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BABCOCK, ROBERT WESTON: 1893-1963

Robert Weston Babcock was born in Chicago, Ill., in 1893. He received the bachelor of laws degree from Northwestern University in 1917. Later he practiced law in Arizona and homesteaded a ranch there. Babcock started teaching English at Purdue University in 1920 where he also served as university editor, 1927-50. He was an authority on Shakespeare and died in 1963.

Information from Purdue University Library.

BAIN, HARRY FOSTER: 1872-1948

Harry Foster Bain was born in Seymour, Ind., on Nov. 2, 1872. He was the son of William M. and Radie Foster Bain. He received a B.S. degree from Moores Hill College, 1890; attended Johns Hopkins University, 1891-93; and earned a Ph.D. degree from the University of Chicago, 1897. He married Mary Wright on Dec. 1, 1902, and they had one daughter, Margaret. Bain began his career working as a geologist in Iowa , 1893-1900; in Colorado , 1901-03; and for the U.S. government, 1903-06. He was director of the Illinois Geological Survey, 1905-09; editor for the Mining and Scientific Press ( San Francisco ), 1909-15; and editor of MINING MAGAZlNE ( London ), 1915-16. He participated in Far East explorations, 1916-17 and 1919-20, and was assistant director of the U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1918-19, and director, 1921-24. He worked as a consulting engineer in Argentina, 1924-25, and Colombia , 1929. Bain wrote many bulletins on the mineral industries for the U.S. Geological Survey and died on March. 9, 1948.

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  • Ores and Industry in the Far East; the Influence of Key Mineral Resources on the Development of Oriental Civilization. New York, 1927.Search "Ores and Industry in the Far East; the Influence of Key Mineral
                                        Resources on the Development of Oriental Civilization" by BAIN, HARRY FOSTER: 1872-1948 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Ores and Industry in South America (withThomas T. Read). New York, 1934.Search "Ores and Industry in South America" by BAIN, HARRY FOSTER: 1872-1948 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Alaska's Minerals As a Basis for Industry. Washington, D.C., 1946.Search "Alaska's Minerals As a Basis for Industry" by BAIN, HARRY FOSTER: 1872-1948 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BAIRD, ALBERT CRAIG: 1883-

Albert Craig Baird was born in Vevay, Ind., on Oct. 20, 1883, the son of William J. and Sarah Hedden Baird. On June. 26, 1923, he married Marion Peirce and they had one daughter, Mary Barbara. He earned the A.B. degree from Wabash College, 1907; the B.D. degree from Union Theological Seminary, 1910; and the A.M. degree from Columbia University, 1912. Baird taught at Ohio Wesleyan University, 1910-11; Dartmouth College, 1911-13; and Bates College, 1913-25. In 1925 he joined the department of speech at the State University of Iowa. He was awarded the Litt. D. degree by Wabash College in 1932. He has edited a number of volumes including the annual series Representative American Speeches.

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BAKER, FRANK SHEAFFER: 1910-

Frank Sheaffer Baker was born on May. 20, 1910, in Findlay, Ohio, the son of Frank K. and Jennie Sheaffer Baker. He married Marion Weir on June. 25, 1935, and they had three children: Weir, Barbara, and Marilyn. He received the A.B. degree in 1930 from the College of Wooster and the A.M. degree from Harvard University in 1943. He did graduate study at Ball State and Indiana universities. Baker was a schoolteacher from 1933 to 1946 in Anderson, Ind. In 1946 he joined the faculty of Hanover College where he taught English and journalism and became director of public information in 1962.

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BAKER, HARRY JAMES: 1894-

Born on Aug. 11, 1894, in Worthington, Ind., Harry James Baker, Jr. , is the son of Harry James and Gertrude Keach Baker. He graduated from Worthington High School in 1912 and attended the University of Illinois for three years. He returned to Worthington and worked in the local banks; was postmaster for four years; and was employed as a grocer in the family business. He married Martha Marie Hickam on Aug. 13, 1921, and they had two children, Martha Lou and Harry James III. After serving in World War I, Baker became landscape supervisor for the Indiana State Highway Department and was district supervisor of the Indiana Roadside Council. Since his retirement he spends his time as a genealogist and promotes the planting of rare and unusual trees.

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BAKER, IRA OSBORN: 1853-1925

Ira Osborn Baker was born in Linton, Ind., on Sept. 23, 1853, the son of Hiram Walker and Amanda Osborn Baker. He received all of his academic degrees from the University of Illinois: B.S. in 1874, C.E. in 1877, and D.Eng. in 1903. His first wife was Emma Burr whom he married on Aug. 5, 1877, and on Aug. 7, 1913, he married Angle Ewing Ritter. Baker spent his entire career teaching civil engineering and physics at the University of Illinois where he began in 1874. He died on Nov. 8, 1925.

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BAKER, MARVIN G.: 1925-

Marvin G. Baker , son of Glenn and Iva Mahres Baker, was born on Oct. 23, 1925, in Kokomo, Ind. He received the degrees of B.Rel. in 1947 and B.S.Ed. in 1949 from Marion College and A.M. in 1953 and Ed.D. in 1964 from Ball State University. He also attended Bethel College, Azusa College, and Pacific University. On Aug. 11, 1946, he married Lois E. Jackson and they had three children: Evangeline, Verna Jean, and Della Jane. Baker was a minister in Dowagiac, Mich., 1947-48. He was an English and music teacher at Andrews High School ( Ind. ), 1949-50; music and speech instructor at George Fox College (Newberg, Oreg.), 1950-52; music teacher at Willamina Public School ( Oreg. ), 1952-54; elementary school teacher in the Marion public schools ( Ind. ), 1954-61; and a National Defense Education Act fellow at Ball State University, 1961-62. He became professor of education and chairman of the department of education at Indiana Central College ( Indianapolis ) in 1962.

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BAKER, MYLA Jo CLOSSER (MRS. FRANK T.): 1880-1962

Myla Jo Closser was born in Indianapolis, Ind., in 1880. She was the daughter of Joseph and Louise Paddock Closser. She married Frank Tarkington Baker on Oct. 21, 1901. Mrs. Baker wrote short stories, poems, and a play under her maiden name. For many years she had articles and various writings published in newspapers and magazines. One of her stories entitled "At the Gate" was reprinted in a slim volume with "Emma," a story by her sister Louise Closser Hale. Mrs. Baker died in 1962.

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BAKER, NEWMAN FREESE: 1898-1941

Newman Freese Baker , son of James William and Bertha Freese Baker, was born in Worthington, Ind., on Feb. 18, 1898. He received the degrees of A.B. from Southwestern College (Winfield, Kans.), 1917; A.M. in 1920 and LL.B. in 1923 from the University of Missouri; and J.S.D. from the University of Chicago, 1926. He married Lenore Grubbs on May. 19, 1923, and they had two children, William Spencer and Lenore. Baker was an instructor of history at the University of Missouri, 1920-23, and taught political science at Oklahoma City University, 1923-25. He was a graduate fellow at the University of Chicago, 1925-26, and was admitted to the Missouri bar in 1926. He taught law at the following schools: University of Wisconsin, 1927; Louisiana State University, 1927-28; Tulane University, 1928-30; and Northwestern University, 1930-41. He served as secretary of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology and was a member of the Chicago Crime Commission. Baker died on Sept. 5, 1941.

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BALDWIN, DAVID ALLEN: 1936-

David Allen Baldwin was born on July. 28, 1936, in Indianapolis, Ind. He married Marilyn Austin and they had two daughters, Sarah and Rebecca. He received the A.B. degree from Indiana University in 1958, did graduate work at the University of Michigan, and earned the Ph.D. degree from Princeton University in 1965. Baldwin joined the Dartmouth College faculty in 1965 as assistant professor of government and assistant to the director of the Public Affairs Center. He served in the U.S. Army and was awarded a Woodrow Wilson fellowship, 1958-59, and a Brookings Institution research fellowship, 1964-65.

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BALDWIN, WILLIAM RUSSELL: 1926-

William Russell Baldwin was born in Danville, Ind., on July. 29, 1926. He received the D.Optom. degree in 1951 from Pacific University and the degrees of M.S. in 1956 and Ph.D. in 1965 from Indiana University. He married in 1947 and had two children. Baldwin taught at Indiana University, 1954-63; was dean of the college of optometry, Pacific University, 1963-69; and became president of the Massachusetts College of Optometry in 1969. He served in the U.S. Navy, 1944-46, and became a member of the board of directors of the American Optometry Foundation in 1969.

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BALL, EDMUND FERDINAND: 1905-

Edmund Ferdinand Ball , son of Edmund Burke and Bertha Crosley Ball, was born in Muncie, Ind., on Jan. 8, 1905. He was a student at Wabash College, 1923-25, and received the Ph.B. degree from Yale University page: [26][View Page [26]] in 1928. On Jan. 11, 1936, he married Isabel Urban and they had three children: Frank Edmund, Marilyn Bertha, and Fredrick Crosley. He married his second wife, Virginia Beall Stewart, on June. 28, 1952, and their children are Robert Burke and Nancy Lee. Ball became associated with the family business, Ball Brothers Company, Inc., in 1928. He served as president during 1948-63 and again in 1968 and became chairman of the board of directors in 1956. He is president of the Ball Brothers Foundation and has served on the boards of a number of midwestern corporations, charitable organizations, and educational institutions. Ball is interested in aviation and is a licensed commercial pilot. He was awarded the honorary degrees of LL.D. by Ball State University and DePauw University and Doctor of Humanities by Wabash College.

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  • Staff Officer with the Fifth Army; Sicily, Salerno, and Anzio. New York, 1958.Search "Staff Officer with the Fifth Army; Sicily, Salerno, and
                                        Anzio" by BALL, EDMUND FERDINAND: 1905- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • From Fruit Jars to Satellites; the Story of Ball Brothers Company, Incorporated. New York, 1960.Search "From Fruit Jars to Satellites; the Story of Ball Brothers Company,
                                        Incorporated" by BALL, EDMUND FERDINAND: 1905- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BALL, RACHEL STUTSMAN: 1894-

Rachel Stutsman Ball was born in Greencastle, Ind., on April. 17, 1894. She was married and had two children. She received the A.B. degree from the University of Missouri in 1919 and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Chicago in 1928. Mrs. Ball was associated with the Merrill-Palmer School, 1922-36, and taught psychology at Goucher College, 1945-46. From 1947 until her retirement in 1964, she taught at Arizona State University. She has continued to serve as a research consultant to the Merrill-Palmer School.

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BALLENGER, HOWARD CHARLES: 1886-

Howard Charles Ballenger was born in Economy, Ind., on Aug. 17, 1886, the son of Jacob O. and Jenny Osborn Ballenger. He graduated from Earlham College and received an M.D. degree from Indiana University. He married Bessie Taylor on Aug. 15, 1912, and they had three children: Barbara T., John J., and H. Charles, Jr. Ballenger was associate professor of otology at Northwestern University; a consultant on otology for the U.S. Public Health Service; and a private practitioner.

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  • Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat; a Manual for Students and Practitioners (withA. G. Wippern). Philadelphia, 1917.Search "Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat; a Manual for Students and
                                        Practitioners" by BALLENGER, HOWARD CHARLES: 1886- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • A Manual of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology. Philadelphia, 1940.Search "A Manual of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology" by BALLENGER, HOWARD CHARLES: 1886- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BALLENGER, WILLIAM LINCOLN: 1861-

1915. William Lincoln Ballenger was born in Economy, Ind., on April. 26, 1861. He was the son of William and Lydia Ann Starbuck Ballenger. He attended Earlham College in 1881 and received an M.D. degree from Bellevue Hospital Medical College, New York University, in 1886. He married Ada Poarch on July. 15, 1886. Ballenger began his medical career as a general practitioner in Richmond, Ind., 1886-93, and in Evanston, Ill., 1893-95, later limiting his practice to otology and laryngology. In 1895 he started teaching at the University of Illinois. He became professor of otology and laryngology in the medical department of that institution in 1903 and remained there until his death on Dec. 21, 1915.

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BAMBERGER, LAURA OWEN MILLER (MRs. JULIAN): 1914-

Born in Indianapolis, Ind., on April. 22, 1914, Laura Owen Miller is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel D. Miller. She attended Tudor Hall in Indianapolis and graduated from Knox School (Cooperstown, N.Y.) in 1932. For several years she worked as a reporter and columnist for the Indianapolis NEWS. She has done free-lance writing, contributing articles and short stories page: [27][View Page [27]] to several American and Canadian magazines. In 1956 she married Julian Bamberger.

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BANET, CHARLES HENRY: 1922-

A native of Fort Wayne, Ind., Charles Henry Banet was born on Dec. 8, 1922, the son of Alexander and Cecilia Marie Henry Banet. He earned the A.B. degree from Saint Joseph's College (Rensselaer, Ind.), 1950, and the A.M. in L.S. degree from the University of Michigan, 1952. Banet joined the Society of Precious Blood in 1937 and was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1949. From 1949 to 1952 he served churches in Wisconsin, Louisiana, and Ohio . He was director of libraries at Saint Joseph's College (Renesselaer), 1952-65, where he was also vice president, 1964-65, and became president in 1965. Banet was awarded the D.Litt. degree by Saint Joseph's College (East Chicago, Ind.) in 1969.

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BANNER, PATRICIA: 1900-

Patricia Banner was born in Gibson, Tenn., in 1900. She graduated from Stephens College in 1919 and became an Indiana resident in 1924. She began writing articles and verse for Indianapolis newspapers around 1936. For many years she wrote the column "Day Dreams" which appeared in the RUSHVILLE REPUBLICAN ( Ind. ). She has lectured on the subject of modern poetry and worked as a reviewer of new publications in that field. Miss Banner's verse has been printed in several anthologies of modern poetry.

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BANTA, ARTHUR MANGUN: 1877-1946

Arthur Mangun Banta was born near Greenwood, Ind., on Dec. 31, 1877. He was the son of James Henry and Mary Mangun Banta. He received the B.S. degree from Central Normal College ( Ind. ) in 1898 and the degrees of A.B. in 1903 and A.M. in 1904 from Indiana University. He was an Edward Austin fellow, 1905-06, and earned the Ph.D. degree from Harvard University in 1907. He married Mary Charlotte Slack on July. 26, 1906, and they had three children: James Jerry, Ruth, and Leah Margaret. Banta held several teaching positions in zoology, 1895-1909, before becoming a resident investigator at the Station for Experimental Evolution of the Carnegie Institution (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.), 1909-30. He joined the faculty of Brown University in 1930 as a research professor in biology where he remained until his death on Jan. 2, 1946. Banta was an associate with the Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1930-32 and 1936-37, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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  • The Fauna of Mayfield's Cave. Washington, D. C., 1907.Search "The Fauna of Mayfield's Cave" by BANTA, ARTHUR MANGUN: 1877-1946 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Selection in Cladocera on the Basis of a Physiological Character. Washington, D. C., 1921.Search "Selection in Cladocera on the Basis of a Physiological
                                        Character" by BANTA, ARTHUR MANGUN: 1877-1946 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Studies on the Physiology, Genetics, and Evolution of Some Cladocera (with others). Washington, D. C., 1939.Search "Studies on the Physiology, Genetics, and Evolution of Some
                                        Cladocera (with others)" by BANTA, ARTHUR MANGUN: 1877-1946 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BANTA, FRANK GRAHAM: 1918-

A native of Franklin, Ind., Frank Graham Banta was born on May. 31, 1918, the son of Frank C. and Caroline Graham Banta. He received the A.B. degree from Indiana University, 1939; the A.M. degree from the University of Maryland, 1941; and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Berne ( Switzerland ), 1951. Banta was an assistant and instructor at the University of Maryland during 1939-44. He taught at the University of Illinois, 1951-64, where he was also chairman of Germanic languages, 1955-64. He joined the faculty of Indiana University in 1964 and served in the U.S. Army, 1944-46.

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  • Abweichende Spät- und Vulgärlateinische Perfektbildungen. Freiburg in der Schweiz, 1950.Search "Abweichende Spät- und Vulgärlateinische
                                        Perfektbildungen" by BANTA, FRANK GRAHAM: 1918- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
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BANTA, RICHARD ELWELL: 1904-

Born in Martinsville, Ind., on Feb. 16, 1904, Richard Elwell Banta is the son of William Atley and Pearle Edna Elwell Banta. He lived in Los Angeles with his family for two years before taking up permanent residence in Indiana in 1909. He attended the Crawfordsville public schools and Wabash College. While in college he wrote articles and drew illustrations for the CHICAGO DAILY NEWS, COLLEGE HUMOR, WEIRD TALES, and other periodicals and newspapers. In 1926 he married Caroline Kennedy French and they had one daughter, Kathleen Ann. In 1925 Banta formed an advertising agency and sold it in 1934. He organized a book business in 1930, selling antiquarian and trade books to academic libraries throughout the country, and continued that operation until his retirement in 1969. From 1937 to 1955 he was part-time assistant to the president of Wabash College, handling real estate and supervising the library, public relations, and physical plant. Although not formally trained in the subject, Banta became interested in American history. He read widely and while in his middle thirties began to speak and write in that field, contributing to learned journals, periodicals, and encyclopedias. He edited several works including Hoosier Caravan and Indiana Authors and Their Books, 1816-1916. He is a member of the editorial committee of Indiana Authors and Their Books, 1917-1966, supplement to the original volume, and an adviser to the present editor. Banta was awarded an honorary Litt.D. degree by Wabash College in 1961. He was an American Academy of Social and Political Science fellow.

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BARAL, ROBERT: 1910-

Robert Baral was born on April. 2, 1910, in Fort Wayne, Ind. He attended Indiana University and was a reporter for the Fort Wayne JOURNAL-GAZETTE for three years. He worked for VARIETY as a staff reporter in 1937 and became a roving reporter for that periodical in 1940. Baral has done free-lance publicity work for several companies in the motion picture industry.

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BARCE, ELMORE: 1872-

Elmore Barce was born in Will County, Ill., on Dec. 5, 1872, the son of Lyman M. and Rebecca Frances Ricker Barce. In 1875 he moved to Benton County, Ind., with his family. After graduating from Goodland High School, he taught school for several years and studied law at Valparaiso University. He was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1897. Barce was actively involved in local politics and held many public offices. Interested in the history of Fowler, Ind., and Benton County , he held memberships in the Indiana Historical Society and the Tri-County Historical Society (past president).

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BARD, HARRY ERWIN: 1867-1955

Harry Erwin Bard was born in Crawfordsville, Ind., on Aug. 22, 1867, and was the son of Henry and page: [29][View Page [29]] Catherine Yoder Bard. He received the following degrees: A.B. in 1894 and A.M. in 1898 from Wabash College; A.M. in 1907 and Ph.D. in 1909 from Columbia University; and a doctor's diploma in administration of education from Teachers College, Columbia University, in 1909. In 1902 he married Isabella Jane Wilkie. Bard was an instructor at both Wabash College, 1894-95, and Adams Collegiate Institute in New York , 1895-96, before becoming a superintendent of schools in the Philippine Islands , 1901-06. During 1907-09 he was a research scholar at Teachers College and served as official adviser to the Ministry of Instruction in Peru , 1909-12 and 1919. After doing research work in Paris , 1912-13, he was organizing director for the Pan American Division of the American Association of International Conciliation, 1913-15, and secretary of the Pan American Society of the United States , 1915-19. As general director of public instruction in Peru in 1920, Bard was in charge of reorganization of the public school system under the new school law. He died on July. 11, 1955.

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  • The City School District, Statutory Provisions for Organization and Fiscal Affairs. New York, 1909.Search "The City School District, Statutory Provisions for Organization
                                        and Fiscal Affairs" by BARD, HARRY ERWIN: 1867-1955 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Intellectual and Cultural Relations Between the United States and the Other Republics of America. Washington, D.C., 1914.Search "Intellectual and Cultural Relations Between the United States and
                                        the Other Republics of America" by BARD, HARRY ERWIN: 1867-1955 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BARD, WILLIAM EARL: 1892-

Born in Knightstown, Ind., on June. 8, 1892, William Earl Bard is the son of Frank Irving and Ida May Paramore Bard. He attended Allen Academy (Bryan, Texas) and Southern Methodist University. On Dec. 24, 1916, he married Ethel Dyer. Bard entered the Methodist ministry in 1916 and continued until 1926 when he retired to look after his father's business concerns. He received numerous awards for his writing, some of which has appeared in several anthologies.

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BARINGER, WILLIAM ELDON: 1909-

The son of Fred C. and Retta Henry Baringer, William Eldon Baringer was born in Jamestown, Ind., on July. 19, 1909. He married Helen Louise Eyman in 1937 and they had two daughters, Elizabeth Ann and Carol Sue. He received all of his academic degrees from the University of Illinois: B.S. in 1931, A.M. in 1932, and Ph.D. in 1940. Baringer taught at Thornburn Junior High School (Urbana, Ill.), 1935-40; Gogebic Community College (Ironwood, Mich.), 1940-42; Tulane University, 1942-43; and the University of Florida beginning in 1947 where he became professor of social sciences. He was executive secretary of the Abraham Lincoln Association (Springfield, Ill.), 1943-47, and executive director of the Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission, 1958-60. Baringer is an authority on Abraham Lincoln and has compiled several volumes about him. He was editor of the ABRAHAM LINCOLN QUARTERLY, 1945-47, and has contributed to Encyclopaedia Britannica. He was awarded the Diploma of Honor by Lincoln Memorial University in 1959 and the Litt.D. degree by Lincoln College in 1965.

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BARKER, MYRTIE LILLIAN: 1910-

Myrtie Lillian Barker was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on July. 24, 1910, the daughter of Harry G. and Mary A. Bush Barker. She was privately educated by tutors after a polio attack in 1921; graduated from the Indianapolis Piano School in 1928; and studied at Indiana University. Miss Barker was a special writer for the SHERIDAN NEWS from 1937 to 1949. She became a columnist for the Indianapolis NEWS in 1949 and writes the "My Window" column which appears in that newspaper thrice weekly. She has done free-lance writing and has contributed to magazines and farm periodicals. She received the Freedoms Foundation Award for two newspaper columns, "May It Always Be the Land of the Free" in 1960 and "Freedom Books Are Thrillers But page: [30][View Page [30]] Go Begging" in 1963, and has won four first place awards.

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BARKER, PHOEBE ALICE CAYWOOD (MRS. CHARLES E.): 1868-1943

A native of Avon, Ind., Phoebe Alice Caywood was born on Sept. 11, 1868, the daughter of John E. and Hannah B. Caywood. She attended school in Washington Township. On Feb. 27, 1889, she married Charles E. Barker and they had five children: Mary Euphias, Edith, Clarice Miriam, Arthur, and Maurice Ross. Mrs. Barker died on March. 14, 1943.

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  • Warp and Woof, Recollections of My Life with Grandmother and of Early Days in Hendricks County …. Plainfield, Ind., 1966.Search "Warp and Woof, Recollections of My Life with Grandmother and of
                                        Early Days in Hendricks County …" by BARKER, PHOEBE ALICE CAYWOOD (MRS. CHARLES E.): 1868-1943 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BARNARD, JOB: 1844-1923

Born in Porter County, Ind., on June. 8, 1844, Job Barnard was the son of William and Sally Williams Barnard. He attended Valparaiso Male and Female Institute but earned the degrees of LL.B. in 1867 and LL.D. in 1907 from the University of Michigan. He married Florence A. Putnam on Sept. 25, 1867. Barnard served in the Civil War, 1862-65, and practiced law in Crown Point, Richmond, Ind., and Washington, D.C., 1867-99. He was associate justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia from 1899 until he retired in 1914. He died in 1923.

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  • Genealogical Sketches of the Andrew Putnam Family. Conneaut, Ohio, 1919.Search "Genealogical Sketches of the Andrew Putnam Family" by BARNARD, JOB: 1844-1923 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Ancestry of the Founders of the Association Known As the Eleven Branches of the House of William Barnard, Together with an Autobiographical Sketch of William Barnard. Washington, D. C., 1922.Search "The Ancestry of the Founders of the Association Known As the
                                        Eleven Branches of the House of William Barnard, Together with an
                                        Autobiographical Sketch of William Barnard" by BARNARD, JOB: 1844-1923 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BARNARD, OLIVER W.: 1828-

Oliver W. Barnard was born in Economy, Ind., on Aug. 4, 1828. At one time he was a farmer near Manteno, Ill., and he wrote poetry which was published in newspapers. No other information was found.

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BARNES, CHARLES REID: 1858-1910

Charles Reid Barnes was born in Madison, Ind., on Sept. 7, 1858. He graduated from Hanover College ( Ind. ) in 1877 where he also received the degrees of A.M. in 1880 and Ph.D. in 1886. On Dec. 25, 1882, he married Mary King Ward. He was professor of natural history at Purdue University, 1880-86, and professor of botany at the University of Wisconsin, 1886-98. Barnes became coeditor of the BOTANICAL GAZETTE. in 1883. He was a member of the Botanical Society of America and served as president in 1903. He belonged to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, holding the offices of general secretary (1896) and vice president (1899), and died in 1910.

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  • Catalogue of the Phaenogamous and Vascular Cryptogamous Plants of Indiana (with others). Crawfordsville, Ind., 1881.Search "Catalogue of the Phaenogamous and Vascular Cryptogamous Plants of
                                        Indiana (with others)" by BARNES, CHARLES REID: 1858-1910 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Handbook of Plant Dissection (with others). New York, 1886.Search "Handbook of Plant Dissection (with others)" by BARNES, CHARLES REID: 1858-1910 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Plant Life, Considered with Special Reference to Form and Function. New York, 1898.Search "Plant Life, Considered with Special Reference to Form and
                                        Function" by BARNES, CHARLES REID: 1858-1910 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Outlines of Plant Life with Special Reference to Form and Function. New York, 1900.Search "Outlines of Plant Life with Special Reference to Form and
                                        Function" by BARNES, CHARLES REID: 1858-1910 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BARNETT, GEORGE LEONARD: 1915-

George Leonard Barnett was born in Caldwell, N.J., on Jan. 18, 1915, the son of D'Arcy C. and Adelle Leonard Barnett. He married Johanetta Louise Usinger on June. 15, 1940, and they had two children, George Leonard, Jr., and Mary. He received the A.B. degree from Randolph-Macon College in 1936 and the degrees of A.M. in 1939 and Ph.D. in 1942 from Princeton University. He was a teacher at Randolph-Macon page: [31][View Page [31]] College during 1939-41. He was an instructor of English and naval correspondence at the U.S. Naval Training School, Indiana University, 1942-44, and began teaching English at that institution in 1944. He has edited works on British novelists.

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  • The English Romantic Poets and Essayists: A Review of Research and Criticism (with others). New York, 1957.Search "The English Romantic Poets and Essayists: A Review of Research and
                                        Criticism (with others)" by BARNETT, GEORGE LEONARD: 1915- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Charles Lamb: The Evolution of Ella. Bloomington, Ind., 1964.Search "Charles Lamb: The Evolution of Ella" by BARNETT, GEORGE LEONARD: 1915- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BARNETT, HORACE LESLIE: 1909-

A native of Indianapolis, Ind., Horace Leslie Barnett was born on Feb. 19, 1909. He earned the degrees of A.B. from DePauw University in 1931; M.S. from North Dakota Agricultural College in 1933; and Ph.D. from Michigan State College in 1937. He married in 1938 and had three children. Barnett taught biology and botany at Michigan State College, 1937-40, and New Mexico State College, 1938-43. He was a plant pathologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1943-44, and taught at the State University of Iowa, 1944-45. He began teaching mycology at West Virginia University in 1945 and became a mycologist at the West Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station in 1948. Barnett was president of the Mycological Society of America in 1963.

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BARNHILL, CELESTE JANE TERRELL (MRS. JOHN V.): 1864-

Born in 1864 in Clinton County, Ohio, Celeste Jane Terrell was the daughter of Benjamin West and Asanoth Johnson Terrell. She graduated from Union High Quaker Academy. On Feb. 13, 1889, she married John Finch Barnhill. She lived in Indiana for many years before moving to Miami Beach, Fla., and was one of the original workers for woman suffrage and legislation pertaining to women and children in Indiana . While lesiding in Indianapolis , Mrs. Barnhill was active in numerous civic associations and clubs.

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BARNHILL, JOHN FINCH: 1865-1943

John Finch Barnhill was born in Flora, Ill., on Jan. 2, 1865. He was the son of Robert and Angeline Shirts Barnhill. He received the M.D. and LL.D. degrees from Central College of Physicians and Surgeons ( Indianapolis ) and studied at several additional institutions in the United States and abroad. He was awarded an honorary LL.D. degree by Indiana University in 1929. On Feb. 13, 1889, he married Celeste Jane Terrell. Barnhill began practicing medicine in Indianapolis in 1888. He was a specialist in surgery of the head and neck and taught at Indiana University School of Medicine. He was president of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, 1927-28; the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, 1931; and the American Laryngological Society, 1938. Barnhill died on March. 10, 1943.

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BARNS, CASS GROVE: 1848-1932

Cass Grove Barns was born in La Porte Scott County, Ind., on Oct. 1, 1848. On June. 25, 1871, he married Isabella Smith and during the early part of his life he taught school. He studied medicine, graduating from Medical College ( Cincinnati ) in 1871, and attended the University of Michigan. He practiced medicine in La Porte until 1881 and served as county physician for several years. Barns moved to Nebraska in 1881 and lived there on a farm for five years. In 1886 he moved page: [32][View Page [32]] to Albion where he operated a drugstore in partnership. He bought two newspapers, the BOONE COUNTY ARGUS in 1884 and the MADISON STAR MAIL in 1923, and died in 1932.

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  • The Sod House: Reminiscent, Historical, and Biographical Sketches Featuring Nebraska Pioneers, 1867-1897 Lincoln, Nebr., 1930.Search "The Sod House: Reminiscent, Historical, and Biographical Sketches
                                        Featuring Nebraska Pioneers, 1867-1897" by BARNS, CASS GROVE: 1848-1932 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BARR, ARVIL SYLVESTER: 1892-1962

Arvil Sylvester Barr was born in Selvin, Ind., on Jan. 10, 1892. He was the son of Elisha and Ellen Bolin Barr. In 1915 he received the degrees of A.B. and A.M. from Indiana University. He attended the University of Chicago, 1918-20, and earned the Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1929. He married Lillian Whittinghill on April. 18, 1914. Barr began his career as an instructor in the public schools of Selvin , 1910-14. After various teaching, coaching, and supervisory positions with a number of schools and colleges, he became professor of education at the University of Wisconsin in 1929. He remained on that faculty until his death on May. 12, 1962. He was president of the National Society of College Teachers of Education, 1949-50, and the American Educational Research Association, 1952-53. He was an American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow and the recipient of the Kappa Delta Pi research award. Barr became editor of the JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH in 1928 and the JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL EDUCATION in 1932.

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  • Elementary School Standards for the Improvement of Teaching (with others). Ann Arbor, 1924.Search "Elementary School Standards for the Improvement of Teaching (with
                                        others)" by BARR, ARVIL SYLVESTER: 1892-1962 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • An Analysis of the Duties and Functions of Instructional Supervisors; a Study of the Detroit Supervisory Organization. Madison, Wis., 1926.Search "An Analysis of the Duties and Functions of Instructional
                                        Supervisors; a Study of the Detroit Supervisory Organization" by BARR, ARVIL SYLVESTER: 1892-1962 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Supervision of Instruction; a General Volume (withWilliam H. Burton). New York, 1926.Search "The Supervision of Instruction; a General Volume" by BARR, ARVIL SYLVESTER: 1892-1962 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Characteristic Differences in the Teaching Performance of Good and Poor Teachers of the Social Studies. Bloomington, Ill., 1929.Search "Characteristic Differences in the Teaching Performance of Good and
                                        Poor Teachers of the Social Studies" by BARR, ARVIL SYLVESTER: 1892-1962 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • An Annotated Bibliography on the Methodology of Scientific Research As Applied to Education (withMabel Rudisill). Madison, Wis., 1931.Search "An Annotated Bibliography on the Methodology of Scientific
                                        Research As Applied to Education" by BARR, ARVIL SYLVESTER: 1892-1962 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • An Introduction to the Scientific Study of Classroom Supervision. New York, 1931.Search "An Introduction to the Scientific Study of Classroom
                                        Supervision" by BARR, ARVIL SYLVESTER: 1892-1962 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Supervision; Principles and Practices in the Improvement of Instruction (with others). New York, 1938.Search "Supervision; Principles and Practices in the Improvement of
                                        Instruction (with others)" by BARR, ARVIL SYLVESTER: 1892-1962 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Supervision; Democratic Leadership in the Improvement of Learning (with others). New York, 1947.Search "Supervision; Democratic Leadership in the Improvement of Learning
                                        (with others)" by BARR, ARVIL SYLVESTER: 1892-1962 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Educational Research and Appraisal (with others). Philadelphia, 1955.Search "Educational Research and Appraisal (with others)" by BARR, ARVIL SYLVESTER: 1892-1962 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Research in Education, Notes from Seminars Conducted at Southern Illinois University. Carbondale, Ill., 1958.Search "Research in Education, Notes from Seminars Conducted at Southern
                                        Illinois University" by BARR, ARVIL SYLVESTER: 1892-1962 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Wisconsin Studies of the Measurement and Prediction of Teacher Effectiveness, a Summary of Investigations (with others). Madison, Wis., 1961.Search "Wisconsin Studies of the Measurement and Prediction of Teacher
                                        Effectiveness, a Summary of Investigations (with others)" by BARR, ARVIL SYLVESTER: 1892-1962 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BARR, JOHN HENRY: 1861-1937

John Henry Barr was born in Terre Haute, Ind., on June. 19, 1861. He was the son of John Henry and Eliza T. Barr. He received two degrees from the University of Minnesota, a B.M.E. in 1883 and an M.S. in 1888, and earned an M.M.E. degree from Cornell University in 1889. He married Katherine L. Kennedy on June. 4, 1884, and they had one son, John H. Barr began working in the mechanical department of the Calumet and Hecla Copper Mining Company and the Lake Superior Iron Works, 1883-85. He taught mechanical engineering at the University of Minnesota, 1885-91, and at Sibley College, Cornell University. Returning to private industry, he worked as a factory manager with Smith-Premier Works (Syracuse, N.Y.), 1903, and was a consulting engineer for the Union Typewriter Company ( New York ), 1909-13, and the Remington Typewriter Company, 1913-23. From 1905 to 1915 Barr was a Cornell University trustee. He was a major in ordnance in the U.S. Reserves, 1917-19, and served in the office of the chief of ordnance in the U.S. Army and the American Expeditionary Forces. He was vice president of the Barr-Morse Corporation from 1923 until his death on March. 29, 1937.

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  • Kinematics of Machinery; a Brief Treatise on Constrained Motions of Machine Elements. New York, 1899.Search "Kinematics of Machinery; a Brief Treatise on Constrained Motions
                                        of Machine Elements" by BARR, JOHN HENRY: 1861-1937 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Elements of Machine Design, Part One (withDexter S. Kimball). Ithaca, N.Y., 1907.Search "Elements of Machine Design, Part One" by BARR, JOHN HENRY: 1861-1937 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BARR, WILLIAM MONFORT: 1905-

William Monfort Barr was born in North Judson, Ind., on May. 19, 1905, the son of John Allen and Sarah page: [33][View Page [33]] Barnett Barr. He received an A.B. degree from Indiana State Teachers College in 1935, an A.M. degree from Ball State Teachers College in 1943, and an Ed.D. degree from Indiana University in 1953. On Nov. 7, 1930, he married Elizabeth Underwood and they had one daughter, Nancy Gay. Barr taught in Indiana schools in Starke County, 1923-42, and Anderson, 1942-45. In 1946 he began teaching at Indiana University where he was also director of surveys. He served on many commissions, surveys, and committees dealing largely with school finance and facilities. He was active in the formation of the Education Commission of the United States and was a member from 1966 to 1969. He is the author of numerous monographs and research reports.

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BARRETT, CARL ALLEN: 1894-

A native of New Harmony, Ind., Carl Allen Barrett was born on April. 16, 1894, the son of Joseph Allen and Miriam Overton Barrett. He was a student at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1913-16. On April. 3, 1916, he married Jessie Runcie and they had one daughter, June. He married his second wife, Laura Watson, on April. 16, 1950. Barrett established the Illinois Auto Club in 1925; Santa Claus Park Foundation ( Ind. ) in 1935; and the Rush Creek Oil Company, Inc., in 1945. He served as president of all three organizations. He has compiled a book on best places to eat and has written a song and a scenario.

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BARRETT, ETHEL COOK (MRS. CHARLES): ca. 1892-

Ethel Cook was born in Akron, Ind., about 1892, the daughter of Albert and Frances Brodrick Cook. She graduated from Akron High School in 1910. She married Charles Barrett and lived in Saint Louis and New Castle, Ind. Mrs. Barrett later became a resident of New York City .

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BARRETT, J. LEE: 1881-

J. Lee Barrett was born in Shielville, Ind., in 1881. No other information was found.

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BARRETT, MONTGOMERY: 1897-1949

Montgomery Barrett , who wrote under the name of Monte Barrett, was born in Mitchell, Ind., on June. 19, 1897. His parents were Edward Wesley and Clara May Prow Barrett. He attended the University of California, College of the Pacific, and DePauw University. On July. 12, 1926, he married Mary Helen Carruth. Barrett was employed by the Muncie Press ( Ind. ) and was managing editor of the News AMERICAN (Shreveport, La.), SAN ANTONIO LIGHT, WICHITA FALLS RECORD-NEWS, and AUSTIN AMERICAN. He was editor of OIL WORLD, NEWS-TRIBUNE (Waco, Texas), and LOUISIANA OIL NEWS. He was employed by the Hearst newspapers in Chicago and New York , becoming a Mexican border correspondent in 1919, and was the creator of the "Jane Arden" comic strip which started in 1928. Barrett died on Oct. 8, 1949.

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BARRETT, PATRICIA: 1914-

The daughter of Thomas Riley and Alice Bacon Barrett, Patricia Barrett was born on July. 28, 1914, in Gary, Ind. She received the A.B. degree from Maryville College ( Saint Louis ) in 1935 and the degrees of A.M. in 1940 and Ph.D. in 1950 from Saint Louis University. She later joined the Roman Catholic Order of the Sacred Heart. Mother Barrett instructed at Teacher Training College (Albany, N.Y.) during 1935-38 and began teaching political science at Maryville College in 1940. She was the recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation grant in the summer of 1961.

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  • Religious Liberty and the American Presidency; a Study in Church-State Relations. New York, 1963.Search "Religious Liberty and the American Presidency; a Study in
                                        Church-State Relations" by BARRETT, PATRICIA: 1914- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Social Sciences: Concepts and Values; a Handbook of Library and Audio-Visual Aids (with others). New York, 1970. 2 vols.Search "The Social Sciences: Concepts and Values; a Handbook of Library
                                        and Audio-Visual Aids (with others)" by BARRETT, PATRICIA: 1914- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BARRETT, PHAIRIS WORRELL (MRS. EDWARD): 1860-1936

Born on Nov. 12, 1860, in Clayton, Ind., Phairis Worrell was the daughter of John and Margaret Coble Worrell. She attended school in Clayton and Terre Haute State Normal College and taught in the Liberty Township schools for ten years. In 1891 she married Edward Barrett and they had four children: Margaret, Dorothy, Donald, and Wendell. Mrs. Barrett moved to Plainfield, Ind., in 1897 and was president of the Plainfield Woman's Club, 1905. In 1915 she took up residence in Indianapolis where her husband was state geologist and she died there on July. 13, 1936.

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  • Observations upon Visiting the Public Schools of Plainfield. Plainfield, Ind.. 1908.Search "Observations upon Visiting the Public Schools of
                                        Plainfield" by BARRETT, PHAIRIS WORRELL (MRS. EDWARD): 1860-1936 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BARTH, LUCENA JAEGER (MRS. LESTER G.): 1918-

Lucena Jaeger was born in Kokomo, Ind., on Jan. 29, 1918. She earned the degrees of A.B. in 1938 and A.M. in 1939 from the University of Missouri and the Ph.D. degree in 1941 from Columbia University. She married Lester G. Barth in 1948. Mrs. Barth was a research assistant at the University of Missouri, 1938-39; instructor in biology at Brooklyn College, 1944-45; and research associate at Columbia University, 1945-61. She taught at Barnard College during 1961-64. In 1964 she became a research biologist for the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass.

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  • The Energetics of Development; a Study of Metabolism in the Frog Egg (withLester G. Barth). New York, 1954.Search "The Energetics of Development; a Study of Metabolism in the Frog
                                        Egg" by BARTH, LUCENA JAEGER (MRS. LESTER G.): 1918- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Development: Selected Topics. Reading, Mass., 1964.Search "Development: Selected Topics" by BARTH, LUCENA JAEGER (MRS. LESTER G.): 1918- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BARTHOLOMEW, HENRY SAGER KNAPP: 1862-1952

Henry Sager Knapp Bartholomew was born in Elkhart County, Ind., on Oct. 8, 1862. He married Amy Brown on Nov. 24, 1903, and published newspapers in Indiana in Warsaw and Lagrange. Holding an active interest in Elkhart County history, he belonged to the Elkhart County Historical Society for fifty years and the Indiana Historical Society for thirty years. After disposing of his newspapers, Bartholomew wrote a column for the NEWS-DEMOCRAT (Goshen, Ind.) called "As Observed and Noted." He was a frequent contributor to the INDIANA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY and died on Nov. 9, 1952.

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BARTHOLOMEW, PAUL CHARLES: 1907-

Paul Charles Bartholomew , son of Charles Edward and Laura Frances Doyle Bartholomew, was born on page: [35][View Page [35]] July. 15, 1907, in Salem, Ohio. He received the A.B. degree in 1929 and the A.M. degree in 1931 from the University of Notre Dame and the Ph.D. degree in 1938 from the University of Kentucky. On July. 13, 1933, he married Mary Agnes Carey and they had two sons, Thomas Charles and Robert Paul. Bartholomew began as an instructor at the University of Notre Dame in 1930 and became professor of political science at that institution in 1952. He has been a visiting professor at several universities, a consultant to the state and federal governments, and a contributor to Encyclopedia Americana.

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BARTLETT, ROBERT MERRILL: 1899-

Born on Dec. 23, 1899, in Kingston, Ind., Robert Merrill Bartlett is the son of Robert Alexander and Minnie Lou Dobson Bartlett. On Aug. 9, 1923, he married Theresa Sue Nuckols and they had three children: Susan Jane, Mary Warren, and Robert Hill. He received an A.B. degree from Oberlin College, 1991, and B.D. degree from Yale University, 1924, and was ordained a minister of the Congregational church in 1924. He was awarded a D.D. degree by Yankton College in 1940.

Bartlett was professor of comparative literature at Yenching University (Peiping, China), 1924-27. He was pastor of the following churches: First Congregational Church (Norwood, Mass.), 1927-32; First Church of Christ (Longmeadow, Mass.), 1932-42; Plymouth Congregational Church (Lansing, Mich.), 1942-51; and First Congregational Church (Shrewsbury, Mass.), 1951-64. He lectured on literature and world affairs at Boston University and Springfield College, 1932-42; Michigan State College, 1942-51; and other colleges in the United States . In 1964 he became a lecturer at Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Mass. He served in the Army during World War I and has edited the MAYFLOWER QUARTERLY.

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BARTLOW, JOHN DAVIS: 1887-1954

A native of Vincennes, Ind., John Davis Bartlow was born on March. 5, 1887, the son of John Emory and Alice Ready Bartlow. He received the B.L. degree from Evansville College in 1913 and the A.M. degree from Louisiana State University in 1917. Married to Edna Anne Beatty on Dec. 22, 1928, they had two children, John Davis and Alice. In Louisiana Bartlow served as principal of public schools and Normal Training School ( Natchitoches ). He taught at Louisiana State University; was correlator of language arts in the New Orleans schools, 1940-42; and was a research specialist for the Louisiana State Department of Education, 1941-45. From 1947 until his retirement in 1952 he was owner and director of the Saint Irma Lee Trade School ( Baton Rouge ). Bartlow died in Baton Rouge on Nov. 19, 1954.

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BARTON, WALTER ELBERT: 1886-

The son of Anson and Sophia Ann Blackburn Barton, Walter Elbert Barton was born in Wadesville, Ind., on Nov. 7, 1886. He received the LL.B. degree from George Washington University in 1914. He married Martha R. Browning on Dec. 6, 1917, and they had three daughters: Eleanor, Martha, and Mary Ellen. He married his second wife, Isabelle Stockett Nixon, on April 1, 1955. Barton was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1915. He was an attorney in Evansville, Ind., and started practicing law in Washington, D.C., in 1920.

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BASH, EWALD: 1924-

Ewald Bash was born in Portland, Ind., on Nov. 4, 1924, the son of William Glenn and Clara Mary Bash. He received the A.B. degree from Capital University ( Ohio ), 1945; graduated from Evangelical Lutheran Seminary, 1948; and earned the A.M. degree from Ohio State University. He is married and had two children, Michael Bruce and Barbara Lee. Bash was a parish pastor in Ohio in New Lexington and Cleveland, 1948-56, and campus pastor, Ohio State University, 1956-60. He became connected with the youth division of the American Lutheran Church in Minneapolis in 1960.

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BASYE, ARTHUR HERBERT: 1884-1958

Arthur Herbert Basye was born on Sept. 21, 1884, in New Market, Ind., the son of Napoleon and Clarabell Wray Basye. He received the degrees of A.B. in 1904 and A.M. in 1906 from the University of Kansas and the Ph.D. degree in 1917 from Yale University. Married to Creola Ford on Sept. 5, 1922, they had one daughter, Barbara Ann. From 1908 until his retirement in 1953 Basye taught history at Dartmouth College and was awarded an honorary A.M. degree by that institution in 1925. He died in Hanover, N.H., on June 14, 1958.

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  • The Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, Commonly Known As the Board of Trade, 1748--1782. New Haven, Conn., 1925.Search "The Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, Commonly Known
                                        As the Board of Trade, 1748--1782" by BASYE, ARTHUR HERBERT: 1884-1958 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BASYE, PAUL E.: 1901-

Paul E. Basye was born in Nappanee, Ind., on Oct. 2, 1901. He was married in 1931 and had two children. He received the following academic degrees: A.B. from the University of Missouri, 1923; J.D. from the University of Chicago, 1926; and LL.M. in 1943 and S.J.D. in 1946 from the University of Michigan. Basye taught law at the University of Kansas City, 1938-42, and was a teaching fellow and research associate at the University of Michigan, 1942-44. He became a professor at Hastings College of Law, University of San Francisco, in 1948.

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BATCHELOR, JOSEPH ALEXANDER: 1909-

Joseph Alexander Batchelor was born in Harrisville, Ind., on Aug. 2, 1909. He received the degrees of A.B. in 1930 and M.S. in 1931 from Indiana University and the Ph.D. degree in 1942 from Northwestern University. He was married in 1938. Batchelor joined the page: [37][View Page [37]] economics department at Indiana University in 1935 where he became associate professor in 1960.

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  • Economic History of the Indiana Oolitic Limestone Industry. Bloomington, Ind., 1949.Search "Economic History of the Indiana Oolitic Limestone
                                    Industry" by BATCHELOR, JOSEPH ALEXANDER: 1909- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • One Hundred Years; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Indianapolis, 1865-1965. Indianapolis, 1966.Search "One Hundred Years; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of
                                        Indianapolis, 1865-1965" by BATCHELOR, JOSEPH ALEXANDER: 1909- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BATES, CHARLES AUSTIN: 1866-

Charles Austin Bates was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on April. 18, 1866, the son of Charles A. and Margaret Holmes Bates. He was educated in the public schools of Indianapolis and married Belle Brandenburg on Sept. 11, 1890. In 1904 Bates organized the Knickerbocker Syndicate of which he was president. He was a vice president of the Crystal River and San Juan Railway, the Colorado Yule Marble Company, and the Colorado Slate Company. He was president of the Rutherford Rubber Company.

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BATTEN, ROGER LYMAN: 1923-

Roger Lyman Batten was born in Hammond, Ind., on June. 22, 1923. He received the A.B. degree in 1948 from the University of Wyoming and the Ph.D. degree in 1955 from Columbia University. He worked with the U.S. Geological Survey, 1954-55, and taught geology at the University of Wisconsin, 1955-62. Batten joined the faculty of Columbia University in 1962. He was associate curator of the American Museum of Natural History, 1962-67, and became curator in 1967. He served in the U.S. Army, 1942-45.

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  • Permian Gastropoda of the Southwestern United States, Part II by R. L. Batten. New York, 1956.Search "Permian Gastropoda of the Southwestern United States, Part II by
                                        R. L. Batten" by BATTEN, ROGER LYMAN: 1923- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Lower Carboniferous Gastropod Fauna from the Hotwells Limestone of Compton Martin, Somerset. London, 1961.Search "The Lower Carboniferous Gastropod Fauna from the Hotwells
                                        Limestone of Compton Martin, Somerset" by BATTEN, ROGER LYMAN: 1923- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BATTLES, JESSE MOORE: 1935-

Jesse Moore Battles was born in Indianapolis, Ind., in 1935. When he was nine years old he was sent to Indiana Boys' School and has spent most of his life in penal institutions. At other times he has worked as a porter. While at Indiana State Prison he learned to read and write and was given encouragement in the writing of Somebody Please Help Me.

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BAUER, CLYDE MaX: 1886-

Clyde Max Bauer was born in Bristol, Ind., on April. 5, 1886, the son of Reuben D. and Matilda Sherck Bauer. He received a B.S. degree from the University of Chicago in 1908 and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Colorado in 1939. He married Clara Hillix on Nov. 16, 1911, and they had three children: Bruce Foster, Dean Price, and Neil Clair.

Bauer was a science teacher at Centralia Township High School ( Ill. ), 1908-09, and a high school principal in Florence, Colo., 1909-11. He was an assistant geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, 1911-16, and worked as a commercial geologist in Oklahoma and Texas , 1916-20. He was chief geologist for the Mid- Northern Oil Company and Midwest Exploration Company, 1921-31, and became a park naturalist for Yellowstone National Park in 1932. Bauer served as director and executive secretary of the Yellowstone Library and Museum Association; was an American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow; and has written geological bulletins.

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BAUGHMAN, MILLARD DALE: 1919-

Millard Dale Baughman was born in Helmsburg, Ind., on Dec. 28, 1919, the son of Bert O. and Josephine Browning Baughman. All of his academic degrees were earned from Indiana University: B.S. in 1947, M.S. in 1949, and Ed.D. in 1956. On Aug. 26, 1950, he married D'Lema Louise Smith and they had three children: Dala Dee, Dlynn Lea, and Brad Dale. Except for military service during World War II, Baughman was a teacher in the public schools of Indiana from 1939 to 1956. During 1956-66 he taught at the University of Illinois and joined the faculty of Indiana State University in 1966. He has edited and contributed to several monographs.

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  • The Early Adolescent; a Guide for Parents. Danville, Ill., 1963.Search "The Early Adolescent; a Guide for Parents" by BAUGHMAN, MILLARD DALE: 1919- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Administration of the Junior High School; Pointers for Principals. Danville, Ill., 1966.Search "Administration of the Junior High School; Pointers for
                                        Principals" by BAUGHMAN, MILLARD DALE: 1919- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Administration and Supervision of the Modern Secondary School (with others). West Nyack, N.Y., 1969.Search "Administration and Supervision of the Modern Secondary School
                                        (with others)" by BAUGHMAN, MILLARD DALE: 1919- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BAUMAN, ELIZABETH HERSHBERGER (MRS. HAROLD): 1924-

Born in 1924 in Goshen, Ind., Elizabeth Hershberger is the daughter of Guy Franklin and Clara Hooley Hershberger. She earned the A.B. degree from Goshen College in 1946. She married Harold Bauman in 1947 and they had four children: Philip Harold, John Paul, David Alan, and Rebecca Sue.

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BAUMGARDTNER, CLAUDE CHALMERS: 1883-1942

Claude Chalmers Baumgardtner , who used the pseudonym Coxie, was born on Nov. 13, 1883, in Walton, Ind. He was the son of Isaac and Ida Mae Bishop Baumgardtner . He attended Culver Military Academy and Valparaiso University and graduated from the Pittsburg School of Engineering. On Oct. 3, 1906, he married Rosalie Carpenter and they had three daughters: Judith, Julia, and Gretchen. Baumgardtner spent his career as a civil engineer. He was the author and composer of the song "Wabash Moon" and also wrote a column known as "Coxies Comments." He died in 1942.

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BAUMGARTNER, PAUL: 1861-1917

Paul Baumgartner was born in 1861 in Adams County, Ind. He was educated in the little red school house of his day. He was very adept at arithmetic and became a most useful worker in the various offices in the Adams County court house. He was married and had two daughters, Ruth and Charlotte. Baumgartner died in 1917.

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BAUS, HERBERT MICHAEL: 1914-

Herbert Michael Baus was born on March. 29, 1914, in Indianapolis, Ind., the son of Frank R. and Lenore O'Connor Baus. He received the A.B. degree from the University of California ( Los Angeles ) in 1936. He married Ruth Brumme on July. 11, 1937, and on Dec. 23, 1952, he married his second wife, Helene Walther. Baus was a newspaper reporter in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles between 1933 and 1937. During 1937-42 he was employed as director of public relations for the Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles . He was general manager of the Downtown Business Men's Association ( Los Angeles ) during 1942-43 and became public relations counsel for that organization in 1946. Baus served in the U.S. Army Air Force, 1943-45, and formed a partnership in the Baus and Ross Company in 1948.

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BAYS, CARL ANDREW: 1916-

The son of John A. and Nellie Abbott Bays, Carl Andrew Bays was born on June. 20, 1914, in Rockport, Ind. From the University of Wisconsin he received the A.B. degree in 1934 and the Ph.D. degree in 1937. He married Lorraine Wilson on Feb. 14, 1938, and they had three children: Michael, Karen, and Kathleen Ann. Bays was a geologist for the Sun Oil Company, 1937-39, and the Illinois Geological Survey, 1942-48. In 1948 he became president of Carl A. Bays and Associates, Inc.

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  • Developments in the Application of Geophysics to Ground-Water Problems (withStewart H. Folk). Urbana, Ill., 1944.Search "Developments in the Application of Geophysics to Ground-Water
                                        Problems" by BAYS, CARL ANDREW: 1916- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Factors Controlling Oil-Well Completions in the Illinois Basin. Urbana, IU., 1944.Search "Factors Controlling Oil-Well Completions in the Illinois
                                        Basin" by BAYS, CARL ANDREW: 1916- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BEANBLOSSOM, MOODY LEWIS: 1885-1923

A native of Mauckport, Ind., Moody Lewis Beanblossom was born on March. 19, 1885, the son of John Lewis and Alice Dilia Moyars Beanblossom. He received the B.Sc. degree in 1906 from Valparaiso University; A.B. degree in 1911 from Indiana University; and A.M. degree in 1916 from the University of Chicago. He married Goldie Gladdis Draher on March. 26, 1912. Beanblossom was principal and superintendent of Herrin High School ( Ill. ), 1906-09 and 1916-20 respectively. He was a psychologist at the Indiana Reformatory during 1912-15 and became superintendent of Lawrenceville High School ( Ill. ) in 1921. He died on Dec. 27, 1923.

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  • Medical Examination of Two Thousand Delinquent Boys and Young Men. 1916.Search "Medical Examination of Two Thousand Delinquent Boys and Young
                                        Men" by BEANBLOSSOM, MOODY LEWIS: 1885-1923 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BEAR, DONALD JEFFRIES: 1905-1952

Donald Jeffries Bear was born near Terre Haute, Ind., in 1905 but was reared in Denver, Colo. He spent five years as director of the Denver Art Museum and for several years was director of the Santa Barbara Museum ( Calif. ). In 1939 he was assistant director of the "American Art Today" exhibit at the New York World's Fair. His oils and watercolors were shown in many galleries and he died in 1952.

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BEASLEY, KENNETH EPHRIAM: 1925-

Kenneth Ephriam Beasley was born in Terre Haute, Ind., on Aug. 27, 1925. He was married in 1945 and is the father of three children. He earned the following degrees from the University of Kansas: A.B. in 1948, A.M. in 1949, and Ph.D. in 1956. Beasley taught at the University of Kansas, 1949-61 and 1964-67, and Pennsylvania State University, 1961-64. In 1967 he became head of the department of political science and director of the bureau of public affairs at the University of Texas ( El Paso ).

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BEAVER, PAUL CHESTER: 1905-

Paul Chester Beaver was born on March. 10, 1905, in Glenwood, Ind. He received the A.B. degree from Wabash College in 1928 and the degrees of M.S. in 1929 and Ph.D. in 1935 from the University of Illinois. Wabash College awarded him an honorary D.Sc. degree in 1963. He was married in 1931 and had one child. Beaver was an assistant in zoology at the University of Illinois, 1928-29 and 1931-34. He taught at the University of Wyoming, 1929-31; Oak Park Junior College, 1934-37; and Lawrence College, 1937-42. He was a biologist for the Georgia Department of Public Health, 1942-45, and began teaching at the school of medicine, Tulane University, in 1945. He has been a government consultant; has worked on projects for the World Health Organization; and has been an officer in several national organizations.

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BECHTEL, ALBERT REIFF: 1882-1955

Albert Reiff Bechtel was born in Royersford, Pa., on March. 21, 1882. He received the B.S. and A.M. degrees in 1912 from the University of Pennsylvania and the Ph.D. degree in 1920 from Cornell University. He married Lenore Barton in 1913 and they had three children. Bechtel taught at Pennsylvania State College, 1913-14, and New York College of Agriculture, Cornell University, 1914-20. From 1920 until his retirement in 1952, he was head of the botany department at Wabash College. He died in 1955.

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BECHTEL, LENORE BARTON (MRS. ALBERT R.): 1885-1951

Lenore Barton was born in Center County, Pa., in 1885. She graduated from Swarthmore College in 1911. In 1913 she married Albert Reiff Bechtel and they had three children. Mrs. Bechtel lived in Ithaca, N.Y., during 1915-20 and became a resident of Crawfordsville, Ind., in 1920. She died in 1951.

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BECK, DAISY WOODWARD (MRS. FRANK O.): 1876-

Daisy Woodward was born on Dec. 5, 1876, in Harrodsburg, Ind., the daughter of Joseph S. and Elizabeth Ketcham Woodward. She received the A.B. degree from Indiana University in 1899. Following her marriage to Frank O. Beck in 1900, she attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston for two years. For nine years Mrs. Beck served as a counselor in the boys' branch of the Chicago municipal courts. She was identified with women's work in Chicago and Evanston for twenty-five years. She served twice on the board of directors of the Woman's Club of Evanston, directed its glee club, and was a church organist. She has been a resident of Bloomington, Ind., since her husband's retirement from the Methodist ministry in 1934.

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BECK, HUBERT PARK: 1907-

Hubert Park Beck was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Dec. 26, 1907. He was married in 1930 and had one child. He earned the following academic degrees: A.B. from Harvard University, 1929; A.M. from the University of Chicago, 1931; and Ph.D. from Columbia University, 1945. Beck taught in public schools in New York and New Jersey , 1930-34, and at Columbia Uniersity, 1934-36. He was on the teaching staff at Limestone College, 1936-38; the University of Minnesota, 1938-41; and the University of Rhode Island, 1941-45. page: [41][View Page [41]] He did research and statistical work for the American Type Founders, 1945, and Pan American Airways, 1945-47. In 1947 Beck joined the faculty of City College of New York where he became associate professor in 1957 and director of teacher placement in 1968.

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BECK, WARREN: 1896-

Warren Beck , son of Wilbur Henry and Lillian Kemper Beck, was born in Richmond, Ind., on May. 22, 1896. He received an A.B. degree from Earlham College in 1921 and an A.M. degree from Columbia University in 1926. He married Carmen Haberman on July. 31, 1930, and they had one son, James Peter.

A member of the faculty of Lawrence College since 1926, Beck began as an instructor and became professor of English. He was a visiting professor at European and American universities; a member of the faculty of Bread Loaf Graduate School of English at Middlebury College for several summers; and a member of many staff of writers' conferences. He was the recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation grant, 1948-49; a Ford Foundation fellowship, 1952-53; and a Lit.D. degree from Earlham College in 1953. Beck has had a number of short stories included in various editions of Best American Short Stories and other anthologies and has contributed stories, critical essays, and reviews to magazines and newspapers.

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BECKES, ISAAC KELLEY: 1909-

A native of Vincennes, Ind., and born on Sept. 10, 1909, Isaac Kelley Beckes is the son of Arthur and Julia Kelley Beckes. He received the B.S. degree from Indiana State Teachers College, 1935; the B.D. degree from McCormick Theological Seminary, 1938; and the Ph.D. degree from Yale University, 1945. On April. 8, 1938, he married Ruth Alexander and they had two children, Leland Kirk and Kelley Lynn.

Beckes was minister of three Presbyterian churches, 1934-38, and one Congregational church, 1938-43. He was director of young peoples work, International Council of Religious Education, and executive director of the United Christian Youth Movement, 1943-50. In 1950 he became president of Vincennes University. Beckes was president of the Indiana Council of Churches.

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BEEBE, JOHN W.: 1853-1938

The son of John West and Elizabeth Carey Beebe, John W. Beebe was born in Milford, Del., on Aug. 3, 1853. Moving to Indiana in 1873, he worked as a carpenter with his father for a short time and afterward taught school. In 1874 he married Frances Ellen Tharp and they had five children: Bertha, Gertrude, Grace, Earl, and Jessilla. Beebe took up residence in Kansas in 1878 but returned to Anderson, Ind., in 1894 where he page: [42][View Page [42]] served as deputy recorder for two years. In 1896 he accepted the position of bookkeeper at the First National Bank of Elwood (Ind.) and remained there until two years before his death on June. 23, 1938.

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BEELER, MAXWELL NEWTON 1888-

Maxwell Newton Beeler was born in 1888 near Rockport, Ind. His parents were Newton Marion and Susan Amanda Greathouse Beeler. He received the B.J. degree from the University of Missouri in 1914 and the degrees of B.S.A. in 1915 and M.S. in 1924 from Kansas State College. In 1915 he married Mary Hortense Springer and they had three children: Robert, Richard, and Ruth. Beeler was an agricultural editor at the universities of Florida and Missouri and an associate editor for CAPPER'S FARMER. He has written several agricultural bulletins.

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BEERBOWER, JAMES RICHARD: 1927-

James Richard Beerbower was born in 1927 in Fort Wayne, Ind., the son of Walter and Mary Beerbower. Most of his early years were spent in Auburn, Ind., where he graduated from high school in 1945. Following his enlistment in the U.S. Navy, he attended the University of Colorado and earned the A.B. and A.M. degrees. He received a Ph.D. degree in geology from the University of Chicago . Beerbower taught at LaFayette College and icMasters College (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) before becoming head of the geology department of the State University of New York ( Binghamton ).

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  • Search for the Past; an Introduction to Paleontology. Englewood Cliffs, 1960.Search "Search for the Past; an Introduction to Paleontology" by BEERBOWER, JAMES RICHARD: 1927- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Morphology, Paleoecology, and Phylogeny of the Permo-Pennsylvania Amphibian Diploceraspis. Cambridge, Mass., 1963.Search "Morphology, Paleoecology, and Phylogeny of the Permo-Pennsylvania
                                        Amphibian Diploceraspis" by BEERBOWER, JAMES RICHARD: 1927- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Oligocene Sedimentation, Stratigraphy, Paleoecology, and Paleoclimatology in the Big Badlands of South Dakota (with others). Chicago, 1967.Search "Oligocene Sedimentation, Stratigraphy, Paleoecology, and
                                        Paleoclimatology in the Big Badlands of South Dakota (with others)" by BEERBOWER, JAMES RICHARD: 1927- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BEESON, CHARLES HENRY: 1870-1949

Charles Henry Beeson was born in Columbia City, Ind., on Oct. 2, 1870. He was the son of Henry Norris and Magdalena Wekerle Beeson. He earned the degrees of A.B. in 1893 and A.M. in 1895 from Indiana University and the Ph.D. degree in 1907 from the University of Munich. In 1939 he received an LL.D. degree from Indiana University. He married Mabel Banta in 1897.

Beeson was an instructor of Latin at the following institutions: Indiana University, 1893-96; the University of Chicago, 1906, 1909, and 1911; and University High School, 1907-08. He served in World War I and became a professor at the University of Chicago in 1918. He was a Mediaeval Academy of America fellow and president of that academy from 1936 until 1939. He served as associate editor of CLASSICAL PHILOLOGY and ARCHIVUM LATINITATIS MEDII AEVI (BULLETIN DU CANGE). Beeson wrote Latin textbooks and died in 1949.

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  • Hegemonius Acta Archelai, Herausgegeben im Auftrage der Kirchenviiter-Commission der Kfinigl. 1906.Search "Hegemonius Acta Archelai, Herausgegeben im Auftrage der
                                        Kirchenviiter-Commission der Kfinigl" by BEESON, CHARLES HENRY: 1870-1949 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Isidor-Studien. Munich, 1913.Search "Isidor-Studien" by BEESON, CHARLES HENRY: 1870-1949 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • A Primer of Medieval Latin; an Anthology of Prose and Poetry. Chicago, 1925.Search "A Primer of Medieval Latin; an Anthology of Prose and
                                        Poetry" by BEESON, CHARLES HENRY: 1870-1949 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Lupus of Ferrieres As Scribe and Text Critic; a Study of His Autograph Copy of Cicero's de Oratore. Cambridge, Mass., 1930.Search "Lupus of Ferrieres As Scribe and Text Critic; a Study of His
                                        Autograph Copy of Cicero's de Oratore" by BEESON, CHARLES HENRY: 1870-1949 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BEGEMAN, LOUIS: 1865-1958

Louis Begeman was born in Evansville, Ind., on March. 1, 1865. He was the son of Henry and Elizabeth Schmoll Begeman. He received two degrees from the University of Michigan, a B.S. in 1889 and an M.S. in 1897, and earned a Ph.D. degree from the University of Chicago in 1910. He married Magdalene Thuman on July. 6, 1892, and they had two children, Myron Louis and Florence. His first wife died in 1906 and on Aug. 27, 1915, he married Mary Whitworth.

Begeman was a school principal in Corydon, Iowa, page: [43][View Page [43]] during 1889-95 and taught at Parsons College, 1905-09. He was head of the department of chemistry and physics at Iowa State Teachers College for many years. He retired in 1935 but continued to do research work in the field of nuclear science, 1935-57. He determined the charge of an electron with a high degree of accuracy in 1910, showing all previous determinations too low. He died on May. 18, 1958.

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BEHLMER, REUBEN D.: 1903-

Reuben D. Behlmer was born on Aug. 14, 1903, in Batesville, Ind., the son of August and Carrie Behlmer. He received the B.S. degree from the University of Michigan and the M.S. degree from Indiana University. A former teacher and head of the department of health and physical education at Arsenal Technical High School ( Indianapolis ) for forty-five years, Behlmer retired in 1971. He has lectured throughout Indiana on teen-age problems and was president of the Indiana Council on Family Relations. Behlmer and his wife, Irma, had one son, Stephen R.

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BEICHNER, PAUL EDWARD: 1912-

Born in Franklin, Pa., on July. 23, 1912, Paul Edward Beichner is the son of Edward Louis and Mabel Piper Beichner. He received the degrees of A.B. in 1935 and A.M. in 1941 from the University of Notre Dame and the Ph.D. degree in 1944 from Yale University. He was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in the Congregation of the Holy Cross in 1939. Father Beichner joined the faculty of the University of Notre Dame in 1945 where he taught English; was assistant dean of the college of arts and letters, 1949-50; was assistant to the academic vice president, 1950-52; became a professor in the Mediaeval Institute in 1957; and served as dean of the graduate school, 1952-71. He has edited a verse commentary on the Bible and has contributed to New Catholic Encyclopedia.

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BEILER, EDNA: 1923-

The daughter of John A. and Magdalena Byler Beiler, Edna Beiler was born in New Paris, Ind., on Oct. 24, 1923. She studied at Arizona State University for one year and was a free-lance writer for the Mennonite Publishing House in Scottdale, Pa., 1950-55. Miss Beiler worked for the Mennonite Relief and Service Committee (Elkhart, Ind.) as a roving reporter from 1955 to 1958 and in 1959 she became an editorial assistant for the Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities in Elkhart .

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BEINHACKER, ADA PERRY: 1882-1952

Ada Perry was born on Aug. 27, 1882, and lived in Fort Wayne, Ind., prior to marriage. She later resided in Angola, Ind., with her restaurant-owner husband. Mrs. Beinhacker died on Nov. 27, 1952.

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BELL, EDWARD PRICE: 1869-1943

Edward Price Bell was born in Park County, Ind., on March. 1, 1869, the son of Addison William and Elizabeth Nancy Price Bell. He attended Wabash College and received the degrees of A.M. in 1900 and D.Litt. in 1919. He was the recipient of the LL.D. degree from Northwestern University in 1928. On Dec. 21, 1897, he married Mary Alice Mills and they had three children: Alice Elizabeth, Edward, and John Addison.

Bell entered the newspaper business in Terre Haute, Ind., and also worked on the staff of the CHICAGO RECORD. He was a London correspondent for the CHICAGO DAILY NEWS, 1900-23, in which capacity his career was distinguished. He interviewed leading men from various countries during 1924-25 and again in 1934-35 when he toured the world for LITERARY DIGEST. He wrote short stories that appeared mainly in STRAND MAGAZINE ( London ); became political editor of SATURDAY SPECTATOR ( Terre Haute ) in 1941; and died on Sept. 23, 1943.

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  • World Chancelleries; Sentiments, Ideas, and Arguments Expressed by Famous Occidental and Oriental Statesmen Looking to the Consolidation of the Psychological Bases of International Peace. Chicago, 1926.Search "World Chancelleries; Sentiments, Ideas, and Arguments Expressed by
                                        Famous Occidental and Oriental Statesmen Looking to the Consolidation of the
                                        Psychological Bases of International Peace" by BELL, EDWARD PRICE: 1869-1943 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Europe's Economic Sunrise; a Survey of the Constructive Forces Contributing to Its "Spirit of the Morning." Chicago, 1927.Search "Europe's Economic Sunrise; a Survey of the Constructive
                                        Forces Contributing to Its "Spirit of the Morning."" by BELL, EDWARD PRICE: 1869-1943 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Major Interviewing; Its Principles and Its Functions. Chicago, 1927.Search "Major Interviewing; Its Principles and Its Functions" by BELL, EDWARD PRICE: 1869-1943 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Why MacDonald Came to America; the Significance of the Anglo-American Conference of October, 1929, and the Events Leading Up to It, As Told by the Man Who Brought It About. Chicago, 1929.Search "Why MacDonald Came to America; the Significance of the
                                        Anglo-American Conference of October, 1929, and the Events Leading Up to It, As
                                        Told by the Man Who Brought It About" by BELL, EDWARD PRICE: 1869-1943 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Primary Diplomacy. 1933.Search "Primary Diplomacy" by BELL, EDWARD PRICE: 1869-1943 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Let Us Go Seaward. 1937.Search "Let Us Go Seaward" by BELL, EDWARD PRICE: 1869-1943 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Studies of Great Political Personalities. 1938.Search "Studies of Great Political Personalities" by BELL, EDWARD PRICE: 1869-1943 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Seventy Years Deep. 1940.Search "Seventy Years Deep" by BELL, EDWARD PRICE: 1869-1943 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BELL, JOSEPH N.: 1921-

Joseph N. Bell , son of Fred D. and Vera Patterson Bell, was born in Bluffton, Ind., on July. 4, 1921. He married Janet P. Hartman on Oct. 9, 1943, and they had three children: David, Patricia, and Deborah. He received the B.J. degree from the University of Missouri in 1946. After serving as a pilot in the U.S. Navy, 1942-45, Bell became advertising and public relations manager for the Indiana Service Corporation ( Fort Wayne ), 1946-48. From 1948 to 1955 he was public relations director for the Portland Cement Association ( Chicago ). He has worked as a free-lance writer since 1955 and is a contributing editor for the Maclean- Hunter Publishing Company ( Chicago ).

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BELLAMY, RAYMOND FLAVIUS: 1885-

Raymond Flavius Bellamy was born in Moorefield, Ind., on Oct. 21, 1885. He was married and is the father of three children. He received the A.B. degree in 1910 from Moores Hill College and the degrees of A.M. in 1913 and Ph.D. in 1917 from Clark University. Bellamy instructed at Emory and Henry College, 1913-15, and McKendree College, 1917-18. He taught sociology at Florida State University from 1947 until he retired in 1956.

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BELLVILLE, JOHN OLIVER: 1861-

John Oliver Bellville was born in Spencer County, Ind., on Sept. 5, 1861. He spent the greater portion of his life on his father's farm and later moved to Evansville, Ind. He published poetry in periodicals and anthologies.

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BELOK, MICHAEL VICTOR: 1923-

A native of Whiting, Ind., Michael Victor Belok was born on June. 22, 1923, the son of Michael and Helen Dobos Belok. He earned the following degrees: B.S. from Indiana University, 1948; A.M. from Arizona State University ( Tempe ), 1953; and Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, 1958. On July. 31, 1965, he married Georgina Pilkington. Belok taught at the University of Southern California, 1958-59, and joined the education faculty of Arizona State University in 1959. He served in the U.S. Army, 1943-46. He has contributed to several books and has worked in various editorial capacities for a number of scholarly journals.

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BEMILLER, JAMES NOBLE: 1933-

James Noble BeMiller was born in Evansville, Ind., on April. 7, 1933. He earned the following degrees from 2: B.S. in 1954, M.S. in 1956, and Ph.D. in 1959. He married in 1960 and had two children. From 1954 to 1961 BeMiller was an assistant in biochemistry and instructor at 2. He joined the faculty of 2 in 1961 where he taught chemistry and biochemistry and began teaching in the school of medicine in 1971.

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  • Industrial Gums, Polysaccharides and Their Derivatives (withRoy L. Whistler). New York, 1959.Search "Industrial Gums, Polysaccharides and Their Derivatives" by BEMILLER, JAMES NOBLE: 1933- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BENADUM, CLARENCE EDWARD: 1889-

Clarence Edward Benadum was born in Delaware County, Ind., on June. 7, 1889, the son of Spencer H. and Cora E. Milhollin Benadum. He was educated in public schools and at Valparaiso University. On June. 28, 1917, he married Mary B. Brandt. He followed a varied career which included hunting gold and punching cattle in the West before beginning the practice of law. After serving in the field artillery in World War I, he returned to private practice and specialized in criminal and damage cases. In 1919 Benadum was prosecuting attorney of Delaware County and held that position for two terms. He practiced law with the firm of Benadum and Cecil ( Muncie ); is a member of the Delaware County Bar Association; and belongs to the Indiana Bar Association of which he was an organizer and president.

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BENDER, HAROLD STAUFFER: 1897-1962

Harold Stauffer Bender was born in Elkhart, Ind., on July. 19, 1897. He was the son of George L. and Elsie Kolb Bender. He received an A.B. degree, 1918, from Goshen College; a B.D. degree, 1922, from Garrett Biblical Institute; a Th.M. degree, 1923, from Princeton University; and a Th.D. degree, 1935, from the University of Heidelberg. He married Elizabeth Horsch in 1923 and they had two daughters, Mary Eleanor and Nancy Elizabeth.

Bender taught at Hesston College ( Kans. ), 1918-20, and was professor of Bible and church history at Goshen College, 1924-62. He served as dean of Goshen College Biblical Seminary from 1944 to 1962. He was founder and president of the Mennonite Historical Society, 1924-62, and founder and editor of the MENNONITE QUARTERLY REVIEW, 1927-62. He also served with several other Mennonite church organizations including the Mennonite World Conference and the Mennonite Central Committee. Bender died on Sept. 21, 1962.

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BENEFIEL, WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON: 1846-1923

William Henry Harrison Benefiel was born on Jan. 14, 1846. He enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1863 and served with the 125th Regiment, Tenth Cavalry. After being discharged on July. 20, 1865, he moved to Madison, Ind. Benefiel worked as a carpenter and as a shipbuilder on the Ohio River. Previously wed twice, he married his third wife, Agnes E. McInness, in 1906. He died in Madison on April. 20, 1923.

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  • History of Wilder's Lightning Brigade During the Civil War, 1861 to 1865 … Pendleton, Ind., 1914.Search "History of Wilder's Lightning Brigade During the Civil War,
                                        1861 to 1865" by BENEFIEL, WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON: 1846-1923 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Souvenir History of the Seventeenth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Mounted Infantry During the Civil War from 1861 to 1865. 1914.Search "Souvenir History of the Seventeenth Regiment Indiana Volunteer
                                        Mounted Infantry During the Civil War from 1861 to 1865" by BENEFIEL, WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON: 1846-1923 in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BENNE, KATHERINE FREEMAN (MRS. MICHAEL G.): ca. 1908-

Katherine Freeman was born in Paoli, Ind., about 1908 and is the daughter of Norman W. and Cynthia Mavity Freeman. She received the degrees of B.S. and M.S. from Indiana University and Indiana State University. On Feb. 6, 1937, she married Michael G. Benne and they had two children, Michael G., Jr., and Claire. Mrs. Benne was an elementary school teacher during 1930-37 and began teaching again in 1951. She served as the first president of the Indiana State University "Poet's Club" and contributed to its publication, PIED PIPINGS, for thirty-six volumes until its demise in 1965.

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BENNETT, JAMES WILLIAM: 1891-

James William Bennett was born on Oct. 15, 1891, in Mitchell, Ind., the son of Benjamin Franklin and Ellen Munson Bennett. He received the A.B. degree from Stanford University in 1916. He married Dorothy Graham on July. 23, 1924. He married his second wife, Linda Annan Wagner, on Feb. 6, 1943. Bennett worked with the legal department of the U.S. Food Administration, 1918, and served as vice consul to Shanghai, China, 1918-19, and Sydney, Australia, 1919. He was a lecturer in short story writing at Saint John's University ( Shanghai ), 1922-23.

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BENNETT, RAINEY: 1907-

The son of William Rainey and Ethel Clark Bennett, Rainey Bennett was born in Marion, Ind., on July. 26, 1907. He received the Ph.B. degree from the University of Chicago in 1930 and studied at several schools of art. He married Ann Port on Oct. 4, 1936, and they had three children: Pamela, Renee, and Anthony. Bennett did free-lance work for book publishers, 1931-33, and was supervisor of the Federal Art Project (Chicago), 1935-38. He painted murals for buildings in many cities in the United States and South America. He was page: [47][View Page [47]] commissioned by Nelson Rockefeller to paint watercolors for the Standard Oil Company in Venezuela and his work has been exhibited in a number of museums.

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BENNETT, REBECCA MARIA: 1895-1947

Rebecca Maria Bennett was born in 1895 in Anderson, Ind., the daughter of Claude A. and Metta Hill Bennett. Due to poor eyesight she never finished high school. The family moved to Indianapolis about 1915 and Miss Bennett took correspondence courses from Indiana University. She wrote two book-length poems, one of which was not published entitled "American Fantasy." She wrote plays including some that were produced on the Dr. Christian radio program. Other one-act plays were performed by local clubs. She was an honorary member of the International Mark Twain Society and belonged to the Eugene Fields Society and Poets Corner of Indiana. Miss Bennett died in Indianapolis in 1947.

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BENNETT, WENDELL CLARK: 1905-1953.

Born in Marion, Ind., on Aug. 17, 1905, Wendell Clark Bennett was the son of William Rainey and Ethel Clark Bennett. He received all of his academic degrees from the University of Chicago: Ph.B. in 1927, A.M. in 1929, and Ph.D. in 1930. On Oct. 30, 1935, he married Hope Ranslow and they had two daughters, Lucy and Martha. Bennett was an assistant in anthropology, American Museum of Natural History, 1931-38; taught at the University of Wisconsin, 1938-40; and joined the faculty of Yale University in 1940. He was a specialist in Andean archaeology and president of the American Anthropological Association in 1952. Bennett died on Sept. 8, 1953.

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BENNETT, WILMA: 1904-

Wilma Bennett was born on July. 15, 1904, in Scottsburg, Ind. She is the daughter of William Henry and Bertha Meloy Bennett. She received the A.B. degree from Butler University, the B.L.S. degree from Western Reserve University, and the A.M. degree from the University of Chicago. Miss Bennett was a high school librarian in La Porte, Ind., and Covina, Calif. She later served as assistant professor of library science at the University of Wisconsin, Kent State University, and Ohio University and is a library consultant.

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  • The Student Library Assistant; a Workbook, Bibliography, and Manual of Suggestions. New York, 1933.Search "The Student Library Assistant; a Workbook, Bibliography, and
                                        Manual of Suggestions" by BENNETT, WILMA: 1904- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Occupations Filing Plan and Bibliography of U.S. Government Publications … La Porte, Ind., 1951.Search "Occupations Filing Plan and Bibliography of U.S. Government
                                        Publications" by BENNETT, WILMA: 1904- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BENNS, FRANK LEE: 1889-1967.

Frank Lee Benns was born in Barre, N.Y., on March. 7, 1889. He was married in 1915 and had one child. He received three degrees from Syracuse University: an page: [48][View Page [48]] A.B. in 1914, an A.M. in 1916, and a D.Litt. in 1939. He earned his doctorate from Clark University in 1920. Benns became an instructor in history at Indiana University in 1920 and remained on that faculty until his appointment as professor emeritus in 1954. He was a research librarian for the League of Nations during 1928-29. A member of the American Historical Association, he was awarded the Winsor prize in 1920. Benns died in 1967.

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BENTLEY, GERALD EADES: 1901-

Gerald Eades Bentley was born in Brazil, Ind., on Sept. 15, 1901, the son of Layton Coval and Josephine Cynthia Eades Bentley. He received the A.B. degree in 1923 from DePauw University, the A.M. degree in 1926 from the University of Illinois, and the Ph.D. degree in 1929 from the University of London. He was awarded honorary degrees by DePauw University and the University of Birmingham ( England ). He married Esther Greenwood Felt on Sept. 12, 1927, and they had one son, Gerald Eades, Jr. On Aug. 25, 1965, he married his second wife, Ellen Voigt Stern. Bentley taught English at the University of Illinois, 1923-26; New Mexico Military Institute, 1926-27; and the University of Chicago, 1929-45. He joined the faculty of Princeton University in 1945. He held fellowships from the Huntington Library and Guggenheim Foundation and was a Fulbright fellow.

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BENWARD, BRUCE CHARLES: 1921-

Born on June. 29, 1921, in Churubusco, Ind., Bruce Charles Benward is the son of Charles Arthur and Maude Jones Benward. He married Mary Gene Aishe on July. 4, 1943, and they had three children: Cynthia, Tamara, and Nadia. He received the B.Mus. and M.Mus. degrees from Indiana University and earned the Ph.D. degree in 1951 from the University of Rochester Eastman School of Music. Benward taught music at the University of Idaho, 1945-46, and became chairman of the music department at the University of Arkansas in 1946.

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BERGER, KENNETH WALTER: 1924-

Born in Evansville, Ind., on March. 22, 1924, Kenneth Walter Berger is the son of Walter P. and Ida Block Berger. He graduated from Central High School in Evansville and received the following degrees: A.B. from the University of Evansville, 1949; A.M. from Indiana State College, 1950; and M.S. in 1960 and Ph.D. in 1962 from Southern Illinois University. On Aug. 31, 1946, he married Barbara Jane Steadman and they had four children: Robert W., Kenna Jane, Laura Marie, and Karen Sue. Berger taught in schools in Princeton, Ind., 1948-53, and Carrel, Ill., 1955-61. He served in the U.S. Air Force, 1953-55, and was an American Speech and Hearing Association fellow. In 1962 he became professor of speech pathology and audiology at Kent State University.

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BERGEVIN, PAUL EMILE: 1906-

Paul Emile Bergevin was born on Oct. 20, 1906, in Ottawa, Ill., the son of Alexander and Mary Barido Bergevin. He received the degrees of B.S. in 1933 and A.M. in 1934 from Purdue University and the Ed.D. degree in 1945 from Indiana University. On April. 11, 1933, he married Ethelyn Ker and they had two daughters, Barbara and Juliet.

Bergevin was an electrician with the Western Electric Company ( Chicago ) during 1922-29 and worked as an industrial engineer at the Gatke Corporation (Warsaw, Ind.), 1934-35. He taught German and physics at the Indiana Boys School ( Plainfield ), 1935-36, and was director of adult and vocational education in the Anderson public schools ( Ind. ) from 1936 to 1947. He joined the faculty of Indiana University in 1947 where he became professor of adult education and director of the bureau of studies in adult education.

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BERKEY, CHARLES PETER: 1867-1955.

Charles Peter Berkey was born in Goshen, Ind., on March. 25, 1867. He was the son of Peter and Lydia Stutsman Berkey. He received four degrees from the University of Minnesota: a B.S. in 1892, an M.S. in 1893, a Ph.D. in 1897, and an honorary D.Sc. in 1940. He was also awarded an honorary Sc.D. degree by Columbia University in 1929. He married Minnie M. Best on Sept. 4, 1894, and they had two children, Paul Ainsworth and Virginia Dale.

Berkey taught at the University of Minnesota until 1903 and at Columbia University, 1903-41, where he held a professorship in geology. He became a consulting geologist for the New York State Board of Water Supply in 1906 and served in a similar capacity for water commissions in Massachusetts and California and for the Tennessee Valley Authority. He was chief geologist for the Central Asiatic Expeditions and the American Museum of Natural History. Berkey participated in several geological projects and surveys and was a petrographer and geologist on many engineering and mining problems. He was executive secretary and past president of the Geological Society of America; past president of the New York Academy of Sciences; and an American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow. He wrote geological bulletins and died on Aug. 22, 1955.

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  • A Guide to the Dalles of the St. Croix for Excursionists and Students. Minneapolis, 1898.Search "A Guide to the Dalles of the St. Croix for Excursionists and
                                        Students" by BERKEY, CHARLES PETER: 1867-1955. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Geology of Mongolia; a Reconnaissance Report Based on the Investigations of the Years 1922-1923 (withFrederick K. Morris). New York, 1927.Search "Geology of Mongolia; a Reconnaissance Report Based on the
                                        Investigations of the Years 1922-1923" by BERKEY, CHARLES PETER: 1867-1955. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Mineral Deposits of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. Washington, D. C., 1932.Search "Mineral Deposits of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania" by BERKEY, CHARLES PETER: 1867-1955. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • New York City and Vicinity. Washington, D. C., 1933.Search "New York City and Vicinity" by BERKEY, CHARLES PETER: 1867-1955. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BERRY, LILLIAN GAY: 1872-

Lillian Gay Berry was born in Wabash, Ind., on July. 14, 1872, the daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Mary Margaret Bowers Berry. She received the A.B., 1899, and A.M., 1905, degrees from Indiana University and page: [50][View Page [50]] was a fellow in Latin at the University of Chicago, 1905-07. Miss Berry began her career at Indiana University as an instructor in Latin in 1902 where she became a full professor in 1919 and professor emeritus in 1943.

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BESS, ELMER ALLEN: 1869-

Elmer Allen Bess was born in Franklin, Ind., on Aug. 18, 1869, the son of George W. and Alice Ritchey Bess. He studied law, 1891-93; attended Lane Seminary, 1893-95; and received the A.B. degree from the Centre College of Kentucky, 1897. In 1907 he earned the D.D. degree from Emporia College ( Kans. ) and Lenox College ( Iowa ). He married Emma Caughey on March. 4, 1892.

Bess was ordained to the Presbyterian ministry in 1897. He held pastorates successively in Colorado, Kansas, and Iowa during 1898-1913 before becoming head of the Presbyterian Board of Education department at the State University of Iowa , 1913-18. From 1918 until his retirement he was president of Macalester College and also was head of the vocational department.

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BETTS, EMMETT ALBERT: 1903-

Emmett Albert Betts was born in Elkhart, Ind., on Feb. 1, 1903, the son of Albert Henry and Grace Greenwood Betts. He received the B.S. degree in 1925 from Des Moines University and the degrees of M.S. in 1928 and Ph.D. in 1931 from the State University of Iowa . Betts held public school positions in Orient, Iowa, 1922-24; Northboro, Iowa, 1925-29; and Shaker Heights, Ohio, 1931-34. He was director of teacher education at State Teachers College (Oswego, N.Y.) during 1934-37 and taught at Pennsylvania State College, 1937-45, and Temple University, 1945-54. He was director of the Betts Reading Circle (Haverford, Pa.), 1954-61, and became professor of education at the University of Miami ( Fla. ) in 1961. He has edited several series of books; has contributed to edited volumes; and has served in editorial capacities for a number of periodicals.

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BEVARD, CAMILLE: ?-

Camille Bevard , who wrote under the name of Mickey Hume, was born and reared in Marion, Ind. She attended Marion Normal College. In 1951 Mrs. Bevard lived in Indianapolis with her husband and family. No other information was found.

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BEYER, WERNER WILLIAM: 1911-

Werner William Beyer was born on March. 22, 1911, in La Porte, Ind., the son of F. E. W. and Martha L. Beyer. All of his academic degrees are from Columbia University: A.B. in 1934, A.M. in 1936, and Ph.D. in 1945. He married Ruth Katherine Bibos on Nov. 19, 1954, and they had two children, Tanya Elena and Mary Deirdre. Beyer taught in New Jersey at the Englewood School for Boys, 1936-41; Drew University, 1943-45; and Rutgers, The State University, 1943-48. He joined the English department of Butler page: [51][View Page [51]] University in 1948 and has been a full professor at that institution since 1950.

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BEYLE, HERMAN CAREY: 1892-1956.

A native of Borden, Ind., Herman Carey Beyle was born on April. 90, 1892. He was the son of John Lewis and Martha Eleanor West Beyle. He received the A.B. degree from Central College (Pella, Iowa) in 1912 and the degrees of A.M. in 1916 and Ph.D. in 1926 from the University of Chicago. He was married to Madelon McCulloch on July. 90, 1929, and they had two sons, Thad Lewis and Noel Woodard.

Beyle taught at the following institutions: Fargo College, 1916-17; Oberlin College, 1919; Denison University, 1919-21; DePauw University, 1921-24; the University of Chicago, 1926-27; and the University of Minnesota, 1927-28. He was professor of political science at Syracuse University from 1928 until his death on June. 15, 1956. He was a consultant in measurement and attitudes in political science and public opinion since 1928. Beyle served in the U.S. Army during World War I and worked for the Federal Housing Administration in 1942.

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BICKNELL, ERNEST PERCY: 1862-1935.

Ernest Percy Bicknell was born near Vincennes, Ind., on Feb. 23, 1862, the son of Eli P. and Charlotte A. Ford Bicknell. He received the A.B. degree in 1887 and the LL.D. degree in 1925 from Indiana University. He married Grace Vawter in 1891 and they had three children. Bicknell engaged in newspaper work in Indianapolis , 1887-93, and was secretary of the Indiana State Board of Charities, 1893-98. He was general superintendent of the Chicago Bureau of Charities, 1898-1908, and was national director and director general for Civilian Relief of the American National Red Cross, 1908-17. He was appointed commissioner of the Red Cross to France , 1917; Belgium and the Balkan States, 1918; and Europe, 1921. He became vice chairman of foreign operations in 1923. Bicknell continued to represent the national and international Red Cross in various capacities until his death on Sept. 29, 1935, and was decorated by the governments of twelve countries.

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  • Indianapolis Illustrated. Indianapolis, 1893.Search "Indianapolis Illustrated" by BICKNELL, ERNEST PERCY: 1862-1935. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Pioneering with the Red Cross; Recollections of an Old Red Crosser. New York, 1935.Search "Pioneering with the Red Cross; Recollections of an Old Red
                                        Crosser" by BICKNELL, ERNEST PERCY: 1862-1935. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • In War's Wake, 1914-1915; the Rockefeller Foundation and the American Red Cross Join in Civilian Relief. Washington, D. C., 1936.Search "In War's Wake, 1914-1915; the Rockefeller Foundation and the
                                        American Red Cross Join in Civilian Relief" by BICKNELL, ERNEST PERCY: 1862-1935. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • With the Red Cross in Europe, 1917-1992. Washington, D.C., 1938.Search "With the Red Cross in Europe, 1917-1992" by BICKNELL, ERNEST PERCY: 1862-1935. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BICKNELL, GEORGE AUGUSTUS: 1815-1891.

George Augustus Bicknell was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Feb. 6, 1815. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and studied law at Yale University. He was admitted to the bar in 1836 and commenced practice in New York City . In 1846 Bicknell moved to Lexington, Ind., and was prosecuting attorney, 1848, and circuit prosecutor, 1850, of Scott County . He became a resident of New Albany, Ind., in 1851; served as judge of the second judicial circuit court of Indiana , 1852-76; and was professor of law at Indiana University, 1861-70. He was a member of the U.S. Congress during 1877-81, and commissioner of appeals in the supreme court of Indiana, 1881-85. He resumed private practice of law in 1889. Bicknell became judge of the circuit court of Indiana and held that office until his death in New Albany on April. 11, 1891.

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BIGELOW, HERBERT SEELY:1870-1951.

Herbert Seely Bigelow was born in Elkhart, Ind., on Jan. 4, 1870. He attended Oberlin College, graduated from Western Reserve University, and studied at Lane Theological Seminary. He was ordained a Congregational minister in 1895. Bigelow became pastor of the Vine Street Congregational Church in Cincinnati. He was a delegate to the fourth constitutional convention in Ohio in 1912 and a member of the Cincinnati city council, 1936-37 and 1940-41. He served in the U.S. Congress, 1937-38, and resumed his duties as pastor of the Vine Street Congregational Church. He died in Cincinnati on Nov. 11, 1951.

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BILLINGS, WILLIAM EDWARD: 1869-1952.

William Edward Billings , son of Milton and Arthalinda Callen Billings, was born on Sept. 21, 1869, near Decatur, Ill. He married Anna Pearl Leffel on June. 2, 1904, and they had one son, John M. He was publisher of the following newspapers: NEW ERA (Cerro Gordo, Ill.), 1891-1900; RAYS OF LIGHT (North Manchester, Ind.), 1900-02; NORTH MANCHESTER JOURNAL, 1902-13; NORTH MANCHESTER NEWS, 1913-20; and NORTH MANCHESTER NEWS-JOURNAL, 1920-36. In 1927 he compiled A Brief Genealogy of the Billings and Leffel Families. Billings retired in 1936 and died on Sept. 30, 1952.

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BINGHAM, JOSEPH WALTER: 1878-

Joseph Walter Bingham was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Dec. 5, 1878, the son of Joseph West and Dollie Brough Bingham. He received two degrees from the University of Chicago, an A.B. in 1902 and a J.D. in 1904. He married Florence M. Cornell on June. 24, 1907, and they had one son, Rodman. Bingham was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1904 and practiced in Chicago , 1904-05. He was acting assistant professor of law at Cornell University, 1905-07, and held the same position at Stanford University, 1907-08. Bingham continued teaching at Stanford University and became professor of law in 1912.

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  • Report on the International Law of Pacific Coastal Fisheries. Stanford. Calif. 1938.Search "Report on the International Law of Pacific Coastal
                                        Fisheries" by BINGHAM, JOSEPH WALTER: 1878- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BIRD, GEORGE LLOYD: 1900-

George Lloyd Bird was born in Francisco, Ind., on Aug. 29, 1900, and is the son of George William and Ella Caraway Bird. On Sept. 11, 1937, he married Jeanne Yvonne Pinard and they had one son, Jon Pinard. After serving in the U.S. Army in 1918, he attended Allegheny College and earned the B.S. degree in 1922. He received the degrees of A.B. in 1923, A.M. in 1924, and Ph.D. in 1937 from the University of Wisconsin.

Bird was a copyreader for newspapers, 1924-25; publicity director for the Lawrence Developing Company and Board of Trade (Keystone Heights, Fla.) and the Florida Chautauqua, 1925-28; and principal of Keystone Heights High School, 1927-28. He was an instructor in journalism and English and director of public relations at Bradley University, 1928-29, and taught at DePauw University, 1929-33. He was a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin, 1933-36, and worked as a research sociologist in Brazil, Ind., 1936-37. Bird joined the Syracuse University faculty in 1937 and became director of the division of graduate studies, school of journalism, in 1940 and a full professor in 1945. He is the author of several monographs.

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BISHOP, MARTHA CARVER (MRS. HANFORD): ca. 1867-1950.

Martha Carver was born in Straughn, Ind., about 1867 and spent her girlhood in Benton and Newton counties. She taught school in Illinois for four years and was married to Hanford Bishop. Beginning in 1932, Mrs. Bishop was a regular contributor to the "Hoosier Homespun" column in the Indianapolis NEWS. She had some songs published and wrote a volume of printed poems which was not verified. She was a resident of Indianapolis the last forty-five years of her life and died on March. 1, 1950.

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  • Hoosier Courtships in the Horse and Buggy Days (WithMyrtillus N. Satterthwaite). Greenfield, Ind., 1943.Search "Hoosier Courtships in the Horse and Buggy Days" by BISHOP, MARTHA CARVER (MRS. HANFORD): ca. 1867-1950. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BLACK, GLENN ALBERT: 1900-1964.

Glenn Albert Black was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Aug. 18, 1900. He was married in 1931 and received an honorary D.Sc. degree from Wabash College in 1951. He became a lecturer on anthropology at Indiana University and director of the Angel Mounds Field School in 1945. Black was director of archaeology for the Indiana Historical Society; a member of the National Research Council, 1958-60; and a fellow of the American Anthropology Association. He also held membership in the Society of Archaeology and served as vice president, 1938; president, 1941; and treasurer, 1947-51. Black wrote about Hoosier prehistory and Indian artifacts and died in 1964.

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BLACK, JOHN WILSON: 1906-

John Wilson Black was born on Feb. 9, 1906, in Veedersburg, Ind., the son of George Keys and Hattie Let Wilson Black. He married Helen Mary Harrington in 1936 and they had four children: Caroline, Richard, Constance, and Charlotte. He attended Wabash College, earning the A.B. degree in 1927, and received the degrees of A.M. in 1930 and Ph.D. in 1935 from the State University of Iowa . He taught speech and rhetoric at Adrian College, 1927-35, and Kenyon College, 1935-49, and became professor of speech at Ohio State University in 1949. In that same year Black was appointed director of the U.S. Office of Naval Research project in voice communication.

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BLACK, JOSEPH BURTON: 1924-

Joseph Burton Black was born in Princeton, Ind., on March. 7, 1924. He was married in 1944 and is the father of three children. He received the following degrees from Indiana University: B.S. in 1942, M.B.A. in 1956, and D.B.A. in 1965. Black was employed by Black Lumber Companies, Inc., during 1946-55. He taught finance at Indiana University, 1958-60, and Miami University ( Ohio ), 1960-66. In 1966 he became a professor and dean at Wright State University.

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BLACKBURN, JOYCE: ?-

Joyce Blackburn , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Blackburn, was born near Mount Vernon, Ind. She page: [54][View Page [54]] attended Moody Bible Institute and Northwestern University. For about twenty-five years she was responsible for a children's music story weekly radio broadcast in Chicago . She also selected outstanding children's books which she read on her program, "The Listening Post." Miss Blackburn now lives on Saint Simons Island in Georgia .

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BLACKMORE, ANAUTA FORD (MRS. HARRY): ca. 1890-1965.

Anauta Ford , an Eskimo, was born on Baflin Island in Canada about 1890. Her first husband, William R. Ford, was a fur-trading post manager who drowned in 1913. After living in Halifax, Montreal, and Detroit , she and her daughters moved to Indianapolis about 1920 where she met and married Harry Blackmore. With the help of Chic Jackson, former Indianapolis STAR cartoonist, she became a lecturer on the life of the Eskimo. One of her books was a Junior Literary Guild selection and was translated into several languages and braille. Mrs. Blackmore resided in Indianapolis for forty-five years and died in Ashland, Kans., in 1965 while on a lecture engagement.

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  • Land of the Good Shadows; the Story of Anauta, an Eskimo Woman (withHeluiz Washburne). New York, 1940.Search "Land of the Good Shadows; the Story of Anauta, an Eskimo
                                        Woman" by BLACKMORE, ANAUTA FORD (MRS. HARRY): ca. 1890-1965. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Children of the Blizzard (withHeluiz Washburne). New York, 1952.Search "Children of the Blizzard" by BLACKMORE, ANAUTA FORD (MRS. HARRY): ca. 1890-1965. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Wild Like the Foxes; the True Story of an Eskimo Girl. New York, 1956.Search "Wild Like the Foxes; the True Story of an Eskimo Girl" by BLACKMORE, ANAUTA FORD (MRS. HARRY): ca. 1890-1965. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BLACKWOOD, EASLEY: 1903-

Easley Blackwood , famous bridge authority, was born in Birmingham, Ala., on June. 25, 1903. He began playing bridge at the age of eleven and it has been his chief avocation since that time. He and his wife, Beatrice, had one son, Easley. He was general manager of the Riley Branch of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Indianapolis for thirty-four years. In 1964 Blackwood retired from the insurance business and opened a bridge center in Indianapolis . He was chosen executive secretary and general manager of the American Contract Bridge League in 1968. He wrote a syndicated bridge column for the Indianapolis STAR for seventeen years. He has received world honors for his many books and new concepts including the famous "Blackwood Convention" which he invented in 1934.

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BLAKE, ISRAEL GEORGE: 1902-

Israel George Blake was born in East Orange, N.J., on Aug. 14, 1902, the son of William Henry and Emma Earhart Blake. He received the A.B. degree from Hillsdale College, the A.M. degree from Northwestern University, and the Ph.D. degree from Indiana University. Hillsdale College awarded him the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Laws. On Aug. 24, 1927, he married Frances Joyce Klyver and they had one daughter, Martha Jane.

Blake joined the faculty of Franklin College in 1931 where he was professor of history and political science and head of the department and chairman of the social science division. He served on the editorial boards of Indiana Lives and the INDIANA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY. He was a member of the Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission and past president of both the Indiana Academy of Social Sciences and the Indiana History Teachers Association. Blake became director of the Hoosier Historical Tours in 1950; has written a tourist guide to historic Indiana ; and has contributed to Colliers Year Book and Encyclopedia and other publications.

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BLAKELY, F. RAY: ca. 1891-

F. Ray Blakely has spent much of his life in Madison County, Ind. He was married and is the father of two daughters and one son. He farmed for thirty years and was later employed by the General Motors Corporation in Anderson . He is a Quaker and has been active in Friends' affairs.

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BLANK, CHARLIE: ?-

A letter dated July. 90, 1955, from the Gary Public Library to the Indiana Division of the Indiana State Library indicates that Charlie Blank was born in a suburb of Gary, Ind. No other information was found.

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BLAYDES, CECIL S.: 1901-

Cecil S. Blaydes was born near Roachdale, Ind., on Jan. 9, 1901, the son of E. Porter and Lilly Moreland Blaydes. He attended public schools in Indiana and Kentucky and studied at the University of Kentucky. He married his first wife, Edith Hall, on Aug. 30, 1922, and they had one daughter, Helen Lucille. On March. 30, 1950, he married Ona Marian Rash. Blaydes became a supervisor in the shipping department of the Allison division of the General Motors Corporation ( Indianapolis ) in 1941. He retired in 1966.

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BLAYDES, GLENN WILLIAM: 1900-

Born in Roachdale, Ind., on Sept. 30, 1900, Glenn William Blaydes is the son of William T. and Nettle L. Hinkle Blaydes. He received the A.B. degree in 1924 from Indiana University and the degrees of A.M. in 1926 and Ph.D. in 1931 from Ohio State University. He married Bernice Winstel on Sept. 22, 1928, and they had one son, David Fairchild. Blaydes taught botany at Ohio Wesleyan University, 1926-28, and began teaching at Ohio State University in 1928. He was an associate histologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for three years and president of the Ohio Academy of Science, 1952-53.

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  • Methods and Materials for Teaching Biological Sciences; a Text and Source Book for Teachers in Training and in Service (withDavid F. Miller). New York, 1938.Search "Methods and Materials for Teaching Biological Sciences; a Text and
                                        Source Book for Teachers in Training and in Service" by BLAYDES, GLENN WILLIAM: 1900- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BLEND, CHARLES DANIELS: 1918-

Born on July. 18, 1918, in Marion, Ind., Charle Daniels Blend is the son of Gordon B. and Huldah Blend. He married Rhoda Cook on Jan. 2, 1953, and they had two children, Jonathan C. and Patricia. He received all of his academic degrees from Ohio State University: A.B. in 1949, A.M. in 1952, and Ph.D. in 1955. He also did graduate study at the University of Aix-Marseille, 1949-50. Blend taught at Ohio State University, 1954-61, and the University of North Carolina ( Greensboro ), 1962-66. In 1966 he became professor of romance languages and chairman of the department at Michigan State University. He served in the U.S. Army, 1943-46, and was a Fulbright fellow in France , 1949-50.

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BLOCKER, CLYDE EDWARD: 1918-

The son of Loyd Sherman and Fern Rarrick Blocker, Clyde Edward Blocker was born in Huntington, Ind., on Oct. 31, 1918. He received the degrees of B.S. in page: [56][View Page [56]] 1941 and M.S. in 1946 from Indiana University and the Ed.D. degree in 1951 from Columbia University. He married Janne Steele on Dec. 25, 1941, and they had three children: Vincent, David, and Ann. Blocker was dean of men at the University of Tulsa, 1946-51, and personnel manager for the Great American Life Insurance Company ( Saint Louis ), 1951-54. He was both dean of men, 1954-55, and dean of the college, 1955-61, at Flint Community Junior College ( Mich. ) and taught at the University of Texas, 1961-64. He became president of Harrisburg Area Community College ( Pa. ) in 1964 and served in the U.S. Army Air Force, 1942-46.

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  • Attitudes of Administrators Toward the Administrative Organization of Public Junior Colleges in Seven States (withHenry A. Campbell). Austin, Texas, 1962.Search "Attitudes of Administrators Toward the Administrative Organization
                                        of Public Junior Colleges in Seven States" by BLOCKER, CLYDE EDWARD: 1918- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Administrative Practices in University Extension Centers and Branch Colleges (withHenry A. Ca.mpbell). Austin, Texas, 1963.Search "Administrative Practices in University Extension Centers and
                                        Branch Colleges" by BLOCKER, CLYDE EDWARD: 1918- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Essentials of Administrative Behavior for the Simulation of Effective Student Personnel Services in the Junior College. Austin, Texas, 1964.Search "Essentials of Administrative Behavior for the Simulation of
                                        Effective Student Personnel Services in the Junior College" by BLOCKER, CLYDE EDWARD: 1918- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Informal Organization in a State College (withChester Hastings). Austin, Texas, 1964.Search "The Informal Organization in a State College" by BLOCKER, CLYDE EDWARD: 1918- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • A Method for the Sociometric Analysis of the Informal Organization Within Large Work Groups (withothers). Austin, Texas, 1964.Search "A Method for the Sociometric Analysis of the Informal Organization
                                        Within Large Work Groups" by BLOCKER, CLYDE EDWARD: 1918- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Relationships Between the Informal Organization and the Curriculum in Six Junior Colleges (withRobert H. McCabe). Austin, Texas, 1964.Search "Relationships Between the Informal Organization and the Curriculum
                                        in Six Junior Colleges" by BLOCKER, CLYDE EDWARD: 1918- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Formal and Informal Structures of a College and Business Organization (withClarence H. Schauer). Harrisburg, Pa., 1965.Search "The Formal and Informal Structures of a College and Business
                                        Organization" by BLOCKER, CLYDE EDWARD: 1918- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Philanthropy for American Junior Colleges (withothers). Washington, D. C., 1965.Search "Philanthropy for American Junior Colleges" by BLOCKER, CLYDE EDWARD: 1918- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Two-Year College: A Social Synthesis (withothers). Englewood Cliffs, 1965.Search "The Two-Year College: A Social Synthesis" by BLOCKER, CLYDE EDWARD: 1918- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Student's Guide to the Two-Year College (withR. C. Richardson). Englewood Cliffs, 1968.Search "Student's Guide to the Two-Year College" by BLOCKER, CLYDE EDWARD: 1918- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Community Attitudes Toward the Community College (withothers). Harrisburg, Pa., 1971.Search "Community Attitudes Toward the Community College" by BLOCKER, CLYDE EDWARD: 1918- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
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BLOEMKER, ALBERT WILLIAM: 1906-

Born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Sept. 22, 1906, Albert William Bloemker is the son of Ernest F. and Emma S. Schortemeier Bloemker. He attended Arsenal Technical High School ( Indianapolis ) and was a part-time correspondent for the Indianapolis STAR during his senior year and his first three years of college. He graduated from Butler University in 1927 and became a fulltime member of the sports staff of the Indianapolis STAR. Bloemker remained with that newspaper until 1945 where he was assistant sports editor since 1930. When he formed his own public relations consultant company in 1945, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway became a client. Since 1955 he has been public relations director of the Speedway. On Nov. 3, 1932, he married Kathleen Cain and they had five children: Mary, Frederick, Kathy, Beth, and Edward. Bloemker collaborated with Wilbur Shaw on the latter's autobiography entitled Gentlemen, Start Your Engines and finished the book after Shaw's death in 1954. He was a major contributor to The Encyclopedia of Motor Sports, 1971.

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BLOESCH, DONALD G.: 1928-

Born on May. 3, 1928, in Bremen, Ind., Donald G. Bloesch is the son of Herbert P. and Adele Silberman Bloesch. He earned the degrees of A.B. in 1950 from Elmhurst College; B.D. in 1953 from Chicago Theological Seminary; and Ph.D. in 1956 from the University of Chicago. He was ordained a minister of the Evangelical and Reformed church (now the United Church of Christ) in 1953. Bloesch served as a pastor from 1953 to 1956 and was awarded the World Council of Churches fellowship for study at Oxford University, 1956-57. He became professor of theology at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary ( Iowa ) in 1958; was married in 1962; and received the Sealantic fellowship for study in Germany , 1963-64.

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BLOMMEL, HENRY HOWARD: 1924-

Henry Howard Blommel was born in Connersville, Ind., on Jan. 17, 1924, the son of William and Hazel M. Riggs Blommel. He graduated from Connersville High School in 1942. On Aug. 14, 1948, he married Catherine Richards and they had two children, Linda Joyce and John Curtis. From 1942 to 1956 Blommel worked for Production Control American Kitchens, a division of AVCO. He became employed by the U.S. Post Office in 1956. He served in the U.S. Army, 1943-46.

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BLOOM, EDWARD ALAN: 1914-

Born in Michigan City, Ind., on May. 24, 1914, Edward Alan Bloom is the son of Robert and Tillie Leibovitz Bloom. He earned the following academic degrees from the University of Illinois: B.S. in 1936, A.M. in 1939, and Ph.D. in 1947. He also received the A.M. degree from Brown University in 1957. On June. 17, 1947, he married Doris Blumberg. Bloom was a newspaper reporter, editor, and free-lance magazine writer, 1936-38. He was an instructor in English at the University of Illinois, 1939-42 and 1946-47. He joined the Brown University faculty in 1947 and became professor of English in 1959 and chairman of the department in 1960. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was the recipient of the Bronze Star.

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BLOOM, MARY M. JONES (MRS. LEO F.): 1895-

Mary M. Jones was born near Culver, Ind., on Oct. 29, 1895, the daughter of Jordan and Adelia McFarland Jones. She graduated from Culver High School and continued her education at Valparaiso University and Indiana University. On Aug. 3, 1935, she married Leo Fredrech Bloom and has six step-children. Mrs. Bloom was an elementary school teacher for fourteen years. A portion of her book Bread and Wrater has been presented on television.

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BLOSSER, AMANDA CULP (MRS. ELIAS): 1867-1946.

The daughter of Joseph and Mary Wisler Culp, Amanda Culp was born in Elkhart County, Ind., on Dec. 17, 1867. The family later established a home in Harrison County and she attended a summer normal school in Nappanee when she was fifteen. She taught at Southwest School and Wakarusa Public School. In 1887 she married Elias Blosser and they had four children. Mrs. Blosser was interested in art and also took correspondence courses and classes in short story writing. She died in 1946.

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BLUE, IRVING P.: ca. 1878-

Irving P. Blue was born about 1878. He spent forty- three years in the personnel and payroll department of the Indianapolis Post Office. No other information was found.

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BLUM, OWEN JOHN: 1912-

Owen John Blum was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Dec. 14, 1912. His academic degrees include the A.B. from Saint Joseph's Seminary in 1935 and the A.M. in 1941 and Ph.D. in 1947 from the Catholic University of America. Blum began teaching history at Quincy College in 1956 and was on the editorial staff of New Catholic Encyclopedia, 1962-65.

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BLUM, RICHARD HOSMER ADAMS: 1927-

Born on Oct. 7, 1927, in Fort Wayne, Ind., Richard Hosmer Adams Blum is the son of Hosmer Louie and Imogene Ruth Hartshorn Heino Blum. He received the A.B. degree from San Jose State College in 1948 and the Ph.D. degree from Stanford University in 1951. He married Eva Maria Spitz on July. 6, 1957, and has two step-children, Mary Elizabeth and John.

Blum was a research associate at Stanford Research Institute, 1953-56, and research director for the California Medical Association, Medical Review and Advisory Board, 1956-58. During 1959-61 he was acting research director at San Mateo County Mental Health Services ( Calif. ) and a lecturer in the school of criminology, University of California, 1962-64. In 1964 he became project leader and research associate at the Institute for the Study of Human Problems, Stanford University. Blum served in the U.S. Army, 1951-53, and is a consultant to police departments. He has contributed short stories and poetry to magazines.

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BLUMBERG, FANNIE BURGHEIM (MRS. BENJAMIN): 1894-1964.

Born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Feb. 11, 1894, Fannie Burgheim was the daughter of Louis and Rachel Helms Burgheim. She attended public School in Indianapolis . On Aug. 16, 1916, she married Benjamin Blumberg and they had four children: Morris, Rachel, Teressa, and Gretchen. They also reared two children who were victims of the Nazi regime in Germany . Mrs. Blumberg studied art in California and Florida , sold pieces through an art dealer, and had exhibits in several places. Her stories for children were published in magazines and anthologies. She spent the last fifty years of her life in Terre Haute, Ind., and Florida and died on July. 9, 1964.

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BOASE, PAUL HENSHAW: 1915-

Paul Henshaw Boase was born in Topeka, Ind., on July. 13, 1915. He earned the A.B. degree in 1937 from page: [59][View Page [59]] Manchester College and the degrees of M.S. in 1947 and Ph.D. in 1952 from the University of Wisconsin. He was married in 1947 and had three children. Boase taught in Indiana public schools, 1937-41, and served in the U.S. Army Air Force, 1941-46. He began teaching speech at Oberlin College in 1948 and became professor of interpersonal communication in 1964. He was president of the Central States Speech Association, 1968-69.

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BODINE, RICHARD C.: 1928-

Born in Mishawaka, Ind., on July. 17, 1928, Richard C. Bodine is the son of Cassius C. and Una Jean Barnes Bodine. He earned the J.D. degree from Indiana University. He married Rebecca M. Hill on July. 1, 1956. Bodine was admitted to the Indiana bar and became a member of the law firm Bingham, Loughlin, Means and Bodine in 1960. In the Indiana house of representatives he was speaker in 1965 and minority leader in 1967.

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BODMAN, ERNEST JAMES: 1875-1958.

Ernest James Bodman was born in Warsaw, Ind., on Dec. 25, 1875, the son of Samuel Luther and Elizabeth Boyce Bodman. He was educated in the public schools of Memphis, Tenn. He married Mary H. Wright on Oct. 26, 1904, and they had two children, Samuel W. and Anne Caroline. He was employed with the Union Trust Company in Little Rock, 1904-33, where he was executive vice president, 1920-33. He was formerly president of the White and Black River Railroad and director of the San Antonio Southern Railroad. He formed the E. J. Bodman Company, an investment business, which he operated since 1933. Bodman died on April. 9, 1958.

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BOESEN, VICTOR: 1908-

Victor Boesen , who writes under the pen names of Jesse Hall and Eric Harald, was born in Plainfield, Ind., on Sept. 7, 1908. He is the son of Jens Eugene and Helene Petersen Boesen. He studied at the University of Michigan, 1928-30, and married Nancy Hagedorn on Oct. 2, 1940. Boesen was a reporter for the WICHITA BEACON, 1930; reporter, rewriter, and editor for the City News Bureau ( Chicago ), 1931-35; news and commentary writer, radio station WBBM ( Chicago ), 1935-38; news writer, radio station KNX ( Los Angeles ), 1940; roving correspondent, SKYWAYS, 1942-44; and correspondent, LIBERTY, 1945-46.

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BOGARDUS, CARL ROBERT: 1906-

Carl Robert Bogardus was born on May. 1, 1906, in Warsaw, Ky., the son of Oren Arthur and Nancy Maynard Ballard Bogardus. He took the premedical course at Hanover College and received the M.D. degree in 1930 from the University of Louisville (Ky.) School of Medicine. He married Jeannette Wanda Eversole on Aug. 4, 1932, and they had three children. Bogardus interned at Gorgas Hospital ( Panama Canal Zone ), 1936-37, and was director of the Leslie County Health Department (Hyden, Ky.), 1931-34. He engaged in private practice in Warsaw , 1934-38, and in Austin, Ind., beginning in 1938. He has been official historian of Scott County and has compiled several volumes of cemetery records and wills.

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BOGGS, RALPH STEELE: 1901-

Ralph Steele Boggs was born on Nov. 17, 1901, in Terre Haute, Ind., the son of Harry and Edna Earl Patterson Boggs. He married Marion Wells in 1929 and they had one son, Ralph Karl. He married his second wife, Edna Garrido, on June. 24, 1948. Boggs received the degrees of Ph.B. in 1926 and Ph.D. in 1930 from the University of Chicago. He was an instructor at the University of Puerto Rico, 1926-28, and taught Spanish and folklore at the University of North Carolina, 1929-50. He has been a visiting professor at other universities and became professor of Spanish and folklore at the University of Miami ( Fla. ) in 1950. Boggs was a compiler of annual folklore for SOUTHERN FOLKLORE QUARTERLY, 1937-58, and editor and director of FOLKLORE AMERICAS since 1940.

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BOGUE, BENJAMIN NATHANIEL: 1882-

Benjamin Nathaniel Bogue was born in Wabash County, Ind., on Jan. 31, 1882. He is the son of Benjamin and Sarah Jane Heacock Bogue. After completing his preparatory education at the Lincolnville High School ( Ind. ), he entered Earlham College but was obliged to discontinue study because he stammered, a problem since infancy. Unsuccessfully helped after trying a number of sources, he undertook to correct the habit himself. Intensive study of the anatomy, vocal organs, and principles of speech resulted in a complete and permanent cure for his infirmity and he devoted his life to remedying irregularities in the speech of others. On March. 8, 1901, he founded the Bogue Institute for Stammerers in Indianapolis . Early in his career Bogue realized the scarcity of literature on the subject and for several years published a monthly speech therapy magazine, THE EMANCIPATOR. He has written numerous articles and monographs and has lectured before many scientific and educational societies on speech disorders. He married Corinne Haddox Barth on Oct. 18, 1917, and they had one daughter, Ollie Haddox.

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BOLAND, FRANK KELLS: 1875-1953.

Frank Kells Boland was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on May. 3, 1875, and was the son of Kells Hewitt and Louise Bright Boland. He received the degrees of A.B. in 1897 and Sc.D. in 1926 from the University of Georgia and the M.D. degree from Emory University in 1900. He also studied at Johns Hopkins University. He married Molly Horsley on April. 25, 1905, and they had two sons, Frank Kells, Jr., and Joseph Horsley.

Boland was resident surgeon at Saint Joseph's Hospital ( Baltimore ), 1900-03, and practiced in Atlanta, Ga., beginning in 1903. He joined the faculty of Emory University in 1903 where he later held the following positions: professor of surgery, 1921-30 and 1942-45; professor of clinical surgery since 1930; member of the board of trustees, 1937-46; professor of anatomy, school of dentistry, 1907-19; and professor of physiology, page: [61][View Page [61]] 1919-49. Boland served in the Officers' Reserve Corps during 1918-19 and died on Nov. 11, 1953.

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BOLAND, MARGARET LIMBURG (MRS. JOE): 1906-1966.

Margaret Limburg was born in Fargo, N. Dak., on Feb. 24, 1906. She was a graduate of the first journalism class of the University of Minnesota. She met her future husband, Joe Boland, at a Minneapolis hospital while he was being treated for an injury incurred during a University of Notre Dame-University of Minnesota football game. She wrote for the SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE and periodicals and compiled Valiant Woman. Mrs. Boland was a resident of South Bend for many years and died there in 1966.

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BOLES, HAROLD WILSON: 1915-

Born on July. 95, 1915, in Trafalgar, Ind., Harold Wilson Boles is the son of Forest J. and Audra Foster Boles. He married Esther L. Bowers on Nov. 2, 1944, and they had four children: Sharon Kaye, Deborah Dee, David Brian, and Dennis Ray. In 1937 he received the B.S. degree from Indiana State Teachers College and earned the degrees of A.M. in 1950 and Ph.D. in 1957 from Ohio State University.

Boles was superintendent of the Marion Local Schools (Columbus, Ohio), 1952-55, and educational facilities consultant for Joseph Baker and Associates, Architects (Newark, Ohio), 1955-61. He joined the faculty of Western Michigan University as an associate professor of education in 1961 and became professor of educational leadership and head of the department of school services in 1965. He has been facilities consultant to school districts in Michigan and Ohio and served in the U.S, Naval Reserve, 1941-46.

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BOLES, PAUL DARCY: 1919-

Paul Darcy Boles was born on March. 5, 1919, in Auburn, Ind., the son of Ernest Glendon and Gwendolyn Marsden Boles. He married Dorothy Flory on Dec. 25, 1941, and they had three children: Shawn Michael, PatTie Laurence, and Terence Ross. He was privately educated. Boles is a free-lance writer and also writes for advertising companies. He received the Friends of American Writers Award for Parton's Island and has contributed short stories and essays to anthologies and periodicals.

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BONAR, LOUISE JANE: ?-

Louise Jane Bonar was born in Belleville, Ohio. She attended Indiana University and received the A.M. degree from Columbia University. She worked for forty- two years in the Indianapolis school system as teacher, principal, and supervisor.

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BONE, MYRON RUNDLE: 1891-1964.

A native of West Lafayette, Ind., Myron Rundle Bone was born on Dec. 90, 1891, the son of Charles page: [62][View Page [62]] Woodruff and Hester Anna Rundle Bone. He attended Culver Military Academy and Purdue University. He married Gladys Johnston on July. 14, 1921, and they had one son, William Rundle. After several years of military service, Bone became night editor for the Associated Press ( Indianapolis ) in 1919. He subsequently worked for the United Fruit Company and was sales service manager for the Straus Brothers Company (Fort Wayne, Ind.), 1922-28. He served as secretary, 1928-29, and president, 1929-41, of the Industrial Loan and Investment Company and was executive vice president of the American Industrial Bankers Association from 1941 until his retirement in 1956. Bone died in Marion, Ind., on May. 1, 1964.

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BONE, SCOTT CARDELLE: 1860-1936.

Scott Cardelle Bone was born in Shelby County, Ind., on Feb. 15, 1860. He was the son of Alfred P. and Louisa Deacon Bone and was educated in Indiana public schools. He married Mary Worth on June. 15, 1887, and they had seven children: Paul Myers, Roger Morse, Mildred, Scott Worth, Carroll Alfred, Robert Douglas, and Marguerite.

Bone began his career in journalism with Indianapolis newspapers, 1881-88, and worked for the WASHINGTON POST (D.C.) for seventeen years, first as news editor and later as managing editor. From 1906 until 1911 he was editor and principal owner of the WASHINGTON HERALD and became editor-in-chief of the SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER, 1911-18. He was chairman of the Alaska Bureau of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, 1914-15; a delegate at large to the 1916 Republican National Convention; and director of publicity for the Republican National Committee, 1919-20. Bone served as governor of Alaska from 1921 to 1925 and died on Jan. 27, 1936. In addition to the book listed below, two other titles attributed to him that could not be verified are Alaska, Its Past, Present and Future and Sketches of Statesmen and Political Reminiscences.

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BONINE, GLADYS NICHOLS (MRS. CLAIR A.): 1907-

Gladys Nichols was born on April. 22, 1907, in Heltonville, Ind., the daughter of Harry Emerson and Daisy Bailey Nichols. She received the R.N. degree in 1930 and the B.S. degree in nursing education in 1947 from Indiana University and the A.M. degree in 1950 from the University of Chicago. She married Clair A. Bonine on April. 23, 1955. Mrs. Bonine was educational director and instructor in pediatric nursing at Indianapolis General Hospital, 1947-50. She taught pediatric nursing at the University of Pittsburgh from 1950 to 1960. Since 1960 she has been educational director at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during 1942-45.

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BOOTH, FRANKLIN: 1874-1948.

Franklin Booth was born near Noblesville, Ind., in 1874, the son of John and Susan Emily Wright Booth. He was educated at Quaker Academy (Westfield, Ind.) and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1900 and Art Students League ( New York City ). He married Beatrice Wittmack in 1923.

Booth began his career writing and drawing for the Indianapolis NEWS in 1899. He worked for Munsey's Publications ( New York City ), 1904-05, and spent 1906 in Europe traveling and painting, mostly in Spain . He settled in New York City in 1907 and worked as a free-lance artist. Many of his illustrations appeared in magazines such as SCRIBNER'S, HARPER'S, COLLIER'S, and the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL. He was one of the founders of the Phoenix Art Institute and taught there for twenty years. He died in New York City on 1948.

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BOOTH, FREDERICK: 1882-1948.

Frederick Booth was born in Hamilton County, Ind., on Oct. 16, 1882. He was educated in the public schools of Indiana and attended Earlham College. A farmer until 1906, Booth later engaged in various jobs including bookselling, carpentry, concrete and steel construction, and newspaper and advertising work. There is some question that he is the author of the book listed below but no other information was found. Booth died in 1948.

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BORLAND, KATHRYN KILBY (MRS. JAMES B.): 1916-

Born in Pullman, Mich., on Aug. 14, 1916, Kathryn Kilby is the daughter of Paul Melbourne and Vinnie Kilby. She received the B.S. degree in journalism from Butler University in 1937 and married James Barton Borland in 1942. A resident of Indiana since 1921, Mrs. Borland was editor of the NORTH SIDE TOPICS ( Indianapolis ) during 1938-42. Writing in coauthorship under the joint pseudonym Jane and Ross Land, she and Helen R. Speicher use the names of Jane Land and Ross Land respectively.

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BOSTWICK, MARY E.: 1886-1959.

Mary E. Bostwick was born on Feb. 11, 1886, in Denver, Colo. She was educated in public schools in Colorado and Kentucky . Her first newspaper jobs were with the DENVER POST; the KANSAS CITY POST, 1913; and the INDIANAPOLIS SUN. She joined the INDIANAPOLIS STAR in 1914 where she remained for thirty years with the exception of a leave of absence to do hospital work in France during World War I. She was a news reporter and wrote feature articles and the column "As the Day Begins." The book cited below is a collection of her poems which appeared on the last page of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR for many years. Miss Bostwick died on July. 29, 1959.

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BOURNE, ELLA: 1869-1947.

Ella Bourne was born in Greenfield, Ind., on Dec. 24, 1869. She received the Ph.B. degree from DePauw University in 1893; the A.M. degree from the University of Michigan in 1898; and the Ph.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1914. Miss Bourne was a fellow at Johns Hopkins University, 1914-15, and an instructor of Latin at Mount Holyoke College, 1915-16. She taught at Vassar College, 1916-22, and Mills College where she was professor, 1922-35, and was appointed professor emeritus in 1935. She died in 1947.

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BOVARD, WILLIAM SHERMAN: 1864-1936.

William Sherman Bovard was born in Alpha, Ind., on Aug. 29, 1864, the son of James and Sarah Young Bovard. He earned the degrees of A.B. in 1888 and A.M. in 1891 from the University of Southern California and the S.T.B. degree in 1898 from Boston University. He received the degrees of D.D. from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1904 and LL.D. from the University of Southern California in 1921. He married page: [64][View Page [64]] Philena Tufts on Dec. 10, 1889, and they had three children: Gilbert S., Burton C., and Alice May. Bovard was ordained in the Methodist Episcopal ministry in 1888. He held pastorates in California and Maine and was executive secretary of the Methodist Brotherhood, 1913-14. In 1915 he joined the Board of Sunday Schools of the Methodist Episcopal Church where he was superintendent of the adult department, 1915-20, and corresponding secretary, 1920-24. He later became employed with the Board of Education of the Methodist Episcopal Church and worked as corresponding secretary, 1924-32, and assistant secretary from 1932 until his death on Sept. 6, 1936.

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BOWEN, ELBERT RUSSELL: 1918-

Elbert Russell Bowen was born on June. 21, 1918, in Lynn, Ind., the son of Carl William and Ruth Russell Bowen. He married Glenna Louise White in 1941 and they had three children: Glenna Ruth, Bonnie Louise, and Jennifer Beth. He received the A.B. degree from DePauw University in 1941, the A.M. degree from the University of Denver in 1946, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Missouri in 1950. From 1946 to 1950 he was instructor of speech at the University of Missouri and was associate professor at Central Michigan University, 1950-54, where he became professor of speech and drama in 1954. Bowen served in the U.S. Army during 1942-45.

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BOWER, WARREN: 1898-

Warren Bower was born in Elkhart, Ind., on July. 24, 1898. He earned the A.B. degree in 1920 from Hillsdale College and the A.M. degree in 1923 from the University of Michigan. He taught rhetoric at the University of Michigan, 1922-28, and English at Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1928-29. Bower began teaching at New York University in 1930 where he became assistant dean in 1951. He received the George Foster Peabody Award in 1962; has been a consulting editor for Funk and Wagnalls; and has edited several books on short story writing.

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BOWER, WILLIAM CLAYTON: 1878-

William Clayton Bower was born in Wolcottville, Ind., on Feb. 6, 1878, the son of Philip and Harriet Bassett Bower. He married Ann Troas Hemry on Dec. 22, 1900, and they had two sons, Philip Graydon and Clayton Hemry. He received the A.B. degree from Tri- State College in 1898 and A.M. degree from Columbia University in 1910 and did postgraduate study at Columbia University.

From 1900 to 1912 Bower served as a minister at Disciples of Christ Church in Tipton, Ind., and Christian churches in North Tonawanda, N.Y., and Los Angeles . In Lexington, Ky., he was professor of education and dean at the College of the Bible, 1912-26, and professor of education, 1912-24, and dean, 1925-26, at Transylvania College. He was professor of religious education at the University of Chicago Divinity School, 1926-43, and professor emeritus since 1943. After his retirement he continued to teach part time at the University of Kentucky, 1943-50, and at Transylvania College, 1943-48, where he was also consultant to the division of humanities, 1957-63. He edited The Church at Work in the Modern World (1935).

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BOWERS, GEORGE BALLARD: 1876-1944.

George Ballard Bowers was born in Adams County, Ind., on July. 15, 1876, the son of Jonathan and Lydia Spade Bowers. After graduating from Valparaiso University, he enlisted in the Army during the Spanish- American War and was stationed in the Philippine Islands. He later served as superintendent of schools in Manila and was a member of the California legislature in the early 1930s. Bowers died in San Diego, Calif., on Jan. 10, 1944.

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BOWERS, JOHN OLIVER: 1860-

John Oliver Bowers , son of John and Sarah R. Bowers, was born in Bedford County, Pa., in 1860. He graduated from Central State Normal College ( Pa. ) in 1886. He received the bachelor of laws degree from Valparaiso University in 1889 and was admitted to the Indiana bar that same year. He married Nellie A. Blackman on Oct. 25, 1894, and they had eight children. Bowers taught school for a few years and later moved to Kansas . Returning to Indiana in 1894, he practiced law in Hammond until 1910. He subsequently became a resident of Gary where he continued his law practice. He was president of both the Gary Historical Society and Lake County Historical Society.

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BOWERS, NEAL MONROE: 1906-

Born in Mishawaka, Ind., on Oct. 2, 1906, Neal Monroe Bowers is the son of Joseph and Ida Lindsey Bowers. He received the B.S. degree in 1938 from Western Michigan College of Education and the degrees of M.S. in 1939 and Ph.D. in 1951 from the University of Michigan. On July. 6, 1947, he married Rohma Leverton. Bowers worked for the U.S. Office of Strategic Services during 1943-45. He taught at Michigan State College, 1945-46, and Amherst College, 1946-47. In 1949 he started teaching geography at the University of Hawaii. He has been a Fulbright research scholar and faculty member.

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BOWERS, PAUL EUGENE: 1886-1938.

Paul Eugene Bowers was born in 1886 in Indianapolis, Ind. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Bowers. He graduated from Indiana University Medical School and married Rose Alexander. Bowers practiced general medicine in Indianapolis before deciding on a career in hospital work. His first position was in Washington, D.C., and he later became superintendent of the Indiana State Hospital in Michigan City. He also served as director of the Logansport State Hospital and was superintendent of the School for the Feeble Minded in Sawtelle, Calif.. Bowers died on Feb. 15, 1938.

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BOWMAN, BENJAMIN ALLEN: 1902-

Benjamin Allen Bowman was born in Alma, Mich., on Aug. 18, 1902. He studied at Alma College during 1919-21 and received the degrees of A.B. in 1923 from Huntington College and A.M. in 1925 and Ph.D. in 1941 from the University of Michigan. He was a teacher of history and English at Banquo High School ( Ind. ), 1923-24, and professor of history and political science at Huntington College, 1925-31. Bowman was professor of history and social science at Marion College ( Ind. ), 1931-41; taught history at Houghton College, 1941-42; and served as an instructor at the American Institute of Banking, 1940-41 and 1942-43. In 1942 he returned to Marion College and assumed the position he previously held.

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BOWMAN, HEATH: 1910-

Heath Bowman was born on Aug. 7, 1910, in Muncie, Ind., the son of Frederick Heath and Florence O'Harra Bowman. He received the A.B. degree from Princeton University in 1931 and married his first wife, Jefferson MacDonald, on May. 22, 1937.

Bowman did magazine editing in Buffalo, N.Y., 1931-32; engaged in advertising, 1932-34; and devoted full time to writing, 1934-42. From 1942 until his retirement, he was employed with the U.S. Department of State in the following capacities: regional officer, Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, 1942-43; public affairs officer, American Embassy in Santiago, Chile , 1946-49; policy and program planning staff, Office of Information and Cultural Affairs ( Washington ), 1949-51; deputy public affairs officer, American Embassy in Rome, 1951-53, and Paris , 1953-57; public affairs officer, American Embassy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia , 1957-60; director of the Presentations Divisions Bureau of Cultural and Educational Exchange ( Washington ), 1960-64; American Embassy in Calcutta, 1965-68; and examining board, State Department, 1967-69.

Bowman served in the U.S. Navy, 1943-46, and married his second wife, Mercedes Bucher, in 1965. They live in Rome, Italy, where he does some writing, illustrated by his own photography, for the ROME DAILY AMERICAN. He won a first place award in the early 1950s for black and white photography from the SATURDAY REVIEW OF LITERATURE.

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BOWMAN, MILO JESSE: 1874-1948.

Born on July. 1, 1874, in Madison, Ind., Milo Jesse Bowman was the son of Milo Judson and Zora A. Owens Bowman. He earned the LL.B. degree in 1902 from the Indianapolis College of Law and received the following degrees from Hanover College: A.B. in 1896, A.M. in 1898, and LL.D. in 1922. On June. 22, 1897, he married Martha R. Edwards and they had three sons: Milo Malcolm, John Gillett, and Jesse Edwards. Bowman was principal of Madison High School, 1897-1901; practiced law in Indianapolis , 1902-06; and was assistant state law librarian, 1905-07. He became dean of the law school, Valparaiso University, in 1907 and died on Jan. 30, 1948.

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BOWMAN, SYLVIA EDMONIA: 1914-

Sylvia Edmonia Bowman was born on June. 19, 1914, in Boone County, Ind., the daughter of Clarence Steptoe and Alice Smith Bowman. She earned the B.S. degree from Central Normal College in 1939 and the A.M. degree from the University of Chicago in 1944. She studied at the Sorbonne where she received a doctorate in 1952.

Miss Bowman was an elementary and high school teacher in Indiana , 1935-43, and was director of publications at North Side High School ( Fort Wayne ), page: [67][View Page [67]] 1944-47. She taught at Indiana University (Regional Campus, Fort Wayne ), 1947-49, and since 1955, becoming professor of English. During 1950-54 she studied in France and in 1971 was appointed chancellor of six of Indiana University's eight regional campuses. She received an award for distinguished teaching from Indiana University in 1962. She is editor, Twayne's United States Classics Series; editor-in-chief, Twayne's United States Authors Series and English Authors Series; and general editor, Twayne's World Authors Series. Miss Bowman was named Woman of the Year by the Indianapolis professional chapter of Theta Sigma Phi in 1972.

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BOWSER, LAURA ADAH: ca. 1924-

Laura Adah Bowser was born circa 1924 in Bremen, Ind., her lifelong home. In addition to writing she is an artist, having produced frescoes and worked extensively in crayons and oils. She is also a composer and has written both words and music for hundreds of songs. Mrs. Bowser is a widow and had one daughter, Venus Georgine.

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BOWYER, HOWARD K.: 1924-

Howard K. Bowyer was born in Logansport, Ind., on Aug. 28, 1924. He attended public schools in Dearborn, Mich. While still a high school student, he joined the U.S. Army and served in the European Theatre of Operations, 1942-45. He attended Indiana University for two years and later studied at Valparaiso University. Bowyer worked at the Logansport State Hospital for three years prior to becoming an officer at the Indiana State Prison.

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BOWYER, JOHN W.: 1921-

Born in Onward, Ind., on April. 29, 1921, John W. Bowyer is the son of John Walter and Cecil Metzger Bowyer. He earned the following degrees from Indiana University: B.S. in 1942, M.S. in 1943, and D.B.A. in 1950. On July. 4, 1948, he married Ingeborg Becker and they had two daughters, Karen and Linda. Bowyer began teaching finance at Washington University ( Saint Louis ) in 1952. He served with the Quartermaster Corps, U.S. Army, during World War II.

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BOYD, EDNA McGUIRE (MRS. JOHN B.): 1899-

Edna McGuire was born in Sweet Springs, Mo., on Aug. 31, 1899, the daughter of James Harvey and Hannah Smallwood McGuire. She received the degrees of B.S. in education from Central Missouri State College in 1921 and A.M. from the University of Missouri in 1928. She did postgraduate study at the University of Missouri and the University of Chicago. On Jan. 15, 1938, she married John B. Boyd . Mrs. Bond taught at Western Kentucky Teachers College, 1921-24; Iowa State Teachers College, 1924-26; and the University of Missouri, 1926-29. She was a supervisor in both the Saint Joseph public schools ( Mo. ), 1929-34, and the East Chicago public schools ( Ind. ), 1934-38. She was a delegate to the White House Conference on Education in 1956 and has lectured widely throughout the United States . She became a resident of Indiana in 1934.

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BOYLES, MARY LENORA MAUCH (MRS. CHARLES L.): ?-

Mary Lenora Mauch was born in Princeton, Ind., and attended local public schools. She earned the A.B. degree from Western College for Women and A.M. degree from Indiana University, 1940, and studied at Northwestern University. She taught English and speech at Princeton High School, 1930-40, and at Crown Point High School beginning in 1940. In 1947 she married Charles L. Boyles and was a high school teacher in Evansville, Ind. Mrs. Boyles taught at the University of Evansville and Indiana State University ( Evansville ). She has written articles, radio scripts, plays, pageants, and short stories.

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BOYS, SAMUEL EVAN: 1871-1966.

Samuel Evan Boys was born on June. 20, 1871, in Lacon, Ill., the son of Leonard and Anna Montgomery Boys. Moving to Kansas in 1872, he attended Southwest College (Winfield, Kans.) and helped found Sigma Nu, a national social fraternity. He received the A.B. degree from Albion College and studied law for one year at the University of Michigan. On Nov. 24, 1898, he married Florence Alice Riddick and they had one son and four daughters.

Boys was a practicing attorney in South Bend, Ind., for four years before beginning a newspaper career. An editor for sixty-four years, he was the oldest active newspaperman in Indiana at the time of his death. After publishing a weekly paper in Shoals, Ind., for two years, he moved to Plymouth, Ind., in 1904 where he was owner and publisher of the weekly CHRONICLE. In recognition of his many years of service, the Plymouth Junior Chamber of Commerce named Boys the recipient of the Distinguished Citizen Award in 1960. He was honored on his ninetieth birthday in 1961 when the Chamber of Commerce proclaimed "Sam Boys Day" in Plymouth . He died in 1966.

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BRACHER, MARJORY LOUISE SCHOLL (MRS. EDWIN W.): 1906-

Born on Jan. 6, 1906, in Connersville, Ind., Marjory Louise Scholl is the daughter of J. Edgar and Grace Hill Scholl. On May. 6, 1931, she married Edwin W. Bracher and they had two children, Peter and Alice. She received the A.B. degree in 1928 from Wittenberg University. She taught high school in Casstown, Ohio, 1928-29, and was a parish worker in Buffalo, N.Y., 1929-30. Since then Mrs. Bracher has been a freelance writer and has compiled several prayer books.

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BRADFORD, LYDIA ALLEN DEVILBISS (MRS. GEORGE H.): 1882-

Lydia Allen DeVilbiss was born in 1882 in Allen County, Ind. She is the daughter of William Fletcher and Naomi Ridenour DeVilbiss. She received an M.D. degree from Indiana University in 1907 and did post- graduate work at other medical schools. She married George Henry Bradford on March. 29, 1920. After practicing medicine in Ohio for five years, she became director of the division of child hygiene for the Kansas State Board of Health in 1915. Later Mrs. Bradford organized child hygiene programs in other states and was professor of public health administration at Woman's Medical College ( Philadelphia ). She has written monographs on public health.

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BRADLEY, CAROLYN GERTRUDE: 1898-1954.

Carolyn Gertrude Bradley was born in Richmond, Ind., in 1898. She was the daughter of Matthias Herbert and Minnie Lee Anna Rieser Bradley. She received an A.B. degree from Earlham College; a B.A.E. degree from the Herron School of Art ( Indianapolis ); and an M.F.A. degree from Escuela Universitaria de Bellas Artes (San Miguel Allende, Mexico). She studied under several artists including Henry B. Snell and William Forsyth.

Miss Bradley taught in various high schools until 1932. Joining the Ohio State University faculty, she was assistant professor in the department of fine arts, 1932-37, and associate professor from 1937 until her death on Dec. 8, 1954. During her career as an artist, she won numerous awards for her paintings, particularly watercolors. She was a member of the National Association of Women Artists and the National League of American Pen Women.

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  • Costume Design; an Introductory Outline with Aids for Students and Teachers. Scranton, Pa., 1937.Search "Costume Design; an Introductory Outline with Aids for Students and
                                        Teachers" by BRADLEY, CAROLYN GERTRUDE: 1898-1954. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Costume and You; Costume Design and Personality Development for High School Students (withF. Meredith Dietz). Scranton, Pa., 1948.Search "Costume and You; Costume Design and Personality Development for
                                        High School Students" by BRADLEY, CAROLYN GERTRUDE: 1898-1954. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Western World Costume, an Outline History. New York, 1954.Search "Western World Costume, an Outline History" by BRADLEY, CAROLYN GERTRUDE: 1898-1954. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BRADLEY, GEORGE EDGAR: 1924-

George Edgar Bradley was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Feb. 21, 1924. He received the A.B. degree in 1945 from Miami University ( Ohio ) and the degrees of M.S. in 1947 and Ph.D. in 1952 from the University of Michigan. He was married in 1950 and had one child. Bradley began teaching physics at Western Michigan University in 1951 and became department chairman in 1958. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, 1945-46, and was a National Science Foundation fellow in 1959.

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BRADLEY, GEORGE KITCHING: 1930-

George Kitching Bradley was born in La Porte, Ind., in 1930, the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Fred Bradley. He graduated from Purdue University in 1953 and taught at Howe Military School and Valley Forge Military Academy. He became associated with the Inca Division of Phelps Dodge Copper Products Corporation in 1957. Bradley is a past president of the Fort Wayne Junior Chamber of Commerce.

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BRADSHAW, ELIZABETH MAHAN (MRS. HARMON): 1874-1932.

Elizabeth Mahan was the daughter of Oliver Perry and Mary Malvina Hoover Mahan and was born in page: [70][View Page [70]] Thorntown, Ind., on Dec. 25, 1874. She attended Western College for Women, 1891-93, but graduated from DePauw University in 1895. On Jan. 3, 1901, she married Harmon Bradshaw and they had two children, Mary Frances and John Oliver. Mrs. Bradshaw was a teacher in Indiana in Lebanon , 1895-1901, and Muncie during World War I through 1921. She taught at Mrs. Blaker's Teachers College from 1922 until about 1930 and died on Oct. 23, 1932.

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BRADT, CHARLES EDWIN: 1863-1922.

Charles Edwin Bradt , son of Isaac Henry and Ann Elizabeth Bastow Bradt, was born in La Porte, Ind., on Nov. 7, 1863. He received the following degrees from the University of Wooster: A.B. in 1886, A.M. in 1889, Ph.D. in 1897, and D.D. in 1905. He married Nellie Acken on June. 11, 1889, and was ordained a Presbyterian minister in that same year. He held pastorates in Lincoln, Nebr., 1889-96, and Wichita, Kans., 1896-1905, and was secretary of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions. Bradt died on Sept. 5, 1922.

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  • Capturing a Community for Christ; a Treatise on How to Plan a Campaign and Make a Complete Conquest in Any Community, for the Cause of Christ. Wichita, Kans., 1900.Search "Capturing a Community for Christ; a Treatise on How to Plan a
                                        Campaign and Make a Complete Conquest in Any Community, for the Cause of
                                        Christ" by BRADT, CHARLES EDWIN: 1863-1922. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • A Working Church and Its Way of Working; the Story and History of the First Presbyterian Church of Wichita, Kansas, After Thirty Three and One Third Years. Wichita, Kans., 1903.Search "A Working Church and Its Way of Working; the Story and History of
                                        the First Presbyterian Church of Wichita, Kansas, After Thirty Three and One
                                        Third Years" by BRADT, CHARLES EDWIN: 1863-1922. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Key to the Kingdom; an Exposition of the Great Commission. Wichita, Kans., 1904.Search "The Key to the Kingdom; an Exposition of the Great
                                        Commission" by BRADT, CHARLES EDWIN: 1863-1922. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Around the World Studies and Stories. 1912.Search "Around the World Studies and Stories" by BRADT, CHARLES EDWIN: 1863-1922. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Problems of the Pin-Hole Parish. Wichita, Kans., 1912.Search "Problems of the Pin-Hole Parish" by BRADT, CHARLES EDWIN: 1863-1922. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Edwin: Adventures in the Universe. Wichita, Kans., 1922.Search "Edwin: Adventures in the Universe" by BRADT, CHARLES EDWIN: 1863-1922. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BRADY, PEARL SCHILLING (MRS. HAROLD P.): 1903-

The daughter of Chris M. and Minnie Sauter Schilling, Pearl Schilling was born on Nov. 25, 1903, in Indianapolis, Ind. She married Harold P. Brady on Feb. 16, 1924, and they had two children, Lila Lee and Lola Pearl. She studied at the Indiana University Extension Division, 1953-54, and was a realtor from 1954 until her retirement in 1969. Mrs. Brady also wrote a fiftieth anniversary history of the Lowell School ( Ind. ).

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  • History; Lowell District, Warren Township, Marion County, Indiana, 1822-1944. Indianapoils, 1950.Search "History; Lowell District, Warren Township, Marion County, Indiana,
                                        1822-1944" by BRADY, PEARL SCHILLING (MRS. HAROLD P.): 1903- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BRAMHALL, MAE LAWS (MRS. ANSON D.): ca. 1861-1897.

Mae Laws was born in Richmond, Ind., circa 1861 and was the daughter of Joseph and Cornelia Williams Laws. She married Anson Dudley Bramhall in 1889 and they spent the next two years in Japan . Her contributions were published in magazines and newspapers. Mrs. Bramhall died on Feb. 7, 1897.

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  • Japanese Jingles, Being a Few Little Verses, Which Have Appeared Before in the "Japanese Gazette". Tokyo, 1891.Search "Japanese Jingles, Being a Few Little Verses, Which Have Appeared
                                        Before in the "Japanese Gazette"" by BRAMHALL, MAE LAWS (MRS. ANSON D.): ca. 1861-1897. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Wee Ones of Japan. New York, 1894.Search "The Wee Ones of Japan" by BRAMHALL, MAE LAWS (MRS. ANSON D.): ca. 1861-1897. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BRAND, CARL FREMONT: 1892-

Carl Fremont Brand was born on Oct. 8, 1892, in Greenfield, Ind., the son of Charles Samuel and Jesse Davis Brand. On Sept. 12, 1930, he married Nan Surface and they had three sons: Charles, Robert, and Donald. He received the following academic degrees: A.B. in 1915 and A.M. in 1916 from Indiana University and A.M. in 1918 and Ph.D. in 1923 from Harvard University. Brand taught history at Smith College, 1919-20, and the University of Michigan, 1921-24. He joined the faculty of Stanford University in 1924 and became professor of history in 1940 and professor emeritus in 1958. He is a member of the American Historical Association (Pacific Coast branch) and was secretary- treasurer, 1926-34; vice president, 1948; and president, 1949.

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BRANDON, RODNEY HOWE: 1881-

Rodney Howe Brandon was born in Monroe County, Ind., on Sept. 21, 1881, the son of Galbraith Lynn and Narcissa Lee Smith Brandon. He studied at Indiana University for three years and received an honorary LL.D. degree from MacMurray College in 1942. On Dec. 6, 1909, he married Harriette Lane and they had three daughters: Adele, Jean, and Nancy.

Brandon worked in private industry beginning in 1900 and was one of the organizers of the Progressive Party in Indiana , 1912. He moved to Illinois in 1913 and was active in state politics both as a planner and public servant. He edited the proceedings of the 1919 Illinois Constitutional Convention; was secretary of the Illinois Republican State Central Commission, 1928-30; and was director of the department of public welfare, 1929-33 and 1941-45. He was a special investigator for the U.S. government of child welfare conditions in Europe, 1926, and a member of the board of public welfare commissioners, state of Illinois, 1933-40. In 1933 he became a lecturer on criminology, social hygiene, and medical jurisprudence at the college of medicine, University of Illinois. He was also one of the organizers of the Loyal Order of Moose, 1906, in which he served as an official, 1906-29.

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  • Who Is Who in Anderson; Drawings by Will B. Conson, Biographical Sketches by Rodney H. Brandon. Anderson, Ind., 1908.Search "Who Is Who in Anderson; Drawings by Will B. Conson, Biographical
                                        Sketches by Rodney H. Brandon" by BRANDON, RODNEY HOWE: 1881- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

BRANDON, WILLIAM: ?-

William Brandon was born in Indiana and has lived in Mexico, Washington, D.C.; and New Mexico . He has spent much of his time in the Rocky Mountains and has published more than 250 short stories in the United States and abroad.

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BRANDT, JOSEPH AUGUST: 1899-

The son of Theodore and Sophia Schroer Brandt, Joseph August Brandt was born in Seymour, Ind., on July. 26, 1899. He attended Lutheran parochial schools in Stuttgart, Ark., and earned the A.B. degree in 1921 from the University of Oklahoma. He was a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University ( England ) and received the degrees of A.B. in 1923, B. Litt. in 1924, and A.M. in 1927. He was the recipient of an honorary LL.B. degree from Temple University in 1941. On Oct. 3, 1927, he married Sara Maude Little and they had three children: Brenda, Joseph Theodore, and Derek Whitney.

Brandt began his career in journalism in 1919 as a reporter for the SAPULPA HERALD (Okla.). He was a reporter for the PONCA CITY NEWS (Okla.) during summers, 1921 and 1924, and was city editor of the TULSA TRIBUNE (Okla.), 1925-28. Later he became editor of publications at the University of Oklahoma and was one of the founders of the University of Oklahoma Press on Jan. 1, 1929. He was director of the Princeton University Press, 1938-40, and president of the University of Oklahoma, 1941-44, and became director of the University of Chicago Press. Brandt served as president of the New York publishing firm, Henry Holt Company, Inc., 1945-48. In 1949 he established the graduate school of journalism at the University of California ( Los Angeles ) where he became chairman of the department in 1950. He is a trustee at several colleges and has been an editor for various magazines and periodicals.

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BRANSBY, EMMA LINDSAY SQUIER (MRS. JOHN): 1892-

Emma Lindsay Squier was born in Marion, Ind., on Dec. 1, 1892, the daughter of Russell Lafayette and Ada page: [72][View Page [72]] Lindsay Squier. She attended the University of Washington (Seattle) and Columbia University. On April. 21, 1928, she married John Bransby. Mrs. Bransby is an authority on folklore and folk music.

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BRANSTEN, RUTH MCKENNEY (MRS. RICHARD): 1911-

The daughter of J. S. and Marguerite Flynn McKenney, Ruth McKenney was born in Mishawaka, Ind., on Nov. 18, 1911. She graduated from Shaw High School (Cleveland, Ohio) in 1928 and attended Ohio State University. She worked for the COLUMBUS DLSPATEH ( Ohio ), 1930-32; AKRON BEACON JOURNAL, 1932-34; and NEW YORK POST, 1934-36. On Aug. 12, 1937, she married Richard Bransten, who uses the pen name of Bruce Minton, and they had two children, Patrick and Eileen Edith. From 1937 to 1946 Mrs. Bransten was editor of NEW MASSES after which she devoted full time to writing. My Sister Eileen was produced as a Broadway play, was made into a motion picture, was reproduced as the musical comedy Wonderful Town, and had another Broadway run. After World War II the Branstens lived in Belgium, England, and France .

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