Phillip and Nancy Skeele and their son, Bradley, were early residents of Marble Cliff; their residence was at 1492 Roxbury Road.

Bradley was born in 1901.

His memoirs about life in Grandview and Marble Cliff prior to World War I are featured on the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Historical Society's website under the "Grandview Reminiscences" link.

Bradley's son, Bob, of LaConner, Washington, donated to the historical society the three 100-year-old books shown here.

The two smallest volumes on the left, "The Humpty Dumpty Elephant Book" and "Cinderella and the Sleeping Beauty," were Bradley's Christmas gifts in 1905.

"The Perfect Tribute" was a gift from Bradley to his mother, and is a 1910 edition of the poignant story of Lincoln drafting the Gettysburg Address and his relationship with a dying Confederate drummer boy in a Union hospital.

Until recently, the Skeele family home was occupied by Marble Cliff Mayor Kent Studebaker and his wife, Susan, and their family.