Dr. Geo. W. Baylor was born in Crawford county, Ind., March 27, 1849, and is a son of Andrew and Elizabeth (Hammond) Baylor, the former a native of Augusta county, Va., and the latter of Indiana. The elder Baylor, Andrew J., was a son of George Baylor, of German descent; he came to Indiana at an early day and settled near Georgetown. George W. the subject of this sketch, was raised on the farm and educated in the public schools and Salem Academy. He began reading medicine in 1869, with Dr. Saunders, Milltown. He graduated at the Louisville Medical College in 1876, and in 1882 graduated from the Kentucky School of Medicine, at Louisville, Ky. He has practiced at Milltown since his graduation. He was married September 4, 1870, to Miss Sallie J. Vance. She died November 4, 1872,leaving one child, Cora I. He married a second time, October 20, 1874, Alice A. Rhodes, a daughter of Rev. Jacob B. Rhodes. She has one child, Nellie E. Dr. Baylor has been one of the surgeons of the Air Line Railroad since its completion, and was health officer of the county one year. He is a prominent member of the Masonic and Odd Fellows orders. Is a member of, and one of the trustees of the M. E. Church.

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John Benz, ex-State Senator, one of the prominent merchants and leading politicians of Leavenworth, Crawford county, was born in Germany, March 9, 1834. He is the son of Jacob and Mary Benz. After receiving a thorough and complete education, at the early age of 16 he came to America to seek his fortune, landing at New Orleans March 25, 1850. He speedily acquired a knowledge of our language and identified himself with Americaninterests, customs and institutions.

He proceeded to Louisville, where he worked at his trade, that of tailor. After remaining there five years, he removed to St. Louis, where however he only remained some nine months, when he returned to Louisville. Not, however, feeling perfectly satisfied, he shortly after removed to Hawesville, Ky., and from there to Cannelton, Ind., where he was employed some four years.

Having by that time, through the exercise of care and economy, accumulated a fair amount, he resolved to go into business on his own account, and decided upon Leavenworth as the point, it being a young and rising town. He there embarked in business as a general merchant, and such has been his success, through his own energy and perseverence, that he is now one of the largest and most successful merchants of the town. He is a man of enterprise, tact and energy, and one who enjoys in a high sense he honor and respect of his fellow-citizens wherever he has become known. Successful in his business career, he now enjoys a competence.

Early in life he associated himself with the Democratic party, and has served most efficiently as Chairman of the Democratic Central Committee of Crawford county for about four years. In 1864 he was elected County Coroner for Crawford county; in 1874, School Trustee of Leavenworth; in 1876, to the State Legislature from Crawford and Orange counties; in 1878, State Senator for Crawford and Harrison counties.

While a member of the Senate, was Chairman of the Committee on Mines and Mining, and member of the Committee on Manufactories, Banks and Railroads.

In 1883 his senatorial District had been changed to include Orange county, and of this district he was again elected Senator, being the first time any man was ever honored with renomination by his party. He was elected and served as Chairman of the Committee on Prisons, and also served as a member of the Committee on Military Affairs. In 1888 he was elected Township Trustee. He was appointed Marshal by Gov. Gray to collect the vote of his county and deliver it at Indianapolis in general election of fall of 1888. He was a Lutheran, and now attends that church.

He was married July 4, 1856, to Caroline Nybauwer, daughter of Carl Nybauwer, of Germany. They have had six children, three girls (one of whom is dead, one boy dead) and three boys. The two eldest sons are now employed in their father's store.

Such is the record of one of Crawford county's most prominent citizens and one upon whom honors have been bestowed for his worth alone.

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Dr. William C. Bird was born in Smith county, Tenn., March 14, 1883, and is a son of M. B. and Nancy (Mitchell) Bird-the former a native of North Carolina, and the latter of Smith county, Tenn. Dr. William C. Bird worked on the farm until he was 21 years old, when he entered a store in English, Ind., and clerked for four years. He was married to Mary Newkirk in 1854, who bore three children, Mina B., John K. and Charles J., and then died. He entered the army in 1861, in Forty-Ninth Indiana Volunteer infantry, and served three years. He began the study of medicine in 1866, and left the medical college in Indianapolis in 1870, entering upon practice in Brownstown, Ind., where he remained two years, and then came to English; here he is the leading practitioner. In 1869 he married Melissa Turner, of Crawford county. She had three children: Dora M. Bird (deceased), James W. and Queen Victoria. Dr. Bird has served as township trustee and township treasurer. He has been a member of the Masonic Order since 1866, and has filled all the offices in the lodge.

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James Bobbett was born in Orange county, Ind., September 12, 1854, and is a son of John H. and Catherine (Goble) Bobbett, natives os Tennessee and North Carolina respectively. The father of James, the subject, came to Crawford county in 1877. He had five sons, three of whom served in the late civil war. He has been a minister of the Gospel in the Christian Church for forty years, and has preached in many of the counties of Southern Indiana. He is about 73 years of age. James Bobbett was educated in the schools of his native county (Orange) and in Marengo Academy, under Prof. Johnson. He came to Crawford county and taught school for twelve years. In June, 1885, he was elected ounty superintendent of schools, and in 1886, he was elected was elected county auditor, the ounty being over 300 Democratic. In 1885 he began preaching the Gospel, and still preaches on Sundays. He was married in June, 1876, to Miss Mattie E. Smith of Crawford county. She died in May, 1884, and was married again in June, 1885, to Miss Lizzie Gresham, of Harrison Co., a daughter of Elias Gresham. He had four children by his first wife, and one by his last wife. He belongs to Masonic and Odd Fellows fraternities.

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CHARLES A. A. BULLINGTON, lawyer, was born at White Sulphur Wells, Crawford county, Ind., January 26, 1858, and is a son of Dr. Wm. H. Bullington,. who was born at Marengo, in this county, August 16, 1822, and has been a practicing physician in this county for thirty-seven years; he studied medicine with Dr. R. R. Houston, of Stephensport, Ky. He was first lieutenant of Co. H., Twenty-third Indiana Vols., in the late war. His wife's maiden name was Louisa Kennedy, and she was born at Brandenburg, Ky., in 1823. Her parents died when she was very young, and she was raised by the Warfield family, of Kentucky. She married Dr. Bullington in 1843. Charles A., the subject, was brought up on the farm, and educated at Marengo Academy. He studied law, and graduated from the law department of the University of Louisville, April 13, 1888. He located at English, having lived there before graduating in the law; he was postmaster of English under PresidentsGarfieldandArthur. He was in the mercantile business at English, the firm being Bu@gton & Temple Brothers; the partnership was formed in 1881, and continued for three and a half years. After this he went into the law school, and entered upon the practice at English. He is a Mason and a member of Crawford Lodge, No, 470, English, Ind. His grand-father, Robert Bullington, was born in Jonesboro, Tenn., and moved to Crawford county in 1800, among the pioneers. His Grandmother Bullington was Mary Weathers, of Marengo, who was born in North Carolina. Mr. Bullington's brothers and sisters are-Willis W., Edward L., Lewis M., Delila A., Martha F., George Ann and William Louisa.

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DR. WILLIAM A. COLE is a native of Harrison county, Ind., and was born Sept. 7, 1854. He is a son of Jonathan P. and Lettie (Briscoe) Cole, the latter also a native of Harrison county. Jonathan P. was born in Harrison county in 1818. He was a farmer, stock-dealer and merchant; his grandfather, Richard Cole, was an Englishman, and was sent to Ireland as an officer of the Crown, but was banished on account of his outspoken views.

He came to America, settling among the early pioneers in Harrison county. Jonathan P. was in the pursuit and at the capture of the Rebel Gen. John Morgan, when he made his raid through Indiana and Ohio. Dr. William A.'s maternal grandmother was an own cousin to President Lincoln. His maternal grandfather was of the Barlow family of Kentucky. Dr. William A., the subject of this sketch, was reared on the farm until he was fifteen years old, when he entered the Blue River Academy, in Washington county, then the Paoli High School. During vacation he clerked in his father's store, ran a hucksters wagon, and did various other kinds of work to take up his time. Also taught two schools in Crawford and Martin counties.

In 1875 he commenced the study of medicine under Dr. Lee Hazelwood, of Valeene, Ind., and the next year entered the Miami Medical College at Cincinnati. Graduating from the Medical Department of the University of Louisville, Ky., in 1879, he entered upon the practice of medicine in Martin county, and practiced in that county and Dubois, Pike and Daviess counties until 1885, when he took charge of Hazelwood Springs, at English, Ind., opening them as a summer resort, and superintended them for two years. In l888 he severed his connection with the Springs and resumed active practice of his chosen profession at English, Ind., where he still lives. Dr. Cole's brothers and sisters are: Dr. John A. Cole, Nancy E., Margaret I., Carrie F., Ollive H., Emma H., Prof. Monford M., Alice J., Cora C.

He was married April 25, 1883, to Miss Alice Hazelwood, of Valeene, oldest daughter of Dr. Lee Hazelwood. They have two children, Mary L. and Georgia L.

Dr. Cole has been a Mason twelve years, and is Senior Warden of Crawford Lodge, No. 470.

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ROBERT MARION CRAIG was born in Harrison county, Ind., July 28, 1833, and is a son of William and Elizabeth (Meyers) Craig, natives of Pennsylvania and Virginia respectively. William Craig was the son of Jesse Craig, who emigrated from Pennsylvania about the year 1811, and settled in Harrison county, on Blue River. Elizabeth Meyers Craig was a daughter of John Meyers, a native of Virginia. The subject of this sketch was raised on a farm and educated in the common schools.

He enlisted November 7, 1861, in Co. F, Forty-ninth Indiana Vol. Infantry, and served until Nov. 29, 1864, when, his time having expired, he was honorably discharged. He was in all the battles in which his regiment took part, including the siege of Vicksburg. He entered the service as a private and was mustered out as a first lieutenant, which is a guarantee of his good service as a soldier. After his term of service had expired he returned home and settled down to the quiet life of a farmer, and was married January 5, 1865, to Sarah C. Breeden, daughter of Bryant Breeden, a native of Harrison county. They have three children, viz: Dora, Alta and Robert M. Mr. Craig commenced clerking in l875, continuing the same until 1887, when he engaged in the mercantile business for himself in Leavenworth. He carries a good stock, worth about $3,000, and is an energetic and active business man. He has filled several township offices with great acceptability. He is a G. A. R. member.

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CLARK H. CRECILIUS was born October 7, 1847, in Crawford county, Ind., and is a son of Philip and Drucilla (Enlow) Crecilius, natives of Tennessee, but who came to this State among the pioneers. His grandfather came from Germany in an early day. His parents died when he was but four years of age, and his early life was marked by toil and poverty. For a few years after the death of his parents he found a home with John Glosson, and was then bound to Thomas leghhill, of Harrison county, with whom he remained eight years, when his master died. He then lived with James Highhill until 1862, when he came to Leavenworth, and was given employment by J. H. Lyon, a merchant of that place. Up to this time he had had few advantages for receiving an education, but while with Mr. Lyon he studied at odd times and clerked at $10 per month with "board and washing" included. In June, 1863, he enlisted in Co. C, Seventy-forth Indiana volunteer Infantry, and served until the close of the war. On his discharge from the Army, he returned to the employment of Mr. Lyon, remaining one year. Afterward he attended Hartsville University for six months. He then entered the employment of John S. Whitten, remaining with him until 1870, when he was elected Recorder of the county, and in 1874 was re-elected. At the expiration of his second term, he was elected County Treasurer, and re-elected in 1882. In 1885 he was elected joint-representative from the counties of Crawford and Orange, and served in the Fifty-fourth General Assembly. He next engaged in mercantile business at Marengo, which he followed about two and a half years, acting postmaster the while, and then located at Leavenworth. In 1889 he was appointed clerk to the Ways and Means Committee of the National House of Representatives. In 1869, Mr. Crecilius was married to Miss Katie Wilbur, a daughter of Joseph Wilbur, whose father, William Wilbur, was the second settler of the town. The latter was from New York, and was a soldier in the war of 1812, serving through the struggle as drum-major. The Wilburs removed from New York to Pennsylvania, and to Indiana about the year 1824, settling in Crawford county, near Leavenworth. Joseph Wilbur, the father of Mrs. Crecilius, was born in New York in 1814, and was married at the age of twenty years to Sarah Patrick, a daughter of Brice Patrick, Esq., an early settler of the county. Mr. and Mrs. Crecilius have had six children, viz: Hallie, Frank, Clyde, Sadie, Florence and Gracie. Hallie is married to Sherman W. Stewart, and lives at Marengo. The other children are at home.

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William Jenner was a native of Milltown, IN, born 04NOV1839. He was the son of Stephen and Mary Ann (Lawson) Jenner. He learned Harness making and Blacksmithing. He served in the Federal Army and was Sergeant-Major in the 53rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He served three years and eight months, then farmed and taught school for four years. He practiced dentistry for over 17 years and was elected Justice of the peace in 1880. He married Sallie J. Waltz, of Marengo, on 13 FEB 1866..

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My ggg-grandfather, John Ruth
Much information on this man was given by a great grand daughter, Harriet (Catherine) Burcham Graham, and her daughter, Joda Graham Sinclair. The rest has been searched out and mostly proven. (Harriet is the daughter of Nancy Emily Ruth, who is the daughter of John Ruth, Jr, son of this John Ruth.)

Harriet Burcham Graham is the ggranddaughter of this man, and says she remembers her grandfather saying that his folks were Dutch, and that they came from Holland with the Puritan Fathers, to Mass. He was b. prob. in a Boro outside Boston, in 1751. As a 17 yr. old, he dressed as a Indian, and helped 'throw the tea overboard in the Harbor'. It was said by the family that he served in the Revolutionary War, but can find no proof. There is a mention 3 times of a John Ruth enlistment in Penn. as they enlisted every 3 months, but without papers, DAR is not satisfied. He said he did not want a pension for what he did, as he got what he wanted, "justice".

Married three times. The first wife being a 'bound' girl, who died shortly. She was said to be sixteen when she finished her work as a 'bound girl', and married John.

The second wife, name also unknown, was a widow with 3 children, possibly in NJ. (family history, can find nothing to back this up.) She seemed to be caring too much for the hired man. John said he was leaving in the morning, and packed the wagon. He told her she could either stay or come with him. She stayed. He took their 4 children, and later settled in Clark co, abt. 1800. He married a 3rd time, Catherine Lancaster Holt, who had 3 children, which made 7 children, altogether.

They must have married abt 1800, by the dates of birth of each of their last children, by a previous spouse. ( they had six more children, and I have their dates, and marriages.) 7 children plus 6 children, made 13, but by this time some were married, or away from home.

My original information came from my family history. But have proved most of it with the Marriage CD's., census' and confirmation from Indiana records.

The gov't granted him 80 acres of land. John Ruth, Sr. was granted 80 acres of land about 3 miles north of Taswell. Have checked this. In the Census of Indiana Territory for 1807 (information from:Midwest Hist. & Gen. Society, Wichita, KS C 190 1.) His land is listed as Twp. 21 North of Range 3 West.

40   W   SW   28            80   W   SE   28            40   E   SW   28

Taswell appears to be less than 30 miles from the Ohio River at Leavenworth, IN.

He was on the index to deeds 1789-1801.

Grant #119, later sold by he and his wife, Catherine. Bought from James Ramsey, and sold to Samuel Ramsey.

I also have the (census?), or individuals living in Clark Co in 1807, which includes John Ruth's family.

Indiana is not listed on the 1810 census, with the States.

The 1820 census of Crawford co., Indiana---when Clark was divided into other counties, his area was Crawford.

The 1830 census of Crawford co., Indiana

The 1840 census of Crawford co., Indiana. This was a AIS pensioner census, and gave his age (89) at the time which proved his birth date, 1751

Have his will---
A codicil to his will was Mar. 31, 1837. I believe from the will, he died previous to May 17, 1842.

His land settlement was May 9, 1848, there were some problems with dividing the land, so the judge and family decided it better just to sell the land, and divide the money among the children and grandchildren.

I have all his children, and dates). His son John went to Greene co., Ind. This is my line. This line is easy to document.

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Shelby C. Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Adams, of Jennings township, is a graduate of the Indiana State Normal. He has a B. A. degree from Indiana University and an M. A. degree from Columbia University. At present he is superintendent of the Marengo city schools.

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"Doc" Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen, of Fredonia, is one of Ohio township's noble sons. He is one of the leading dentists in the West.

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Clyde Bird, son of Mr. and Mrs. Reed Bird, of Liberty was born in Johnson township. After graduating from the Marengo High School he entered the Indiana State Normal School, in which he received his elementary training. After teaching in the schools of Crawford County for some time he went to Florida where he was employed to teach in one of the best high schools of the state.

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Arthur Garfield Bobbitt was born in Crawford County. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Bobbitt. Young Bobbitt entered Indiana University where he became a brilliant student of history. His thesis on the Alabama Claims is one of the best ever written. Mr. Bobbitt was employed to teach in the Oak Park High School of Chicago where he has held his position for many years. He is a member of the Republican party.

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Archie N. Bobbitt, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. B. Bobbitt, was born in Jackson township. After graduating from High School he became a teacher. In 1918 he was nominated for clerk on the Republican ticket, but later enlisted in the Navy during the World War. Returning from the war he was nominated by the Republicans for county auditor. After a thorough campaign he was elected by a majority of twenty-three votes. In 1922 he was elected county chairman and in January, 1923, when Thomas J. Jackson became postmaster of New Albany, he was elected district chairman of the Republican party. Those men voting were all the county chairmen of the district. Later, in 1924, he was re-elected by a unanimous vote.

Mr. Bobbitt married Frances Adams, who was a very talented lady in music and art.

At present Mr. Bobbitt is a gasoline collector for the state of Indiana and has his headquarters in the state auditor's office in Indianapolis.

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Franklin Bobbitt, son of James Bobbitt and wife, was born in Crawford County about 1876. After completing the elementary course he entered college where he became a great student of education. Today he is probably the most outstanding figure in all education He confined his work chiefly to the Curriculum, which was published by Houghton Mifflin Company in 1918. Since 1908 he has been associated with Professor Judd in the School of Education of Chicago University.

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Miss Orphia Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Brown, was born in Sterling township. She became a teacher. She was employed at Marengo two years. She is a graduate of the Indiana State Normal School. Later she entered Indiana University where she completed the course for the B. A. degree in June, 1925. Miss Brown is a devoted member of the Christian church of English. In the summer of 1925 she was employed to teach in the city Schools of Crawfordsville. Miss Brown is full of fun, a good girl, and a hard worker in any school where she may be employed. Her noted remarks are: "There is a reason," and a "howling success."

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Jesse A. Breeden was born in Crawford County. He became a teacher. Assisted Emmett Taylor and Professor J ohnson in the normal at Marengo. Entered the ministry about 1897 and had charge of the Methodist church at Leavenworth and Tower for several years. He married a lady by the name of Louden. After leaving the Leavenworth church he has been assigned to various other churches by the Methodist Conference. At date of writing he has been stationed at Worthington, Indiana. He is a man of high ideals, a good citizen and a loyal worker for the church of the living God.

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Frank Crecelius, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Crecelius, was born in Leavenworth. Later he moved to Kentucky where he arose to distinction and was elected secretary of state of Kentucky. At present he is one of the leading dentists of Kentucky.

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Doctor Lancy Conrad, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Conrad of Tower, is a native of Jennings township. He attended common school at Archibald. He entered veterinary college at Terre Haute in 1916 and studied several terms. Then he entered the college at Indianapolis where he graduated. He was the only licensed veterinary in Crawford County. At present he is located at Marengo where he has a large practice.

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John W. Collins, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Collins, of Tower, is a native of Jennings township. For many years he has been one of the leading pastors of the Methodist Episcopal church. He has been located in Indiana for several years.

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Girard Chambers of Marengo is an engineer of note. He platted out the ground on which the Jamestown Exposition was built. After leaving Marengo he was elected county surveyor of Hampton Roads County, Virginia. This occurred about 1907.

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Belvia Cuzzort, who was born in Sterling township, was a graduate from the common schools in 1901. That year she won the medal in a declamatory contest held at Marengo. She entered the State Normal School about 1904 where she graduated in 1910 with distinction. After teaching in the public schools for several years she went to Washington, D. C., where she has an excellent position. Miss Cuzzort is a lady of high ideals and ambitions.

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Court Coleman was born near the Dillman schoolhouse in .Jennings township. He was engaged to teach at Magnolia in 1895. After teaching several years in the schools of Crawford County he moved to Texas where he engaged in business in which he became successful. He is a younger brother of Walter Coleman of Tower.

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Leona P. Donaldson was born in Patoka township. She taught school several years in Crawford County. She attended school at Terre Haute several years. At present she is located at Petersburg, Indiana.

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Charles Deich was a native of Patoka township. He became a teacher. In 1902-3 he taught school in Missouri. In 1904 he was granted a sixty months' license in Indiana. He married Miss Bird of English. He received a life license from the state of Indiana. After teaching seyveral years he became dean of Huntington College, later president of Hedden College, Professor of Education in the Methodist College at Indianolo, Iowa. From there he went to the Pacific coast where he now holds a position in one of the best colleges of our country. Deich is a brilliant student, a loyal friend, and a jolly good fellow.

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Aaron Deich was a native of Patoka township. After graduating from the common schools he became a teacher. He studied in the Central Normal College several years where he was granted a B. A. degree. Later he entered Indiana University and received his B. A. degree. For several years he was superintendent of the city schools of Ossian. The state of Indiana granted Mr. Deich a life license to teach in Indiana.

The last few years Mr. Deich has been one of the leading men in the Lafayette Life Insurance Company. He is widely known in insurance circles. At date of writing he lived in a beautiful home in the city of Danville.

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James R. Duffin was born near West Fork. After graduating from the common schools he entered Central Normal College where he became a brilliant student. In the caucus of township trustees, held at Grantsburg in 1891, he received several votes for county superintendent, but was defeated. In 1893 he was elected county superintendent of schools. He held this office till 1897 when Charles A. Robertson defeated him.

On retiring from office he went to New Albany and Louisville where he engaged in business. Being an energetic man he soon made a success. He lived there at date of writing.

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Victor B. Everdon, son of William and Alice Everdon, was a native of Jennings township. After graduating from the common schools he entered the Leavenworth High School where he graduated in l91l. He entered the Indiana State Normal from which he graduated. The Leavenworth School Board engaged him as superintendent of the city schools where he was employed for several years. In 1924 he was employed to teach at Clifford, where he was supervisor of three schools.

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Elbert Ewing, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Ewing, was born in Perry County . He moved to Crawford County in the spring of 1904. He became a teacher. He graduated from the Leavenworth High School in 1910. He entered the State Normal School in 1910, from which he graduated.

When the United States entered the World War in 1917 he volunteered. After spending several weeks in the training camps he crossed the seas and was on the firing line for a long time. At the close of the war he returned to the United States and engaged in teaching. At date of writing he is a teacher in the city schools at Markle.

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V. Ed. Funk was born in Milltown. After graduation from the Milltown High School he entered Central Normal College where he studied law. He taught school for ten years in Milltown. He was superintendent of the Milltown High School when it received its commission in 1913. Since 1922 he has been assistant reporter of the State Supreme Court.

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John B. Funk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mack Funk, of Milltown, was cashier of the Milltown Bank. He married Miss Ola Bird of Marengo. He is now head of the leading bank at Central City, Kentucky.

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J. Frank Jenner was educated at Leavenworth. He is now one of the leading Methodist Episcopal ministers of the state. At date of writing he is located at Petersburg.

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Torrence Fields, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Fields, was born near Eckerty. After studying several terms in Danville he entered Indiana University where he received his B. A. degree in 1925. Fields became interested in insurance work. He has been engaged for some time in writing life insurance for the Lafayette Life Insurance Company. One may predict for Mr. Fields a bright future.

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Charles Gilliland, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Gilliland, was born near Beechwood, Indiana. After attending school at Jerico for several years he graduated from the common school. After studying at Danville several terms he became a teacher in Crawford County. Later he moved to St. Louis and became a dentist. Being energetic he built up a large patronage. He is today one of the leading dentists of that city.

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Jessie L. Hanger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Hanger, was born near Marengo in Liberty township. After graduating from the Marengo High School in 1911 she entered the teaching vocation. In 1916 the Indiana Central College conferred on her the B. A. degree. Since graduating from Indiana Central in 1916 she has done post-graduate work in Chicago and Harvard Universities. In 1925 she returned to accept the English Department of Indiana Central College.

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Doctor O. E. Hawn, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Hawn, of Leavenworth, was born in Leavenworth where he received his early schooling. Later he studied dentistry. On returning from dental college he began practicing in Leavenworth. After several years' work in Leavenworth he moved to Indianapolis where he has a large practice. Doctor Hawn married Miss Grace Allen, who was one of the popular girls of Leavenworth. She was a daughter of W. B. Allen. Mr. Allen is a strong supporter of the Republican party.

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Arthur B. Harris is a Crawford County boy. He worked in the Southern Railroad office at Marengo for some time. He was president of the Marengo School Board for awhile. He became agent for the Aetna Insurance Company where he is now one of the most important agents in the state. Not many in the United States have a better record than A. B. Harris. At present he lives in Indianapolis and has a beautiful office in the Terminal Building.

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John Hanger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hanger, was born in the little town of Alton. After graduating from the Alton schools he studied for the ministry. The Methodist Conference gave him a church. After serving in many fields with honor to the church and credit to himself he located in Indianapolis. From there he travels far and wide doing evangelistic work.

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Temple H. Hollcroft, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hollcroft, was born in Alton where he received his early training. After completing his high school course he entered collage where he became a great student of mathematics. At present Professor Hollcroft has been teaching mathematics in one of the best colleges in New York. Professor Hollcroft is related to Captain Hollcroft, who fought so gallantly in the Civil War, while attending Hanover College he made the highest grades ever given any student by the college.

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L. A. Helmbrecht was born near Taswell in Patoka township. After teaching school a year or two he was engaged to travel for the Yeast Foam Company. Later he became interested in banking. He is now employed as cashier of the Crawford County State Bank at English. Mr. Helmbrecht is a good business man whose faithful service has added much to the success of the bank.

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Lewis Gresham Jones was born near English. When he was a small boy Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Beasley took him to raise. He studied in the English schools for some time. Making license he was engaged to teach. He married Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Froman's daughter, but the marriage was not a fortunate one. He was defeated for county superintendent on one occasion by one vote. Later he moved to Kansas and Oklahoma where he is making good . In politics Lou was a great worker for the Democrats.

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William H. Kendall, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Kendall, was born in Leavenworth where he received his elementary and High School education. He entered the seminary where he studied for the ministry. He was given a charge in the Presbyterian church in Illinois Later he located in St. Louis where he was a pastor for several years. In 1924 he received a call to come to the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis ,were he is located at present. Aunt Rebecca Kendall of Leavenworth, probably one of the earlier members of the Methodist Episcopal church, was his grandmother.

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Franklin Columbus Landrus, son of William H. and Alice Landrus, was born in Jennings township. After graduating from the common schools he studied for some time in the Leavenworth High School. After teaching several district schools he entered the Indiana State Normal from which he graduated. He was employed to teach in the Westland High School, in Hancock County, and later entered business there. Mr. Landrus has been one of the most brilliant boys of our county.

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Elmer McCullum, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan McCullum, is a native of Leavenworth. After graduating from the Leavenworth High School he taught school several years in Jennings township. Then he was employed to teach in Leawnworth. From there he went to English as superintendent of the city schools. Then he was employed as principal of the Jeffersonville schools where he later became superintrndent. He is a graduate of the State Normal and has done much work in Indiana University. Mr. McCullum is a gifted speaker.

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Charles Melton, who is a native of English, is a son of Joel Melton. He is a graduate of Indiana State Normal. He taught school in Tippecanoe County one year. Then he ws engaged to teach in various high schools of Indiana and Illinois. Mr. Melton has the quality which wins friends every where he goes.

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Monroe Melton is the son of Joel Melton of English. He is a graduate of the Indiana State Normal. He was employed as superintendent of the English school for several years. He traveled for the Macmillan Company for some time and returned to the teaching vocation. At present he is superintendent of one of the best high schools in Illinois.

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Otto Moery was born near Wickliffe, Indiana and taught school for seyeral years in Patoka township. While teaching at .J asper he met Miss Green whom he married. He is a graduate of the Indiana State Normal. Mr. Moery entered the weather bureau at Washington and was stationed at Terre Haute. He has won many promotions until today he is one of the leading men in the department.

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Albert Mock is a native of Patoka township. He graduated from the common schools and taught several schools in Patoka township. He entered Indiana State Normal from which he graduated. While teaching at Plainville he met Miss Killein, whom he later married. Being tired of teaching he entered the weather bureau at Washington. Later he returned to the teaching profession and became superintendent of the city schools at Mulberry. After teaching at Mulberry several years he accepted a position to teach in Butler College. Mr. Mock has his A.B. and A. M. degrees from Indiana University.

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Frank Mock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Mock, was born in Leavenworth. He graduated from the Leavenworth High School and studied dentistry. After completing his course of study he located at Marengo. He married Marie Shrewsbury, daughter of Mr. Shrewsbury, cashier of the Leavenworth Bank. After living in Marengo a few years Mr. and Mrs. Mock located in Louisville where he has built up a great practice. He is a hard worker, a faithful friend, and a good citizen of his country.

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L. C. Murr, a native of Crawford County, leading Methodist minister of Indianapolis. He is now chaplain of the Reformatory at Pendleton.

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J. E. Murr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Murr, is another Crawford County boy who has won the respect and confidence of all good people. At present he is district superintendent of the New Albany Methodist church.

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Ivan Noblitt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Columbus Noblitt, grew up near Taswell. He graduated from the Indiana State Normal School and has been employed as a teacher in the West Terre Haute city schools for several years.

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William B. Pleasant and Walter A. Pleasant are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pleasant. After teaching school a few years their father sold his farm in Union township and located in Ottawa, Kansas. Here the boys entered the practice of law. W. B. Pleasant married a Miss Proctor of Milltown. Both have been elected state attorney and representative of their county. In the practice of law they have made good.

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Tower Parkhill, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Parkhill, is a native of Jennings township. He graduated from Leavenworth High School and attended Purdue University. He served in the United States Army during the World War, and after being discharged was engaged to teach in the schools of Quincy, Illinois.

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John Paris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Paris, was born in Leavenworth. He graduated from the Leavenworth High School. He studied law in New Albany and became an active politician. He was elected judge of Floyd County on the Democratic ticket. Paris is one of the most popular judges of southern Indiana.

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David A. Rothrock is a native of Crawford County. He has been one of the leading teachers of mathematics in Indiana for many years. He has his Doctor's degree from one of the best schools. At present he is dean of Indiana University. He is a gentleman who is well liked by his pupils, a good citizen, and a leading legislator of Indiana.

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M. W. Rothrock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Rothrock, was born at Wyandotte, Indiana. After teaching school several years he entered medical college at Louisville where he completed a course. At present he is one of the leading doctors of Evansville.

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Logan Riddle is another Crawford County boy who made good. He married a Miss Lyons of Schooner Point where he lived on a large farm for some time. At present he is located near New Albany.

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Floyd Roach was one of the popular teachers of Crawford County for several years. He married a sister of Mrs. Logan Riddle. He is located near New Albany.

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Jesse Riddle, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Riddle, was born in Ohio township. For many years he was one of the leading teachers of the county. At present he is located in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Charles T. Riddle, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Riddle, is a graduate of the Central Normal College . He taught school several years in Ohio township. He was superintendent of the English schools one term. He is one of the leading business men in Missouri.

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John Shafer, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church of Lincoln, Illinois, is a native of Jennings township. He has been a leading minister of the Methodist Episcopal church for many years.

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Lyman Schoonover, a native of Whisky Run township, is one of the leading United Brethren ministers of Anderson, Indiana.

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Knoeful Summers, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Summers, was born in Marengo. He graduated from Marengo High School and received his B. A. degree from Indiana University. He was superintendent of the Marengo city schools for four years. At present he is one of the leading bankers of Louisville.

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Elzie Lee Stewart, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Stewart, was born at Tower. He graduated from Leavenworth High School and entered the State Normal from which he graduated in 1911. After receiving his B. A. degree from Indiana University he taught for several years at South Bend. At present he is teaching in one of the leading cities of Michigan.

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Sam Shaw, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Shaw, was a native of Jennings township. After teaching school a few years hr entered the Louisville School of Medicine where he graduated. At present he is located at Shaw, Colorado.

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Edward A. Tower was born near Leavenworth, Indiana. He graduated from Indiana State Normal in 1891. He married and 1ocated near Battle Ground where he was superintendent of the Battle Ground schoo1s for many years. He is one of the leading farmers of Tippecanoe County.

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Emmett Taylor was born near Marengo. He studied in Professor Johnsonís Academy. He taught school at Alton several years. He was also principal of the Jeffersonville city schools for a time. He is now located in the South.

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Mack Tucker, son of A. B. Tucker and wife of Eckerty, attended school at Danville. He was in the World War and went overseas for several months. He returned to America and graduated from Indiana University with distinction for hard work and manly conduct. At present he is teaching in northern Indiana.

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Lee Taylor is a native of Sterling township. He graduated from the leading school of our county. Has studied in the East. At present he is one of the leading teachers of the state.

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Ethel Beatrice Tower, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Tower, is a Jennings township girl. She graduated from the Leavenworth High School in 1910. She was educated at the Terre Haute State Normal. She was a teacher for several years in the Leavenworth city schools. She is now located at Allendale, Illinois.

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Joel Timberlake is native of Boone township. Many years ago he moved to Mount Carmel, Illinois. In the fall of 1924 he was elected county superintendent of the schools out there.

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Ora Isaiah Tower, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Tower, of Tower, was a native of Jennings township. He graduated from the Louisville School of Medicine. He is located in California, where he has made good.

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Alfonso W. Tower was a native of Jennings township. He graduated from DePauw University, and is located in Los Angeles, California.

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Simon Vandiveer was born near English, Indiana. After teaching school a few years he engaged in the study of law and located at Princeton where he is now one of the prominent lawyers of the state. He was appointed judge of Gibson County March 1, 1913.

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Charles Wood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benton Wood, was born in Boone Township. He was graduated from the Indiana State Normal School and is now teaching manual training in the city schools of Marion, Indiana.

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W. G. Willis, a native of West Fork, attended school at Danville. He is one of the strongest teachers ever sent out from West Fork.

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Garrett Reed Weathers, son of Major and Mrs. W. V. Weathers, of Marengo, is one of the leading manual training teachers of Indiana. He was educated at Terre Haute State Normal.

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Elmer Lee Weathers was born in Marengo, Indiana. For many years he was one of the leading teachers of Crawford County. At present he is located near Hammond, Indiana.

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John Henry Weathers was born at Marengo. He studied in the academy with Professor Johnson. He read law at Leavenworth and entered the race for judge in 1896, being defeated by Judge Cook by fifty-two votes. He continued the study of law. At present he is one of the leading lawyers of Indiana. He is a man of high ideals and is now located at New Albany.

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John Richard Weathers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Weathers, was born in a log house near Marengo in 1847. He enlisted in the army in 1861. An account of his war experience is found elsewhere in this book. After the war Mr. Weathers became a teacher. He was principal of the Cannelton schools many years, at the close of which they gave him a gold-headed cane. He went to Washington in 1890 as a clerk and held this position until 1920. For many years Mr. Weathers has been writing a grammar. From his long experience in school work and his knowledge and use of the English language, one may expect this book to be a valuable gift to all.

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