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MCAHREN, CHARLES RAYMOND: 1912-

Charles Raymond McAhren , son of Samuel J. and Emily McAhren, was born in Clinton County, Ind., on June 26, 1912. In 1914 the family moved to Adams County. He married Lista Delila Adams on June 28, 1936, and they had three daughters: Ellen May, Nina Marie, and Miriam Joann. McAhren operated a dairy farm in Ossian for five years and moved to Bobo in 1947 where he farmed and later worked for the Decatur Casting Company.

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MACALVAY, NORA TULLY: 1900-?

Nora Tully MacAlvay was born in 1900 in Manchester, England. The family immigrated to the United States in 1913. A University of Chicago graduate, she began teaching art in elementary schools in Hammond, Ind., about 1924 where she also supervised art until 1946. She was interested in theater for children and enrolled in theater courses at Indiana University, the University of Michigan, and the Goodman Theatre ( Chicago ). Miss MacAlvay began directing the Children's Theatre of the Dunes Arts Foundation in 1951 and later became associated with Brewery Gallery and Books in Michigan City, Ind. Several of her plays have been published and she was the recipient of the Indiana University Writers Conference Award for Cathie and the Paddy Boy in 1962.

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MCATEE, WALDO LEE : 1883-1962.

The son of John Henry and Anna Jerusha Morris McAtee, Waldo Lee McAtee was born in Jalapa, Ind., in 1883. He received the degrees of A.B. in 1904 and A.M. in 1906 from Indiana University. He married Fannie Eldridge Lawson in 1906. McAtee wrote many government bulletins and died in 1962.

Information from Who's Who Among North American Authors.

MCAVOY, THOMAS TIMOTHY: 1903-1969.

Born in Tipton, Ind., on Sept. 12, 1903, Thomas Timothy McAvoy was the son of Charles Edward and Nora Walsh McAvoy. He was city editor of the TIPTON TIMES before entering Notre Dame Seminary to study for the priesthood. He earned the degrees of A.B. in 1925 and A.M. in 1930 from the University of Notre Dame and the Ph.D. degree in 1940 from Columbia University.

In 1929 Father McAvoy was ordained a priest in the Congregation of the Holy Cross and became an archivist, University of Notre Dame Archives. He advanced from instructor to professor at the University of Notre Dame, 1933-44, where he was also head of the department of history, 1939-60. He became managing editor of REVIEW OF POLITICS in 1955 and received the John Gilmary Shea Prize in 1957. Father McAvoy was an authority on the history of the Catholic church in the United States and died on July 5, 1969.

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Information from Contemporary Authors and Bernardine McAvoy.

MCBRIDE, HERBERT WES: 1873-1933.

Herbert Wes McBride was born in Waterloo, Ind., on Oct. 15, 1873, the son of Robert W. and Ida S. Chamberlain McBride. He joined the gold rush to Alaska in 1897 and stayed there about two years. When the Boer War began in South America, he joined the Boer forces and remained throughout the conflict. McBride was an officer in the Indiana National Guard for many years and served with the Canadian forces during World War I. He spent several years constructing railroads in British Columbia and was in the lumber business in Oregon. He died in Indianapolis, Ind., in 1933.

Information from Indiana State Library.

  • The Emma Gees. Indianapolis, 1918.Search "The Emma Gees" by MCBRIDE, HERBERT WES: 1873-1933. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • A Rifleman Went to War … Being a Narrative of the Author's Experiences and Observations While with the Canadian Corps in France and Belgium, September 1915--April 1917. Marines, N.C., 1935.Search "A Rifleman Went to War … Being a Narrative of the
                                        Author's Experiences and Observations While with the Canadian Corps in
                                        France and Belgium, September 1915--April 1917" by MCBRIDE, HERBERT WES: 1873-1933. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MCBRIDE, RICHARD WILLIAM: 1928-?

Richard William McBride, son of John Graham and Marie Jones McBride, was born in Washington, Ind., on May 8, 1928. He studied at Radio Drama Workshop ( Milwaukee ), Paducah Junior College, and Eastern Illinois University and received the A.B. degree from Hastings College in 1958. He married Betty Joan Kostal in 1953 and they had two sons, Sean David and Brennan Robert. Between 1948 and 1958 McBride worked as an announcer and scriptwriter for radio stations in Kentucky, Illinois, and Nebraska . He was also a file clerk for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer during 1953-54. He became a bookseller in San Francisco in 1952 and business manager of City Lights Books in 1966. He has written plays that were produced in San Francisco little theaters.

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MCCAMMON, DOROTHY SNAPP (MRS. DON) : 1923-?

Dorothy Snapp was born in 1923, the daughter of Kenneth M. and Mary Louise Sanger Snapp. She is a native of Walworth, Wis., but the family moved to Ind. in 1926. She received the A.B. degree from Goshen College in 1944. She married Don McCammon in 1945 and they had one daughter, Julia. Mrs. McCammon was a missionary with her husband in China , 1947-51, and in Japan , 1952-58. She was executive secretary of the women of the Mennonite church, 1958-66, and became a public school teacher in 1966.

Information from Goshen College Library.

MCCANDLESS, MARION: ca. 1880-?

It is believed that Marion McCandless was born in Pinckneyville, Ill., about 1880. In 1896 she entered the Academy for Young Ladies (now Saint Mary's College) in Notre Dame, Ind. , and received the A.B. degree in 1901. From 1919 to 1946 she served on the board of the International Federation of Catholic Alumnae. At Saint Mary's College Miss McCandless became editor of the HOLY CROSS COURIER in 1927; was alumnae page: [387][View Page [387]] secretary, 1927-46; and assumed the position of executive director of the alumnae office in 1946.

Information from book jacket of Family Portraits.

  • Family Portraits; History of the Holy Cross Alumnae Association of Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1829-1949. Notre Dame, Ind., 1952.Search "Family Portraits; History of the Holy Cross Alumnae Association
                                        of Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1829-1949" by MCCANDLESS, MARION: ca. 1880-? in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MCCARTHY, JAMES JEROME: 1927-

Born in Gary, Ind., on May 20, 1927, James Jerome McCarthy is the son of James and Viola Merz McCarthy. He received the Ph.B. degree in 1950 from Marquette University, M.Ed. degree in 1954 from the University of Wisconsin ( Milwaukee ), and Ph.D. degree in 1957 from the University of Illinois. He married Joan Cerny in 1953 and they had three children: Peggy, Patricia, and James. McCarthy taught in the Milwaukee public schools during 1952-54. At the University of Illinois he was a research assistant, 1954-57, and assistant professor, 1958-61. He began teaching at the University of Wisconsin in 1961 and served in the U.S. Navy, 1945-46.

Information from Who's Who in American Education.

  • Examiners Manual: Illinois Test of Psycholinguist Abilities (withSamuel A. Kirk). Urbana, Ill., 1961.Search "Examiners Manual: Illinois Test of Psycholinguist
                                        Abilities" by MCCARTHY, JAMES JEROME: 1927- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Construction, Standardization, and Statistical Characteristics of the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities (withSamuel A. Kirk). Madison, Wis., 1963.Search "The Construction, Standardization, and Statistical
                                        Characteristics of the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities" by MCCARTHY, JAMES JEROME: 1927- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Validity Studies on the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities (withJames L. Olson). Madison, Wis., 1964.Search "Validity Studies on the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic
                                        Abilities" by MCCARTHY, JAMES JEROME: 1927- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Learning Disabilities (withJoan F. McCarthy). Boston, 1969.Search "Learning Disabilities" by MCCARTHY, JAMES JEROME: 1927- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Program Development for Severely Retarded, Institutionalized Children (with others). Madison, Wis., 1969.Search "Program Development for Severely Retarded, Institutionalized
                                        Children (with others)" by MCCARTHY, JAMES JEROME: 1927- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MACCLINTOCK, LANDER: 1889-

Lander MacClintock was born in Aurora, N.J., on Oct. 31, 1889, the son of William D. and Porter Lander MacClintock. He obtained the Ph.D. degree in 1917 from the University of Chicago. He married Beatrice Stuart in 1918 and they had two children, Stuart and Joyce. On March 18, 1945, he married his second wife, Carol Cook. MacClintock was an instructor at Swarthmore College during 1917-20. He joined the faculty of Indiana University in 1920 where he taught French and Italian, served as head of the department, and became a full professor in 1950. He received a research grant from the U.S. government for work in Germany , 1950-51.

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MCCLURE, FRANK JAMES: 1896-

Frank James McClure was born in Lafayette, Ind., on Dec. 30, 1896. He earned the degrees of B.S. in 1919 and M.S. in 1924 from Purdue University and the Ph.D. degree in 1930 from the University of Illinois. McClure taught at New Mexico College, 1920-22; was an assistant at Purdue University, 1922-26; and was an associate in nutrition at the University of Illinois, 1926-30, and Pennsylvania State College, 1930-35. He was a chemist at the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, 1935-36, and a biochemist at the National Institutes of Health, 1936-49. In 1949 he became chief of the biochemical laboratory, National Institute of Dental Research.

Information from American Men and Women of Science.

  • Fluorides in Food and Drinking Water; a Comparison of Effects of Water-Ingested Versus Food-Ingested Sodium Fluoride. Washington, D.C., 1939.Search "Fluorides in Food and Drinking Water; a Comparison of Effects of
                                        Water-Ingested Versus Food-Ingested Sodium Fluoride" by MCCLURE, FRANK JAMES: 1896- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Water Fluoridation; the Search and the Victory. Washington, D.C., 1970.Search "Water Fluoridation; the Search and the Victory" by MCCLURE, FRANK JAMES: 1896- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MCCOLLOUGH, ETHEL FARQUHAR: 1876-

Ethel Farquhar McCollough was born in Franklin, Ind., in 1876, the daughter of William Baxter and Elsie Brown McCollough. She received the degrees of Ph.B. in 1901 and A.M. in 1936 from Franklin College and the B.L.S. degree from the University of the State of New York in 1904. Miss McCollough worked as a librarian in Elwood, Ind., from 1904 to 1907 and Superior, Wis., during 1907-10. She became chief librarian at Evansville Public Library in 1912 and held that position until her retirement in 1947.

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MCCONNELL, CHARLES MELVIN: 1886-1957.

Charles Melvin McConnell was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Jan. 16, 1886. He was the son of Israel and Nancy Jane Chalfant McConnell. He received an A.B. degree from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1907 and an S.T.B. degree from Boston University in 1910. He married Grace Dimmick on April 20, 1911, and they had four children: Jane Chalfant, Louise Grace, Marguerite, and Mildred Florence.

McConnell was ordained in the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal church in 1907. He held pastorates in Ohio communities, 1907-21, and was a member of the Board of Home Missions and Church Extensions, 1921-26. His special area of interest was the training of clergymen for rural communities and in 1926 he became professor of town and country church at Boston University School of Theology. McConnell was awarded the D.D. degree by Cornell College in 1941 and died on Sept. 6, 1957.

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MCCORMICK, ERNEST JAMES: 1911-

Ernest James McCormick was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Aug. 22, 1911. He was married in 1936 and is the father of two children. He obtained the A.B. degree in 1933 from Ohio Wesleyan University and the degrees of M.S. in 1947 and Ph.D. in 1948 from Purdue University. McCormick worked for the U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1939-41, and the U.S. Selective Service System, 1941-43. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, 1943-47, and began teaching psychology at Purdue University in 1948.

Information from American Men of Science.

MCCORMICK, JACK SOVERN: 1929-

Jack Sovern McCormick was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Jan. 19, 1929, the son of James Albert and Betty Sovern-Smith McCormick. He earned the B.S. degree from Butler University in 1951 and the Ph.D. degree from Rutgers, The State University, in 1955. He married Gwendolyn Adele Terry on Sept. 21, 1951, and they had two children, James Russell and Wendy Lynn.

McCormick was in charge of vegetation studies and botany adviser, American Museum of Natural History ( New York City ), 1955-61, and joined the staff of the Kalbfleisch Field Research Station in 1961 as a consultant in ecology. He taught botany at Ohio State University where he was also research associate, Institute of Polar Studies, 1961-63. He became curator and chairman of the department of ecology and land management at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia in 1963. McCormick has received study grants and was natural history editor of the American-Oxford Encyclopedia, 1957-62.

Information from Contemporary Authors.

MCCORMICK, JAMES PHILLIP: 1920-

Born on Jan. 29, 1920, in Fort Wayne, Ind., James Phillip McCormick is the son of Walter William and Georgeanna Pence McCormick. He received an A.B. degree from Columbia College ( Chicago ) in 1950. On July 4, 1944, he wed Edna Wilkinson and they had one child, Janeen. He married his second wife, Edith Joan DeSort, on Feb. 28, 1961. McCormick served in the U.S. Army, 1941-43, and U.S. Army Air Force, 1943-45. He worked as a sports writer, 1948-57, and news editor, 1958-59 and 1962--65, for CHICAGO'S AMERICAN. He was news editor in Germany for STARS AND STRIPES (Army newspaper), 1959-61, and became a free-lance writer in 1965. In 1966 he was awarded a fellowship in fiction by the Bread Loaf Writers Conference.

Information from Contemporary Authors.

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MCCORMICK, RUTH GLEE CLODFELTER (MRS. HAROLD E.): 1904-

Ruth Glee Clodfelter was born in Alamo, Ind., on April 2, 1904. On March 5, 1921, she married Harold E. McCormick and they had two children, Francis Eugene and Roy Lee. A former resident of Fountain County , Mrs. McCormick located near Yountsville, Ind., in 1949.

Information from Crystal Pauline Randel Walkers.

MCCORMICK, WILFRED: 1903-

Wilfred McCormick , who uses the pseudonyms of Rand Allison and Lon Dunlap, was born on Feb. 8, 1903, in Newland, Ind. He is the son of Ivor B. and Nellie Jordan McCormick. He attended the University of Illinois, 1993-27, and Washington and Lee University, 1944-45. His first wife was Eleanor Paddock and his second wife was Rebecca Flee. In 1962 he married Adele Huff and is the father of two children, Kathryn and Robert, by previous marriage.

McCormick became a full-time professional author in 1929. He has been a frequent staff member at writers conferences and a lecturer on more than 1,000 occasions. He was an instructor in the extension division of the University of New Mexico for fourteen years. He served in the U.S. Army, 1942-46, and was president of Friends of the Library and state president of the Crippled Children's Society.

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McCoY, MELWN HARVEY: 1907-

Melwn Harvey McCoy was born in Indianapolis, Ind., in 1907. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1927. In 1929 he married Betty Anna Parrott and they had two daughters, Anne and Jean. page: [390][View Page [390]] Until he was captured by the Japanese during World War II, McCoy served on several ships. He was awarded several medals for action in the war.

Information from INDIANAPOLIS STAR, May 16, 1944.

  • Prisoners of Japan. "Death Was a Part of Our Life" (with others). Chicago, 1944.Search "Prisoners of Japan. "Death Was a Part of Our Life"
                                        (with others)" by McCoY, MELWN HARVEY: 1907- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Ten Escape from Tojo, with Lieutenant Colonel S. M. Mellnik, USA, As Told to Lieutenant Welbourn Kelley, USNR. New York, 1944.Search "Ten Escape from Tojo, with Lieutenant Colonel S. M. Mellnik, USA,
                                        As Told to Lieutenant Welbourn Kelley, USNR" by McCoY, MELWN HARVEY: 1907- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MCCRACKEN, BRANCH: 1908-1970.

Branch McCracken was born in Monrovia, Ind., on June 9, 1908. He graduated from Indiana University in 1930. While attending Indiana University he was selected for Big Ten and All-American basketball teams and won three letters in football. He married Mary Jo Pittinger and they had one son, David. McCracken played professional basketball and later coached at Ball State Teachers College. In 1938 he joined the staff of Indiana University as head basketball coach and held that position until his retirement in 1965. He was named national coach of the year in 1940 and 1953; to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1963; and to the Hall of Fame as a player and coach. McCracken conducted basketball clinics in Japan and Europe and died in Indianapolis, Ind., in 1970.

Information from Monroe County Public Library.

MCCRARY, GEORGE WASHINGTON: 1835-1890.

George Washington McCrary was born in Evansville, Ind., on Aug. 29, 1835, the son of James and Matilda Forest McCrary. He was admitted to the Iowa bar in 1856 and married Helen Gelatt in 1857. McCrary was a member of the Iowa legislature, 1857; Iowa senate, 1861-65; and the U.S. house of representatives from Iowa , 1869-77. He was U.S. secretary of war, 1877-79; federal judge of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, 1879-84; and general counsel for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company, 1884-90. McCrary was a member of a law firm in Kansas City, Mo., from 1884 until his death on Jan. 23, 1890.

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MCCREAGH, GORDON: 1886-

Gordon McCreagh was born in Perth, Ind., on Aug. 8, 1886. He studied at Hanover College and the University of Gottingen ( Germany ). McCreagh engaged in explorations in Borneo, South America, Africa, and Abyssinia. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War I.

Information from Barry Ms.

MCCREARY, WILLIAM BURGESS: 1894-

William Burgess McCreary was born on March 3, 1894, in Wilkenbury, Pa., the son of James Scott and Annie Elizabeth Burgess McCreary. On Aug. 13, 1916, he married Tressie Fern Hettle and they had four children: Leroy, Lowell, Kenneth, and Donna Mal. He received an A.B. degree from Anderson College in 1955. McCreary was owner and manager of the McCreary Real Estate and Insurance Agency (Anderson, Ind.), 1928-57, and book editor of the Gospel Trumpet Company, 1925-36. He was secretary of the Ministerial Assembly, Church of God, 1932-36, and business administrator of the Park Place Church of God, 1964-70.

Information from Anderson College, School of heology Library.

MCCULLOUGH, BRUCE WELKER: 1891-

Bruce Welker McCullough was born in Scottsburg, Ind., on Jan. 19, 1891, the son of James H. and Alice Garrison McCullough. He obtained the degrees of A.B. in 1914 and A.M. in 1915 from Indiana University and the Ph.D. degree in 1917 from the University of Pennsylvania. He married Jeanne Coudy on Aug. 25, 1921, and they had one daughter, Lois. McCullough taught English at Grinnell College, 1917-18; the University of Pennsylvania, 1919-20; the University of Akron, 1920--21; and the University of Chattanooga, 1921-24. He joined the faculty of New York University in 1924 and retired from that institution in 1957. He served in the U.S. Army during World War I and has edited several books.

Information from Bruce Welker McCuUough and Who's Who in America.

MCCULLOUGH, CONSTANCE MARY: 1912-

Constance Mary McCullough was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Jan. 15, 1912, the daughter of John Simeon and G. Babette Mayer McCullough. She obtained the degrees of A.B. from Vassar College, 1932; M.S. from Butler University, 1934; and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, 1938. Miss McCullough was a teacher in the Minneapolis public schools, 1935-38, and editor and statistician for the Cooperative Test Service ( New York City ), 1938. She taught at Hiram College, 1938-39, and Western Reserve University, 1939--47. She joined the faculty of San Francisco State College in 1947 where she became professor of education in 1955. Miss McCullough has coauthored some of the Ginn Basic Readers and accompanying manuals and tests.

Information from Contemporary Authors.

  • Prediction of Success in the School of Dentistry at the University of Minnesota by Means of Tests and Certain Other Factors …. Minneapolis, 1942.Search "Prediction of Success in the School of Dentistry at the
                                        University of Minnesota by Means of Tests and Certain Other Factors
                                        …" by MCCULLOUGH, CONSTANCE MARY: 1912- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Problems in the Improvement of Reading (with others). New York, 1946.Search "Problems in the Improvement of Reading (with others)" by MCCULLOUGH, CONSTANCE MARY: 1912- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Handbook for Teaching the Language Arts. South San Francisco, 1958.Search "Handbook for Teaching the Language Arts" by MCCULLOUGH, CONSTANCE MARY: 1912- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Teaching Elementary Reading (withMiles A. Tinker). New York, 1962.Search "Teaching Elementary Reading" by MCCULLOUGH, CONSTANCE MARY: 1912- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Preparation of Textbooks in the Mother Tongue; a Guide for Those Who Write and Those Who Evaluate Textbooks in Any Language. Newark, Del., 1968.Search "Preparation of Textbooks in the Mother Tongue; a Guide for Those
                                        Who Write and Those Who Evaluate Textbooks in Any Language" by MCCULLOUGH, CONSTANCE MARY: 1912- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MCCUTCHAN, KENNETH P.: 1913-

Kenneth P. McCutchan was born on April 21, 1913, in McCutchanville, Ind. He is the son of Thomas W. and Leonora Peva McCutchan. He received the A.B. degree from Evansville College. McCutchan became an announcer and news commentator with a radio station in Evansville, Ind., in 1947 and was master of ceremonies at the Mesker Memorial Amphitheater in 1956. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945.

Information from Hawkins and McClarren--Indiana Lives.

  • From Then Till Now; a History of the Village Called McCutchanville. 1955.Search "From Then Till Now; a History of the Village Called
                                        McCutchanville" by MCCUTCHAN, KENNETH P.: 1913- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Adventures of Isaac Knight, Indian Captive; a True Story of the Northwest Territory for Young and Old Americans. New York, 1959.Search "Adventures of Isaac Knight, Indian Captive; a True Story of the
                                        Northwest Territory for Young and Old Americans" by MCCUTCHAN, KENNETH P.: 1913- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MCDANIEL, ESTHER KOERNER (MRS. WILLIAM).: 1906-

Esther Koerner was born in Mount Vernon, Ind., in 1906, the daughter of Fred and Caroline Loerch Koerner. After attending Lockyear's Business College (Evansville, Ind.), she was employed as a secretary to the superintendent of Evansville schools and as a law secretary. In 1929 she married William McDaniel. They located in Portland, Oreg., in 1932 where she worked for a radio station and moved to Alaska in 1945.

Information from Alexandrian Free Public Library, Mount Vernon.

MCDERMOTT, WILLIAM F.: 1891-1958.

William F. McDermott was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Feb. 17, 1891. He was the son of John and page: [392][View Page [392]] Elizabeth McCarthy McDermott. He married Georgia Richard in 1910 and they had one daughter, Louise. He married his second wife, Eva Pace, in 1938. McDermott began his career as a drama critic and editorial writer for the INDIANAPOLIS NEWS in 1917. From 1921 until his death on Nov. 16, 1958, he was a drama critic and columnist for the CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER. He was a World War II correspondent and lectured on drama at Western Reserve University, 1934-38.

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MCELFRESH, ELIZABETH ADELINE: 1918-

Elizabeth Adeline McElfresh was born in Knox County, Ind., on May 28, 1918, the daughter of John Cleveland and Martha Jane Kelso McElfresh. She writes under the names of Elizabeth Wesley, Jane Scott, and John Cleveland. Miss McElfresh worked as a proofreader for the SUN-COMMERCIAL (Vincennes, Ind.), 1936-42; reporter for the DAILY NEWS (Troy, Ohio), 1942-43; and woman's page editor and feature editor for the SUN-COMMERCIAL ( Vincennes ), 1943-56. She was a self-employed writer during 1956-65, became director of public relations at the Good Samaritan Hospital ( Vincennes ) in 1966, and returned to full-time writing in 1968.

Information from Vincennes Public Library and Contemporary Authors.

MCFADDEN, MARIAN : 1904-

Born on July 14, 1904, in Shelbyville, Ind., Marian McFadden is the daughter of Walter C. and Margaret page: [393][View Page [393]] Schroeder McFadden. She received the A.B. degree from Smith College in 1926 and the B.S. degree in library science from Columbia University in 1929. She worked in the Shelbyville Public Library, 1926-28; Queensborough Public Library, 1929-30; Lincoln Library (Springfield, Ill.), 1930-31; and Shelbyville High School Library, 1933-34. She joined the staff of the Indianapolis Public Library in 1934 and served as director from 1944 until her retirement in 1956. Miss McFadden was second vice president of the American Library Association, 1951-52.

Information from Hawkins and McClarren--Indiana Lives.

  • The Indianapolis Public Library; a Portrait Against the Background of the Past Decade, 1945-1955. Indianapolis, 1956.Search "The Indianapolis Public Library; a Portrait Against the
                                        Background of the Past Decade, 1945-1955" by MCFADDEN, MARIAN : 1904- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Biography of a Town; Shelbyville, Indiana, 1822-1962. Shelbyville, Ind., 1968.Search "Biography of a Town; Shelbyville, Indiana, 1822-1962" by MCFADDEN, MARIAN : 1904- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MACFALL, RUSSELL PATTERSON: 1903-

Russell Patterson MacFall was born on Sept. 1, 1903, in Indianapolis, Ind., and is the son of Russell Traul and Florence McConnell MacFall. He received the A.B. degree from DePauw University in 1925 and the A.M. degree from the University of Chicago in 1931. On July 29, 1935, he married Lucile Chandler and they had three children: Joyce, Judith Anne, and James Russell. MacFall worked for the INDIANAPOLIS NEWS, 1995--35, and the CHICAGO HERALD AND EXAMINER, 1935-36. He joined the staff of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE in 1936 where he became night editor. He was a manuscript reader for Bobbs Merrill Company, Inc., 1927-35; has served as a contributing editor to SCIENCE AND MECHANICS and EARTH SCIENCE; and has been a lecturer on gems and minerals and old children's books.

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MCFARLAND, JOHN THOMAS: 1851-1913.

John Thomas McFarland was born in Mount Vernon, Ind., on Jan. 2, 1851. He was the son of Sylvanas and Elizabeth Ginn McFarland. He received an A.B. degree from Simpson College in 1873 and a B.D. degree from Boston University in 1878. He married Mary Burt in 1873. In that same year McFarland was ordained in the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal church after which he held pastorates in Iowa and Illinois . He was made vice president of Iowa Wesleyan University in 1882 and later was president. In 1891 he became minister of Grace Church (Jacksonville, Ill.) and subsequently served other churches in that capacity. McFarland edited the Sunday school literature of the Methodist Episcopal church from 1904 until his death on Dec. 22, 1913.

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MCFEELY, WILBUR MORRIS: 1908-

Wilbur Morris McFeely was born in Marion, Ind., on Aug. 16, 1908, the son of Maynard B. and Bertha Firth McFeely. He received the A.B. degree in 1929 from Swarthmore College and an honorary doctor of humanics degree in 1967 from Springfield College. He married Vanetta E. Rickards on Sept. 17, 1932, and they had two children, Vanetta and William.

McFeely was director of educational work for the Public Service Corporation of New Jersey , 1939-43, and subsequently became assistant to the general commercial manager, Public Service Electric and Gas Company. In 1945 he commenced working for the Riegel Paper Corporation and Riegel Textile Corporation and has held positions including director of public relations and vice president. He has served as a trustee of George Williams College.

Information from Who's Who in America.

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MCGAUGHEY, FLORENCE HELEN: 1904-

Florence Helen McGaughey was born on March 1, 1904, in Roachdale, Ind., the daughter of Charles E. and Sallie E. Brumfield McGaughey. She earned the A.B. degree from DePauw University in 1926 and the A.M. degree from Middlebury College.

Miss McGaughey began her career as a high school teacher in Indiana in Kentland, Cloverdale, Plymouth, and Greencastle . From 1946 to 1970 she was a member of the English faculty of Indiana State University. She has won a variety of writing awards and received an alumni citation from DePauw University in 1959. She brought up to date (1960-1972) and edited Harvey Owens' History of the First Christian Church, Greencastle, Ind.; wrote seven one-act plays that were presented over an eight-year period at Christmas for the Kentland Womens Club; and has contributed a number of essays to magazines.

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MCGAUGHEY, WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT: 1912-

The son of Samuel and Martha Elliott McGaughey, William Howard Taft McGaughey was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on March 28, 1912. He received the A.B. degree from DePauw University in 1935. On Nov. 18, 1939, he married Joan Durham and they had four children: William Howard, Andrew Durham, David Payson, and Margaret Durham. McGaughey was a reporter for the INDIANAPOLIS TIMES and INDIANAPOLIS NEWS, 1933--35; assistant banking editor, WALL STREET JOURNAL, 1935--37; and editor, AUTOMOBILE FACTS, 1938--42. He worked in public relations for various automotive groups during 1942-51. From 1956 to 1963 he was vice president in charge of communications, American Motors Corporation, and became vice president for public relations, National Association of Manufacturers, in 1963.

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McGIFFIN, LEWIS LEE SHAFFER (MRS. NORTON): 1908-

Lewis Lee Shaffer was born on Oct. 1, 1908, in Delphi, Ind., the daughter of Charles Barnes and Daisy Lee Lewis Shaffer. She received the A.B. degree in 1931 from the University of Alabama. On July 6, 1937, she married Norton McGiffin and they had one son, Don Norton.

Mrs. McGiffin was a fashion editor, columnist, and reporter for newspapers in New York , 1931-37, and became a free-lance magazine writer in 1937 and writer of books for children. She joined the faculty of Arlington State College as a part-tlme teaching assistant in the social science department in 1964. She won the NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE Children's Spring Book Festival Honor Award for Ten Tall Texans, 1956; Texas Institute of Letters Juvenile Award and Theta Sigma Phi Award for Pony Soldier, 1961; and Theta Sigma Phi Awards for The Horse Hunters, 1963, and A Coat for Private Patrick, 1964. She has contributed adult short stories to popular magazines and two of her SATURDAY EVENING POST stories were adapted for television presentations on "G.E. Theatre."

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MCGLASSON, MAURICE ARGYLE: 1917-

The son of Thomas D. and Nellie Corn McGlasson, Maurice Argyle McGlasson was born in Evansville, Ind., on Aug. 31, 1917. He received the A.B. degree in 1937 from DePauw University and the degrees of A.M. in 1941 and Ed.D. in 1953 from Indiana University. He married Ruth Hurt in 1940 and they had one son, Thomas. McGlasson was a teacher in Indiana schools in Winslow, Princeton , and Martinsville during 1937-46. He was head of social studies and director of guidance in Martinsville , 1947-49, and principal of New Albany Junior High School, 1949-53. He taught at Central Washington State College, 1953-56, and joined the faculty of Indiana University in 1956. He was on assignment in Thailand , 1957-58.

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  • A Changing Secondary Education in Thai Culture (withTemsiri Punyasingh). Bangkok, 1958.Search "A Changing Secondary Education in Thai Culture" by MCGLASSON, MAURICE ARGYLE: 1917- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Guidance in Indiana Junior High Schools: 1952-1962 (withHomer Arhelger). Bloomington, Ind., 1963.Search "Guidance in Indiana Junior High Schools: 1952-1962" by MCGLASSON, MAURICE ARGYLE: 1917- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MCGREGOR, JAMES HERMAN: 1872-

James Herman McGregor was born in Gibson County, Ind., on Dec. 12, 1872. At one time he worked for the U.S. Indian Service. No other information was found.

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MCGREW, WILLIAM H.: 1898-

William H. McGrew was born in Peru, Ind., on Feb. 23, 1898. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1925. He married Gladys Brown and they had one daughter. McGrew worked for the CHICAGO DAILY NEWS and the Gulf Publishing Company ( Texas ). In Indiana he taught school in Peru for two years and was a reporter for the PERU TRIBUNE and LEBANON REPORTER. Joining the staff of the MARION CHRONICLE-TRIBUNE in 1944, he wrote the column "Yesterday and Today" for many years and retired in 1965.

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MCHALE, KATHRYN: 1890-1956.

Kathryn McHale was born in Logansport, Ind., in 1890. She was the daughter of Martin and Margaret Farrell McHale. She earned the following degrees from Columbia University: B.S. in 1919, A.M. in 1920, and Ph.D. in 1926. She was the recipient of several honorary degrees including the L.H.D. from Brown University in 1941.

Miss McHale began her career teaching at Goucher College in 1920 where she became a full professor in 1927 and a nonresident professor in 1935. She was a trustee of Purdue University, 1936-46; director of the American Association of University Women, 1929-50; and a member of the Subversive Activities Control Board, 1950-54. She also worked for the U.S. Office of Education and UNESCO. Miss McHale died on Oct. 8, 1956.

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MCHUGH, MAXINE DAVIS (MRS. JAMES M.): ?-

Maxine Davis was born in Terre Haute, Ind., the daughter of Maxwell and Rose Davis. She married page: [396][View Page [396]] James Marshall McHugh on April 3, 1943. She was a reporter for NEW YORK WORLD, United Press Association, and DETROIT FREE PRESS, 1924-28, and proprietor syndicate, CAPITAL NEWS, 1926-30. Mrs. McHugh, who writes under the name Maxine Davis, became a free-lance writer in 1932.

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MCINTYRE, ROBERT: 1851-1914.

In an Indianapolis JOURNAL article, July 19, 1885, Robert Mcintyre of Charleston, Ill., is mentioned in "Some of the Journal's Poets." His writing is described as the "good work of native Hoosier talent." He was born in 1851 and died in 1914.

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MACK, JULIAN ELLIS: 1903-1966.

Julian Ellis Mack was born in La Porte, Ind., on April 26, 1903. He was the son of Charles Samuel and Laura Gordon Test Mack. He received the following degrees from the University of Michigan: A.B. in 1924, A.M. in 1925, and Ph.D. in 1928. He married Mary Brackett on June 11, 1932, and they had two children, Newell Brackett and Cornelia. Mack began his career as an instructor at the University of Michigan in 1924. In 1930 he joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin where he taught physics. He participated in the World War II uranium project and various research programs at the Los Alamos Laboratories. He was a Guggenheim fellow, 1950-51, and science adviser to the U.S. Embassy to Sweden, 1959-60. Mack died on April 14, 1966.

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  • The Photographic Process (withMiles J. Martin). New York, 1937.Search "The Photographic Process" by MACK, JULIAN ELLIS: 1903-1966. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Photography for Students; a Textbook of Photographic Technique and Its Scientific Basis (withMiles J. Martin). Milwaukee, 1938.Search "Photography for Students; a Textbook of Photographic Technique
                                        and Its Scientific Basis" by MACK, JULIAN ELLIS: 1903-1966. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Mack Family; the Ancestors and Some Other Relatives of the Grandchildren of Charles Samuel Mack (1856-1930) and Laura Gordon Test Mack (1871-1962). Chicago, 1961-Search "Mack Family; the Ancestors and Some Other Relatives of the
                                        Grandchildren of Charles Samuel Mack (1856-1930) and Laura Gordon Test Mack
                                        (1871-1962)" by MACK, JULIAN ELLIS: 1903-1966. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MCKAY, HERBERT COUCHMAN: 1895-.

Herbert Couchman McKay was born near Terre Haute, Ind., on April 8, 1895, the son of Isaac Newton and Keziah Brown McKay. He studied at Indiana State Normal School ( Terre Haute ). He married Hazel Irene Doane on Dec. 23, 1918, and they had three children: Patricia Dolores, Betty Louise, and Florence Margaret. He married his second wife, Frances Pendelton Adams, on Oct. 12, 1939. McKay was editor of the stereoscopic and laboratory department, AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY, for many years and stereoscopic columnist for U.S. CAMERA. He was director of the McKay Research Laboratory and the founder and first director of the International Stereoscopic Guild.

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MCKEE, JENNIE STARKS (MRS. HARLEY S.): 1891-

Jennie Starks was born in New Point, Ind., on Jan. 13, 1891, the daughter of Edbert Finlaw and Mary Ann Marlin Starks. She attended the Metropolitan School of Music for Academic Training, Indiana University, and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. She studied violin under Pierre Titindelli and Bernard Sturm. On Jan. 7, 1914, she married Harley Shultz McKee and they had two sons, Edward Sherman and John Lowell. Mrs. McKee taught music, particularly stringed instruments, for thirty-five years. Until 1940 she was a performing violinist. She has written lyrics and music for pageants and has compiled genealogical works.

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  • Enjoying History and Art; Sights and Insights of European Travel. New York, 1963.Search "Enjoying History and Art; Sights and Insights of European
                                        Travel" by MCKEE, JENNIE STARKS (MRS. HARLEY S.): 1891- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MCKEE, MABEL ANNE: 1884-1954.

A native of Sullivan County, Ind., Mabel Anne McKee was born on April 2, 1884, and was the daughter of George S. and Ellen Harris McKee. The family later moved to Terre Haute . She attended Indiana State Normal School and Columbia University. For several years Miss McKee was both teacher and principal in elementary schools. In 1924 she joined the staff of the TERRE HAUTE POST. She was working as a reporter and feature writer for the TERRE HAUTE TRIBUNE STAR at the time of her death on Dec. 3, 1954. She also wrote for church school periodicals and love story magazines. Mrs. McKee is credited with a third novel which was not verified.

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MCKENZIE, JOHN LAWRENCE: 1910-

John Lawrence McKenzie was born on Oct. 9, 1910, in Brazil, Ind., and is the son of Harry James and Myra Belle Daly McKenzie. He received the Litt.B. degree from Xavier University, 1932; the A.M. degree from Saint Louis University, 1935; and the S.T.D. degree from Weston College, 1946. He is a Roman Catholic priest and a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Father McKenzie was professor of the Old Testament at West Baden College ( Ind. ) from 1942 to 1960. He became professor of biblical history at Loyola University in 1960 and was president of the Catholic Biblical Association, 1963-64.

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MCKINLEY, JOHN : 1921-

John McKinley was born in Wheatland, Ind., on May 31, 1921, the son of Lester and Emma Meier McKinley. He earned the B.S. degree from Indiana State College in 1947 and received the degrees of A.M. in 1949 and Ed.D. in 1960 from Indiana University. He married Maxine Shake on Jan. 17, 1944, and they had four children: Ann, Lee, Nancy, and Allen. McKinley joined the faculty of Indiana University in 1949.

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MCKINNEY, MABEL L.: ?-

" Mabel L. McKinney was born in Peru, Indiana. Orphaned when she was very young, she was taken to Ontario, Canada, where she was educated. She is the mother of one son and two daughters. Besides writing lyrics for songs, miscellaneous poems, and short stories, she enjoys collecting and raising cacti. She makes her home in her native Peru, Indiana."

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MCLANE, HELEN J.: ?-

Helen J. McLane was born in Indianapolis, Ind., the daughter of Alvin R. and Ethel Ranck McLane. She received the B.S. degree from Northwestern University in 1951. She became vice president of Beveridge Organization, Inc. ( Chicago ), in 1956; president of Financial Advertising, Inc.; and a partner in Invest, Club Counselors. She has been national director of the National Association of Investment Clubs and director of the Chicago council.

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McLAUGHLIN, TED JOHN: 1921-

Born in Elkhart, Ind., on Dec. 23, 1921, Ted John McLaughlin was married in 1946. He received the A.B. degree in 1947 from Manchester College and the degrees of A.M. in 1948 and Ph.D. in 1952 from the University of Wisconsin. McLaughlin joined the speech faculty of the University of Wisconsin ( Milwaukee ) in 1949 and became associate dean of the humanities in 1962. He served in the U.S. Army, 1942-46.

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MACLEOD, LEROY OLIVER: 1893-

LeRoy Oliver MacLeod was born in Anderson, Ind., on Oct. 20, 1893. His parents were David Penn and Agnes Jones MacLeod. He earned the A.B. degree from DePauw University in 1915 and married Irene Ruth Miller. He married his second wife, Finin Geraldine Seelemire, in 1928 and is the father of three children: Roderick, Camilla, and Jean.

MacLeod was a newspaper reporter in Colorado Springs, Colo., and California , 1919-21. From 1921 to 1929 he was a partner in the Walter and MacLeod Advertising Agency ( Los Angeles ). He began devoting full time to writing in 1929. Returning to advertising, he worked for the Weyerhaeuser Company in Saint Paul, Minn., and later was employed in the public utility field. MacLeod moved to Binghamton, N.Y., where he retired as advertising manager of the New York State Electric and Gas Corporation in 1958.

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MCMEEN, SAMUEL GROENENDYKE: 1864-1934.

Born in Eugene, Ind., on Nov. 28, 1864, Samuel Groenendyke McMeen was the son of James McEwen and Ann Groenendyke McMeen. He attended Purdue University for one year. He married Myra Dale Dutton on Nov. 1, 1888, and they had two children, Maurice James and Catherine Dale. On Dec. 23, 1897, he married his second wife, Auta Judith Proctor. McMeen worked for the Central Union Telephone Company, 1885-1902, and Western Electric Company, 1902-04. He was a member of the firm McMeen and Miller, 1904-18, and an officer in various utility companies, 1912-22. He was an editor of ARCHERY and contributed to handbooks on archery and electrical engineering. He died on June 22, 1934.

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  • Telephony: A Comprehensive and Detailed Exposition of the Theory and Practice of the Telephone Art (withKempster B. Miller). Chicago, 1922.Search "Telephony: A Comprehensive and Detailed Exposition of the Theory
                                        and Practice of the Telephone Art" by MCMEEN, SAMUEL GROENENDYKE: 1864-1934. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MCMINN, HOWARD EARNEST: 1891-1963.

Howard Earnest McMinn was born in Richmond, Ind., on Aug. 19, 1891. He was the son of Francis Erwin and Emma Laurana Williams McMinn. He received a B.S. degree from Earlham College in 1914 and an A.M. degree from the University of California in 1916. He married Helen K. Rosenberger on Aug. 19, 1916, and they had two children, Margaret Ellen and Frances Jean. McMinn taught biology at Whittier College during 1917-18. He subsequently joined the faculty of Mills College and was associated with that institution until his death in 1963. He was a past president of the California Botanical Society.

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  • A Geographic and Taxonomic Study of the California Species of the Genus Ceanothus [and] Some Undescribed Plants from the Pacific States, by Elmer I. Applegate. Stanford, Calif., 1930.Search "A Geographic and Taxonomic Study of the California Species of the
                                        Genus Ceanothus [and] Some Undescribed Plants from the Pacific States, by Elmer
                                        I. Applegate" by MCMINN, HOWARD EARNEST: 1891-1963. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • An Illustrated Manual of Pacific Coast Trees (withEvelyn Maino) … with Lists of Trees Recommended for Various Uses on the Pacific Coast, by H. W. Shepard. Berkeley, 1935.Search "An Illustrated Manual of Pacific Coast Trees" by MCMINN, HOWARD EARNEST: 1891-1963. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • An Illustrated Manual of California Shrubs … with a Chapter on the Use of California Shrubs in the Garden Design, by Fred N. Schumacher. San Francisco, 1939.Search "An Illustrated Manual of California Shrubs … with a
                                        Chapter on the Use of California Shrubs in the Garden Design, by Fred N.
                                        Schumacher" by MCMINN, HOWARD EARNEST: 1891-1963. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MCMULLEN, LYNN BANKS: 1875-1963.

Lynn Banks McMullen was born near Arcadia, Ind., on Jan. 28, 1875. He was the son of William Gilbert and Mary Catherine Hines McMullen. He received a B.S. degree from DePauw University in 1897 and the degrees of A.M. in 1919 and Ph.D. in 1927 from Columbia University. He married Ethel Lucretia Brown on June 15, 1899, and they had two daughters, Catherine Brown and Lucretia.

McMullen began his career teaching at Shortridge High School ( Indianapolis ), 1897-1908. He joined the faculty of State Normal School (Valley City, N. Dak.) and was head of the science department, 1908-19, and vice president, 1914-19. He was director of teacher training at State Teachers College (Greeley, Colo.), 1919-20; served as president of Northern Arizona Normal School, 1920-25; and was professor of education at the University of Kentucky. from 1927 until 1945 he was president of Eastern Montana State Normal School. McMullen was a past president of the North Dakota Academy of Science and died on May 17, 1963.

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  • The Service Load in Teacher Training Institutions of the United States. New York, 1927.Search "The Service Load in Teacher Training Institutions of the United
                                        States" by MCMULLEN, LYNN BANKS: 1875-1963. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MCMURRAY, DEVON: 1924-

DeVon McMurray was born in Indiana in 1924, the son of Floyd McMurray. By the time he reached his early teens, he had traveled extensively in Canada and Alaska . As a result he wrote the books listed below, the first of which was published when he was twelve years of age. He attended public schools in Indianapolis .

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MCMURRAY, FLOYD IVAN: 1891-

Floyd Ivan McMurray was born near Lebanon, Ind., in 1891. He received the bachelor's degree in 1917 and the master's degree in 1933 from Indiana University. He was awarded honorary degrees by Anderson College and Taylor University and was an infantry lieutenant during World War I. McMurray began his work in education in Indiana in 1920 and was principal of Bowers High School, superintendent of the Thorntown schools, and superintendent of the Boone County schools. From 1934 to 1941 he was state superintendent of public instruction. He organized an extension center for Indiana University ( Jeffersonville ) and served as director from 1941 to 1956. McMurray continued to teach and retired in 1961.

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MCMURRAY, CHARLES ALEXANDER: 1857-1929.

Charles Alexander McMurray was born in Crawfordsville, Ind., on Feb. 18, 1857. He was the son of Franklin Morton and Charlotte Underwood McMurry. He graduated from Illinois Normal University in 1876 and received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Halle-Wittenberg in 1887. He married Emily K. LeCrone on July 19, 1888, and they had five children: Donald LeCrone, Ruth Emily, Kenneth Charles, Marjorie, and Dorothy. McMurry taught in Illinois, Colorado, and Minnesota schools prior to serving as principal of the practice school of Illinois State Normal School, 1892-99. In 1915 he became professor of education at George Peabody College for Teachers. He edited the annual yearbooks of the National Herbart Society and other works in the field of education and died on March 24, 1929.

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MCMURRY, FRANK MORTON: 1862-1936.

Frank Morton McMurry was born near Crawfordsville, Ind., on July 2, 1862. He was the son of Franklin Morton and Charlotte Underwood McMurry. He earned the Ph.D. degree from the University of Jena ( Germany ) in 1889. He married Elizabeth Lindley on Dec. 20, 1894, and they had two daughters, Katherine and Margaret. McMurry began his career as a school principal in Chicago in 1883 and was professor of pedagogics at State Normal School (Normal, Ill.), 1891-94. He subsequently held other school administrative positions. He joined the faculty of Teachers College, Columbia University, in 1908 where he was appointed professor emeritus in 1926. McMurry edited several works in the field of education and died on Aug. 1, 1936.

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MCNAGNY, ROBERT REED: 1884-

Robert Reed McNagny was born in Columbia City, Ind., on Feb. 2, 1884. He attended Culver Military Academy, Wabash College, and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1909 he became a practicing attorney in Columbia City , succeeding former vice president Thomas R. Marshall as his father's law partner. He married Helen Vera Kirkpatrick on Oct. 30, 1912, and they had three children. McNagny served eight years as judge of the Noble-Whitley Circuit Court and Whitley Circuit Court. From 1945 to 1952 he was a member of the state industrial board.

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MCNAIR, KATE (MRS. DUNLAP): ?-

Born in Mattoon, Ill., Kate McNair became a resident of Indiana in 1936. She received an A.B. degree from the University of Illinois. She married Dunlap McNair and they had two children, Anthony and Susan. While in school Mrs. McNair took writing classes, wrote for school papers, and published short stories.

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MCNARNEY, MARY ALICE FOX (MRS. MICHAEL T.): ?-

Mary Alice Fox was born in Fort Wayne, Ind. She studied at several institutions including Saint Mary's College (Notre Dame, Ind.), earned a master's degree in history, and attended summer writers conferences at Indiana University. She was a teacher in Kentucky and afterward returned to Fort Wayne where she taught in elementary schools. She married Michael T. McNarney and they had two daughters. Beginning in 1922 Mrs. McNarney spent twenty-three years writing mostly articles and her inspirational stories have been published in church papers and magazines. She recruited women for the armed services during World War II. She assisted in organizing a library for the Wabash County Hospital and later established the hospital library guild to keep the books in repair and buy new ones.

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MCNARY, HELEN B. (MRS. O. H.): ?-

Helen B. McNary is a native of Putnam County, Ind., and attended DePauw University. She and her husband spent much time camping throughout the United States . Her poems have been published in several newspapers and she has been a member of the board of trustees of Vevay Public Library ( Ind. ).

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MCNEIL, JAMES: 1833-1911.

Born in Clermont County, Ohio, on Jan. 26, 1833, James McNeil was the son of John and Lovina Stairs McNeil. He attended Antioch College. On Oct. 11, 1855, he married Mary J. Fee and they had seven children. McNeil was a teacher in Clermont, Ohio, and Hagerstown, Ind. He taught at Antioch College and Merriam College and was superintendent of schools in Richmond, Ind., during 1869-73. Following his teaching career, McNeil was in the real estate business in Richmond for about forty years. He died on Jan. 26, 1911.

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MCNERNEY, CHESTER THOMAS: 1914-

The son of Thomas and Shirley Updike McNerney, Chester Thomas McNerney was born in Brazil, Ind., on Oct. 21, 1914. He obtained the following academic degrees from Indiana University: B.S. in 1939, M.S. in 1946, and Ph.D. in 1949. He married Charlotte Louise Twietmeyer on July 4, 1942, and they had two children, Shirley Louise and Stephen Chester. McNerney taught in the Indianapolis public schools, 1939-46; at Butler University, 1946-48; and at Pennsylvania State University, 1949-59. He was dean of the college of education at the University of Akron, 1959-66, and became president of Edinboro State College ( Pa. ) in 1966. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, 1942-45.

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MCNUTT, PAUL VORIES: 1891-1955.

Paul Vories McNutt was born in Franklin, Ind., on July 19, 1891, the son of John Crittenden and Ruth Neely McNutt. He received the A.B. degree from Indiana University in 1913 and LL.B. degree from Harvard University in 1916 and was awarded several honorary degrees. On April 20, 1918, he married Kathleen Timolat and they had one daughter, Louise.

McNutt was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1914 and began private practice in Martinsville, Ind. In 1917 he joined the faculty of the Indiana University Law School page: [402][View Page [402]] where he was dean from 1925 to 1933. He was governor of Indiana , 1933-37; U.S. high commissioner to the Philippine Islands, 1937-39 and 1945-46; and ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Philippine Islands, 1946-47. McNutt served as U.S. federal security administrator during 1939-45 and then entered private law practice in New York City . He was a member of many state and federal governmental groups including the Executive Committee of the Governors Conference, 1933-36; president of the Council of State Governments, 1936-37; and member of the War Manpower Commission, 1942-45. He died on March 24, 1955.

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  • Indiana General Corporation Law and Companion Acts, with Explanatory Notes by Frederick E. Schortemeier and Paul V. McNutt. Indianapolis, 1929.Search "Indiana General Corporation Law and Companion Acts, with
                                        Explanatory Notes by Frederick E. Schortemeier and Paul V. McNutt" by MCNUTT, PAUL VORIES: 1891-1955. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MCPHERON, EDWIN BURL: 1914-

Born on July 24, 1914, and a native of Rochester, Ind., Edwin Burl McPheron was married in 1941 and is the father of one child. He received the A.B. degree in 1938 and the Ph.D. degree in 1945 from Indiana University. In 1945 he became associate professor of government and director of the bureau of governmental research at Indiana University. He served in the U.S. Army, 1943-45.

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  • Indiana's Program of Relief to Common Schools (withPressly S. Sikes). Bloomington, Ind., 1943.Search "Indiana's Program of Relief to Common Schools" by MCPHERON, EDWIN BURL: 1914- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • A Manual for Township Trustees of Indiana. Bloomington, Ind., 1949.Search "A Manual for Township Trustees of Indiana" by MCPHERON, EDWIN BURL: 1914- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Government. Bloomington, Ind., 1955.Search "Government" by MCPHERON, EDWIN BURL: 1914- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Apportionment and Reapportionment in Indiana; Political Implications of Indiana Reapportionment (withGeorge C. Roberts). Bloomington, Ind., 1957.Search "Apportionment and Reapportionment in Indiana; Political
                                        Implications of Indiana Reapportionment" by MCPHERON, EDWIN BURL: 1914- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Indiana's Billion Dollar Biennium; an Analysis of the State General Fund Policy in Relation to Income and Outgo (withRichard Tsukamoto). Bloomington, Ind., 1957.Search "Indiana's Billion Dollar Biennium; an Analysis of the State
                                        General Fund Policy in Relation to Income and Outgo" by MCPHERON, EDWIN BURL: 1914- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MCQUAID, JAMES D.: 1908-1969.

James D. McQuaid was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Aug. 4, 1908. His parents were John and Mary Conway McQuaid. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1931 and married Marie Lucier in 1937. McQuaid was a high school coach until 1941 when, at the age of thirty-three, he was stricken with multiple sclerosis. From 1942 to 1959 he and his wife managed Mac's Magazine Rack in Vincennes . The McQuaids later became managers of the Old Post Bookstore at Vincennes University where they produced the Wabash Valley Folk Festival in 1966 and 1967. A Guide Book to Historic Vincennes was adopted by the Vincennes Common Council as the city's official guidebook. McQuaid died on Feb. 9, 1969.

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  • A Guide-Book to Historic Vincennes; a Guide to Her Historic Treasures; a Guide to Vincennes of Today (with others). Vincennes, Ind., 1965.Search "A Guide-Book to Historic Vincennes; a Guide to Her Historic
                                        Treasures; a Guide to Vincennes of Today (with others)" by MCQUAID, JAMES D.: 1908-1969. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MCQUAID, MARIE LUCIER (MRS. JAMES D.): ca. 1906-

Marie Lucier was born in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., about 1906, the daughter of Louis Napoleon and Alma Marie Lanoue Lucier. The family moved to Vincennes, Ind., in 1908 where she attended local schools and was awarded a scholarship to study piano. She worked in Vincennes Public Library, 1927-37 and 1957-59. In 1937 she married James D. McQuaid. Jointly they operated Mac's Magazine Rack from 1942 to 1959 and afterward managed the Old Post Bookstore at Vincennes University. In 1966 and 1967 they produced the Wabash Valley Folk Festival at that institution. Mrs. McQuaid has been a correspondent for the INDIANAPOLIS NEWS and LOUISVILLE TIMES.

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  • A Guide-Book to Historic Vincennes; a Guide to Her Historic Treasures; a Guide to Vincennes of Today (with others). Vincennes, Ind., 1965.Search "A Guide-Book to Historic Vincennes; a Guide to Her Historic
                                        Treasures; a Guide to Vincennes of Today (with others)" by MCQUAID, MARIE LUCIER (MRS. JAMES D.): ca. 1906- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MCSHANE, JOHN FRANCIS: 1878-1958.

John Francis McShane was born in Columbus, Ind., in 1878. He studied at the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's Seminary ( Cincinnati ). In 1904 he moved to Indianapolis . He was chaplain of Saint Bridget's Parish for forty-five years and served his last appointment at Little Sisters Home. Father McShane page: [403][View Page [403]] printed and bound his own books, cards, and calendars. He made rosaries from Job's Tears, a "bead" produced from bushes he raised in the Brownsburg area. He traveled extensively in Ireland during his later years and died on April 10, 1958.

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MADDEN, EDWARD H.: 1925-

Born on May 18, 1925, in Gary, Ind., Edward H. Madden is the son of Harry A. and Amelia Schepper Madden. He married Marian Canaday in 1946 and they had two children, Kerry Arthur and Dennis William. He received the degrees of A.B. in 1946 and A.M. in 1947 from Oberlin College and the Ph.D. degree in 1950 from the University of Iowa. Madden taught at the University of Connecticut, 1950-59, and San Jose State College, 1959-64. He became professor of philosophy at the State University of New York ( Buffalo ) in 1964. He served in the U.S. Navy, 1943-45; was general editor, "Source Books in the History of the Sciences"; and was a member of the editorial board, PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE.

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MAHIN, EDWARD GARFIELD: 1876-1952.

Edward Garfield Mahin was born in Lafayette, Ind., on Aug. 16, 1876. He was the son of Charles Wesley and Mary Ogden Mahin. He received three degrees from Purdue University: a B.S. in 1901, an M.S. in 1903, and an honorary D.Sc. in 1950. He earned a Ph.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1908. He married Margaret Parsons on June 10, 1903, and they had four children: Marjorie Felicia, William Edward, Mary Elizabeth, and Carol Dorothea. Mahin began his career teaching chemistry at Purdue University, 1901-25. In 1925 he joined the faculty of the University of Notre Dame where he was professor of metallurgy until his retirement in 1949. He was a past president of the Indiana Academy of Science and died on Feb. 2, 1952.

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MAHIN, HELEN OGDEN : 1880-

Helen Ogden Mahin was born in Battle Ground, Ind., in 1880, the daughter of Charles Wesley and Mary Louisa Ogden Mahin. She earned the A.B. degree from DePauw University in 1909 and the degrees of A.M. in 1915 and Ph.D. in 1920 from the University of Michigan. Miss Mahin worked for the LAFAYETTE JOURNAL AND COURIER, INDIANAPOLIS TIMES, MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL, MINNEAPOLIS TRIBUNE, and the Twin Cities Associated Press.

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MAHURIN, WALKER M.: ?-

Walker M. Mahurin was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., the son of Guy and Myrtle Walker Mahurin. He married Patricia Sweet in 1944 and graduated from Purdue University in 1949. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was a leading ace pilot in Europe. Mahurin later became assistant executive officer to the secretary of the U.S. Air Force and flew dozens of missions during the Korean War. He was captured and held prisoner for sixteen months. He received many military honors from the governments of England, France, Belgium, and the United States .

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MAIER, AMANTA SIEGERT (MRS. CHARLES P.): 1886-1962.

Amanta Siegert , daughter of Herman and Sarah Pedigo Siegert, was born on Feb. 14, 1886, in Grayville, Ill. However, she lived her entire life on a farm near Griffin, Ind., that her father had homesteaded. She was educated at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and DePauw University. Married to Charles Paul Maier, they had two children, Mary Helen and Herman Paul. A successful farmer, Mrs. Maier also served as a trustee of Evansville College for many years. She traveled extensively and had a number of her poems and short stories published. She died on Oct. 25, 1962.

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  • Mtoto, the Jungle Baby (Without a Tail); an African Adventure Story for Boys and Girls. New York, 1957.Search "Mtoto, the Jungle Baby (Without a Tail); an African Adventure
                                        Story for Boys and Girls" by MAIER, AMANTA SIEGERT (MRS. CHARLES P.): 1886-1962. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MALLETT, ANN: 1906-

The daughter of Charles Edward and Elizabeth Trenary Mallett, Ann Mallett was born in Fountain County, Ind., on Dec. 24, 1906. She earned a B.S. degree from Indiana State Teachers College and an M.S. degree from Butler University. Miss Mallett has taught in public schools in Illinois and Indiana .

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MALOTT, CLYDE ARNETT: 1887-1950.

Clyde Arnett Malott was born in Atlanta, Ind., on Sept. 10, 1887, the son of John Franklin and Alice Fippen Malott. He received the degrees of A.B. in 1913, A.M. in 1915, and Ph.D. in 1919 from Indiana Universlty. On July 30, 1911, he married Mary Orda Clayton and they had two children, Alice and Roland Floyd. Malott taught in Indiana public schools during 1909-15. He joined the faculty of Indiana University in 1916 where he was acting head of the department of geology and geography, 1941-45. For short periods he worked for the state geological surveys of Illinois and Oklahoma and was a geologist for several companies. Malott died on Aug. 26, 1950.

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  • Flood of 1913 in the Lower White River Region of Indiana (withHalbert P. Bybee). Bloomington, Ind., 1914.Search "Flood of 1913 in the Lower White River Region of Indiana" by MALOTT, CLYDE ARNETT: 1887-1950. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The "American Bottoms" Region of Eastern Greene County, Indiana, a Type Unit of Southern Indiana Physiography. Bloomington, Ind., 1919.Search "The "American Bottoms" Region of Eastern Greene
                                        County, Indiana, a Type Unit of Southern Indiana Physiography" by MALOTT, CLYDE ARNETT: 1887-1950. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Handbook of Indiana Geology (with others). Indianapolis, 1922.Search "Handbook of Indiana Geology (with others)" by MALOTT, CLYDE ARNETT: 1887-1950. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Physiography of Indiana. 1922.Search "Physiography of Indiana" by MALOTT, CLYDE ARNETT: 1887-1950. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Valley Form and Its Development, Base-Level and Its Varieties. Bloomington, Ind., 1928.Search "The Valley Form and Its Development, Base-Level and Its
                                        Varieties" by MALOTT, CLYDE ARNETT: 1887-1950. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Stratigraphy of the Ste. Genevieve and Chester Formations of Southern Indiana. Ann Arbor, 1952.Search "Stratigraphy of the Ste. Genevieve and Chester Formations of
                                        Southern Indiana" by MALOTT, CLYDE ARNETT: 1887-1950. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MANHART, GEORGE BORN: 1890-1970.

George Born Manhart , son of Frank P. and Catharine Born Manhart, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on June 14, 1890. He married Florence M. Heritage in 1923 and they had two children, Catharine and Joseph.

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He received an A.B. degree from Susquehanna University in 1910 and two degrees from the University of Pennsylvania , an A.M. in 1914 and a Ph.D. in 1923. Manhart taught history at Baker University during 1914-17. He joined the faculty of DePauw University in 1919 where he became a full professor in 1926 and was appointed professor emeritus in 1956. He served in both world wars and died on Oct. 31, 1970.

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MANION, CLARENCE E.: 1896-

Clarence E. Manion was born in Henderson, Ky., on July 7, 1896. He is the son of Edward and Elizabeth Carroll Manion. He received an A.B. degree from Saint Mary's College ( Ky. ) in 1915; the degrees of A.M. in 1916 and Ph.M. in 1917 from the Catholic University of America; and a J.D. degree in 1922 from the University of Notre Dame. He married Virginia O'Brien on Aug. 3, 1936, and they had five children: Marilyn, Carolyn, Daniel, Diana, and Christopher.

Manion was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1922 and practiced law in Evansville . He became professor of constitutional law at the University of Notre Dame in 1925 where he served as dean of the law school, 1941-52; founded the school's Natural Law Institute; and retired in 1952. Concurrent with teaching, he was active in the law firm of Doran and Manion. He is perhaps best known in connection with the "Manion Forum" on radio. The broadcasts are one facet of the activities of the Manion Foundation, a nonprofit educational trust fund dedicated to investigating questions affecting American constitutional government.

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MANION, VIRGINIA O'BRIEN (MRS. CLARENCE E.) : 1911-

Virginia O'Brien is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John J. O'Brien. She was born in South Bend, Ind., on July 6, 1911. She received the A.B. degree from Rosemont College ( Pa. ). On Aug. 3, 1936, she married Clarence E. Manion and they had five children: Marilyn, Carolyn, Daniel, Diana, and Christopher.

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MANN, LLOYD BOLTON: 1911-

The son of Lloyd Bolton and Jessie F. Hasely Mann, Lloyd Bolton Mann, Jr. , was born in Charlestown, Ind., on Nov. 28, 1911. He received the degrees of B.S. in 1934 and A.M. in 1948 from Indiana University. Mann taught journalism and English from 1936 to 1942 and began teaching in Indianapolis in 1945. While serving in the U.S. Army, 1942-45, he was base historian and editor of the base newspaper.

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MANN, MYRTLE (MRS. LUTHER): ?-

Myrtle Mann was born in Warren County, Ind. Orphaned when very young, she was raised by an older sister. She obtained the Indiana teacher's license and taught school from 1912 to 1919. She married Luther Mann and they had two children, Howard and Ruth.

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  • Eliza One, Eliza Two; a Family Correspondence, 1849-1959, Collected and with Commentaries by Myrtle Mann. New York. 1961.Search "Eliza One, Eliza Two; a Family Correspondence, 1849-1959,
                                        Collected and with Commentaries by Myrtle Mann" by MANN, MYRTLE (MRS. LUTHER): ?- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MANNING, RENA: 1903-1944.

Rena Manning was born in Economy, Ind., on Sept. 22, 1903. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ulysses G. Manning and graduated from Earlham College. For several years she was a correspondent for the HAGERSTOWN EXPONENT and other newspapers. Later she became ill and spent the remainder of her life close to her family home. Some of her work was published in periodicals and her poems were read over the radio. Miss Manning died on Jan. 9, 1944.

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MANTEL, SAMUEL JOSEPH: 1921-

Samuel Joseph Mantel, Jr. , was born on Nov. 17, 1921, in Indianapolis, Ind., the son of Samuel Joseph and Beatrice Talmas Mantel. He earned the degrees of A.B. in 1948, M.P.A. in 1950, and Ph.D. in 1952 from Harvard University. He married Dorothy Jean Friedland on June 28, 1950, and they had four children: Michael L., Samuel J. III, Margaret I., and Elizabeth B.

Mantel served as a pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1942-46 and 1951-53, attaining the rank of major. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross and three oakleaf clusters, Air Medal and eleven oak-leaf clusters, Presidential Unit Citation, and Navy Citation. During 1953-56 he taught at Georgia Institute of Technology. He joined the faculty of Case Institute of Technology in 1956 where he became director of the Economics-in- Action program in 1956 and associate professor in 1959. He was political columnist for the GAINESVILLE MORNING NEWS (Ga.), 1955-56.

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MANUEL, HERSCHEL THURMAN: 1887-

Herschel Thurman Manuel was born in Freetown, Ind., on Dec. 24, 1887. He was married in 1928 and is the father of three children. He earned the degrees of A.B. in 1909 from DePauw University, A.M. in 1914 from the University of Chicago, and Ph.D. in 1917 from the University of Illinois. Manuel was a public school principal and superintendent during 1909-13. He taught at Clark University, 1915-16; State Normal School (Colo.), 1919-23; and Western State College, 1923-25. He joined the psychology faculty of the University of Texas in 1925, was director of the testing and guidance bureau, and retired in 1962.

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MAPES, ARTHUR FRANKLIN: 1913-

Arthur Franklin Mapes was born in Kendallville, Ind., on March 16, 1913. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1933. In 1936 he married Ruth Acker and they had ten children. Mapes wrote the poem "Indiana" which was adopted as the official state poem of Indiana by the Indiana General Assembly on March 11, 1963. The following poems of his were printed in the CONGRESSIONAL RECORD: "Indiana," "He Moved the World," and "Footprints on the Moon." He became a columnist for CORNUCOPIA POETRY MAGAZINE in 1961. Some of his poetry has been read on radio and television programs and has appeared in many national and international publications. Mapes has won eight awards and has written many forms of poetry including the homespun "Sassafras John" poems.

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MARLATT, EARL BOWMAN: 1892-

Earl Bowman Marlatt was born in Columbus, Ind., on May 24, 1892. He is the son of Abram Newton and Anna Maria Collins Marlatt. He obtained an A.B. degree from DePauw University in 1912 and the degrees of S.T.B. in 1922 and Ph.D. in 1929 from Boston University. In 1931 he received an honorary Litt.D. degree from DePauw University. Marlatt served in the field artillery during World War I. He joined the faculty of Boston University in 1923 and was dean of the Boston University School of Theology, 1938-45. He was professor of the philosophy of religion at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, 1945-58, and became curator of the Treasure Room and Hymn Museum of the Inter- church Center in New York City in 1958. Marlatt is a past president of both the Boston Browning Society and the Boston Authors Club. He has served as associate editor of the American Student Hymnal and has written numerous hymns.

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MARLETTE, JERRY: 1921-

Jerry Marlette was born on March 14, 1921, in Indianapolis, Ind., the son of Forrest and Hilda Marlette. He attended Parks Air College (East Saint Louis, Ill.). He married Marie Allman and they had one daughter, Sandra Jean. Currently operating the Greater Indianapolis Helicopter Service, Marlette has also worked in aircraft sales and as a corporate pilot and aircraft flight instructor.

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MARLOWE, HELENA FRANCES HARTFELTER (MRS. JOHN W.): 1904-

The daughter of Charles William and Ora Barnes Hartfeher, Helena Frances Hartfelter was born in Sullivan, Ind., on Dec. 19, 1904. She attended James Millikin University and Millikin Conservatory of Music, 1922-24; Indiana State Teachers College, 1924-26; and Butler University. On June 28, 1928, she married John Wesley Marlowe and they had two children, Charles Wesley and Sharon. Mrs. Marlowe taught first grade in the Terre Haute schools from 1926 to 1930 and became supervisor of kindergarten at Orchard Country Day School ( Indianapolis ) in 1942. For several years she was also a soprano soloist at local churches.

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  • Clarabelle Hatches Ten; an Educational and Entertaining True Story. Indianapolis, 1962.Search "Clarabelle Hatches Ten; an Educational and Entertaining True
                                        Story" by MARLOWE, HELENA FRANCES HARTFELTER (MRS. JOHN W.): 1904- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MARSH, DAVID FIELDING: 1919-1957.

David Fielding Marsh was born in Kokomo, Ind., on June 8, 1919, the son of Ray Stanley and Ruth Moon Marsh. He received the A.B. degree from West Virginia University in 1939, M.S. degree from Purdue University in 1940, and Ph.D. degree from the University of California in 1942. He married Audrey Simmons on Feb. 12, 1941, and they had three children: Michael Lee, Charles Fielding, and Mark Robert. Marsh taught at the University of Georgia School of Medicine, 1942-44, and West Virginia University, 1945-52. In 1952 he became head pharmacologist at McNeil Laboratories page: [408][View Page [408]] ( Philadelphia ). He wrote over Ioo research papers during his career and was awarded the John J. Abel Medal by the American Association for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. Marsh died in Lafayette Hill, Pa., on April 22, 1957.

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  • Outline of Fundamental Pharmacology; the Mechanics of the Interaction of Chemicals and Living Things. Springfield, Ill, 1951.Search "Outline of Fundamental Pharmacology; the Mechanics of the
                                        Interaction of Chemicals and Living Things" by MARSH, DAVID FIELDING: 1919-1957. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MARSH, SUSAN LOUISE COTTON (MRS. EUGENE) : ?-

Susan Louise Cotton was born in Indiana but moved to Saint Louis, Mo., in the 1890s. Her parents were Cullen Columbus and Ann Stonements Conner Cotton. She studied at teacher training schools in southern Indiana and Kentucky from 1889 until 1894. She married Eugene Marsh on July 19, 1896, and they had two children, Eugenia Louise and Wilbur Cotton. Mrs. Marsh taught school for awhile and was an active organizer of civic and cultural organizations in the Saint Louis area. In 1933 she was proclaimed to be Missouri's first poet laureate.

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  • Missouri's Centennial, 1821, August south, 1921. Webster Groves, Mo. 1920.Search "Missouri's Centennial, 1821, August south, 1921" by MARSH, SUSAN LOUISE COTTON (MRS. EUGENE) : ?- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Young Abe Lincoln; a Cotton Bowl of Lincoln Stories Founded on Tradition, Told by Aunt Ann of Indiana. Boston, 1929.Search "Young Abe Lincoln; a Cotton Bowl of Lincoln Stories Founded on
                                        Tradition, Told by Aunt Ann of Indiana" by MARSH, SUSAN LOUISE COTTON (MRS. EUGENE) : ?- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Missouri Anthology (withCharles G. Vannest). Boston, 1932.Search "Missouri Anthology" by MARSH, SUSAN LOUISE COTTON (MRS. EUGENE) : ?- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • American Gallery in Rhyme and Prose … Over Sixty Historical Sketches Old and New, with Some Interesting Illustrations, and Four Intimate Talks About American Poets. Saint Louis, 1938.Search "American Gallery in Rhyme and Prose … Over Sixty
                                        Historical Sketches Old and New, with Some Interesting Illustrations, and Four
                                        Intimate Talks About American Poets" by MARSH, SUSAN LOUISE COTTON (MRS. EUGENE) : ?- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MARSHALL, EDISON: 1894-1967.

Edison Marshall was born in Rensselaer, Ind., on Aug. 28, 1894. He was the son of George Edward and Lillie B. Bartoo Marshall. He studied at the University of Oregon, 1913-15, and was awarded an honorary A.M. degree by that institution in 1941. He married Agnes Sharp Flythe on Jan. 6, 1920, and they had two children, Edison and Nancy. Marshall served in World War I and began writing novels and short stories in 1920. He based many of his works on his own exploring and hunting trips in Alaska, Siam, Central Africa, and India. He received the 0. Henry Memorial prize in 1921 and died on Oct. 29, 1967.

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MARSHALL, FRANK HAMILTON: 1868-

Frank Hamilton Marshall was born in Nineveh, Ind., on Dec. 19, 1868. He was the son of Jacob A. and Jennie Dunham Marshall. He earned the following degrees from Butler University: B.S. in 1888, A.B. in 1890, and A.M. in 1891. He received the Ph.D. degree from Texas Christian University in 1895 and was awarded several honorary degrees. He married Maude Elizabeth Waite on July 9, 1895, and they had one daughter, Elma McLean. Marshall was ordained in the ministry of the Christian (Disciples) church in 1888. He was professor of biblical Greek at Northwestern Christian College (Excelsior, Minn.), 1891-96, and served as a missionary in Japan . He became professor of biblical languages at Phillips University in 1907 where he was also dean of the College of the Bible and retired in 1942.

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MARSHALL, FRED ELMER: 1881-1971.

Fred Elmer Marshall was born in Albion, Mich., on Aug. 11, 1881, the son of Samuel W. and Louise Foster Marshall. He received the A.B. degree from Albion College in 1902. He married Nena Belle Townsend and they had two daughters, Paulene and Marguerite. Moving to Indiana in 1919, Marshall taught at Indiana Central College, 1919-29; Central Normal College ( Danville ), 1930-35; and the Arthur Jordan Conservatory of Music ( Indianapolis ). He traveled the lyceum and Chautauqua circuits, was manager of an entertainment bureau, and wrote and adapted nearly 400 plays for radio stations in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis . He became a resident of Plainfield about 1956 and died on April 12, 1971.

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MARSHALL, JOHN: 1858-1931.

A native of Logansport, Ind., John Marshall was born on April 11, 1858, the son of Humphrey and Margaret Rice Marshall. He attended the University of Kansas for two years and married Addle Jenks in 1882. Marshall began practicing law in Howard, Kans., in 1883 where he also served as mayor, 1887-88, and city attorney, 1885-1900. He was county attorney for Elk County, Kans., 1895-99; city attorney for Winfield, Kans., 1905-07; assistant attorney general of Kansas, 1907-11; and attorney :for the Public Service Commission of Kansas, 1911-13. He became a justice of the supreme court of Kansas in 1915. Marshall died on March 26, 1931.

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MARSHALL, LUCILE CARR (MRS. THOMAS J.) : 1886-1968.

Lucile Carr , daughter of Elisha and Mary Jane Hess Carr, was born in Clark County, Ind., on Jan. 18, 1886. She graduated from Butler University in 1908 and was a founding member of the Butler University Alumni page: [410][View Page [410]] Literary Club. She married Thomas J. Marshall and they had one daughter and one son. Mrs. Marshall died on March 28, 1968.

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MARSHALL, THOMAS RILEY: 1854-1925.

Thomas Riley Marshall was born in North Manchester, Ind., on March 14, 1854. He was the son of Daniel M. and Martha A. Patterson Marshall. He received three degrees from Wabash College: A.B. in 1873, A.M. in 1876, and honorary LL.D. in 1909. He was also awarded honorary degrees by other schools including the University of Notre Dame, 1910, and the University of North Carolina , 1913. He married Lois I. Kimsey on Oct. 2, 1895.

Marshall was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1875. He began practicing law in Columbia City, Ind., as a member of the firm of Marshall and McNagny, 1876-92. From 1892 until he was elected governor of the state of Indiana in 1909, he was a member of the firm of Marshall, McNagny and Clugston. Nominated for vice president of the United States at the Democratic convention in Baltimore in 1912, Marshall was elected in 1913 and reelected in 1917. He retired in 1921 and became a resident of Indianapolis . He was a trustee of Wabash College and died on June 1, 1925.

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  • Recollections of Thomas R. Marshall, Vice-President and Hoosier Philosopher; a Hoosier Salad. Indianapolis, 1925.Search "Recollections of Thomas R. Marshall, Vice-President and Hoosier
                                        Philosopher; a Hoosier Salad" by MARSHALL, THOMAS RILEY: 1854-1925. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MARTIN, CARL L.: 1892-

A native of Washington County, Ind., Carl L. Martin was born on Dec. 24, 1892. Following graduation from Salem High School in 1910, he spent several years in the West and Southwest working on ranches, for freight lines, and in stores and real estate offices. After serving in the U.S. Infantry during World War I, Martin located in Arkansas where he was an accountant and teacher.

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MARTIN, EARL LESLIE: 1892-1961.

Earl Leslie Martin was born near Steelville Mo. , in 1892. He married Blanch L. Williams in 1912 and they had four children: Dan, Helen, David, and Betty Jane. He earned the A.M. degree from Northwestern University in 1936 and received the following degrees from Anderson College: Th.B. in 1930, B.D. in 1936, and D.D. in 1937. Martin joined the faculty of Anderson College where he was professor of applied theology, 1930-57; served as vice president, 1936-52; and was appointed professor emeritus in 1957. He died on Nov. 5, 1961.

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MARTIN, MARTHA: ?-

Martha Martin was born in Indiana and educated in Virginia. After her marriage she moved to Alaska where she has lived for many years. No other information was found.

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MARTIN, ROBERT CARL: 1917-

A native of Gary, Ind., Robert Carl Martin was born on May 9, 1917. He was married in 1940 and is the page: [411][View Page [411]] father of two children. He obtained the following degrees from Northwestern University: B.S. in 1940, A.M. in 1943, and Ph.D. in 1953. Martin was a public school teacher in Indiana during 1940-43. From 1946 to 1962 he taught speech at Lake Forest College. He joined the speech and drama faculty of California State College (Hayward) in 1962 and has been a speech consultant to several companies.

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MARTIN, ROBERT WILLIAM: 1916-

A native of Kendallville, Ind., Robert William Martin was born on Jan. 16, 1916. He was married in 1938 and is the father of two children. He received the B.S. degree from Bethany College in 1940 and the M.S. degree from Utah State Agricultural College in 1942. Martin taught at Bethany College, 1937-38 and 1939-40, and Utah State Agricultural College, 1940-42. As a chemist he worked for the Three Forks Portland Cement Company, 1936-37; Red Star Milling Company, 1938-39; and General Electric Company, 1940-52. From 1952 to 1971 he was employed by subsidiaries of the Shell Oil Company. He became manager of the biological science research center, Shell Development Company in 1971.

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  • The Chemistry of Phenolic Resins; the Formation, Structure, and Reactions of Phenolic Resins and Related Products. New York, 1956.Search "The Chemistry of Phenolic Resins; the Formation, Structure, and
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MARTZ, VELORUS: 1880-1972.

Velorus Martz was born in Urbana, Ohio, on Jan. 25, 1880, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Carlilia Estelle Hall Martz. He earned three degrees from Ohio State University: A.B. in 1901, A.M. in 1905, and Ph.D. in 1927. On June 22, 1911, he married Amy Lee Kidwell and they had three children : Karl, Martha, and Robert. Martz was a high school teacher in Columbus, Ohio, 1905-17, and a junior high school principal, 1917-25. He joined the faculty of Indiana University in 1905 where he became professor of education in 1929 and retired in 1950. He was the first president of the old Monroe County Community Chest and was a past president of the White River Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Martz died in Bloomington, Ind., on Sept. 1, 1972.

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  • An Introduction to Education (withHenry L. Smith). New York, 1941.Search "An Introduction to Education" by MARTZ, VELORUS: 1880-1972. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Source Material Relating to the Development of Education in Indiana (withHenry L. Smith). Bloomington, Ind., 1945.Search "Source Material Relating to the Development of Education in
                                        Indiana" by MARTZ, VELORUS: 1880-1972. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • A Guide to the Source Materials Relating to Education in the Laws of the State of Indiana, 1816-1851 (withStanley E. Ballinger). Bloomington. Ind., 1953.Search "A Guide to the Source Materials Relating to Education in the Laws
                                        of the State of Indiana, 1816-1851" by MARTZ, VELORUS: 1880-1972. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MASON, BESSIE MARLIN (MRS. THOMASE.) : 1899-

Born near Bloomington, Ind., on Dec. 14, 1899, Bessie Marlin is the daughter of Joseph H. and Belle Marlin. She attended Indiana University and married Thomas Edward Mason. Mrs. Mason was a Latin teacher at Jefferson High School (Lafayette, Ind.), taught English at Purdue University, and is now retired.

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MASON, MIRIAM EVANGELINE: 1900-1973.

Miriam Evangeline Mason was born in Goshen, Ind., on Jan. 23, 1900, the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Laura Gesaman Mason. She attended Indiana University, 1916-17, and the school of journalism at the University of Missouri, 1922-23. She married M. M. Swain in 1924 and they had one daughter, Kathleen, but were later divorced.

Miss Mason was a teacher in Indiana schools, 1918-20; an advertising copywriter for the William H. Block Company ( Indianapolis ), 1920-21; and an editorial assistant for the Hall McCreary Publishing Company ( Chicago ), 1925-26. She worked in the circulation and children's departments of FARM LIVE (Spencer, Ind.) page: [412][View Page [412]] during 1922-23 and 1928-29 and became a free-lance writer in 1929. In addition to writing children's books, Miss Mason was also the author of some four hundred short stories, articles, and plays. She died on Feb. 20, 1973.

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MASTERS, LILLIAN VIRGINIA DECKER (MRS. ROBERT W.) : 1909-

Lillian Virginia Decker was born in Osgood, Ind., on Jan. 17, 1909, the daughter of Leroy O. and Emmy Beckman Decker. She received the A.B. degree from Indiana University, 1931; A.M. degree from the Bath School of Drama ( England ), 1935; and A.M. degree from Indiana State Teachers College, 1954. She married Robert William Masters on Sept. 10, 1932, and they had one son, John Christopher. In Terre Haute, Ind., Mrs. Masters served as director of the Children's Theatre, 1936-60, and the Community Theatre, 1936-55. She has taught at Indiana State University.

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MASTERS, ROBERT WILLIAM : 1908-1964.

Robert William Masters was born in Lebanon, Ind., in 1908. He was the son of Laharle and Maude Alexander Masters. He received the degrees of A.B. in 1931 and A.M. in 1933 from Indiana University and the Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University in 1941. He married Lillian Virginia Decker on Sept. 10, 1932, and they had one son, John Christopher. Masters began his career teaching at Indiana University in 1931. from 1934 until 1960 he was professor of theater and chairman of the speech and theater department at Indiana State University. He was president of the Indiana Speech Association, 1948, and national president of Theta Alpha Phi, 1950-56. Masters died in 1964.

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MATER, IRA: 1822-1912.

Ira Mater was born on June 14, 1822. He was admitted to the Wabash Conference of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ in 1854 and was ordained in 1857. In 1858 he joined the Upper Wabash Conference in which he spent eighteen years as a pastor and two years as a presiding elder. He served two years as secretary of the Wabash Conference and in the division of 1909 he became a member of the White River Conference. Mater died on Feb. 22, 1912.

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MATHER, CHARLES CHAMBERS: ca. 1891-1962.

Charles Chambers Mather was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, circa 1891. He received the A.B. degree from Lake Forest College, was awarded an honorary doctorate of pedagogy by that institution in 1947, and married Alice Douglas. Mather began his career as an instructor in English, dramatics, and public speaking at Culver Academy ( Ind. ) in 1921 where he was chairman of the English department, 1934-55; assistant to the superintendent, 1944-56; and chairman of the public relations department, 1956-57. He was a pioneer in the field of outdoor theater and directed many pageants and student productions. He has been credited with imparting a deep interest in literature and dramatics to many former Culver Academy students including director-producer Joshua Logan, author Ernest Gann, and actor Hal Holbrook. Mather died in Indianapolis on Aug. 26, 1962.

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MATHER, OTIS MAY: 1868-

Otis May Mather was born in Madison, Ind., in 1868, the son of Squire W. and Melissa Castleman Mather. He received the B.S. degree from National Normal University (Lebanon, Ohio) and the LL.M. degree from George Washington University. On Sept. 5, 1893, he married Mary Waiters. Mather was an attorney, genealogist, and authority on Abraham Lincoln.

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  • Six Generations of LaRues and Allied Families: Containing Sketch of Isaac LaRue, Senior, Who Died in Frederick County, Virginia, in 1795, and Some Account of His Descendants and Families Who Were Connected by Intermarriage. … Hodgenville, Ky., 1921.Search "Six Generations of LaRues and Allied Families: Containing Sketch
                                        of Isaac LaRue, Senior, Who Died in Frederick County, Virginia, in 1795, and
                                        Some Account of His Descendants and Families Who Were Connected by
                                        Intermarriage. …" by MATHER, OTIS MAY: 1868- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MATHEWS, THOMAS GEORGE: 1925-

Thomas George Mathews was born in Bloomington, Ind., on Oct. 31, 1925. He was married in 1956 and is the father of one child. He earned the A.B. degree in 1949 from Oberlin College and the degrees of A.M. in 1953 and Ph.D. in 1957 from Columbia University. Mathews was a visiting lecturer in social science at the University of Puerto Rico, 1950-54. He joined the history faculty of that institution in 1955 and became director of the Institute of Caribbean Studies in 1962.

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MATTHEWS, MARY LOCKWOOD: 1882-

Mary Lockwood Matthews was born in Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 13, 1882, the daughter of John E. and Harriet Beach Matthews. She obtained academic degrees from the University of Minnesota in 1900 and 1904. She taught at Lafayette Industrial School ( Ind. ) and the University of Minnesota. Miss Matthews joined the faculty of Purdue University where she worked in the extension division, was head of the home economics department, and became dean of the school of home economics in 1926. She was state president of both the American Association of University Women and the Indiana State Home Economics Association and wrote several bulletins.

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MAY, CLARENCE EARL: 1884-

Clarence Earl May was born in Bloomington, Ind., in 1884, the son of John L. and Stella McCullough May. He attended Indiana University and Columbia University and obtained the A.B., A.M., and Ph.D. degrees. He married Alma Frederick in 1914 and became associate abstract editor of CHEMICAL ABSTRACTS.

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MAY, EARL CHAPIN: 1873-1960.

Earl Chapin May was born in Rochelle, Ind., in 1873. He married Stella Burke. He was employed in the following jobs: member of advertising staff, W. B. Reynolds Circus; cornetist with W. B. Reynolds Circus and later with Ringling Brothers Circus; press agent and advertising manager for various commercial interests; real estate agent in Florida ; merchandise broker; and trade investigator in South America. May graduated from the University of Wisconsin and became a reporter for the MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. In 1922 he began writing books and articles. He is best known for The Circus from Rome to Ringling and his history of the canning industry. He died on Nov. 11, 1960.

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MAYER, GEORGE HILLMAN: 1920-

George Hillman Mayer was born in San Francisco, Calif., on Nov. 6, 1920. He received an A.B. degree from Pomona College in 1941, an A.M. degree from Claremont College in 1943, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Minnesota in 1948. Mayer taught at the University of Minnesota and joined the faculty of Purdue University in 1946.

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MEAD, CYRUS DEWITT: 1875-1943.

Cyrus DeWitt Mead was born on Nov. 4, 1875, in Spencer, Ind., the son of William Stanley and Amma Rebecca Beem Mead. He received the Ph.B. degree from DePauw University in 1898 and the degrees of A.M. in 1912 and Ph.D. in 1915 from Columbia University. On Sept. 20, 1911, he married Helen Howe Hutchinson and they had one daughter, Martha Jane. Mead was a public school teacher, 1898-1904; served as principal of the Indiana School for Feeble-Minded Youth (Fort Wayne), 1904-10; and taught at the University of Cincinnati, 1912-18. He subsequently became associate professor of education at the University of California (Berkeley) where he remained until his death on Sept. 27, 1943.

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  • The Relations of General Intelligence to Certain Mental and Physical Traits. New York, 1916.Search "The Relations of General Intelligence to Certain Mental and
                                        Physical Traits" by MEAD, CYRUS DEWITT: 1875-1943. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • An Experiment in the Fundamentals, Giving the Results of Tests Made in the Cincinnati Schools with Two Kinds of Practice Material. Yonkers-on-Hudson, N.Y., 1917.Search "An Experiment in the Fundamentals, Giving the Results of Tests
                                        Made in the Cincinnati Schools with Two Kinds of Practice Material" by MEAD, CYRUS DEWITT: 1875-1943. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Measuring Classroom Products in Berkeley. Berkeley, 1921.Search "Measuring Classroom Products in Berkeley" by MEAD, CYRUS DEWITT: 1875-1943. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Transitional Public School (withFred W. Orth). New York, 1934.Search "The Transitional Public School" by MEAD, CYRUS DEWITT: 1875-1943. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MEANS, RICHARD KEITH: 1929-

The son of Louis E. and Mary T. Correll Means, Richard Keith Means was born in Morristown, Ind., on Feb. 26, 1929. On Oct. 28, 1954, he married Helen H. Hatch and they had three children: Mary, Carolyn, and Christopher. He received the degrees of B.S. in 1952 and A.M. in 1954 from the University of Minnesota and the Ed.D. degree in 1961 from the University of California ( Los Angeles ). Means was a health education and biology teacher in Long Beach, Calif., public schools, 1954-57. He taught at the University of California, 1957-61, and Temple University, 1961-64. He joined the faculty of Auburn University (Ala.) in 1964. Means served in the U.S. Air Force, 1952-54, and became a member of the writing team, National School Health Education Study, in 1964.

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MEARS, JAMES EWING: 1838-1918.

James Ewing Mears was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Oct. 17, 1838. He was the son of George Washington and Caroline Sidney Ewing Mears. He received the following degrees from Trinity College ( Conn. ): A.B. and B.S. in 1858, A.M. in 1861, and honorary LL.D. in 1908. He earned a medical degree from Jefferson Medical College ( Philadelphia ) in 1865. During the Civil War, Mears served with the Indiana Volunteers and later was a lecturer at Jefferson Medical College. from 1870 until 1898 he was professor of page: [416][View Page [416]] anatomy and surgery at Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery. He was the resident surgeon at several hospitals and died in 1918. Mears was president of the American Surgical Association, 1893, and the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, 1898.

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  • Practical Surgery: Including Surgical Dressings, Bandaging, Ligations, and Amputations. Philadelphia, 1878.Search "Practical Surgery: Including Surgical Dressings, Bandaging,
                                        Ligations, and Amputations" by MEARS, JAMES EWING: 1838-1918. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Problem of Race Betterment. Philadelphia, 1910.Search "The Problem of Race Betterment" by MEARS, JAMES EWING: 1838-1918. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Triumph of American Medicine in the Construction of the Panama Canal. Philadelphia, 1912.Search "The Triumph of American Medicine in the Construction of the
                                        Panama Canal" by MEARS, JAMES EWING: 1838-1918. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MEDCALF, WILLIAM EDGAR : 1867-

William Edgar Medcalf was born in Camden, Ind., on April 10, 1867, the son of W. M. Medcalf. In 1874 the family moved to Patoka, Ind. Medcalf lost his sight as the result of an accident in 1875. Admitted to the Indiana School for the Blind, he became interested in music and studied the piano and pipe organ. He wrote prose and poetry for newspapers.

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  • Porter and Poet; a Bright and Interesting Romance and Story of School Life at an Academy. Indianapolis, 1894.Search "Porter and Poet; a Bright and Interesting Romance and Story of
                                        School Life at an Academy" by MEDCALF, WILLIAM EDGAR : 1867- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MEE, JOHN FRANKLIN: 1908-

John Franklin Mee was born on july 10, 1908, in Ada, Ohio, and is the son of Raymond Kirk and Helen F. Hickernell Mee. He earned the following degrees: A.B. in 1930, Miami University (Oxford, Ohio); A.M. in 1933, University of Maine; and Ph.D. in 1959, Ohio State University. On April 5, 1941, he married Muriel Eileen Collins and they had three children: Virginia Ann, Raymond Kirk, and Marcia Joan.

Mee began his career as dean at Beal College (Bangor, Maine), 1932-34, and taught at Ohio State University, 1935-39. In 1941 he joined the faculty of Indiana University, becoming professor of management and chairman of the department of management from 1946 to 1960 and Mead Johnson Professor of Management, Graduate School of Business, in 1960. He owns and operates a livestock farm in Butler County, Ohio, and was director of the Richard D. Irwin, Inc., (publishers). During 1949-50 he was commissioner of revenue for the state of Indiana . He became a consultant to the Executive Office of the President of the United States in 1950 and to the Ford Foundation in 1956. Mee served in the U.S. Air Force, 1941-46, and was awarded the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star.

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MEEK, FIELDING BRADFORD: 1817-1876.

A native of Madison, Ind., Fielding Bradford Meek was born on Dec. 10, 1817. He was an assistant to David Dale Owen, head of the U.S. Geological Survey of Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota during 1848-49 and worked with paleontologist James Hall in Albany, N.Y., 1852-58. Meek was associated with the Smithsonian Institution from 1858 to 1876. He wrote over 100 publications and died on Dec. 21, 1876.

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  • Paleontology of the Upper Missouri. … Invertebrates (withF. V. Hayden). Washington, D.C., 1865.Search "Paleontology of the Upper Missouri. …
                                        Invertebrates" by MEEK, FIELDING BRADFORD: 1817-1876. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • A Report on the Invertebrate Cretaceous and Tertiary Fossils of the Upper Missouri Country. Washington, D.C., 1876.Search "A Report on the Invertebrate Cretaceous and Tertiary Fossils of
                                        the Upper Missouri Country" by MEEK, FIELDING BRADFORD: 1817-1876. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Paleontology (bound with Paleontology by James Hall and R. P. Whitfield and Ornithology by Robert Ridgway). Washington, D.C., 1877.Search "Paleontology (bound with Paleontology by James Hall and R. P.
                                        Whitfield and Ornithology by Robert Ridgway)" by MEEK, FIELDING BRADFORD: 1817-1876. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MEEKER, STELLA COLBY (MRS. J. FRANK) : 1868-1939.

Stella Colby was born in Lake County, Ind., in 1868. She was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1893. On March 26, 1894, she married J. Frank Meeker and they had one daughter, Stella. She died on March 20, 1939.

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MEEKS, LESLIE HOWARD: 1895-1938.

Leslie Howard Meeks was born in Thorntown, Ind., on May 20, 1895, the son of Howard Charles and Rosa Emmeline Riley Meeks. He received the A.B. degree from Earlham College, 1919; A.M. degree from Harvard University, 1922; and Ph.D. degree from Yale University, 1926. He married Marjorie Maureen Colfax on Dec. 25, 1922, and they had two children, Charles Howard and Jean Maureen. Meeks taught English at Friends' Select School ( Philadelphia ), 1919-21; Indiana University, 1922-24; and Goucher College, 1926-27. He became chairman of the English department at Indiana State Teachers College in 1928. He founded the Indiana College English Association and served as president, 1934-36. Meeks died in Lake Independence, Mich., on July 23, 1938.

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MEHL, AMOS K.: 1861-1941.

Amos K. Mehl was born in Holmes County, Ohio, on Aug. 25, 1861, the son of Christian and Anna Schock Mehl. He studied law through correspondence courses with the Lincoln Law School. He married Marietta Van Zile on Jan. 22, 1885, and they had three children: Elsie M., Joy Wayne, and Noble D. On June 24, 1900, he married his second wife, Lydia Zurker. Mehl taught in Indiana country schools near Leo and Hurshtown. Later residing in Fort Wayne , he was employed as a letter carrier and held various local and national positions with the Letter Carriers Association. Upon admission to the Indiana bar he entered private law practice. He was attorney for the National Mill Supply Company in Fort Wayne . In 1939 Mehl moved to Burlingame, Calif., where he died on June 30, 1941.

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MEIER, NELLIE SIMMONS (MRS. GEORGE P.): 1862-1944.

Nellie Simmons was born in Cohoes, N.Y., on Nov. 10, 1862, but lived in Indianapolis, Ind., since early childhood. She attended Benjamin Harrison School and Girls Classical School. She married George Philip Meier. For more than fifty years Mrs. Meier read palms. She made a distinction between character reading and fortune telling and maintained that the future cannot be seen definitely because conditions constantly alter the lines. She read the palms of many famous people including President and Mrs. Franklin Roosevelt. She took impressions of all the palms she read, several hundred of which were presented to the Library of Congress. Mrs. Meier died in Indianapolis on March 24, 1944.

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MEIER, RICHARD LOUIS : 1920-

Richard Louis Meier , son of Walter A. and Mary Lottman Meier, was born on May 16, 1920, in Kendallville, Ind. He received the B.S. degree in 1940 from the University of Illinois and the degrees of A.M. in 1942 and Ph.D. in 1944 from the University of California ( Los Angeles ). He married Gitta Unger on May 20, 1944, and they had three children: Kare, Andrea, and Alan.

Meier was research chemist, California Research Corporation, 1943-47; executive secretary, Federation of American Scientists, 1947-49; and instructor, University of Chicago, 1950-56. He joined the staff of the Mental Health Research Institute, University of Michigan, as a research social scientist in 1957 and became professor of resources planning in 1965. He held a Fulbright scholarship for study in England , 1949-50. In addition to the titles listed below, he has written several other university studies.

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MELCHING, WILLIAM HOWARD: 1920-

William Howard Melching was born in Ossian, Ind., on Jan. 21, 1920. He wasmarried in 1946 and is the father of two children. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1942-46. He received the A.B. degree in 1948 from Indiana University and Ph.D. degree in 1953 from the University of California ( Los Angeles ). Melching was a research psychologist at the University of Texas during 1952-54. He taught psychology at Texas Technological College from 1954 to 1961. In 1961 he became a senior research scientist in Fort Bliss, Texas.

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  • The Text of an Orientation Workshop in Automated Instruction (with others). Fort Bliss, Texas, 1962.Search "The Text of an Orientation Workshop in Automated Instruction
                                        (with others)" by MELCHING, WILLIAM HOWARD: 1920- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • A Handbook for Programmers of Automated Instruction (with others). Fort Bliss, Texas, 1963.Search "A Handbook for Programmers of Automated Instruction (with
                                        others)" by MELCHING, WILLIAM HOWARD: 1920- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Evaluation of an Auto-Instructional Program on the First Week of a Basic Electronics Course (with others). Fort Bliss, Texas, 1964.Search "Evaluation of an Auto-Instructional Program on the First Week of
                                        a Basic Electronics Course (with others)" by MELCHING, WILLIAM HOWARD: 1920- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Derivation, Analysis, and Classification of Instructional Objectives (with Harry L. Ammerman). Alexandria, Va., 1966.Search "The Derivation, Analysis, and Classification of Instructional
                                        Objectives" by MELCHING, WILLIAM HOWARD: 1920- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MELLENCAMP, VIRGINIA LYNN: 1917-

Virginia Lynn Mellencamp was born on May 29, 1917, in Warsaw, Ind., and is the daughter of Fred A. and Ola J. Pearson Mellencamp. She earned the degrees of A.B. in 1939 from DePauw University and A.M. in 1953 from Stanford University. Miss Mellencamp became an audiological consultant for the New Mexico Department of Public Welfare, Crippled Children's Services, in 1956. She served in the U.S. Navy, 1943-46, and as a speech and hearing consultant to the New Mexico Society for Crippled Children and Adults.

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  • Play and Say It: a Manual for Helping the Child Learn How to Make and Use Correct Speech Sounds. Magnolia, Mass., 1962.Search "Play and Say It: a Manual for Helping the Child Learn How to Make
                                        and Use Correct Speech Sounds" by MELLENCAMP, VIRGINIA LYNN: 1917- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MELLETT, JOHN CALVIN: 1888-

The son of Jesse and Margaret Ring Mellett, John Calvin Mellett was born on Aug. 4, 1888, in Elwood, Ind. After completing high school he worked for the ANDERSON DAILY BULLETIN and INDIANAPOLIS NEWS. He graduated from Indiana University in 1912 where he was editor of THE DAILY STUDENT. On Nov. 17, 1913, he married Harriet Brooks and they had three children.

Mellett attended the Pulitzer School of Journalism and again worked for the INDIANAPOLIS NEWS. He taught English and founded the department of journalism at the University of Maine. He successively worked for newspapers; was on the publicity staff of Secretary of War Newton D. Baker; was employed by various public utilities; and was director of the Indiana Economic Council from 1953 until he retired in 1957. Some of his works and short stories were published under the pen name of Jonathan Brooks.

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MELLINGER, ARTHUR S.: 1889-

Arthur S. Mellinger was born in Hendricks County, Ind., in 1889 and was educated in the local schools. He page: [419][View Page [419]] was the inventor of "Mell-Shell," a type of roof construction. He wrote for the PRACTICAL BUILDER, INDIANAPOLIS NEWS, and INDIANAPOLIS TIMES.

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MELLINGER, WILLIAM JESSE: 1886-1948.

William Jesse Mellinger was born in North Salem, Ind., on Dec. 14, 1886, the son of Jacob Washington and Emily Catherine Beeson MeUinger. He graduated from Ontario Veterinary College ( Canada ) in 1908 and received the M.D. degree from the Chicago College of Medicine and Surgery in 1913. On Sept. 4, 1912, he married Nellie Alice Dye and they had two daughters, Margaret Ellen and Eleanor Theresa. He wed his second wife, Marguerite Kerr Hazelwood, on Dec. 14, 1947. Mellinger practiced medicine in Indiana in Indianapolis and Carroll and instructed at Indiana University. In 1920 he moved to Santa Barbara, Calif., where he specialized in diseases of the ear, nose, and throat and taught at the University of Southern California. He died in Santa Barbara on Aug. 28, 1948.

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MELTON, VERNA DELL (MRS. ALVA E. CUNNINGHAM) : 1883-

Verna Dell Melton was born on Dec. 24, 1883, in Fargo, Ind., the daughter of James Austin and Sarah E. Palmer Melton. She was issued a license to teach school at the age of fifteen and married Alva E. Cunningham in 1904. She received the B.S. degree from Indiana State Teachers College in 1924 and the A.M. degree from the University of South Dakota in 1930. She did postgraduate work at Armstrong College of Business Administration and the Indianapolis School of Music. A teacher for thirty years, Mrs. Cunningham taught in the following locations: Indiana towns of Evansville and Franklin ; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Duluth, Minn. She became a resident of French Lick, Ind., and in 1964 presented a new public library to that town.

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MENDENHALL, EDGAR NELSON: 1872-

Edgar Nelson Mendenhall was born near Greensburg, Ind., in 1872. He was employed in the following positions in Indiana : rural schoolteacher, Johnson County, 1890-93; high school teacher and principal in Letts and Greensburg , 1893-1903; and superintendent of schools, Decatur County, 1903-11. In 1911 Mendenhall became professor of education at Kansas State Teachers College. He wrote poetry, some of which was published.

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  • The City School Board Member and His Task; a Booklet for City School Board Members. Pittsburg, Kans., 1929.Search "The City School Board Member and His Task; a Booklet for City
                                        School Board Members" by MENDENHALL, EDGAR NELSON: 1872- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MEREDITH, AUBERT LEWIS: 1879-1966.

Aubert Lewis Meredith was born in 1879. He graduated from DePauw University in 1908 and earned an S.T.B. degree from Boston University School of Theology. He was ordained in the ministry of the Methodist church. He married Flossie Allen and they had two sons, Robert and Aubert Lewis, Jr. Meredith held several pastorates in the Indiana Conference of the Methodist church and retired early because of ill health. He moved to Greencastle, Ind., but continued to serve small churches nearby. He died on Nov. 28, 1966.

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MEREDITH, MILO R.: 1867-

Milo R. Meredith was born near Rochester, Ind., on Feb. 14, 1867, the son of Thomas and Lydia Haimbaugh page: [420][View Page [420]] Meredith. In 1879 the family moved to Kansas where he attended Garfield University. For a time he taught school in Leon, Kans., and was editor of the LEON INDICATOR. Returning to Indiana in 1890, Meredith worked for the PERU SENTINEL and was editor of the WABASH TIMES. He married Grace Hoover on Sept. 4, 1895, and they had one son, Thomas Nevin. In 1900 he was nominated as a joint senator from Fulton and Wabash counties.

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  • Practical Politics and Democracy; an Exposition of the Political Phase of Our Democracy. … Boston, 1945.Search "Practical Politics and Democracy; an Exposition of the Political
                                        Phase of Our Democracy. …" by MEREDITH, MILO R.: 1867- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MEREDITH, YANCY B.: 1832-1891.

The son of Nathan and Jane Meredith, Yancy B. Meredith was born on Oct. 11, 1832, near Mooresville, Ind. He received his early education from his father and afterward learned carpentry and painting. When he was eighteen he entered a seminary in Iowa and worked as a carpenter while attending school. On Dec. 9, 1855, he married Sarah E. House and they had twelve children. Meredith was licensed to preach in 1858 and was admitted to the Indiana Conference in 1860. He was later ordained a deacon and in 1871 was transferred to the North Indiana Conference. He died on March 23, 1891.

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MERRELL, JAMES LEE: 1930-

James Lee Merrell , son of Mark W. and Pauline Tucker Merrell, was born on Oct. 24, 1930, in Indianapolis, Ind. He received the A.B. degree in 1952 from Indiana University and the B.D. degree in 1956 from Christian Theological Seminary ( Indianapolis ). On Dec. 23, 1951, he married Barbara Jeanne Butch and they had three children: Deborah Lea, Cynthia Lynn, and Stuart Allen. Merrell was ordained a minister in the Christian churches (Disciples of Christ) in 1956. He was associate editor of WORLD CALL, 1956-66, and became pastor of the Crestview Christian Church ( Indianapolis ) in 1966. He is an editorial consultant to INDIANA CHRISTIAN.

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MERRILL, NELLE ALMEDA: 1888-

Merrill, Nelle Almeda Born on Aug. 23, 1888, in Yankeetown, Ind., Nelle Almeda Merrill is the daughter of John Harrison and Sarah Matilda Shehon Merrill. She studied at the Corcoran School of Art, Chicago Art Institute, and Herron School of Art. She earned the A.B. degree from Indiana State Teachers College in 1930. For many years Miss Merrill taught art and music in public schools in Indiana and Florida . She has set several of her poems to music; has held one-man art exhibits; and has displayed her pictures in art shows in Indianapolis .

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MERRIWEATHER, EVANGELINE HARRIS: ?-1950.

Evangeline Harris Merriweather was the daughter of Davy and Ida Mayzeek Harris. Her parents were pioneers from Vigo County, Ind. Mrs. Merriweather earned the bachelor's and master's degrees from Indiana State Teachers College and taught in the city schools of Terre Haute . She died in 1950.

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METSKER, CLAY W.: 1869-1949.

Clay W. Metsker was born in Carroll County, Ind., on Sept. 20, 1869, the son of Andrew J. and Amanda Worl Metsker. He was educated at DePauw University. In 1894 he married Nellie Camp and they had four children : Roland, Helen, Winifred, and Richard. Metsker taught school for several years and studied law. He became interested in journalism and owned a newspaper in Beloit, Wis., for a short while. Moving to Plymouth, Ind., he purchased the PLYMOUTH DEMOCRAT which later merged with the INDEPENDENT. He was active in polities; was a member of the Indiana general assembly; and died on Aug. 22, 1949.

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METZGER, CHARLES ROBERT: 1894-

Charles Robert Metzger was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on March 14, 1894. He is the son of Robert and Grace Aline Hough Metzger. He earned an LL.B. degree from Benjamin Harrison Law School ( Indianapolis ) in 1917 and received two degrees from Indiana University, an A.B. in 1926 and an A.M. in 1927. He married Leslie Shaw on June 18, 1915, and they had one daughter, Joan. He married his second wife, Ruth Spring, on Nov. 14, 1923, and they had two children, Elizabeth Ann and Mary Lou.

Metzger began practicing law in 1916 and, after serving in World War I, worked in the claims department of the Travelers Insurance Company. from 1920 until 1927 he was employed by the law firm of Robinson, Symmes and Melson. He subsequently worked for the Associated Theatre Owners of Indiana and other motion picture groups and concurrently held a professorship in economics and sociology at Indiana University. Metzger has written many monographs on taxation, delinquency, and crime.

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MEYER, ALFRED HERMAN: 1893-

Alfred Herman Meyer was born on Feb. 27, 1893, in Venedy, Ill., and is the son of William and Mary Weihe Meyer. He earned the degrees of A.B. in 1921 and A.M. in 1923 from the University of Illinois and the Ph.D. degree in 1934 from the University of Michigan. He married Lillian E. Folkers on Jan. 30, 1926, and they had one son, Alfred W. Meyer began teaching at Valparaiso University in 1926, becoming professor of geography and geology in 1942. He was president of the Valparaiso City Plan Commission, 1948-50, and received the Distinguished Service Award from the Chicago Geographical Society, 1958-59.

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  • Geography in World Society; a Conceptual Approach (withJohn H. Strietelmeier). Philadelphia, 1963.Search "Geography in World Society; a Conceptual Approach" by MEYER, ALFRED HERMAN: 1893- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MEYER, HENRY ALBERT: 1894-1968.

Born in Evansville, Ind., on March 23, 1894, Henry Albert Meyer was the son of Paul A. and Emma C. Moll Meyer. He received the A.B. degree in 1926 from Evansville College. Meyer taught in the Evansville public school system for forty-seven years, joining the faculty of Central High School in 1926 and retiring in 1960. An authority on philately, he edited several books in that field and translated two others. He died on March 25, 1968.

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  • Hawaii, Its Stamps and Postal History (withFrederic R. Harris). New York, 1948.Search "Hawaii, Its Stamps and Postal History" by MEYER, HENRY ALBERT: 1894-1968. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Central High School (Evansville, Indiana); Its First Hundred Years, 1854-1954. Evansville, Ind., 1954.Search "Central High School (Evansville, Indiana); Its First Hundred
                                        Years, 1854-1954" by MEYER, HENRY ALBERT: 1894-1968. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Postal History of the Kingdom of Westphalia Under Napoleon, 1807-1814 (withCarroll Chase). Milford, N.H., 1958.Search "The Postal History of the Kingdom of Westphalia Under Napoleon,
                                        1807-1814" by MEYER, HENRY ALBERT: 1894-1968. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Railroad Postmarks of the United States, 1861 to 1886 (withCharles L. Towle). New York, 1968.Search "Railroad Postmarks of the United States, 1861 to 1886" by MEYER, HENRY ALBERT: 1894-1968. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MEYER, HERBERT HENRY: 1917-

A native of Fort Wayne, Ind., Herbert Henry Meyer was born on Oct. 16, 1917. He was married in 1942 and is the father of two children. He earned the Ph.D. page: [422][View Page [422]] degree in 1949 from the University of Michigan. Meyer was an industrial psychologist for the Detroit Edison Company, 1948-50, and a consultant with the Psychological Corporation, 1950-53. In 1953 he became personnel research manager for the General Electric Company. He served in the U.S. Navy, 1944-46.

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  • Factors Relating to Success in the Human Relations Aspect of Work-Group Leadership. Washington, D.C., 1951.Search "Factors Relating to Success in the Human Relations Aspect of
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MEYER, KARL WILLIAM : 1925-

Karl William Meyer was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., on May 8, 1925, the son of K. W. and L. Hofacker Meyer. He received the A.B. degree from Valparaiso University, 1948; M.F.S. degree from the University of Maryland, 1949; and Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin, 1953. On April 15, 1949, he married Margery R. Hamman and they had five children : Mary, William, Frederick, Ann, and Jean.

Meyer taught at Valparaiso University, 1952-53; Augustana College, 1953-55; and Wisconsin State University, 1955-58. He was dean of instruction and director of graduate studies at Wayne State College, 1959-63. He was assistant director of the board of regents of Wisconsin state colleges, 1963-64, and became president of Wisconsin State University (Superior) in 1966. Meyer is a college and university consultant and examiner, North Central Association, and served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

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MEYER, MARY (SISTER MARY EDGAR): 1900-

Born in Concord Hill, Mo., on April 9, 1900, Mary Meyer is the daughter of August and Catherine Schwering Meyer. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Francis (Oldenburg, Ind.) on April 23, 1916, and was named Sister Mary Edgar. She received the academic degrees of A.B. from Indiana University in 1929, A.M. from Saint Louis University in 1933, and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1948. Sister Edgar was a public school teacher in the following cities: Cincinnati , 1918-19 and 1935-36; Higginsville, Mo., 1919-21; Morris, Ind. , 1921-23; Evansville, Ind., 1923-24; and Tierra Amarilla, N. Mex., 1924-31, 1933-35, and 1936-1941. During 1961-62 she taught at The Athenaeum of Ohio and became chairman of the Spanish department at Marian College (Indianapolis) in 1943.

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MICHAEL, ELIZABETH : 1907-

Elizabeth Michael was born in Goshen, Ind., on July 2, 1907. She received the A.B. degree in 1928 from Coe College, A.M. degree in 1929 from the University of Chicago, and Ph.D. degree in 1948 from Laval University (Quebec). Miss Michael began teaching languages at Eastern Illinois University in 1964.

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MICHAEL, JOHN EDWARD: 1929-

John Edward Michael was born in Milford, Ind., on March 13, 1929, the son of Plomer Ray and Ida Prough Michael. He received the B.S. degree in civil engineering from Purdue University in 1950. On Aug. 30, 1951, he married Barbara Darlene Cox and they had three children: Harry, Jack, and Kathy. Beginning in 1950 Michael held various positions in Detroit . He became vice president of Smith and Andrews Construction Company in 1956; vice president of J. M. F. Associates, Inc., in 1958; and president of Detroit Steel Buildings, Inc., in 1964.

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MIESSNER, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: 1890-

Benjamin Franklin Miessner was born in Huntingburg, Ind., on July 27, 1890. He is the son of Charles and Mary Reutepohler Miessner. He graduated from the U.S. Navy Electrical School in 1909 and studied electrical engineering at Purdue University, 1913-16. He married Eleanor Marguerite Schulz on June 13, 1916, and they had two daughters, Jane Eleanor and Mary Elizabeth. Miessner was involved in several government projects aimed at developing and improving electrical and electronic devices. During World War I he worked for the U.S. Navy on the development of radios for aircraft and subsequently was employed by different firms. He founded the Miessner Radio Corporation in 1925 and later, Miessner Inventions, Inc. He has been granted more than IOO patents in the United States and foreign countries for inventions relating to radio devices.

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MIESSNER, WILLIAM OTTO: 1880-

William Otto Miessner was born in Huntingburg, Ind., on May 26, 1880, the son of Charles and Mary Reutepohler Miessner. He attended Cincinnati College of Music and received the honorary degrees of D.Ped. from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and D.Mus. from Chicago Musical College. He married Emma Elizabeth Snider on June 20, 1911, and they had two children, Wilda Louise and Wilfred Charles.

Miessner was supervisor of music for public schools in Boonville, Ind., 1900-04, and Connersville, Ind., 1904-09. He was director of the school of music at Milwaukee State Teachers College, 1914-22. from 1924 until 1948 he was director of the Miessner Institute of Music ( Chicago ) and also served as chairman of the department of music education at the University of Kansas, 1936-45. He became educational director for the Operadio Manufacturing Company in 1949 and retired in 1952. Miessner was president of the Music Educators National Conference, 1923-24, and has composed numerous works for instrument and voice.

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MIKESELL, RUFUS MERRILL: 1893-

Born on April 17, 1893, near Union City, Ind., Rufus Merrill Mikesell is the son of Curtis Otwell and Martha Ann McConnell Mikesell. He received the A.B. degree in 1920 and the M.S. degree in 1926 from Indiana University. On Sept. 8, 1940, he married Minnie M. Shigley and they had one son, John Lee.

Mikesell was a public school teacher in Indiana from 1912 to 1924. He was assistant traffic manager for the Link-Belt Company ( Indianapolis ), 1920-22 and 1923, and statistical clerk for the United Electric Light and Power Company (New York City), 1924. He joined the faculty of Indiana University as an instructor in 1924 and was professor of accounting, 1951-63. Mikesell served in the U.S. Army during 1918-19 and 1942-46.

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MILES, ALBERT RAYMOND: 1866-

Albert Raymond Miles was born near Southport, Ind., on April 18, 1866. He was a member of the Society of Indiana Pioneers. No other information was found.

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MILES, EMMA BELL (MRS. G. F.) : 1879-1919.

Emma Bell was born in Evansville, Ind., on Oct. 19, 1879, the daughter of B. T. and Martha Ann Mirick Bell. She was educated in Indiana public schools and attended the Saint Louis Art School. She married G. F. Miles on Oct. 30, 1901. Mrs. Miles died on March 19, 1919.

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MILLENDER, DHARATHULA HOOD: 1920-

Dharathula Hood was born in Terre Haute, Ind., on Feb. 4, 1920. She is the daughter of Orestes and Daisy Eslick Hood. She earned the B.S. degree from Indiana State Teachers College in 1941 and the M.S. degree from Purdue University. She was married to Justyn Lafayette Millender and they had two children, Naomi Estelle and Justine Faye.

Mrs. Millender was a teacher and school librarian in Trenton, S.C., 1941-42, and La Plata, Md., 1942-43. She held library positions with Library of Congress, 1943; Indiantown Gap Military Reservation ( Pa. ), 1943-44; and a Baltimore, Md., junior high school, 1952-60. She became a librarian at Pulaski Junior High School (Gary, Ind.) in 1960; served as chairman of Negro History Week Observance during 1962-64, 1966, and 1967; and is editor of NIMM: NEW IN MASS MEDIA. She received awards for the following contributions: Crispus Attucks, Indiana Writers Conference, 1966; community service, Gary branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 1966; and outstanding educator, Indiana University, 1971.

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MILLER, FLOYD C.: 1912-

Floyd C. Miller, Jr. , was born on March 20, 1912, in South Bend, Ind., the son of Floyd C. and Jane Doremus Miller. He attended Western Michigan College and New York University. On Aug. 1, 1935, he married Mary D. Cowin and they had one son, Anthony. Prior to 1942 Miller worked as a salesman, newspaper reporter, magazine editor, merchant seaman, press agent, and radio announcer. A free-lance writer for over twenty years, he began doing magazine type of writing exclusively for READER'S DIGEST in 1958. His articles and fiction have appeared in most of the major magazines and he has also written television and radio plays.

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MILLER, FRED MATHIAS: 1905-

Fred Mathias Miller was born in Birdseye, Ind., on March 30, 1905. He obtained the following degrees from Indiana University: A.B. in 1929, A.M. in 1933, and Ph.D. in 1935. He was married in 1936. Miller was a research chemist for the Procter and Gamble Company, 1929-31, and the Sherwin-Williams Company in page: [425][View Page [425]] 1935. He was a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1935 to 1969 and engaged in private business in 1969.

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  • Heterocyclic Compounds with Indole and Carbazole Systems (withWard C. Sumpter). New York, 1954.Search "Heterocyclic Compounds with Indole and Carbazole Systems" by MILLER, FRED MATHIAS: 1905- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

MILLER, HAROLD VINCENT : 1909-

Harold Vincent Miller was born in New Albany, Ind., on April 8, 1909. Married in 1935, he is the father of three children. He received the B.S. degree in 1932 from Ball State Teachers College and the M.S. degree in 1934 from the University of Chicago. From 1934 to 1944 Miller held positions in geography and planning with the Tennessee Valley Authority. He was director of the east Tennessee office, Tennessee State Planning Commission, during 1944-48 and became executive director in charge of statewide planning, research, and development programs in 1948. He has served as a government consultant.

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MILLER, JAMES LAWRENCE : 1904-

James Lawrence Miller was born in Miami County, Ind., on April 5, 1904. His parents were Walter L. and Emma L. McCoy Miller. He received the B.S. degree in 1927 and the LL.B. degree in 1931 from Indiana University. He married Annalee Webb. From 1931 to 1943 Miller was a practicing attorney in Peru, Ind., during which time he served two terms as prosecuting attorney of the Fifty-First Judicial Court in Miami County . He was on the legal staff of the Research and Review Service of America ( Indianapolis ), 1943-51. During 1951-55 he held various positions and was administrative assistant to Senator William Jenner in 1952. Miller served on the trial staff of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Indianapolis , 1955-61, and returned to private practice in that city in 1961.

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MILLER, LAURA OWEN: ?-

Laura Owen Miller was born in Indianapolis, Ind. In addition to working for Indianapolis newspapers, she wrotc stories for MCCALL'S and other magazines.

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MILLER, LEE GRAHAM: 1902-1961.

Lee Graham Miller was born in Seymour, Ind., on April 30, 1902. He was the son of Harry M. and Nora Lee Graham Miller. He studied at Harvard University, 1917-21. In 1925 he married Sidney Clay and they had one son, Sidney Graham. Wed twice more, he married his fourth wife, Rosemary Carroll, in 1952 and they had one daughter, Devon Lee. Miller was a reporter for the SEYMOUR DAILY DEMOCRAT, 1917-20; KOKOMO DISPATCH, 1921-22; and the INDIANAPOLIS TIMES. He worked on the staff of the DAILY NEws (Washington, D.C.), 1923-31; was managing editor, Scripps Howard Newspaper Alliance; and served as a war correspondent in the southwest Pacific theater. Miller began free-lance writing in 1945 and did editorial work for the New Jersey Democratic Commission, 1952-60. He died on Feb. 18, 1961.

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MILLER, LEO EDWARD: 1887-1952.

Leo Edward Miller was born in Huntingburg, Ind., on May 11, 1887. He was the son of Bernhardt and Maria Herrndorf Miller. He was educated by private tutors and at the Indianapolis Conservatory of Music. page: [426][View Page [426]] He married Clarissa Amelia Kelsey on April 2, 1918, and they had two sons, Leo Edward, Jr., and Spencer Kelsey. Miller spent six years exploring South America and was a member of Theodore Rooseveh's South American expedition. He died on Oct. 5, 1952.

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MILLER, ROBERT HENRY: 1889-

A native of North Manchester, Ind., Robert Henry Miller was born on Feb. 9, 1889, the son of Robert H. and Emma Norris Miller. On June 6, 1916, he married Maude E. Reiff and they had three children: Robert, John, and Mary Emma. He earned the following degrees: A.B. from Manchester College, 1916; B.D. from Garrett Theological Seminary, 1931; and A.M. from Northwestern University, 1931. Miller was ordained in the Church of the Brethren and held pastorates in California and New Mexico , 1917-29. He taught philosophy and religion at Manchester College from 1929 until his retirement in 1959. During 1959-68 he served eight churches as an interim minister.

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MILLER, ROBERT WILLCUTTS: 1906-

Robert Willcutts Miller was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Sept. 30, 1906, the son of T. Milo and Carrie Willcutts Miller. He received the degrees of A.B. in 1927 and J.D. in 1928 from Indiana University and the LL.M. degree in 1929 from Harvard University. On July 10, 1933, he married Mary Louise Fletcher. Miller taught at the University of South Dakota, 1929-30, and the University of Wyoming, 1930-31. He was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1928 and practiced law in Marion, Ind., during 1931-32. In 1932 he began teaching at Syracuse University School of Law and became dean in 1967. Miller was admitted to the New York bar in 1969.

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MILLER, WADE: ?-

Wade Miller is the joint pseudonym used by Bill Miller and Bob Wade. Miller, a native of Garrett, Ind., was born about 1921. Moving to California , he met San Diegan Bob Wade in high school. At San Diego State College they edited the college paper and a literary magazine. They tried publishing a weekly newspaper, wrote and produced two feature-length burlesque movies, and began their first novel while serving in the Army. Some of their books have been translated into French and Spanish and/or serialized.

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MILLETT, JOHN DAVID: 1912-

John David Millett was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on March 14, 1912, the son of Grover Allan and Helen Welch Millett. He obtained the A.B. degree from page: [427][View Page [427]] DePauw University and the degrees of A.M. in 1935 and Ph.D. in 1938 from Columbia University. He received honorary degrees from more than a dozen academic institutions. On Sept. 2, 1934, he married Catherine Letsinger and they had three sons: Allan, David, and Stephen. Millett joined the faculty of Columbia University where he taught public administration, 1935-48. He became president of Miami University in 1948 and chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents in 1964.

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MILLHOLLAND, RAYMOND ALBERT: 1894-1956.

Born on April 1, 1894, in Austin, Ill., Raymond Albert Millholland was the son of William Knotts and Anna D. Marshall Millholland. He attended Purdue University. He married Sara Easley and they had four children: Robert Douglas, James Edward, Arthur McLatin, and Mary. Millholland was a journeyman machinist, works manager of a diesel engine plant, and chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy. He worked for the U.S. War Production Board during World War II. He was a machine tool designer and sales engineer for the family machine tool business. Millholland became a resident of Indianapolis in 1909 and was known locally for his home workshop and the experiments he conducted. He wrote more than 100 articles and short stories and some of the latter were made into motion pictures. He died in Indianapolis on May 2, 1956.

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MILLS, ANSON: 1834-1924.

Anson Mills was born in Boone County, Ind., on Aug. 31, 1834, the son of James P. and Sarah Kenworthy Mills. He attended the United States Military Academy, 1855-57, and married Hannah Cassel on Oct. 13, 1868. Mills engaged in engineering and land surveying in