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Henry J. Weidenthal

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Clevealnd, OH
Death: July 8, 1940 (70)
Cleveland, OH
Place of Burial: Cleveland, OH, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Emanuel Weidenthal and Julia (Julie) Weidenthal
Husband of Adele Weidenthal
Father of Herbert W. Weidenthal and Kurt Baum Weidenthal
Brother of Rose Weidenthal; Celia Glick; Carrie Weidenthal; Lillie Weidenthal; Evelyn M Sperling and 5 others

Occupation: Journalist, Columnist, Sports Writer
Managed by: Private User
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About Henry J. Weidenthal

a journalist managing editor of the Press and News in Cleveland, OH


A vigorous controversy developed over the plan of numbering streets instead of naming them. Leading stores of the city protested against the idea, claiming it would be confusing and costly. The new plan was adopted, March 6, becoming effective, December i. Before long, the idea was con- sidered an improvement over the old system, making it far easier for people to find their way about the fan-shaped city. For years, however, many citizens expressed regret that fine historic names had to give way to mere numerals. (See street index in back of book.)

The Jewish Independent was first issued on March 9, and Maurice Weiden- thal, one of Cleveland's ablest and best-known newspapermen, became editor on May 25. His brother, Henry, was sports editor of the Flain Dealer, managing editor of the Press, stafT writer of the News, and was particularly known for his historical features, "Those Days." A third brother, Leo, served on the World, predecessor of the News, and as political reporter for the Plain Dealer, prior to succeeding Maurice as editor of the Jewish Independent. A son of Maurice, William R., was for a number of years an official of this publication.


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Henry J. Weidenthal's Timeline

February 6, 1870
Clevealnd, OH
January 1898
Age 27
Lakewood, Ohio, United States
September 21, 1903
Age 33
Cleveland, Ohio
July 8, 1940
Age 70
Cleveland, OH
Cleveland, OH, USA