Fish, who superinted the Knoop
> Children's home. The ceremony was indeed an impressive one when the bride
> and the soldier bridegroom repeated the solemn vows before the family and
> the many little children of the home who are devoted to Miss Bernice,
> because of the love she has lavished upon them. Miss Fish is a graduate of
> the Troy high school and in June completed the primary course in the Athens
> normal school. She has many admirable traits and has filled a place in the
> hearts of hundreds of little children to whom she has been a big sister in
> the home. Mr. Amarine, whose home is in Vinton county, was graduated in
> June from the Ohio University in Athens, where he met Miss Fish. Feeling
> the need of his country he joined the machine gun gang of Athens where he is
> stationed with the Seventh regiment. Following the wedding the young couple
> left for Athens where they will remain until Mr. Amarine is sent abroad.