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John Eugene Iglehart was born in Warrick County, Ind., on Aug. 10, 1848, the son of Asa and Ann Cowle Iglehart. In 1849 the family moved to Evansville, Ind., where he later attended school. He graduated from Asbury University in 1868 and entered his father's law office. He was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1869 and was admitted to practice law before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1874. He married Lockie Watson Holt on Nov. 4, 1874, and they had four children: Eugene H., Ann, Lockie, and Joseph H.

Iglehart aided his father in handling railroad business and for thirty years was general counsel for the Evansville and Terre Haute allied lines. When that company consolidated with the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad in 1912, the office of district attorney was created and filled by Iglehart and an associate. He was chairman of the Evansville Centennial Historical Commission and page: [317][View Page [317]] helped organize the Southwestern Indiana Historical Society in 1920. He edited a history of Vanderburgh County and died in 1934.

Information from Roll--lndiana, One Hundred and Fifty Years of American Development.

  • The Environment of Abraham Lincoln in Indiana, with an Account of the DeBruler Family (withEugenia Ehrmann). Indianapolis, 1925.Search "The Environment of Abraham Lincoln in Indiana, with an Account of
                                        the DeBruler Family" by IGLEHART, JOHN EUGENE: 1848-1934. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust


Madeline Dean Ingram was born in Roachdale, Ind., on May 7, 1901. She received the B.M. degree from Miami University in 1923 and married Thomas J. Ingrain. She taught at the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Va., and was chairman of the division of fine arts and head of the music department at Lynchburg College. For more than thirty-five years Mrs. Ingram was minister of music in churches of various denominations and has directed many choir festivals.

Information from Roachdale-Franklin Township Public Library.


Mildred Leisure was born in 1912 in Rush County, Ind. She also lived in the following Indiana towns: Knightstown, New Castle, and Mount Summit. She attended Earlham College and married Carl Irvin. Mrs. Irvin is a past president of both the State Composers of Music and the Indiana Federation of Poetry Clubs and has published poems in various magazines and newspapers.

Information from INDIANAPOLIS STAR MAGAZINE, Nov. 29, 1953.


Constance Frick was born in Evansville, Ind., on May. 11, 1913, the daughter of Herman Christian and Minnie Lauenstein Frick. She earned the degrees of A.B. in 1934 and A.M. in 1941 from Indiana University and the B.S. in L.S. from Columbia University in 1947. She married William Robert Irwin on June. 15, 1954, and has one stepson, William Andrew.

Mrs. Irwin was a librarian at Beech Grove High School ( Ind. ), 1936-37; Reitz High School ( Evansville ), 1937-42 and1947-54; and Evansville College ( Ind. ), 1946. She served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, 1942-45, and was a book editor for Columbia University Press ( New York ), 1947. In 1961 she began teaching library science at the State University of Iowa and held that position until 1967. Mrs. Irwin received the Midland Booksellers Association Black Hawk Award in 1964 and the Ella Victoria Dobbs Award in 1965, given by Pi Lambda Theta for published research.

Information from Constance Frick Irwin and Contemporary Authors.


Marion C. Isaacs , son of Leonard and Eunice McDowell Isaacs, was born on Sept. 27, 1911, in Montmorenci, Ind. He graduated from high school in Kingman, Ind. On May. 1, 1932, he married Olive Leonard and they had three children: Barbara, Phyllis, and Thomas. Isaacs worked as a truck driver and farmer and in a lumberyard and steel mill. For many years he has been in the plumbing business. He was president of the Historical Society of Porter County, 1964-66.

Information from Hawkins and McClarren--Indiana Lives.

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Born in Oxford, Ohio, on Dec. 6, 1910, Charles P. Isley is the son of Calvin P. and Frances M. Schaefer Isley. The family moved to Indiana in 1912. He graduated from Emerson High School (Gary, Ind.) and attended Gary College (now Indiana University Northwest). On June. 20, 1947, he married Verbie Hubbard and they had one son, Mark Phillip. Isley became employed with the Atlantic Richfield Company in East Chicago, Ind., and is a veteran of World War II.

Information from Charles P. Isley.


Born in Evansville, Ind., on Nov. 15, 1920, Charles Edward Israel is the son of Edward L. and Amelia Dryer Israel. He earned the A.B. degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1942 and the B.H.L. degree from Hebrew Union College in 1943. He married Verna Margaret Sweezey on Dec. 6, 1950.

Israel served with the U.S. Merchant Marine, 1943-45, and the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, International Refugee Organization, in Germany during 1946-50. He wrote radio and television plays in Hollywood, 1950-53, and started writing for radio, television, and films in Canada in 1953. He worked mainly for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and National Film Board of Canada. He received the city of Genoa prize, Prix Italia Festival, in 1964 for the television film, "The Open Grave."

Information from Contemporary Authors.


Anne Roller Issler was born in Indiana in 1892. She became a resident of California and has been both a social case worker and member of the staff of SURVEY GRAPHIC. She was curator of the Indian museum in Cuyamaca State Park (southern California) and the state museums of Vallejo House (Sonoma) and Robert Louis Stevenson House (Monterey). She is now retired and devotes her time to writing.

Information from Indiana State Library.