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250 Ohio Arch

250        Ohio Arch. and Hist. Society Publications.


1878; chairman of its trustees since 1878; and also its treasurer since

1901; a life member of the Firelands Historical Society since 1876; a

member of its board of trustees, librarian and editor of its publications

since 1888; member of the National Geographical Society; member of

Huron County Children's Home Association; member of its board of

trustees since 1889, and its treasurer since 1902; member of the Young

Men's Library and Reading Room Association of Norwalk (free public

library); member of its board of trustees and chairman of its execu-

tive committee since 1903. He is a member of the Norwalk Board of

Commerce, and prominent in the business interests of the city. In 1888

he with other friends, founded' the financially successful Home Savings

& Loan Company of Norwalk, became one of its directors and its presi-

dent, which offices he has continuously held to the present.

Mr. Gallup has always been an enthusiastic student of Ohio and

Western history. He has written much that is interesting and accurate

concerning the early settlement of the Buckeye State. He has for many

years taken a great interest in the work of the Ohio State Archaeological

and Historical Society of which he became a life member at its last

annual meeting.



Walter Charles Metz is the son of Charles C. Metz and Christa

Abbie Metz of Newark, Ohio. On his father's side, he is of an old

German family, which immigrated to this country in

the early part of the last century, and which finally

wended its way to Newark, Ohio, coming from

Cleveland by way of the once beautiful Ohio Canal.

On his mother's side he lost nothing, for her family

is of that good old revolutionary stock of New

England, that made the thirteen original colonies

"free and independent states."

He was born in Newark, Ohio, February 1st,

1879, and received his early education in the public

schools of that place. In 1897 he went to Boise,

Idaho, where he joined a Surveying Corps and

spent the summer in the mountains of Northern

Idaho, doing Government work in the timber re-

gions. The following winter he spent in Cali-

fornia and the Western States--returning home in the spring.

The next two years of his life were spent in New Hampshire,

preparatory to entering the Ohio State University, from which institution

he graduated with the class of 1905, receiving the degree of Bachelor

of Arts. While a student in the University he was taken into the Kappa

Sigma fraternity and was also made a life member of the Archaeological

and Historical Society of Ohio.