Kromer Columbus Ice Medical Practice Letterhead

Kromer Columbus Ice Medical Practice Letterhead


Item: letterhead, circa 1920’s, from the medical practice of Kromer Columbus Ice

Size: 5.5 by 8.5

Description: likely from KC’s practice at Bladensburg, Ohio, from about 1922-1926.  Earlier in the 1920’s he practiced at Jerry City, Ohio, but I have different letterhead from Jerry City.  In about 1926 the family moved to Grayson, Kentucky so McGarvey Ice could attend Christian Normal Institute (later Kentucky Christian College, now Kentucky Christian University).  Dr. Ice taught, gratis, biology at CNI for one academic year.  About 1929 the family moved to Vinton, Ohio where KC practiced medicine a few years before he retired to his uncle’s farm outside Columbus, Ohio (actually, in Brice, near Reynoldsburg, which was then outside Columbus).

Christian Church, Grayson, Kentucky

Christian Church, Grayson, Kentucky


Item: postcard image of the Christian Church in Grayson, Kentucky, circa 1910’s.

Size: 3 by 5

Description: actually a promotional item issued by the town of Grayson, as the caption on the card’s reverse indicates, the card depicts the Christian Church.  The Ice family very likely worshipped at this church while McGarvey and Areta were students, and Dr. K. C. Ice was on the faculty, at Christian Normal Institute.  As with the Jerry City, Ohio church card, I wouldn’t be surprised to one day learn that KC preached here on occasion.  I have a book of sermon outlines that Grandad used (perhaps as a textbook?) at CNI.  He may have preached a few times here as well…maybe even his first sermon???

Christian Church, Grayson, Kentucky, reverse

Christian Church, Grayson, Kentucky, reverse

Photograph: teacher and students at an unidentified one-room log schoolhouse

Size: about 8 by 10

Identification: oral tradition is that the man holding the map is Edward Monroe Sandidge and that this was his schoolhouse in or near Beckley, West Virginia.  The back of the photo does not identify him, the school or the students.  The oral tradition came to me from my grandmother, Ella May Dudley Ice.  The date of 1871 appears in pencil at the top of the image.  The placard by the door of the schoolhouse also reads 1871.  Presumably this is when the photo was made.  Rosa Birdie Sandidge was born in 1878.

Edward’s daughter, Rosa, married Dr. Kromer Columbus Ice in the fall of 1908.  Their son, McGarvey, was my grandfather.

Jerry City, Ohio

For a short while after World War I Dr. K. C. and Rosa Sandige Ice and their two children, McGarvey and Areta, lived in the small village of Jerry City, Ohio.  K. C. was the medical doctor in town.  Very likely they worshipped some at the Jerry City Church of Christ, pictured here.  I wouldn’t be at surprised to discover someday that Great-Grandad also preached here occasionally.