Source: The Weekly Chronicle, Elyria, Ohio, September 6, 1902, page 3.
Back from Grand Rapids
Councilman Eady, City Engineer Snow and City Clerk Park returned Saturday morning from Grand Rapids, where they had been to attend the meeting of the National Municipal League. Councilman LeMaster went on to visit his father. They report a very profitable meeting and much valuable information gained in regard to streets, lights, etc. There was a great deal of discussion in regard to municipal ownership and the most of the sentiment was strongly in its favor. The next meeting of the league will be in Baltimore.
Councilman LeMaster was my paternal great-granduncle, William Clifford LeMaster (1871-1922). His father, Luman Walker LeMASTERS was living in Jay County, Indiana. Distance from Elyria, OH to Grand Rapids, MI is 275 miles, per Google Maps. From Grand Rapids, MI to Portland, IN is another 200 miles, give or take. Would be interesting to see what railroads they would have taken.