Claridon in the early 1900s

Mr. Halt led the Marion Symphony Orchestra

Claridon native Irey Halt (1896-1988) describes the town as it was in the early 1900s.

Irey Raymond Halt was the son of Frederick W. and Mary Schwartz Halt. He was a musician (cello and trombone) and taught music in the Marion area. He founded the Young People’s Symphonic Band and taught private music lessons.

He is buried in Claridon Cemetery.

Claridon in the early 1900’S article written by Irey Halt