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WADELTON, THOMAS DORRINGTON: 1926-

A native of London, England, Thomas Dorrington Wadelton was born on Sept. 4, 1926, the son of Thomas D. and Maggie Owen Wadelton. He studied at Butler University and the New York Institute of Photography. On May 2, 1959, he married Ann Harrington and they had five children : Anita, Mary, Thomas, Jr., Chris, and Michael. Wadelton has been a feature photographer for the magazine section of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR for twenty-two years and has done free-lance work for BLACK STAR (New York). He has received photography awards from the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL and Associated Press. His book Army Brat was made into a movie in 1946 and he did the photography for Common Cagebirds in America (1966).

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WADSWORTH, WALLACE CARTER: 1894-1933.

Wallace Carter Wadsworth was born in Odon, Ind., on Sept. 19, 1894. The family moved to Indianapolis in 1898. He graduated from Butler University, was a salesman for a publishing house, and later worked for Bobbs-Merrill Company. For two years prior to his death on Feb. 9, 1933, Wadsworth was connected with the promotion and advertising department of the Rough Notes Company.

Information from Indiana State Library.

WAGLER, DAVID : 1921-

David Wagler was born near Montgomery, Ind., in 1921. During World War II he spent three years in civilian public service camps. Wagler moved to Aylmer, Ontario, Canada, in 1953 and is the owner of the Pathway Bookstore and Pathway Publishing Corporation.

Information from book jacket of The Mighty Whirlwind.

WAGNER, MARJORIE FELKNER (MRS. CHARLES): ?-

Marjorie Felkner Wagner is listed in the Barry Manuscript as an Indiana author and lived in Warsaw, Ind. A review of her book in the INDIANAPOLIS STAR, Sept. 26, 1926, refers to her as an Indiana poet. She married Charles Wagner. Mrs. Wagner contributed to the INDIANAPOLIS STAR, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, and CHICAGO HERALD-EXAMINER and two of her poems were set to music.

Information from Indiana State Library.

WAGONER, JEAN BROWN (MRS. CLIFFORD): 1896-

Jean Brown was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Dec. 19, 1896, the daughter of Hilton U. and Jennie Hannah Brown. She graduated from Butler University in 1919. On Aug. 7, 1926, she married Clifford Wagoner and they had two children, Clifford and Philip. Mrs. Wagoner worked briefly as a schoolteacher and as a probation clerk in criminal court.

Information from Indiana State Library.

WAKEFIELD, DAN: 1932-

Born on May 21, 1932, in Indianapolis, Ind., Dan Wakefield is the son of Ben H. and Brucie Ridge Wakefield. On April 15, 1964, he married Alice Jokela Stewart. He married his second wife, Ann Grant Darden, on Dec. 12, 1968. He earned the A.B. degree from Columbia College in 1955. Wakefield was news editor for the PRINCETON PACKET (N.J.) and research assistant to Professor C. Wright Mills in 1955. He was a staff writer for NATION, 1956-59, and became a free-lance writer in 1959. He was a staff member of the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, 1964 and 1966, and received a short story prize, National Council of the Arts, in 1968.

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WALKER, EDWARD LEWIS: 1914-

Born on June 18, 1914, in Connersville, Ind., Edward Lewis Walker is the son of Earl Lewis and Norma Cloud Walker. On June 21, 1939, he married Alice Elizabeth Johnson and they had one son, Bruce Edward. He earned the degrees of A.B. in 1938 and A.M. in 1940 from Indiana University and the Ph.D. degree in 1947 from Stanford University.

During 1932-34 Walker was a reporter and later acting city editor for the CONNERSVILLE NEWS-EXAMINER (Ind.). He was junior clinical psychologist, Indiana Department of Public Welfare, Department of Corrections, 1938-41. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, active duty, 1943-46. In 1947 he joined the faculty of the University of Michigan and became professor of psychology in 1956. Walker was a consultant to the U.S. Veterans Administration, 1948-55, and to George Washington University, Human Resources Research Office, 1952-56. He received a National Institutes of Health research career award in 1964.

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WALKER, KENNETH ROLAND: 1928-

A native of Syracuse, Ind., Kenneth Roland Walker was born on April 12, 1928. He was married in 1950 and is the father of two children. He received the following degrees: A.B. in 1949 from Goshen College, A.M. in 1950 and Ph.D. in 1952 from Indiana University, and M.Ed. in 1964 from the University of Arkansas. Walker was an historian at Maxwell Air Force Base (Ala.), 1952-54, and instructed at the U.S. Air Force Academy, 1955-58. At Arkansas Polytechnic College he began teaching history and political science in 1958 and became head of the department in 1966. He was appointed assistant academic dean of that institution in 1958 and served in the U.S. Air Force during 1952-58.

Information from Directory of American Scholars.

  • The Days the Presidents Died; Leading Men, Issues, and Ideas. Little Rock, Ark., 1966.Search "The Days the Presidents Died; Leading Men, Issues, and
                                        Ideas" by WALKER, KENNETH ROLAND: 1928- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

WALL, OSCAR GARRETT: 1844-1911.

Oscar Garrett Wall was born near Logansport, Ind., on June 25, 1844. The family moved to Chatfield, Minn., in 1855. During the Civil War he served with page: [635][View Page [635]] the Fifth Minnesota Regiment and in McPhoul's Cavalry. In 1874 Wall became editor and publisher of the LANESBORO JOURNAL and subsequently engaged in newspaper work in Ortonville, Red Wing, and Minneapolis . He later resided in Washington state where he died on Aug. 11, 1911.

Information from Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society.

WALLACE, GEORGE A.: 1850-

George A. Wallace was born near Southport, Ind., on May 13, 1850. He moved to Indianapolis in 1863 and was employed in the office of the county recorder. In 1865 he enlisted in the regular Army. After his discharge in 1868, Wallace attended Franklin College. He returned to Indianapolis and served as deputy county clerk for two years. He married Lou F. Sides in 1875 and later studied for the ministry.

Information from Nowland--Sketches of Prominent Citizens of 1876.

WALLACE, LEON HARRY: 1904-

Born in Terre Haute, Ind., on Jan. 24, 1904, Leon Harry Wallace is the son of Harry Seymour and Leona Wagoner Wallace. From Indiana University he received the A.B. degree in 1925 and the J.D. degree in 1933. Married to Anna Ruth Haworth on Aug. 21, 1926, they had three children: Harry, Susan, and Leona. Wallace was production manager, Rand McNally and Company (San Francisco), 1927-30. He was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1933 and was a member of two law firms, 1933-45. In 1945 he joined the faculty of the school of law at Indiana University and was dean, 1952-66.

Information from Who's Who in the Midwest.

  • Indiana Annotations to the Restatement of the Law of Restitution, As Adopted and Promulgated by the American Law Institute. Saint Paul Minn., 1953.Search "Indiana Annotations to the Restatement of the Law of Restitution,
                                        As Adopted and Promulgated by the American Law Institute" by WALLACE, LEON HARRY: 1904- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Indiana Annotations to the Restatement of the Law of Trusts, As Adopted and Promulgated by the American Law Institute. Saint Paul, Minn., 1953.Search "Indiana Annotations to the Restatement of the Law of Trusts, As
                                        Adopted and Promulgated by the American Law Institute" by WALLACE, LEON HARRY: 1904- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

WALSH, JOHN EMMETT: 1923-

John Emmett Walsh was born in Jackson, Nebr., on July 4, 1923, the son of Francis and Josephine Long Walsh. He received the A.B. and A.M. degrees from the University of Notre Dame where he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest on June 8, 1949. He earned the Ph.D. degree from Yale University in 1953. In that same year Father Walsh joined the faculty of the University of Notre Dame and became chairman of the education department; vice president of public relations and development; vice president for academic affairs, 1965; and a trustee. He was appointed to the Advisory Committee of the Teacher Corps in 1968 and to the Governor's Commission on Medical Education for the State of Indiana in 1969. He is a past president of the Philosophy of Education Society ( Chicago region).

Information from Who's Who in American College and University Administration.

WALTERS, CRYSTAL PAULINE RANDEL (MRS. HAROLD B.): 1907-

Crystal Pauline Randel was born in Boone County, Ind., on Dec. 30, 1907, the daughter of Orval Wingert and Dora Evaline Linn Randel. She graduated from Ladoga High School in 1996. On July 7, 1928, she became the wife of Harold Buford Waiters and they had one son, Robert Lee. Mrs. Waiters was hostess at the Ben Hur Home in Crawfordsville from 1934 to 1941. She has written family and township histories.

Information from Hawkins and McClarren--lndiana Lives.

WALTERS, JACK EDWARD: 1896-

Jack Edward Walters was born on March 19, 1896, in Corydon, Ind., the son of John and Julia Bullett Walters. He received the degrees of B.S.M.E. in 1922 and M.S.M.E. in 1923 from Purdue University and the Ph.D. degree in 1934 from Cornell University. On July 28, 1925, he married Agnes Ayres.

Walters was director of personnel, schools of engineering, and professor of personnel administration at Purdue University, 1926-40. He worked for the Revere Copper and Brass Company, 1940-43, and McKinsey and Company, 1943-45. From 1945 to 1948 he was president of Alfred University ( N.Y. ). He taught at Dartmouth College, 1948-54, and Rutgers, The State University, 1954-55. Joining the faculty of George Washington University in 1955, Waiters became consultant and professor emeritus in 1961. He served in the U.S. Army, 1917-19, and U.S. Army Reserves, 1919-29.

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WALTS, ROBERT WARREN: 1921-

Robert Warren Walts was born in New Albany, Ind., on April 1, 1921. He was married in 1944 and is the father of three children. He earned the following degrees from Rutgers, The State University: A.B. in 1950, A.M. in 1951, and Ph.D. in 1953. Waits taught English at the University of Missouri, 1952-53; the University of Georgia, 1953-56; and Georgia State College, 1956-59. In 1959 he joined the faculty of Southwest Texas State College and became chairman of the English department in 1965. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve during 1942-45.

Information from Directory of American Scholars.

  • William Dean Howells' The Rise of Silas Lapham; a Study Guide. Bound Brook, N.J., 1963.Search "William Dean Howells' The Rise of Silas Lapham; a Study
                                        Guide" by WALTS, ROBERT WARREN: 1921- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

WALTZ, RALPH HARRY: 1904-1967.

A native of Hagerstown, Ind., Ralph Harry Waltz was born on Feb. 13, 1904, the son of Frank and Florence Lumpkin Waltz. He received the B.S. degree in 1926 and the A.M. degree in 1929 from Ohio State University. He and his wife, Eleneida, had seven children: Ralph, Fred, William, Roger, Sandra, Kathleen, and Jennifer.

For several years Waltz was an instructor at Ohio State University and the State University of Iowa where he taught speech and romance languages. At one time he was in charge of the speech and hearing clinic of the Ann J. Kellogg School in Battle Creek, Mich. In 1933 he started breeding Tamworth hogs and in 1947 became national secretary of the Tamworth Swine Association. He was a past president of both the Indiana Swine Breeders Association and the National Association of Swine Records. A member of the Indiana legislature, Waltz was elected to the general assembly in 1959 and was majority caucus chairman in the 1961 session. In 1966 he was one of six U.S. farmers sent to Venezuela in an exchange program. He died in Hagerstown on March 20, 1967.

Information from Barnhart and Carmony--Indiana, from Frontier to Industrial Commonwealth, HAGERSTOWN EXPONENT, and Floyd C. Lacy.

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WALZ, JAY: 1907-

Jay Walz , son of George H. and Nellie Rupel Walz, was born in South Bend, Ind., on Oct. 26, 1907. He earned the A.B. degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1929. He married Audrey Boyers on March 6, 1934, and they had two children, Christopher and Terry. Walz was a reporter for the SOUTH BEND NEWS-TIMES, 1929-35; reporter and assistant music critic, WASHINGTON POST, 1935-42; and information officer for the U.S. Office of Price Administration, 1942-43. Joining the NEW YORK TIMES staff, he was a member of the Washington bureau, 1943-58, and foreign correspondent for the Middle East, 1958-64, and became chief correspondent for Canada in 1964.

Information from Who's Who in America.

WANN, BONNIE HARRELL (MRS. HARRY D.): 1909-

Born in Elwood, Ind., on Oct. 13, 1909, Bonnie Harrell is the daughter of John M. and Delia Jane Chase Harrell. After graduation from high school, she attended art school and took several craft courses. She married Harry Durmond Wann and they had two children, Judith Ann and James Harrell. Mrs. Wann aids her husband in his business of operating a fleet of wreckers. For many years she has tested cooking for Consumer's Institute.

Information from Bonnie Harreu Warm and dust jacket of Grandma Said.

WARD, HARRY MERRILL: 1929-

Harry Merrill Ward was born on July 30, 1929, in Lafayette, Ind., the son of Hiley Lemen and Agnes Fuller Ward. He received the A.B. degree from William Jewell College in 1951 and the degrees of A.M. in 1954 and Ph.D. in 1960 from Columbia University. Ward was a social investigator for the New York City Department of Welfare, 1958-59. He taught history at Georgetown College ( Ky. ), 1959-61, and Morehead State College ( Ky. ), 1961-65. He became an associate professor at the University of Richmond ( Va. ) in 1965 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1951-53.

Information from Contemporary Authors.

WARD, HELEN LAVINA: 1910-

Helen Lavina Ward was born in Lafayette, Ind., on Dec. 10, 1910. She earned the following academic degrees from Purdue University: B.S. in 1933, M.S. in 1936, and Ph.D. in 1939. Miss Ward taught biological sciences at Purdue University, 1934-40; Lindenwood College, 1940-43; school of medicine, Indiana University, 1943-44; and the University of Tennessee, 1944-62. In 1962 she became a science analyst in the division of technical information, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

Information from American Men of Science.

WARD, HILEY HENRY: 1929-

Hiley Henry Ward was born on July 30, 1929, in Lafayette, Ind., the son ofHiley Lemen and Agnes Fuller Ward. He earned the A.B. degree from William Jewell College, 1951; A.M. degree from Berkeley Baptist Divinity School, 1953; and B.D. degree from McCormick Theological Seminary, 1955. He married Charlotte Burns in 1951 and they had four children: Dianne, Carolee, Marceline, and Laurel J.

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Ward held various positions with CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, 1953-55; David C. Cook Publishing Company, 1955-59; and BERRIEN COUNTY RECORD (Buchanan, Mich.), 1960. He became religious editor for the DETROIT FREE PRESS in 1960 and is also a free-lance writer. He has been an instructor in journalism and religion at Oakland University, division of continuing education, and received the Religious Heritage of America , Faith and Freedom Award in journalism, in 1962.

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WARD, LEO LOUIS: 1898-1953.

Leo Louis Ward was born in Otterbein, Ind., on Jan. 6, 1898. He was the son of Thomas and Ellen Kirk Ward. He received the Ph.B. degree from the University of Notre Dame and was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1927. Father Ward spent his entire career teaching English at the University of Notre Dame. He had articles and short stories published in Best Short Stories and various magazines. He died on Jan. 21, 1953.

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WARD, PAUL WILLIAM: 1893-

A native of Indianapolis, Ind., and born on June 27, 1893, Paul William Ward is the son of Albert and Rosalie Wolff Ward. He received the A.B. degree in 1914 from Butler University and the degrees of A.M. in 1916 and Ph.D. in 1928 from Columbia University. He married Louise Best Wilcoxon Sept. 15, 1922, and they had two sons, Charles Seabury and Bruce Wilcox. Ward was a lecturer for Redpath chautauquas, 1920-22. He joined the faculty of Syracuse University in 1922 where he became chairman of the philosophy department in 1937 and achieved emeritus status in 1959. He served in the U.S. Air Force and is a veteran of both world wars.

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WARD, WILBERT: 1888-1959.

A native of South Bend, Ind., Wilbert Ward, Jr. , was born on Dec. 5, 1888, the son of Wilbert and Alice Clearhart Ward. He received the A.B. degree in 1910 from DePauw University and the LL.B. degree in 1913 from Columbia University. He married Emily McKernan on April 7, 1951. Ward was admitted to the New York bar in 1913 and practiced law in New York City until 1917. In 1951 he retired as vice president of the First National City Bank of New York . He served on many commissions and boards, both private and government, and died on Jan. 15, 1959.

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WARNE, WILLIAM ELMO: 1905-

William Elmo Warne was born near Seafield, Ind., on Sept. 2, 1905, the son of William Rufus and Nettie Jane Williams Warne. He earned the A.B. degree in 1927 from the University of California and was awarded honorary doctorates in 1959 from the universities of Yonsel and Seoul National (both in Korea). He married Edith Margaret Peterson on July 9, 1929, and they had three children: Jane Ingrid, William Robert, and Margaret Edith. Warne worked for California newspapers during 1925-35. He was employed by the U.S. Department of the Interior, 1935-47, and held government assignments in Brazil, Iran, and Korea . In California he worked for three state departments, 1959-67, and joined the Development and Resources page: [639][View Page [639]] Corporation in 1967. Warne is an authority on irrigation and has received awards for his work.

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WARNER, ARTHUR E.: 1922-

A native of Garrett, Ind., Arthur E. Warner was born on May 30, 1922. He was married in 1941 and is the father of three children. He received the following degrees from Indiana University: B.S. in 1949, M.B.A. in 1950, and D.B.A. in 1953. At Indiana University Warner was an instructor in the business school and held positions in the bureau of business research. He taught at Michigan State University, 1953-64, and subsequently became dean of the college of business administration at the University of Tennessee. He was president of the Council for Professional Education for Business during 1963-64.

Information from American Men of Science.

  • The Impact of Highways on Land Uses and Property Values. East Lansing. Mich., 1958.Search "The Impact of Highways on Land Uses and Property Values" by WARNER, ARTHUR E.: 1922- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Knowledge of Industry: Research Consultants in Perspective (withWilliam Lazar). East Lansing, Mich., 1965.Search "The Knowledge of Industry: Research Consultants in
                                        Perspective" by WARNER, ARTHUR E.: 1922- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

WARNER, CECIL FRANCIS: 1915-

A native of Parker, Ind., Cecil Francis Warner was born on June 13, 1915. He was married in 1939 and is the father of two children. He received the degrees of B.S. in 1939 and Ph.D. in 1945 from Purdue University and the M.S. degree in 1941 from Lehigh University. Warner taught mechanical engineering at Lehigh University, 1940-42, and joined the faculty of Purdue University in 1942.

Information from American Men of Science.

WARNER, JOHN CHRISTIAN: 1897-

The son of Elias and Addle Plank Warner,. John Christian Warner was born in Goshen, Ind., on May 28, 1897. He received the following degrees from Indiana University: A.B. in 1919, A.M. in 1920, and Ph.D. in 1923. He married Louise Hamer on June 17, 1925, and they had two sons, William Hamer and Thomas Payton. Warner worked as a research chemist for the Wayne Chemicals Corporation during 1924-26. He joined the staff of the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1926 where he was a teacher, head of the chemistry department, dean of the graduate studies, and vice president and became president in 1950. He has served on the board of Argonne National Laboratory, is a consultant to the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, has worked on educational boards and commissions, and has been a director of several companies.

Information from The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography.

WARREN, DON CAMERON: 1890-

Don Cameron Warren was born on July 16, 1890, in Saratoga, Ind. He was married in 1910 and is the father of one child. He obtained the degrees of A.B. in 1914 and A.M. in 1917 from Indiana University and the Ph.D. degree in 1923 from Columbia University. Warren held positions with the Carnegie Institution, 1914-15; Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, 1917-19; and Georgia State Board of Entomology, 1919-21. He taught poultry genetics at Kansas State College, 1923-48, and worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1948-56. In 1956 he became a geneticist for Kimber Farms, Inc., ( Calif. ). He received a superior service award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1954.

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Information from American Men of Science.

WARREN, LOUIS AUSTIN: 1885-

Born on April 23, 1885, in Holden, Mass., Louis Austin Warren is the son of Austin Joseph and Flora Petts Warren. He earned the B.P.T. degree from Transylvania University in 1916. On Nov. 30, 1916, he married Ellen Moore and they had five children: Eleanor, Kenneth, Lawrence, Evelyn, and Lester.

Warren began his career as editor of the LARUE COUNTY HERALD in Hodgenville, Ky. He was director of Lincoln National Life Foundation, 1928-56. While serving in that capacity, he gathered the largest collection of books and pamphlets ever assembled about Abraham Lincoln. He became director emeritus in 1956. An authority on Lincoln, he has lectured extensively to audiences, aside from radio and television appearances, and has written numerous publications on the subject. He received an honorary Litt.D. degree in 1929 and Diploma of Honor in 1965 from Lincoln Memorial University. Warren was editor of LINCOLN LORE, 1928-56, and LINCOLN KINSMAN, 1938-42.

Information from Contemporary Authors.

  • Souvenir of Lincoln National Park, Hodgenville, Kentucky., Hodgenville, Ky., 1920.Search "Souvenir of Lincoln National Park, Hodgenville,
                                    Kentucky" by WARREN, LOUIS AUSTIN: 1885- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Louisville Lincoln Loop; a Day's Tour in "Old Kentucky." Louisville, Ky., 1922.Search "Louisville Lincoln Loop; a Day's Tour in "Old
                                        Kentucky."" by WARREN, LOUIS AUSTIN: 1885- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Lincoln's Parentage & Childhood; a History of the Kentucky Lincolns Supported by Documentary Evidence. New York, 1926.Search "Lincoln's Parentage & Childhood; a History of the
                                        Kentucky Lincolns Supported by Documentary Evidence" by WARREN, LOUIS AUSTIN: 1885- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Souvenir of Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace, Hodgenville, Kentucky. Morganfield, Ky., 1927.Search "Souvenir of Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace, Hodgenville,
                                        Kentucky" by WARREN, LOUIS AUSTIN: 1885- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address; an Evaluation. Columbus, Ohio, 1946.Search "Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address; an Evaluation" by WARREN, LOUIS AUSTIN: 1885- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Lincoln's Youth; Indiana Years, Seven to Twenty-One, 1816-1830. Indianapolis, 1959.Search "Lincoln's Youth; Indiana Years, Seven to Twenty-One,
                                        1816-1830" by WARREN, LOUIS AUSTIN: 1885- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Lincoln's Gettysburg Declaration: "A New Birth of Freedom." Fort Wayne, 1964.Search "Lincoln's Gettysburg Declaration: "A New Birth of
                                        Freedom."" by WARREN, LOUIS AUSTIN: 1885- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

WARTHIN, ALDRED SCOTT: 1866-1931.

Aldred Scott Warthin was born in Greensburg, Ind., on Oct. 21, 1866. He was the son of Edward Mason and Eliza Margaret Weist Warthin. He earned a music diploma from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in 1887 and an A.B. degree from Indiana University in 1888. He received three degrees from the University of Michigan: an A.M. in 1890, an M.D. in 1891, and a Ph.D. in 1893. He married Katharine Angell on June 27, 1900, and they had four children: Margaret, Aldred Scott, Jr., Virginia, and Thomas Angell.

Warthin joined the faculty of the University of Michigan in 1891 and became director of the pathology department in 1903. He was president of the American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists, 1908; International Association of Medical Museums, 1910-13; Association of Experimental Pathology, 1924; American Association for Cancer Research, 1927-28; and the Association of American Physicians, 1927-28. He edited many works in his field and translated several foreign medical publications. Warthin was awarded an honorary LL.D. degree by Indiana University in 1928 and died on May 23, 1931.

Information from Who Was Who in America.

  • Practical Pathology; a Manual of Autopsy and Laboratory Technique for Students and Physicians. Ann Arbor, 1911.Search "Practical Pathology; a Manual of Autopsy and Laboratory Technique
                                        for Students and Physicians" by WARTHIN, ALDRED SCOTT: 1866-1931. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Medical Aspects of Mustard Gas Poisoning (withCarl V. Weller). Saint Louis, 1919.Search "The Medical Aspects of Mustard Gas Poisoning" by WARTHIN, ALDRED SCOTT: 1866-1931. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Old Age, the Major Involution; the Physiology and Pathology of the Aging Process. New York, 1929.Search "Old Age, the Major Involution; the Physiology and Pathology of
                                        the Aging Process" by WARTHIN, ALDRED SCOTT: 1866-1931. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Creed of a Biologist; a Biologic Philosophy of Life. New York, 1930.Search "The Creed of a Biologist; a Biologic Philosophy of Life" by WARTHIN, ALDRED SCOTT: 1866-1931. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Physician of the Dance of Death; a Historical Study of the Evolution of the Dance of Death Mythus in Art. New York, 1931.Search "The Physician of the Dance of Death; a Historical Study of the
                                        Evolution of the Dance of Death Mythus in Art" by WARTHIN, ALDRED SCOTT: 1866-1931. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

WATERS, FARL JACOB: 1923-

Farl Jacob Waters was born in Advance, Ind., on Dec. 14, 1923. He earned the bachelor of science degree in radio engineering from Tri-State College and received a distinguished service award from that institution in 1964. A cerebral palsy victim, Waters holds a first-class radio-telephone operator's license; has been a transmitter engineer for several radio stations; and is manager of a family business.

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WATHEN, RICHARD B.: 1917-

The son of Otho H. and Fay Duffy Wathen, Richard B. Wathen was born in Jeffersonville, Ind., on June 26, 1917. He earned the A.B. degree from Princeton University in 1939 and the doctor of jurisprudence degree from Indiana University Law School in 1942. Married in 1940, he and his wife, Viola, had three children. A retired commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve, Wathen served with the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C., and the Mediterranean area for three years. He received a Letter of Commendation in 1944 for heroic and meritorious conduct. He is an attorney in Jeffersonville and is presently serving in the Indiana legislature as a representative of the Sixty-Seventh District, Clark County.

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WATSON, CLIFFORD M.: 1908-

Clifford M. Watson was born in Vermillion County, Ind., on March 3, 1908. He is the son of Homer and Bertha Watson and attended school in Cayuga. He was sent to Indiana Boys' School on Dec. 13, 1922, where he worked in the print shop and was discharged in 1928. Watson subsequently located in Indianapolis . Fifty copies of the book listed below were printed at Indiana Boys' School.

Information from Plainfield Public Library.

WATSON, ERNEST H.: 1903-

A native of Tennyson, Ind., Ernest H. Watson was born on May 6, 1903. He was married in 1925 and received the A.B. degree from Evansville College in that same year. He earned the M.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1932 and interned and served residency at University Hospital, 1932-35. Watson worked in Detroit at Herman Kiefer Hospital, 1935, and Henry Ford Hospital, 1936. He began teaching pediatrics at University Hospital, University of Michigan, in 1942 and became medical director of the pediatrics outpatient department in 1954.

Information from American Men of Science.

WATSON, IDELLE BEAUFORT: 1857-1957.

Idelle Beaufort Watson was born on Nov. 8, 1857; in a covered wagon when it reached Richmond, Ind. Her parents were James and Elizabeth Watson. She graduated from Friends Boarding School (now Earlham. College) in 1879. Miss Watson established a finishing school for girls in Dresden, Germany, but it was confiscated during World War I. She conducted many Americans on European tours and taught in the Richmond schools. She enrolled in a writing course at ninety-seven years of age and died on July 24, 1957.

Information from Mrs. Charles O. Yount.

WATSON, JAMES ELI: 1863-1948.

A native of Winchester, Ind., James Eli Watson was born on Nov. 2, 1863, the son of Enos L. Watson. He received the A.B. degree in 1886 and A.M. degree in 1906 from DePauw University. He married Flora Miller on Dec. 12, 1892, and they had four children: Edwin, James, Catherine, and Joseph. Watson was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1887 and subsequently entered the private practice of law. He was a member of the Fifty-Fourth and Fifty-Sixth to Sixtieth Congresses (1895-97 and 1899-1909 respectively) and the Republican nominee for governor in 1908. He served as a U.S. senator between 1916 and 1933; was Senate majority leader, 1929-33; and was a delegate to several Republican national conventions. Watson was awarded page: [642][View Page [642]] honorary degrees by Lincoln University and the University of Notre Dame and died on July 29, 1948.

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  • As I Knew Them; Memoirs of James E. Watson, Former United States Senator from Indiana. Indianapolis, 1936.Search "As I Knew Them; Memoirs of James E. Watson, Former United States
                                        Senator from Indiana" by WATSON, JAMES ELI: 1863-1948. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

WATTS, CHESTER BURLEIGH: 1889-

Chester Burleigh Watts was born in Winchester, Ind., on Oct. 27, 1889. He was married in 1917 and is the father of one child. From Indiana University he received the A.B. degree in 1915 and an honorary Sc.D. degree in 1953. Watts was a member of the scientific staff, U.S. Naval Observatory, from 1911 to 1959. He was a research associate at Yale University, 1959-66, and has compiled tables of astronomical observations.

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WATTS, HAROLD HOLLIDAY: 1906-

Born on May 18, 1906, in Urhana, Ill., Harold Holliday Watts is the son of Charles Holliday and Blanche Irwin Watts. He received the degrees of A.B. in 1927, A.M. in 1928, and Ph.D. in 1932 from the University of Illinois. On June 12, 1937, he married Helen I. Sempill and they had two children, Felicia Margaret and Stephen. Watts joined the faculty of Purdue University in 1929 where he became professor of English in 1946. He has written and collaborated on several plays.

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WAYLAND, JULIUS AUGUSTUS: 1854-1912.

Julius Augustus Wayland was born in Versailles, Ind., on April 26, 1854. He was the son of John B. and Micha Wayland. Educated in public schools, he learned the newspaper trade by working in printing offices. He married Etta L. Bevan on Oct. 16, 1877. Wayland worked as a newspaper editor and businessman in Pueblo, Colo., from 1882 until 1893. He was dedicated to advancing socialist principals and founded THE COMINGO NATION (Greensburg, Ind.) in 1893. Through that newspaper he set up an experimental colony in Ruskin, Tenn. In 1895 he established a second newspaper, THE APPEAL TO REASON, in Kansas City which he moved to Girard, Kans., in 1897. Wayland died on Nov. 11, 1912.

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  • Leaves of Life; a Story of Twenty Years of Socialist Agitation. Girard, Kans., 1912.Search "Leaves of Life; a Story of Twenty Years of Socialist
                                        Agitation" by WAYLAND, JULIUS AUGUSTUS: 1854-1912. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Wayland's Undelivered Address and Ben Wilson's Funeral Oration. Girard, Kans., 1913.Search "Wayland's Undelivered Address and Ben Wilson's Funeral
                                        Oration" by WAYLAND, JULIUS AUGUSTUS: 1854-1912. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

WAYNE, WILLIAM J.: 1922-

William J. Wayne was born in Cass County, Mich., on April 23, 1922. He attended public school in Elkhart, Ind., and received the Ph.D. degree in geology from Indiana University in 1952. Wayne is a veteran of World War II and became head glacial geologist for the Indiana Geological Survey. He has written several technical and popular reports on glacial deposits.

Information from Indiana State Library.

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WEALES, GERALD CLIFFORD: 1925-

Gerald Clifford Weales was born on June 12, 1925, in Connersville, Ind., the son of Frank and Mary Burton Weales. He earned the following degrees from Columbia University: A.B. in 1948, A.M. in 1949, and Ph.D. in 1958. Weales taught at Georgia Institute of Technology, 1951-53; Newark College of Engineering, 1953-55; Wayne State University, 1955-56; and Brown University, 1957-58. In 1958 he joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. He served in the U.S. Army, 1943-46, and received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Weales was the recipient of the George Jean Nathan Award for drama criticism in 1965.

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WEATHERWAX, PAUL: 1888-

The son of Charles H. and Sarah Ellen Newsom Weatherwax, Paul Weatherwax was born on April 4, 1888, near Worthington, Ind., He received the following degrees from Indiana University: A.B., A.M., and Ph.D. He is the recipient of an honorary Sc.D. degree from Franklin College. He married Anna May Stanton on June 11, 1916, and they had three children: Helen, Robert, and Charles. Weatherwax was a teacher in public schools in Indiana , 1907-13, and joined the faculty of Indiana University in 1913. He was an instructor at the University of Georgia, 1919-21, but rejoined the botany department of Indiana University in 1922.

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WEAVER, ERASMUS MORGAN: 1854-1920.

Erasmus Morgan Weaver, Jr. , was born in Lafayette, Ind., on May 23, 1854, the son of Erasmus Morgan and Fanny Mary Bangs Weaver. Graduating from the United States Military Academy in 1875, he joined the U.S. Army and attained the rank of major general in 1916. Weaver taught military science and tactics at Western Reserve University, 1877-80, and South Carolina Military Academy, 1883-86. He was an instructor at the United States Military Academy, 1888-91, and the United States Army School. He was chief of the Division of Militia Affairs, Office of the Secretary of War, 1908-1 I, and retired in 1918. He died on Nov. 13, 1920.

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WEAVER, HOWARD EUGENE: 1923-

The son of Vernon Leo and M. Mildred Coleman Weaver, Howard Eugene Weaver was born in Indianapolise, Ind., on July 1, 1923. He obtained the B.S.F. degree in 1947 from Purdue University and the degrees of M.S. in 1948 and Ph.D. in 1952 from Cornell University. On Feb. 5, 1949, he married Dorothy E. Peterson and they had one daughter, Susan. Weaver worked as a naturalist, Indiana state parks, during 1946-48 and was employed by the Texas Forest Service, 1951-54. He joined the faculty of the University of Illinois in 1954 and has been an officer in regional and national organizations.

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WEBB, FRANK RUSH: 1851-1934.

Frank Rush Webb was born in Covington, Ind., on Oct. 8, 1851, the son of David and Maria Louise Lawson Webb. He attended Miami University, Wabash College, and the New England Conservatory of Music. He married May Davis on Feb. 13, 1877, and they had two sons, Frank Davis and David Stuart. Webb served as organist and choir master for churches in Indiana, Ohio, and Virginia . He taught piano, organ, and harmony at Virginia Female Institute from 1883 to 1910. He was a member of the advertising staff of the BALTIMORE NEWS, 1910-23, and began working for Webb Advertising Agencies in 1923. He wrote more than 200 pieces of music for military bands. Webb died on Oct. 20, 1934.

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WEBB, HAROLD DONIVAN: 1909-

Harold Donivan Webb was born in Franklin, Ind., on Sept. 23, 1909. He was married in 1937 and is the father of four children. He received the A.B. degree in 1931 from Franklin College and the degrees of A.M. in 1932 and Ph.D. in 1939 from Indiana University. Webb was a public school teacher in Indiana and Tennessee during 1934-39. He taught physics at West Liberty State Teachers College, 1939-42, and worked at the Evans Signal Laboratory ( N.J. ), 1942-47. He began teaching electrical engineering at the University of Illinois in 1947 and has written technical studies.

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WEBB, HAZEL HOLMES (MRS. MERRILL J.): 1891-1973.

Hazel Holmes was born in Manson, Ind., on Aug. 4, 1891, the daughter of Louis Kosuth and Adria Ann Bennett Holmes. She attended public schools in Bloomington, Ind. On Aug. 7, 1912, she married Harold L. Fisher and they had two children, Louise Adrabel and Harold L. II. She married her second husband, Merrill j. Webb, on Nov. 1, 1969. Mrs. Webb worked in Indianapolis for the Indiana Bell Telephone Company and L. S. Ayres and Company. She was named poet of the month by the HOOSIER FARMER magazine in 1945 and poet laureate by the Indiana Federation of Poetry Clubs in 1970. She died in Oklahoma City on Feb. 6, 1973.

Information from Who's Who of American Women; Hazel Holmes Webb ; and INDIANAPOLIS NEWS, Feb. 10, 1973.

WEBB, HENRY JAMESON: 1915-

Born on March 12, 1915, in Indianapolis, Ind., Henry Jameson Webb is the son of Henry J. and Wilhelmina Vehling Webb. He earned a B.S. degree from New York University in 1937 and the degrees of A.M. in 1938 and Ph.D. in 1941 from the University of Iowa. On Sept. 6, 1947, he married Joyce Trost and they had four daughters: Elaine, Margaret, Melissa, and Rosemary. Webb taught at the University of Utah, 1940-41, and The Citadel, 1941-42. He served in the U.S. Army, 1943-46, and received the Bronze Star with oak-leaf cluster and three battle stars for European campaigns. He joined the faculty of the University of Utah again in 1945.

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WEBB, MARIAN AGNES: 1880-

Marian Agnes Webb was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Nov. 24, 1880, the daughter of Marion Augustus and Mary Inez Hamilton Webb. She graduated from Fort Wayne Normal School and the library school of Pratt Institute. In 1910 she began working in the children's department of the Public Library of Fort Wayne and Allen County. Miss Webb directed the establishment of deposit stations in public and parochial schools; the system of playground lending; and special hours for storytelling. She retired in 1950 and is a former president of the Indiana Library Association. The children's room in the new public library building is named the Marian A. Webb Room.

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Information from Public Library of Fort Wayne and Allen County and Hepburnm Who's Who in Indiana.

WEBB, NORVAL ELLSWORTH: 1898-

A native of Mouhrie County, Ill., Norval Ellsworth Webb was born on Feb. 20, 1898, the son of Charles Ellsworth and Orabelle Twineham Webb. The family moved to New London, Ind., in 1899. He earned the A.B. degree from Earlham College in 1920 and the B.D. degree from Hartford Theological Seminary in 1926. He married Annie Purdy and they had two children, Dorothy and Norval. In Indiana Webb was a Friends' minister in Plainfield, 1926-35; New Castle, 1939-42; and Richmond, 1942-56. He also held pastorates in Clinton Corners ( N.Y. ), 1935-39, and West Milton ( Ohio ), 1956-57. From 1957 to 1968 he served concurrently as general superintendent of the Western Yearly Meeting of Friends (Plainfield) and editor of WESTERN WORK. Webb was presiding clerk of the Five Years Meetings of Friends in 1950 and 1955.

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WEBER, FRANCIS J. 1933-

Francis J. Weber was born on Jan. 22, 1933, in Indianapolis, Ind. He is the son of Frank J. and Katherine E. Thompson Weber. He was educated at the following institutions: Los Angeles College, A.A. degree in 1953; Saint John's College (Camarillo, Calif.), A.B. degree in 1955; Saint John's Seminary, seminarian during 1955-59; Catholic University of America, A.M. degree in 1962; and American University, certificate in archival administration in 1962. A Roman Catholic priest, Father Weber became an archivist at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 1962. In that same year he joined the faculty of Queen of Angels Seminary (San Fernando, Calif.) as professor of history. He is a member of several historical societies and the writer of the syndicated newspaper column "California's Catholic Heritage."

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  • A Biographical Sketch of Right Reverend Francisco Garcia Diego y Moreno, First Bishop of the Californias, 1785-1846. Los Angeles, 1961.Search "A Biographical Sketch of Right Reverend Francisco Garcia Diego y
                                        Moreno, First Bishop of the Californias, 1785-1846" by WEBER, FRANCIS J. 1933- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • A Biographical Sketch of Right Reverend Joseph Sadoc Alemany, Bishop of Monterey, 1850-1853. Van Nuys, Calif., 1961.Search "A Biographical Sketch of Right Reverend Joseph Sadoc Alemany,
                                        Bishop of Monterey, 1850-1853" by WEBER, FRANCIS J. 1933- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • A Historigraphical Sketch of Pioneer Catholicism in the Californias; Missions and Missionaries. Van Nuys, Calif., 1961.Search "A Historigraphical Sketch of Pioneer Catholicism in the
                                        Californias; Missions and Missionaries" by WEBER, FRANCIS J. 1933- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • California's Reluctant Prelate; the Life and Times of Right Reverend Thaddeus Amat, C.M. (1811-1878). Los Angeles, 1964.Search "California's Reluctant Prelate; the Life and Times of Right
                                        Reverend Thaddeus Amat, C.M. (1811-1878)" by WEBER, FRANCIS J. 1933- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • George Thomas Montgomery, California Churchman. Los Angeles, 1966.Search "George Thomas Montgomery, California Churchman" by WEBER, FRANCIS J. 1933- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • A Guide to Saint John's Seminary, Camarillo, California. Los Angeles, 1966.Search "A Guide to Saint John's Seminary, Camarillo,
                                        California" by WEBER, FRANCIS J. 1933- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • A Select Guide to California Catholic History. Los Angeles, 1966.Search "A Select Guide to California Catholic History" by WEBER, FRANCIS J. 1933- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Francis Mora; Last of the Catalans. Los Angeles, 1967. Readings in California Catholic History. Los Angeles, 1967.Search "Francis Mora; Last of the Catalans. Los Angeles, 1967. Readings
                                        in California Catholic History" by WEBER, FRANCIS J. 1933- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • A Bibliography of California Bibliographies. Los Angeles, 1968.Search "A Bibliography of California Bibliographies" by WEBER, FRANCIS J. 1933- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • E1 Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles; an Inquiry into Early Appellations. Los Angeles, 1968.Search "E1 Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles; an Inquiry
                                        into Early Appellations" by WEBER, FRANCIS J. 1933- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Mission San Fernando. Los Angeles, 1968.Search "Mission San Fernando" by WEBER, FRANCIS J. 1933- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Missions and Missionaries of Baja California; an Historical Perspective. Los Angeles, 1968.Search "The Missions and Missionaries of Baja California; an Historical
                                        Perspective" by WEBER, FRANCIS J. 1933- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • A Bibliophilic Odyssey; the Story of the Bibliotheca Montereyensis-Angelorum Diocescos. Los Angeles, 1969.Search "A Bibliophilic Odyssey; the Story of the Bibliotheca
                                        Montereyensis-Angelorum Diocescos" by WEBER, FRANCIS J. 1933- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Christ on Wilshire Boulevard: Saint Basil's Catholic Church. Los Angeles, 1969.Search "Christ on Wilshire Boulevard: Saint Basil's Catholic
                                        Church" by WEBER, FRANCIS J. 1933- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Thomas James Conaty, Pastor, Educator, Bishop. Los Angeles, 1969.Search "Thomas James Conaty, Pastor, Educator, Bishop" by WEBER, FRANCIS J. 1933- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Catholic Footprints in California. Newhall, Calif., 1970.Search "Catholic Footprints in California" by WEBER, FRANCIS J. 1933- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

WEBSTER, RANDOLPH WYATT: 1900-

Randolph Wyatt Webster was born on Nov. 18, 1900, in Rushville, Ind., the son of William W. and Mary L. Wyatt Webster. He married Esther I. Dawson on May 21, 1920, and they had two children, Randolph W., Jr., and Esther Dawson. On March 22, 1955, he married his second wife, Leona C. Stoppel. He earned three degrees from the University of Michigan: B.S. in 1928, A.M. in 1930, and Ph.D. in 1940.

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Webster taught physical education at the University of Michigan, 1929-40, and West Virginia University, 1940-47. He joined the faculty of Michigan State University in 1947 and became coordinator of the physical education program and personnel, men's intramural, in 1955. He served in the U.S. Army, Medical Service Corps, 1944-45, and the U.S. Army Reserve, 1945-55. Webster received the Distinguished Service Award from the Michigan Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, 1962, and was a member of the editorial committee, COLLEGE EDUCATION QUARTERLY, 1955-60.

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WEEKS, PATRICK HENRY: ca. 1888-

Patrick Henry Weeks was born about 1888. After completing two years in residence as a psychiatrist at Central State Hospital (Indianapolis), he became the physician at Indiana State Prison ( Michigan City ). In 1922 Weeks was one of the first doctors in the nation to use hydrotherapy and occupational therapy in the treatment of mental cases. He retired as prison physician in 1953 and entered the private practice of medicine.

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  • Crime and the World War. Michigan City, Ind., 1920.Search "Crime and the World War" by WEEKS, PATRICK HENRY: ca. 1888- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Big House of Mystery; a Physician-Psychiatrist Looks at Ten Thousand Crimes and Criminals. Philadelphia, 1938.Search "The Big House of Mystery; a Physician-Psychiatrist Looks at Ten
                                        Thousand Crimes and Criminals" by WEEKS, PATRICK HENRY: ca. 1888- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

WEER, PAUL WILEY: 1886-1956.

Paul Wiley Weer was born in Bluffton, Ind., on July 14, 1886, the son of Harry H. and Rachael Ellen Wiley Weer. He graduated from Butler University and was associated with Hibben-Holloweg, a wholesale dry goods house. During World War I he served with the Lilly Base Hospital in France. Returning to Indiana , Weer established the Midwest Battery Company where he continued until 1932. He subsequently became curator of the Eli Lilly Archaeological Collection, Indiana Historical Society. Pursuing his interest in archaeology and anthropology, he traveled throughout the country and wrote extensively on his findings. Weer was married to Marjory Alig and died on Oct. 22, 1956.

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WEESNER, ROLLIS SMITH: 1898-

Rollis Smith Weesner was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on Aug. 6, 1898, the son of Harris Fleece and Ida Alice Smith Weesner. In that same year the family moved to Clayton, Ind. He attended Indiana University and the University of Chicago and is a veteran of World War I. He married Esther Ione Vestal on July 29, 1922, and they had one son, Charles.

Weesner was an attendance officer for the Hendricks County schools, 1920-24; director of child welfare, Hammond city schools, 1924-44; and executive secretary of the Lake County Medical Society, 1944-47. He moved to Plainfield in 1947. He was executive director of the Indiana division, American Cancer Society, 1947-56, and executive secretary of the Rotary Club of Indianapolis, 1957-66. Weesner served as president of the Indiana Public Health Association, 1956-57, and district governor of Rotary International. He has edited Rotary bulletins and the LAKE COUNTY MEDICAL NEWS.

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WEGNER, LAURA BRAECKLY (MRS. WILLIAM G.): 1887-1959.

Laura Braeckly was born in Cairo, Ill., on Feb. 17, 1887, the daughter of William G. and Christine Brandt Braeckley [sic]. On Oct. 24, 1905, she married William Godfrey Wegner and they had one daughter, Laura Violet. page: [647][View Page [647]] A resident of South Bend for over fifty years, Mrs. Wegner was employed in that city as a German-English correspondent-secretary prior to 1905. She gave readings and monologues for local groups and at one time had a radio program on WSBT that featured her poetry. She died on Jan. 9, 1959.

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WEICKER, JACK EDWARD: 1924-

Born on June 23, 1924, in Woodburn, Ind., Jack Edward Weicker is the son of g. H. and Helen M. Miller Weicker. From Indiana University he received the A.B. degree in 1947 and the A.M. degree in 1950. On May 29, 1946, he married Janet Kathryn Thompson and they had four children: John, Kathryn Ann, Jane Elizabeth, and Emily Jo. Weicker began teaching at Harrison Hill School ( Fort Wayne ) in 1947. He joined the faculty of South Side High School ( Fort Wayne ) in 1951 where he became principal in 1963.

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WEIK, MARY HAYS: 1898-

Mary Hays Weik was born in Greencastle, Ind., in 1898 and is the daughter of Jesse W. and Aille Hays Weik. She earned the A.B. degree from DePauw University. She married Joseph Grifalconi and they had two children, John and Ann, but were later divorced. Miss Weik is a former newspaper reporter and worked in Chicago and Indianapolis . She was a writer for magazines in New York City and consultant to social agencies and schools in New York . In 1967 The Jazz Man was runner-up for the American Library Association's John Newberry Medal. She has contributed poetry to HARPER'S and short stories to various other magazines.

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WEIL, ANN YEZNER (MRS. SAM): 1908-1969.

Ann Yezner was born on Aug. 31, 1908, in Harrisburg, Ill., the daughter of David and Rose Shedorshy Yezner. She attended the University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University, and Evansville College. On Aug. 17, 1930, she married Sam Well and they had two sons, Jon and Robert. Mrs. Well was an elementary school teacher in Eldorado, Ill., and Evansville, Ind., during 1926-30. In 1939 she began writing children's books some of which have been translated into French, Swedish, and Chinese. She lived in Evansville from 1929 until her death in 1969.

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WEIMER, ARTHUR MARTIN: 1909-

Arthur Martin Weimer was born in Illinois on May 19, 1909, the son of Conrad Henry and Anna Beckmeier Weimer. He earned the A.B. degree from Beloit College in 1929 and the degrees of A.M. in 1931 and Ph.D. in 1934 from the University of Chicago. Weimer taught at Alma College, 1931-34, and Georgia Institute of Technology, 1935-36. He was a housing economist for the U.S. Federal Housing Administration, 1934-37. He joined the faculty of Indiana University where he has been professor of real estate since 1937; dean of the school of business, 1939-63; and special assistant to the president. He became co-director of the Aerospace Research Applications Center in 1963. He served in the U.S. Army, 1942-45; received an honorary LL.D. degree from Beloit College, 1950; and is a member of the editorial board of JOURNAL OF FINANCE.

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  • When You Buy or Build a Home; How to Avoid Pitfalls and Invest Profitably (withJohn J. Rowland). New York. 1937.Search "When You Buy or Build a Home; How to Avoid Pitfalls and Invest
                                        Profitably" by WEIMER, ARTHUR MARTIN: 1909- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Principles of Real Estate (withHomer Hoyt). New York, 1939.Search "Principles of Real Estate" by WEIMER, ARTHUR MARTIN: 1909- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Financing of College and University Student Permanent Housing … (withJohn D. Long). Washington, D.C.. 1957.Search "Financing of College and University Student Permanent Housing
                                        …" by WEIMER, ARTHUR MARTIN: 1909- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Business Administration; an Introductory Management Approach. Horaewood. Ill.. 1959.Search "Business Administration; an Introductory Management
                                        Approach" by WEIMER, ARTHUR MARTIN: 1909- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Introduction to Business, a Management Approach. Homewood. Ill.. 1959.Search "Introduction to Business, a Management Approach" by WEIMER, ARTHUR MARTIN: 1909- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Cyclical Fluctuations in Residential Construction; the Problem, Its Causes, and a Recommended Solution (withEdward E. Edwards). Bloomington, Ind.. 1968.Search "Cyclical Fluctuations in Residential Construction; the Problem,
                                        Its Causes, and a Recommended Solution" by WEIMER, ARTHUR MARTIN: 1909- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

WELBORN, ANNE ACTON: 1871-

Anne Acton Welborn was born in Stewartsville, Ind., in 1871, the daughter of George Walker and Martha Jane Stinnette Welborn. She received the Pd.B. degree from Colorado State Teachers College and attended the University of Michigan and Boston University. Miss Welborn taught school in Plaquemine, La., and Phoenix, Ariz. She became literary editor of the WELBORN HOSPITAL BULLETIN in 1930, has written juvenile stories for magazines, and wrote a weekly newspaper column entitled "Notabilia."

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WELCH, WINONA HAZEL: 1896-

Winona Hazel Welch , daughter of Charles A. and Carrie Johnson Welch, was born in Goodland, Ind., on May 5, 1896. She earned an A.B. degree from DePauw University in 1923, an A.M. degree from the University of Illinois in 1925, and a Ph.D. degree from Indiana University in 1928. Miss Welch was head of the biology department at Central Normal College (Ind.), 1926-27, and an instructor at Indiana University, 1928-30. She joined the faculty of DePauw University in 1930, became full professor of botany in 1939, and received emeritus status in 1961.

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WELCHER, FRANK JOHNSON: 1907-

A native of Coal City, Ind., Frank Johnson Welcher was born on Sept. 22, 1907. He was married in 1933 and is the father of two children. He received the following degrees from Indiana University: A.B. in 1929, A.M. in 1930, and Ph.D. in 1932. Welcher began teaching chemistry at Indiana University in 1932 where he was a full professor, 1951-70.

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WELLER, CHARLES EDWARD: 1840-1925.

Charles Edward Weller , born in 1840, is said to be the only person besides the inventor who witnessed the page: [649][View Page [649]] first successful operation of a typewriting machine. He supplied the sheet of carbon paper that served as a ribbon for the experiment in the 1870 in Milwaukee. Weller was a public stenographer in La Porte, Ind., where he spent most of his life. He died in San Diego, Calif., on Feb. 7, 1925.

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WELLIVER, WARMAN KEENER: 1913-

Warman Keener Welliver was born in Indianapolis, Ind., in 1913. He received the bachelor's degree from Princeton University in 1934 and married Janet Holliday. Welliver farmed near Zionsville, Ind., and served in the Second World War. After teaching at Wabash College for a short while, he moved to Italy .

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  • L'Impero Fiorentino. Firenze, Italy, 1957.Search "L'Impero Fiorentino" by WELLIVER, WARMAN KEENER: 1913- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Botticelli's Court of Venus, Poliziano's Stanze, and Lorenzo. Crawfordsville, Ind., 1960.Search "Botticelli's Court of Venus, Poliziano's Stanze, and
                                        Lorenzo" by WELLIVER, WARMAN KEENER: 1913- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Lorenzo and Florence. Indianapolis, 1961.Search "Lorenzo and Florence" by WELLIVER, WARMAN KEENER: 1913- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Questions of Intent: An Inquiry into the Meaning of Some Ostensibly Incomplete Works of Plato, Dante, Poliziano, Lorenzo de' Medici, and Francis Bacon. Indianapolis, 1961.Search "Questions of Intent: An Inquiry into the Meaning of Some
                                        Ostensibly Incomplete Works of Plato, Dante, Poliziano, Lorenzo de' Medici,
                                        and Francis Bacon" by WELLIVER, WARMAN KEENER: 1913- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

WELLS, CHARLES ARTHUR: 1897-

The son of Lindley Aaron and Lucinda Jones Wells, Charles Arthur Wells was born in Greenfield, Ind., in 1897. He received the A.B. degree in 1920 from Friends University (Karts.). He married Elizabeth M. Boykin and they had one son, Charles Arthur, Jr. Wells worked as a cartoonist for the WICHITA BEACON and the Central Press Association ( Cleveland and New York ). He has contributed cartoons and editorials to periodicals and newspapers and some of his cartoons have been published in books. He has conducted the Conferences on Christ and World Need since 1938.

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WELLS, HERMAN B.: 1902-

Herman B. Wells was born in Jamestown, Ind., on June 7, 1902, the son of Joseph Granville and Anna Harting Wells. He earned the degrees of A.B. in 1924 and A.M. in 1927 from Indiana University. Wells worked as a bank cashier in Lebanon, Ind., 1924-26; taught at the University of Wisconsin, 1927-28; and was field secretary, Indiana Bankers Association, 1928-31. He joined the economics faculty of Indiana University in 1931 where he also served as dean of the school of business administration, 1935-37; acting president, 1937-38; president, 1938-62; and chancellor, 1962-68. He is a past president of the Indiana University Foundation, has been an educational consultant to foreign countries and the U.S. government, and has conducted educational surveys. Wells has received many awards including Indiana Man of the Year and is the recipient of several honorary degrees.

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WELLS, LEE E.: 1907-

Lee E. Wells , born in 1907 in Indianapolis, Ind., is the foster son of Robert E. and Nellie Frances Wells. He attended grade school and Emmerich Manual Training High School in Indianapolis. Later receiving a diploma in accounting, he became a licensed public accountant in California and owner of a business. He married Ruth Shields in 1935. In 1957 he wed his second wife, Helen Thiese. During 1939-50 Wells sold numerous stories to pulp magazines of the time, using the pseudonyms of Richard Poole, Tom Parsons, D. F. Shields, and Lee Richards. page: [650][View Page [650]] He began writing novels in 1950 and still continues to be active as an author. For the past ten years he has been associated with an occult school in New York . Wells is board member and regional vice president of Mystery Writers of America ( Los Angeles ) and board member and treasurer of National Activity ( New York ). He moved to California in 1945; lived in Arizona, 1954-56; and took up residency in New York in 1964. He has written segments for several television shows and three of his books have been made into movies. Strangers South was selected as a Western Book Club publication.

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WELLS, RALPH GENT: 1879-1958.

Born in Lawrenceburg, Ind., on July 15, 1879, Ralph Gent Wells was the son of Martin Lemuel and Mattie Wilderson Gent Wells. He studied law at Harvard University. On April 18, 1904, he married Fanny Larcom and they had three children: Winifred, Katharine Abbot, and Dane Ellingwood. Wells was a salesman for the Globe Wernicke Company ( Cincinnati ) prior to 1906. In Boston he was associated with the Bureau of University Travel, Employment Managers Association, and the Rotary Club during 1906-17. He joined the faculty of Boston University College of Business Administration in 1919 where he later became professor of economics and achieved emeritus status in 1949. At that institution he also served as assistant to the president, 1926-28, and director of the bureau of business research, 1928-53. Wells was a contributing editor of AMERICAN BUSINESS PRACTICE and died in Villanova, Pa., on April 28, 1958.

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WELTY, JOEL CARL: 1901-

Joel Carl Welty was born on May 30, 1901, in Fort Wayne, Ind., the son of Joel and Dina Lehman Welty. He received the A.B. degree from Earlham College, 1924; A.M. degree from Haverford College, 1925; and Ph.D. degree from the University of Chicago, 1932. On Sept. 2, 1930, he married Susan Fulton. Welty taught at the Frontier College of Canada, 1925-26, and Parsons College, 1926-34. In 1934 he joined the faculty of Beloit College. He was a charter member. page: [651][View Page [651]] Wisconsin State Board for the Preservation of Scientific Areas, 1951-58, and has been awarded a Sc.D. degree by Earlham College.

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WENGER, JOHN CHRISTIAN: 1910-

John Christian Wenger was born on Dec. 25, 1910, in Honey Brook, Pa., the son of A. Martin and Martha Rock Wenger. He received the A.B. degree from Goshen College, 1934; Th.D. degree from the University of Zurich, 1938; and A.M. degree from the University of Michigan, 1942. In 1937 he married Ruth D. Detweiler and they had four children: Daniel Martin, John Paul, Mary Lois, and Elisabeth Anne.

Wenger was professor of the Bible and theology at Goshen College Biblical Seminary, 1938-69, and became professor of historical theology at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries in 1970. He was a deacon of the Mennonite church, 1943-44; minister, 1944-51; and bishop, 1951. He served on the Mennonite board of education, 1935-39; was president of the Mennonite Publication Board, 1950-53; and was moderator of the Mennonite General Conference, 1957-59. Wenger has contributed to Encyclopaedia Britannica and Encyclopedia Americana.

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  • History of the Mennonites of the Franconia Conference. Telford, Pa., 1937.Search "History of the Mennonites of the Franconia Conference" by WENGER, JOHN CHRISTIAN: 1910- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Glimpses of Mennonite History. Scottdale, Pa., 1940.Search "Glimpses of Mennonite History" by WENGER, JOHN CHRISTIAN: 1910- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Christ, the Redeemer and Judge; Brief Studies in the Revelation for Young People. Scottdale, Pa., 1942.Search "Christ, the Redeemer and Judge; Brief Studies in the Revelation
                                        for Young People" by WENGER, JOHN CHRISTIAN: 1910- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Historical and Biblical Position of the Mennonite Church on Attire. Scottdale, Pa., 1944.Search "Historical and Biblical Position of the Mennonite Church on
                                        Attire" by WENGER, JOHN CHRISTIAN: 1910- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Doctrines of the Mennonites. Scottdale, Pa., 1950.Search "The Doctrines of the Mennonites" by WENGER, JOHN CHRISTIAN: 1910- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Basic Issues in Nonconformity; a Discussion of How Best to Produce a Spiritual Congregation Which Is Separated unto God and Not Conformed to the World. Scottdale, Pa., 1951.Search "Basic Issues in Nonconformity; a Discussion of How Best to
                                        Produce a Spiritual Congregation Which Is Separated unto God and Not Conformed
                                        to the World" by WENGER, JOHN CHRISTIAN: 1910- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Separated unto God; a Plea for Christian Simplicity of Life and for a Scriptural Nonconformity to the World. Scottdale, Pa., 1951.Search "Separated unto God; a Plea for Christian Simplicity of Life and
                                        for a Scriptural Nonconformity to the World" by WENGER, JOHN CHRISTIAN: 1910- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Introduction of Theology; an Interpretation of the Doctrinal Content of Scripture, Written to Strengthen a Childlike Faith in Christ. Scottdale, Pa., 1954.Search "Introduction of Theology; an Interpretation of the Doctrinal
                                        Content of Scripture, Written to Strengthen a Childlike Faith in Christ" by WENGER, JOHN CHRISTIAN: 1910- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Forks Mennonite Church, a Centennial History, 1857-1957. Goshen, Ind., 1957.Search "Forks Mennonite Church, a Centennial History, 1857-1957" by WENGER, JOHN CHRISTIAN: 1910- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • A. D. Wenger; Faithful Minister of Christ (withMary W. Kratz). Harrisonburg, Va., 1961.Search "A. D. Wenger; Faithful Minister of Christ" by WENGER, JOHN CHRISTIAN: 1910- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Even unto Death; the Heroic Witness of the Sixteenth-Century Anabaptists. Richmond, Va., 1961.Search "Even unto Death; the Heroic Witness of the Sixteenth-Century
                                        Anabaptists" by WENGER, JOHN CHRISTIAN: 1910- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Mennonites in Indiana and Michigan. Scottdale, Pa., 1961.Search "The Mennonites in Indiana and Michigan" by WENGER, JOHN CHRISTIAN: 1910- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Church Nurtures Faith, 1683-1963. Scottdale, Pa., 1963.Search "The Church Nurtures Faith, 1683-1963" by WENGER, JOHN CHRISTIAN: 1910- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Prayer Veil in Scripture and History; the New Testament Symbol of Women As the Glory of the Race. Scottdale, Pa., 1964.Search "The Prayer Veil in Scripture and History; the New Testament
                                        Symbol of Women As the Glory of the Race" by WENGER, JOHN CHRISTIAN: 1910- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • A Death in the Family. Scottdale, Pa., 1965.Search "A Death in the Family" by WENGER, JOHN CHRISTIAN: 1910- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • God's Word Written; Essays on the Nature of Biblical Revelation, Inspiration, and Authority. Scottdale, Pa., 1966.Search "God's Word Written; Essays on the Nature of Biblical
                                        Revelation, Inspiration, and Authority" by WENGER, JOHN CHRISTIAN: 1910- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Mennonite Church in America, Sometimes Called Old Mennonite. Scottdale, Pa., 1966.Search "The Mennonite Church in America, Sometimes Called Old
                                        Mennonite" by WENGER, JOHN CHRISTIAN: 1910- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Pacificism and Biblical Nonresistance. Scottdale, Pa., 1968.Search "Pacificism and Biblical Nonresistance" by WENGER, JOHN CHRISTIAN: 1910- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

WERICH, JACOB LORENZO: 1860-1935.

Jacob Lorenzo Werich was born in 1860 near Hebron, Ind. While recuperating from an arm amputation, he wrote Pioneer Hunters of the Kankakee. He was a veteran railroad employee and spent some time in the West as a freight team driver. Werich lived mainly in northern Indiana and worked at trapping, hunting, and running a steamboat on the Kankakee River. He died in 1935.

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WEST, JESSAMYN: 1907-

Jessamyn West was born in 1907 in Jennings County, Ind., but the family moved to California in 1913. She earned an A.B. degree from Whittier College and married H. M. McPherson. She taught at writers' conferences at the following institutions: Indiana University, University of Notre Dame, University of Colorado, University of Utah, University of Washington, and Stanford University. She has received honorary doctorates from Whittier College, Mills College, Swarthmore College, and Indiana University. Miss West was the recipient of the Indiana Authors Day page: [652][View Page [652]] Award in 1956 for Love, Death, and the Ladies" Drill Team and the Thormod Monsen Award in 1958 for To See the Dream. She has written movie scripts for "Friendly Persuasion," "The Big Country," and other films.

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WEST, WILLIAM WALTER: 1925-

The son of William Lamar and Lena Leota Stipp West, William Walter West was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Aug. 26, 1925. He earned the following degrees: A.B. in 1948 from Iowa State Teachers College, A.M. in 1953 from the State University of Iowa, and Ph.D. in 1966 from Syracuse University. He married Dolores Aguas on May 23, 1946, and they had two children, Scott Fitzwilliam and Nancy Dee. West served in the parachute infantry, 1943-45. He taught in public schools in Glidden, Iowa, 1948-49; Racine, Wis., 1949-51 and 1952-58; Iowa City, Iowa, 1951-52; and Newton, Mass., 1960-62. He was English editor, D. C. Heath and Company, during 1958-60 and an instructor at State University College, 1962-64. In 1964 West became associate professor of education at Syracuse University.

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WESTMEYER, PAUL: 1925-

Paul Westmeyer was born in Dillsboro, Ind., on Dec. 9, 1925. He was married in 1947 and is the father of five children. He obtained the degrees of B.S. in 1949 and M.S. in 1953 from Ball State Teachers College and the Ed.D. degree in 1960 from the University of Illinois. Westmeyer taught in Indiana public schools, 1949-54, and at the University of Illinois High School, 1954-61. He instructed science education at the University of Illinois, 1960-63, and the University of Texas, 1963-66. In 1966 he became a professor and department head at Florida State University.

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WESTON, JOHN FREDERICK: 1916-

Born on Feb. 6, 1916, in Fort Wayne, Ind., John Frederick Weston is the son of David Thomas and Bertha Schwartz Weston. He earned the degrees of A.B. in 1937, M.B.A. in 1942, and Ph.D. in 1948 from the University of Chicago. On May 16, 1942, he married June Mildred Sherman and they had three children: Kenneth F., Byron L., and Ellen J. Weston was a management trainee, General Electric Company, 1937-39; instructor at the University of Chicago, 1939-42; and economic consultant to the president, American Bankers Association, 1945-46. He joined the faculty of the University of Chicago in 1946 where he became professor of finance in 1949. He has been a consultant to business firms; member, Committee on Analysis of Economic Census Data of the Social Science Research Council; and director, California Teachers Fund. Weston served in the U.S. Army, 1943-45; was associate editor of JOURNAL OF FINANCE, 1948-55; and received a Ford Foundation faculty research fellowship, 1961-62.

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WEY, HERBERT WALTER: 1914-

A native of Terre Haute, Ind., Herbert Walter Wey was born on June 1, 1914, the son of Harry R. and Ruth Carlisle Wey. He received the following degrees from Indiana State College: B.S. in 1937, M.S. in 1938, and Ed.D. in 1950. He married Ruth Jean Jensen in 1937 and they had four children: Buddie Uden, Linda Jean, Mary Jane, and Brenda Lee. Wey was a schoolteacher in Sulphur Springs, Ind., 1937-38, and Demon, N.C., 1938-67. He taught at Indiana University, 1947-53; the University of Miami, 1953-55; and the University of Michigan, 1959-60. He served as dean of the graduate school, Appalachian State Teachers College, during 1955-59 and became associate dean of the school of education, University of Miami, in 1960.

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WEYGAND, JAMES LAMAR: 1919-

James Lamar Weygand was born on Nov. 28, 1919, in Nappanee, Ind., the son of Hubert E. and Ida M. Rarig Weygand. He graduated from Nappanee High School in 1937 and studied at the University of Notre Dame. He was first employed as a bookkeeper but spent most of his career working in printing establishments as a linotype operator and in other capacities and retired in 1968.

A bookmaker by hobby, Weygand set up shop in his home and owns three vintage presses. In 1943 he was granted permission to print a letter written by Booth Tarkington as his first private press booklet. Establishing his pressmark in 1948 a boatman ferrying a printing press across a river--he became "The Indiana Kid." Two of his books, printed in 1956 and 1959, were selected for exhibition in the Midwestern Books Competition. Since he handles only previously unpublished manuscripts, Weygand has researched and written much of his material. He uses the pseudonym Westbrook James and is also the author of several pamphlets.

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  • Crossroads; Stories About Nappanee. Nappanee, Ind., 1946.Search "Crossroads; Stories About Nappanee" by WEYGAND, JAMES LAMAR: 1919- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • John Finley's Verse; Wherein Is Told, in the Words of Westbrook James, the Story of the Life of John Finley, the First of the Hoosier Bards. … Nappanee, Ind., 1947.Search "John Finley's Verse; Wherein Is Told, in the Words of
                                        Westbrook James, the Story of the Life of John Finley, the First of the Hoosier
                                        Bards" by WEYGAND, JAMES LAMAR: 1919- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Winona Holiday, the Story of the Western Association of Writers. Nappanee, Ind., 1948.Search "Winona Holiday, the Story of the Western Association of
                                        Writers" by WEYGAND, JAMES LAMAR: 1919- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Hand Printing Press on Postage Stamps. Nappanee, Ind., 1954.Search "The Hand Printing Press on Postage Stamps" by WEYGAND, JAMES LAMAR: 1919- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Elihu Stout, Printer of the Territory. Nappanee, Ind., 1955.Search "Elihu Stout, Printer of the Territory" by WEYGAND, JAMES LAMAR: 1919- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • A Collection of Pressmarks Gathered from America's Private Presses and from Others Not So Private. Nappanee, Ind., 1956.Search "A Collection of Pressmarks Gathered from America's Private
                                        Presses and from Others Not So Private" by WEYGAND, JAMES LAMAR: 1919- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Devices of Forty-Eight Famous Persons and Vices of Two Not So Famous. Nappanee, Ind., 1958.Search "Devices of Forty-Eight Famous Persons and Vices of Two Not So
                                        Famous" by WEYGAND, JAMES LAMAR: 1919- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • A Second Book of Pressmarks Gathered from America's Private Presses and from Others Not So Private. Nappanee, Ind., 1959.Search "A Second Book of Pressmarks Gathered from America's Private
                                        Presses and from Others Not So Private" by WEYGAND, JAMES LAMAR: 1919- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • A Third Book of Pressmarks Gathered from America's Private Presses and from Others Not So Private. Nappanee, Ind., 1962.Search "A Third Book of Pressmarks Gathered from America's Private
                                        Presses and from Others Not So Private" by WEYGAND, JAMES LAMAR: 1919- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Search for an Albion. Nappanee, Ind., 1963.Search "Search for an Albion" by WEYGAND, JAMES LAMAR: 1919- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Elmer F. Gleason and the Stratford Press, a History & Bibliography. Nappanee, Ind., 1965.Search "Elmer F. Gleason and the Stratford Press, a History &
                                        Bibliography" by WEYGAND, JAMES LAMAR: 1919- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Crandall Press; a History-Bibliography. Nappanee, Ind., 1966.Search "The Crandall Press; a History-Bibliography" by WEYGAND, JAMES LAMAR: 1919- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Renno's Raiders. The Contemporary Newspaper Accounts of the World's First Train Robbery. Nappanee, Ind., 1966.Search "Renno's Raiders. The Contemporary Newspaper Accounts of the
                                        World's First Train Robbery" by WEYGAND, JAMES LAMAR: 1919- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Voyage Aboard the Jupiter: The Contemporary Account of the World's First Airmail Flight, Indiana, 1859. Nappanee, Ind., 1968.Search "Voyage Aboard the Jupiter: The Contemporary Account of the
                                        World's First Airmail Flight, Indiana, 1859" by WEYGAND, JAMES LAMAR: 1919- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Mountaineer: The Life and Times of Marvin H. Heel and the Backwoods Press. Nappanee, Ind., 1969.Search "Mountaineer: The Life and Times of Marvin H. Heel and the
                                        Backwoods Press" by WEYGAND, JAMES LAMAR: 1919- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Eastern European Papers. Nappanee, Ind., 1970.Search "Eastern European Papers" by WEYGAND, JAMES LAMAR: 1919- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Weygand Tightwad Beater: Its Design and Construction. Nappanee, Ind., 1970.Search "The Weygand Tightwad Beater: Its Design and Construction" by WEYGAND, JAMES LAMAR: 1919- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

WHALEN, WILLIAM JOSEPH: 1926-

William Joseph Whalen was born in Michigan City, Ind., in 1926, the son of Leo T. and Anne Ruhe page: [654][View Page [654]] Whalen. He received the B.S. degree from Marquette University in 1947 and M.S. degree from Northwestern University in 1950. He married Mary Beth Sell in 1950 and they had five children: Sheila, Sharon, Maureen, Patrick, and Kevin. Whalen was city editor for the TWO RIVERS REPORTER ( Wis. ) in 1947 and printing production operator at the Wisconsin Cuneo Press, 1948-49. In 1950 he became university editor and assistant professor of English at Purdue University. He served in the U.S. Navy, 1943-46.

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WHEAT, CATHLEEN HAYHURST (MRS. SHEPHERD D.): 1906-

Cathleen Hayhurst , daughter of Joseph Owen and Maude McKinney Hayhurst, was born in Terre Haute, Ind., on May 3, 1904. She received the A.M. degree from the University of Chicago, 1925; LL.B. degree from the University of Minnesota, 1935; and the Ph.D. degree from the University of California, 1945. On June 17, 1926, she married Shepherd Deloney Wheat and they had one daughter, Gail. Mrs. Wheat became a lecturer at the University of California ( Los Angeles ) in 1945.

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WHETZEL, HERBERT HICE: 1877-1944.

Herbert Hice Whetzel was born in Avilla, Ind., on Sept. 5, 1877. He was the son of Joseph Conrad and Gertrude Eckles Whetzel. He received three degrees from Wabash College: A.B. in 1902, A.M. in 1906, and honorary D.Sc. in 1931. He married Lucy Ethel Baker on May 17, 1904, and they had two children, Lucy Gertrude and Joseph Conrad II. He married his second wife, Bertha A. Baker, on June 10, 1914. Whetzel joined the faculty of Cornell University in 1902 where he taught botany and plant pathology; became a full professor in the New College of Agriculture; and remained until his death on Nov. 30, 1944. He conducted mycological explorations in Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and Bermuda .

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WHIPPLE, S. A. D.: 1860-1923.

S. A. D. Whipple was born in Randolph County, Ind., on Aug. 25, 1860, the son of Jason and Celia Whipple. He married Christina H. Harker and they had three sons: John, James, and Tod. Whipple was deputy clerk of Jay County and assistant attorney general of Indiana . He practiced law in Portland, Ind., for nearly thirty years; was interested in painting; and wrote on local affairs. He died on June 9, 1923.

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WHITCOMB, EDGAR DOUD: 1917-

A native of Hayden, Ind., Edgar Doud Whitcomb was born on Nov. 6, 1917, and is the son of John W. and Louise Doud Whitcomb. He earned the LL.B. degree from Indiana University in 1950. He married Patricia Dolfuss on May 20, 1951, and they had five children: Patricia, Linda, Shelley, Alice, and John.

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Whitcomb was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1952 and practiced law in North Vernon, Seymour, and Indianapolis from 1952 to 1966. He was a member of the Indiana senate, 1951-54; assistant U.S. attorney for the southern district of Indiana, 1955-56; and secretary of state, Indiana , 1966-68. He was governor of Indiana for the term 1969-73. Whitcomb served in the U.S. Army Air Force, 1940-46, receiving the Air Medal with oak-leaf cluster and Presidential Unit Citation with six oak-leaf clusters.

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WHITE, EDWARD FRANKLIN: 1858-1932.

The son of Joel Barlow and Sarah Cox White, Edward Franklin White was born in Johnson County, Ind., on May 15, 1858. He received the following academic degrees from Berea College: A.B. in 1881, A.M. in 1907, and LL.D. in 1927. He married Vida Webster in 1884 and wed his second wife, Emma Eaton, in 1900. He was the father of three children: Mark William, Lawrence Joel, and Mira. White was admitted to the Nebraska bar in 1882. He was an attorney in Nebraska in Lincoln and Central City before moving to Indiana in 1894 and practicing law in Indianapolis . He was law editor and writer for the West Publishing Company, 1900-04, and became editor-in-chief of the law publishing department, Bobbs-Merrill Company, in 1911. White edited several volumes of law and state digests for Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi . He died on Jan. 2, 1932.

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  • A Treatise on the Law of Negligence of Municipal Corporations in All Its Relations, Including Practice and Procedure. Indianapolis, 1920.Search "A Treatise on the Law of Negligence of Municipal Corporations in
                                        All Its Relations, Including Practice and Procedure" by WHITE, EDWARD FRANKLIN: 1858-1932. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

WHITE, GRACE SHILLING (MRS. VICTOR): 1901-1964.

A native of Knox, Ind., Grace Shilling was horn on Aug. 19, 1901, the daughter of Hiram and Sarah Alice Prettyman Shilling. She graduated from Ball State Teachers College. In 1923 she married Thomas Parsons and they had one daughter, Alice Ann. On Feb. 9, 1940, she married her second husband, Victor White, and they had one son, Henry. Except for a few years in Florida and Ohio , Mrs. White lived in Knox. She taught in public schools in Starke County, Ind., and Florida . She served as recorder of Starke County from 1938 to 1942 and was the first Republican woman to be elected to office in that county. She was district president of the Indiana Federation of Clubs and wrote short stories about Knox and Starke counties. She died on May 25, 1964.

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WHITE, HAROLD OGDEN: 1896-

Harold Ogden White was born in South Bend, Ind., on Dec. 3, 1896. He received the A.B. degree in 1918 from Southwestern College and the degrees of A.M. in 1922 and Ph.D. in 1930 from Harvard University. White was an English instructor at Albion College, 1920-24; tutored at Robert College ( Istanbul ), 1924-27; and taught at Harvard University and Radcliffe College, 1930-34. He joined the faculty of Boston University in 1934 where he remained until his retirement and served in the U.S. Army, 1918-19.

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  • Plagiarism and Imitation During the English Renaissance; a Study in Critical Distinctions. Cambridge, Mass., 1935.Search "Plagiarism and Imitation During the English Renaissance; a Study
                                        in Critical Distinctions" by WHITE, HAROLD OGDEN: 1896- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

WHITE, RICHARD CLARK: 1926-

Richard Clark White was born on Dec. 12, 1926, in Kokomo, Ind. He was married in 1947 and is the father of three children. He received the A.B. degree from Transylvania College in 1949, B.D. degree from Lexington Theological Seminary in 1955, and Ph.D. degree from the University of Kentucky in 1958. White began teaching homiletics at Lexington Theological Seminary in 1957. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, 1944-46, and has been active in audiovisual activities in the National Council of Churches.

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WHITE, THOMAS RAEBURN: 1875-1959.

Born on Aug. 30, 1875, in Dublin, Ind., Thomas Raeburn White was the son of William Wilson and Mary Abigail White. He received the B.L. degree in 1896 from Earlham College and the LL.B. degree in 1899 from the University of Pennsylvania. On June 12, 1901, he married Elizabeth Wilson and they had three children: Mary Louise, William Wilson, and Thomas Raeburn. He wed his second wife, Agnes Dorothy Shipley, on Jan. 12, 1924, and they had three children: David, Dorothy Shipley, and Stephen Provost. White was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1899. He taught law at the University of Pennsylvania, 1899-1905, and was a trustee of Bryn Mawr College. He was awarded the LL.D. degree by Earlham College in 1935 and died in 1959.

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WHITE, WILFORD LENFESTEY: 1897-

Wilford Lenfestey White was born in Marion, Ind., in 1897. He was the son of John Metor and Lucy Cogshell Lenfestey White. He received the A.B. degree in 1920 from the University of Colorado and the degrees of M.B.A. in 1921 and D.C.S. in 1929 from Harvard University. On June 12, 1927, he married Irma Lenore Reed.

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WHITEFORD, ROBERT NAYLOR: 1870-1959.

Robert Naylor Whiteford was born in Crawfordsville, Ind., on June 28, 1870. He taught English at the University of Toledo from 1910 to 1938. He edited several books including works of Oliver Goldsmith and Anthology of English Poetry: Beowulf to Kipling (1903). Whiteford died on Jan. 6, 1959.

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WHITEHAIR, CHARLES WESLEY: 1887-1933.

A native of Selma, Ind., Charles Wesley Whitehair was born on Jan. 7, 1887, the son of Benjamin W. and Sarah Shroyer Whitehair. He received the A.B. degree from DePauw University in 1909. He married Nilah M. Jay on June 19, 1909, and they had three children: Jay Charles, Nilah Jane, and Paul Nelson. Whitehair was secretary, YMCA, Kansas State College, 1909-11; national secretary, YMCA for southern India [sic], 1912-13; secretary, Cornell University Christian Association, 1914-15; and a war worker with the YMCA, 1915-19. After the war he served as an officer in two banks and formed his own securities and insurance firms. He died on June 12, 1933.

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WHITEHEAD, LLOYD A.: 1894-

The son of Wayne and Sarah Whitehead, Lloyd A. Whitehead was born near Carlos, Ind., on May 11, 1894. He attended Muncie Normal Institute (now Ball State University). In 1916 he married Alma Burroughs and they had five children: Ronald, Robert, Nina, Roy, and Carolyn. Whitehead taught in Randolph County for four years; farmed for seven years; owned two general and hardware stores; and was a building contractor for more than thirty years. He was elected poet laureate in 1965 by the Indiana Federation of Poetry Clubs and page: [657][View Page [657]] was awarded a medal in 1968 by the Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Indianapolis in a religious poem contest. He wrote a column that appeared in several newspapers and has written lyrics for choral music for schools.

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WHITEHEAD, ROBERT JOHN: 1928-

The son of William B. and Kathleen O'Morrow Whitehead, Robert John Whitehead was born in Logansport, Ind., on Jan. 21, 1928. On Nov. 23, 1950, he married Mary Ellen Leffert and they had two sons, Mark and Kevin. He obtained the degrees of B.S. in 1951 and A.M. in 1954 from Ball State University and the Ed.D. degree in 1960 from Indiana University. Whitehead taught in Logansport public schools, 1951-56; in the Burris Laboratory School, Ball State University, 1956-58; and at Indiana University, 1958-60. He became a professor at Sacramento State College in 1960 and has written a number of booklets and readers that have been published by Field Educational Publications.

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WHITESELL, NAOMI ADAMS (MRS. Louis A.). ?-

Naomi Adams Whitesell was born in Indianapolis, Ind. While attending Arsenal Technical High School, she was editor of the ARSENAL CANNON. Her first job was writing sales promotion material for the State Life Insurance Company. She received the A.B. degree from Eastern Michigan State College in 1946 and the master's degree from the University of Michigan in 1947. She married Louis A. Whitesell and they had two sons. Mrs. Whitesell taught journalism at Butler University for four years and was a copy editor for the INDIANAPOLIS NEWS. With Florence Stone she formed Stone-Whitesell Associates, a public relations firm, in 1954. She became acting managing editor in 1961 and managing editor in 1962 of INDIANA TEACHER.

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  • The First Fifty Years of the Indiana Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc. (withLouise E. Kleinhenz). Indianapolis, 1962.Search "The First Fifty Years of the Indiana Congress of Parents and
                                        Teachers, Inc" by WHITESELL, NAOMI ADAMS (MRS. Louis A.). ?- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

WHITESIDE, WALKER: 1869-1942.

The son of T. C. and Levinia J. Whiteside, Walker Whiteside was born in Logansport, Ind., on March 16, 1869. He married Lelia Wolstan McCord on Oct. 19, 1893, and they had one daughter, Rosamond. Whiteside made his debut as an actor as Richard III in Chicago in 1884. Performing with his own company, he played Hamlet in New York in 1894. He toured the United States for many years in Shakespearean and classical repertoire. He produced several plays and died on Aug. 1, 1942.

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WHITLATCH, GEORGE ISAAC: 1905-

George Isaac Whitlatch was born in Charlestown, Ind., on Feb. 18, 1905, the son of John Franklin and page: [658][View Page [658]] Maude Martin Whitlatch. He earned the following degrees from Indiana University: A.B. in 1928, A.M. in 1929, and Ph.D. in 1932. On Oct. 13, 1935, he married Evvie Maria Plummer. He has written several dozen articles, pamphlets, and research reports on the geologic resources of Indiana and Tennessee and has worked with the Tennessee State Planning Commission.

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WICKARD, CLAUDE RAYMOND: 1893-1967.

Claude Raymond Wickard was born in Carroll County, Ind., on Feb. 28, 1893, the son of Andrew Jackson and Ira Lenora Kirkpatrick Wickard. He earned the B.S. degree in 1915 from Purdue University. He married Louise Eckert in 1918 and they had two daughters, Betty Jane and Ann Louise. Wickard was a member of the Indiana senate in 1933 but resigned to begin working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He served as undersecretary in 1940 and secretary of agriculture, 1940-45. From 1945 to 1953 he was administrator of the U.S. Rural Electrification Administration. He received two honorary degrees from Purdue University and died in 1967.

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WICKERSHAM, JAMES ALEXANDER: 1851-1947.

James Alexander Wickersham was born in Wilmington, Ohio, in 1851. He graduated from the University of Kansas. He joined the faculty of Rose Polytechnic Institute in 1883 where he taught foreign languages and retired in 1918. Wickersham was married and was the father of one son, Robert J. He died on Aug. 3, 1947.

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WICKIZER, VERNON DALE: 1904-

Vernon Dale Wickizer was born in Indiana on May 11, 1904. He attended the United States Naval Academy, 1921-25, and received the M.B.A. degree in 1929 from Stanford University. Wickizer was director of Mannings, Inc. ( Calif. ), 1933-38, and taught at the University of California, 1938-39. He was a member of the faculty of Stanford University, 1929-33, where he became professor of economics and an economist at the Food Research Institute in 1939 and remained until his retirement in 1963.

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WICKS, KATHARINE GIBSON (MRS. FRANK S. C.): 1893-1960.

Born in Indianapolis, Ind., in 1893, Katharine Gibson was the daughter of Louis Henry and Emily Gilbert Gibson. She was educated by private tutors. Moving to Cleveland , she worked as an assistant in the education department of the Cleveland Museum of Art from 1916 to 1932. She married Frank Scott Corey Wicks in 1932 and later was museum supervisor for private and suburban schools. Mrs. Wicks, who wrote under the name page: [659][View Page [659]] Katharine Gibson, contributed fiction and nonfiction articles to national magazines. She was an active writer until her death in Cleveland in 1960.

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WICKWIRE, FRANKLIN BACON: 1931-

Born on April 4, 1931, in Madison, Ind., Franklin Bacon Wickwire is the son of Grant Townsend and Ruth Bacon Wickwire. He earned the following academic degrees: A.B. from Hanover College, 1952; A.M. from Indiana University, 1956; and Ph.D. from Yale University, 1961. On June 14, 1957, he married Mary Botts and they had two children, Pamela and Alan. Wickwire began his career as an instructor at the University of Massachusetts in 1959 and became associate professor of British history in 1966. He is a consultant to the university presses of Princeton, Harvard, and Duke and to Addison-Wesley Publishing Company. He served in the U.S. Army, 1952-54, and received a Fulbright research grant, 1965-66.

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WIEGAND, KATHRYN (SISTER MARY GONSALVA): 1887-1972.

Kathryn Wiegand was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 21, 1887, the daughter of Philip and Mary Walle Wiegand. She became a religious on April 24, 1905, and was given the name Sister Mary Gonsalva . She attended Saint John Parochial School ( Cincinnati ), Immaculate Conception Academy (Oldenburg, Ind.), and Saint Francis Normal ( Oldenburg ). She received the A.B. degree from Saint Xavier College ( Cincinnati ), 1926; A.M. degree from the University of Notre Dame, 1930; and Ph.D. degree from Saint Louis University, 1936.

Sister Gonsalva was a teacher in Cincinnati at Sacred Heart Elementary School, 1907-23, and Saint Leo Elementary School, 1923-33. She taught at The Athenaeum of Ohio , 1930-33, and Marian College ( Indianapolis ), 1937-65, where she was head of the Latin department. She retired in 1965 and died in Oldenburg on Nov. 19, 1972.

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WIER, CHARLES EUGENE: 1921-

Charles Eugene Wier was born in Jasonville, Ind., on May 15, 1921. He is the son of John W. and Ethel Kneeland Wier. He received three degrees from Indiana University: A.B. in 1943, A.M. in 1950, and Ph.D. in 1955. He married Nellie Altop on March 9, 1959, and they had three children: Catherine, Donald, and Ronald. Wier worked for the Indiana Geological Survey while pursuing his doctorate and became head of that organization's coal section in 1959. He is an associate professor of geology at Indiana University and a veteran of World War II.

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WIERSBE, WARREN WENDELL: 1929-

Born on May 16, 1929, in East Chicago, Ind., Warren Wendell Wiersbe is the son of Fred and Gladys Forsberg Wiersbe. Fie earned the Th.B. degree from Northern Baptist Seminary in 1953 and the D.D. degree from Temple Seminary in 1965. On June 20, 1953, he married Betty Warren and they had four children: David, Carolyn, Robert, and Judy. Wiersbe served as pastor of Central Baptist Church ( East Chicago ) during 1950-57. He was literature director, Youth for Christ International (Wheaton, Ill.), 1957-59, and editor of YOUTH FOR CHRIST MAGAZINE, 1959--61. He was associate pastor of Calvary Baptist Church (Covington, Ky.), 1961-62, and became pastor in 1962. Wiersbe conducts youth seminars, Bible conferences, and youth camps and conferences. He is youth adviser and columnist for MOODY MONTHLY.

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WIGGAM, ALBERT EDWARD: 1871-1957.

Albert Edward Wiggam was born in Austin, Ind., in 1871. He was the son of John and Harriet Small Jackson Wiggam. He earned the degrees of B.S. in 1893 and A.M. in 1903 from Hanover College. He moved to Denver in 1896 where he established a greenhouse company. The enterprise, which he sold shortly after 1896, was the first to telegraph flowers. He married Elizabeth M. Jayne on April 9, 1902. Fie wed his second wife, Helen Scott Holcombe, on Sept. 17, 1944. Wiggam first worked as a mine assayer and newspaperman. From 1901 to 1919 he was a lyceum and Chautauqua lecturer and writer. He wrote an illustrated newspaper column entitled "Let's Explore Your Mind" and was a past president of the Association for the Study of Human Heredity. He received the following honorary degrees: D.Sc. in 1929 and LL.D. in 1932 from Colgate University and LL.D. from the University of Vermont in 1940. Wiggam died on April 26, 1957.

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WIGGAM, LIONEL: 1915-

Lionel Wiggam , son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Carlton Wiggam, was born in Columbus, Ind., in 1915. He graduated from Princeton University. Wiggam sold his first story to BREEZY STORIES magazine when he was thirteen. After college he worked at odd jobs including paperhanging and road construction. He sold more short stories, traveled in the Orient, and wrote a pageant for production in Geneva. He served in World War II but later returned to Europe and continued writing. For a time he was a model for mens clothing. One of his unpublished plays, "If I Love You," was sold to a movie company for $50,000 in 1945. In that same year Wiggam signed a contract to write for Walter Wander Productions, Inc. He has also contributed fiction and verse to periodicals.

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WILCOX, WAYNE AYRES: 1932-

Wayne Ayres Wilcox was born on July 13, 1932, in Pendleton, Ind., the son of John Milo and Magdalen Curran Wilcox. He married Ouida Neill on July 21,1956, and they had four children: Kailan, Clark, Shelley, and Spencer. He received the B.S. degree from Purdue University in 1954 and the degrees of A.M. in 1956 and Ph.D. in 1960 from Columbia University. Wilcox served in the U.S. Navy, 1954-56, and was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve. He joined the faculty of Columbia University in 1959 as assistant professor of government where he became a research associate, Institute of War and Peace Studies, in 1962. He is the author of the television programs "Kashmir: Focus for a Crisis in South Asia" and "Traditionalism and World Politics."

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WILEY, JAY WILSON: 1913-

Born on Aug. 24, 1913, in Saint Paul, Minn., Jay Wilson Wiley is the son of Guy Edson and Grace Wilson Wiley. He earned the degrees of A.B. in 1935 and A.M. in 1936 from Lawrence College and the Ph.D. degree in 1948 from the University of Illinois. On June 7, 1941, he married Eleanor Breemes and they had one son, Jay, Jr. Wiley joined the faculty of Purdue University in 1938 and later assumed the positions of professor of economics and director of graduate studies and research administration, Krannert Graduate School of Industrial Administration. He was a consultant member of the foreign economic advisory staff, U.S. Department of State, 1961-62. He was president of the Midwest Economic Association, 1966-67, and became a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1943.

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WILKENS, CLEO GOFF (MRS. J. HOWARD) : 1896-

Cleo Goff was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., on April 5, 1896. She is the daughter of James Oren and Mary Alice Floyd Croft. She graduated from Fort Wayne Central High School. She married J. Howard Wilkens on Sept. 30, 1925, and they had two daughters, Molly Ann and Sallie.

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WILKING, FRANK OSCAR: 1892-

Born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Dec. I, 1892, Frank Oscar Wilking is the son of Charles Johannes and Mary Elizabeth Robinius Wilking. He studied at Valparaiso University, the University of Michigan, and the Metropolitan School of Music. He married Julia Magdalene Betz on Oct. 14, 1912, and they had two children, Dana Elizabeth and Frank R. Wilking has served as president of the Ready-File Company in Indianapolis. A well-known concert conductor, he organized the Wilking Music Company and retired in 1965.

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WILKINS, ROBERT POOLE: 1914-

A native of Hammond, Ind., Robert Poole Wilkins was born on Nov. 19, 1914. He was married in 1937 page: [662][View Page [662]] and is the father of two children. He received the degrees of A.B. in 1939 and A.M. in 1941 from Indiana University and the Ph.D. degree in 1954 from West Virginia University. Wilkins has been a member of the history faculty of the University of North Dakota since 1945 with the exception of 1964-67 when he taught at Marshall University. He became editor of the NORTH DAKOTA QUARTERLY in 1968.

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WILLIAMS, ALBERT Ross: 1891-

Albert Ross Williams , a native of Centerville, Ind., was born on Jan. 12, 1891, the son of Albert and Elizabeth Hill Williams. The family later lived in Carthage and Dunreith and he graduated from Earlham College. Williams served in World War I and worked for Marshall Field and Company for three years. He returned to Indiana and taught at Pittsboro High School for three years during which time he received a master's degree from Indiana University. He subsequently joined the faculty of Manual Training High School in Indianapolis where he spent the next twenty-nine years as a teacher, head of the social studies department, and basketball coach.

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WILLIAMS, BLANCHE GRAHAM (MRs. JOHN M.): ?-

Blanche Graham was born in Carmi, Ill. She attended Illinois State Normal College, Indiana University, and Butler University. On Aug. 25, 1902, she married John M. Williams. Mrs. Williams taught in Carmi for seven years, Denver for four years, and Indianapolis for twenty-four years. She wrote for the INDIANAPOLIS NEWS and INDIANAPOLIS STAR, contributed poetry to anthologies, and compiled a book on handicrafts in Indiana.

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WILLIAMS, CARL: 1878-1953.

Carl Williams was born on March 30, 1878, in Porter County, Ind., the son of Abraham Lennington and Julia Ann Williams. He obtained the Dr.Agr. degree in 1930 from Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College. He married Mabel Bates on July 14, 1906. Williams worked as a reporter and editor for newspapers, 1895-1903, and was secretary of the Scientific Farming Association ( Colo. ), 1904-05. He engaged in farming and irrigation work during 1905-13 and became editor of the OKLAHOMA FARMER-STOCKMAN in 1913- He organized the Oklahoma Cotton Growers Association and served as president of the following organizations: American Cotton Growers Association, Southwest Wheat Growers Association, and American Agricultural Editors Association. Williams died on June 7, 1953.

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WILLIAMS, DOROTHY BLAKE (MRS. CLAUDE): 1901-

Born on Oct. 6, 1901, in Anderson, Ind., Dorothy Blake is the daughter of L. O. and Flora Rafferty Blake. She graduated from Teachers College (Dillon, Mont.,) in 1923. On July 24, 1932, she married Claude Williams. Mrs. Williams was a teacher in Montana, 1921-25; Crawfordsville, Ind., 1925-29; and Indianapolis, 1930-33. She taught in a private school in Terre Haute from 1936 to 1945 but returned to Crawfordsville in 1961.

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WILLIAMS, EARL WILLOUGHBY: 1885-1927.

Earl Willoughby Williams , son of Ambrose Williams, was born in 1885. He was city editor of the CONNERSVILLE EVENING NEWS ( Ind. ) for more than ten years and later served as publisher of the CONNERSVILLE FREE PRESS. He subsequently engaged in newspaper promotional work and at one time was on the staff of the INDIANAPOLIS NEws. Williams lived most of his life in Connersville and died on Dec. 18, 1927. At the age of twenty-six he wrote a poem that was read at the funeral of Hamlin Garland.

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WILLIAMS, EDGAR GENE: 1922-

A native of Poseyville, Ind., Edgar Gene Williams was born on May 4, 1922. He was married in 1944 and is the father of one child. He received the A.B. degree in 1947 from Evansville College and the degrees of M.B.A. in 1948 and D.B.A. in 1952 from Indiana University. Williams began teaching in the graduate school of business at Indiana University in 1948 and became associate dean in 1966. He served in the U.S. Army, 1943-46.

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WILLIAMS, GAAR: ca. 1881-1935.

Gaar Williams was born in Richmond, Ind., about 1881. He attended Cincinnati Art Academy and the Chicago Art Institute. He was married to Magdalena Englebert. Williams was a staff illustrator and cartoonist for the CHICAGO DALLY NEWS, 1904-09, and a front page cartoonist for the INDIANAPOLIS NEWS, 1909-21. He joined the staff of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE as a cartoonist in 1921 and from that newspaper his drawings were syndicated, appearing in the NEw YORK DAILY NEWS and many other newspapers. He died on June 15, 1935.

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WILLIAMS, HIRAM D. : 1917-

Hiram D. Williams was born on Feb. 11, 1917, in Indianapolis, Ind., the son of Earl Boring and Inez Draper Williams. He earned the B.S. degree in 1950 and the M.Ed. degree in 1951 from Pennsylvania State University. He married Avonell Baumunk on July 7, 1941, and they had two children, Curtis Earl and Kim Avonell. Williams taught at the University of Southern California, 1953, and the University of Texas, 1954--60. In 1960 he became associate professor of art at the University of Florida. He served in the U.S. Army during 1941-45 and received the European Theater Ribbon with three battle stars. A painter, Williams has had work hung in national exhibitions including shows at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Corcoran Gallery, and Carnegie Institute.

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WILLIAMS, HOWARD RUSSELL: 1915-

Howard Russell Williams was born on Sept. 26, 1915, in Evansville, Ind., the son of Clyde Alfred and Grace Preston Williams. He received the A.B. degree from Washington University in 1937 and the LL.B. degree from Columbia University in 1940. He married Virginia Merle Thompson on Nov. 3, 1942, and they had one son, Frederick. Williams began practicing as an associate in a New York law firm in 1940. He taught at the University of Texas Law School, 1946-51, and page: [664][View Page [664]] Columbia University Law School, 1951-63. He became a professor at Stanford University Law School in 1963. Williams was an oil and gas consultant to the President's Materials Policy Commission in 1951 and served in the U.S. Army, 1941-46.

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WILLIAMS, IDA PEARL HIATT (Mgs. JAMES A.) : 1878-1945.

The daughter of Eliphalet and Susannah Hiatt, Ida Pearl Hiatt was born on Nov. 11, 1878, near Deming, Ind. She attended school in Hamilton County, Ind. She married James A. Williams and they had two children, James and Esther. Mrs. Williams spent twenty-five years in the grocery business. Many of her poems were published or read over the local radio station. She died in 1945.

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WILLIAMS, KENNETH POWERS: 1887-1958:

Kenneth Powers Williams was born in Urbana, Ohio, on Aug. 25, 1887. He was the son of John H. and Eva Augusta Powers Williams. He received two degrees from Indiana University, an A.B. in 1908 and an A.M. in 1909, and a Ph.D. degree from Princeton University in 1913. He married Ellen Laughlin Scott on Aug. 19, 1920. Williams joined the faculty of Indiana University in 1909 where he spent his entire career teaching mathematics. During World War I he served as a captain in the field artillery. He died on Sept. 25, 1958.

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WILLIAMS, RONALD CALVIN : ?-

Ronald Calvin Williams is a native of Columbus, Ind. He received the bachelor's degree from Indiana University in 1953 and a degree in theology from Drew University. He is married and is the father of two children, Pamela Dawn and Matthew Reid. Williams organized an orchestra while attending high school. He called the group the "Junior City Slickers" at the suggestion of Spike Jones. A Methodist minister, he has also served the church in other capacities in Indiana and New York state conferences.

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WILLIAMS, WILLIAM RILEY: 1848-

William Riley Williams was born in Monroe County, Ind., on Dec. 28, 1848, the son of William and Elizabeth Pirtle Williams. He studied at Indiana University for two years and married Cordelia Harrison on July 22, 1883. Williams taught school for fourteen years and was appointed superintendent of schools for Owen County in 1875. He was a minister of the Christian church for a time and later became a farmer.

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WILLIAMS, WILLIAM WASHINGTON: 1880-1941.

Born in Terre Haute, Ind., in 1880, William Washington Williams was the son of Elmer F. Williams. He received a bachelor's degree from DePauw University in 1900 and married Leone Scott in 1918. Williams was in the newspaper business most of his life. He was a feature writer for the NEw YORK WORLD and editor of the SUNDAY WORLD. He was later associated with King Feature Service and served as editor of THE JEFFERSONIAN, published in Towson, Md., before he retired. He is credited with discovering Sidney Porter, better known as O. Henry, whom he aided by publishing his stories after Porter's release from prison. Williams died in 1941.

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WILLKIE, HERMAN FREDERICK: 1890-1959.

Herman Frederick Willkie was born in Elwood, Ind., on Sept. 30, 1890. He was the son of Herman Francis and Henrietta Trisch Willkie. He received an A.B. degree from Indiana University in 1912. He married Helen F. Hall on June 10, 1944, and they had four children: Herman Frederick II, Arlinda, Julia, and Hall Francis.

Willkie was admitted to the Indiana bar but worked as a chemist for the Fajardo Sugar Company ( Puerto Rico ), 1911-16, and the Great Western Sugar Comany. He was subsequently employed by the Celluloid Company of America and the U.S. Industrial Alcohol Company. He was assistant plant manager for the Canadian Industrial Alcohol Company, 1924-27, and general superintendent for Hiram Walker and Sons, Limited, 1927-33. He was associated with the Peoria Distillery and became vice president and director for Seagrams, Limited, in 1937. Willkie remained with the latter until his death on Dec. 28, 1959.

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WILLKIE, WENDELL LEWIS: 1892-1944.

Wendell Lewis Willkie was born in Elwood, Ind., on Feb. 18, 1892, the son of Herman Francis and Henrietta Trisch Willkie. He received the following degrees from Indiana University: A.B. in 1913, LL.B. in 1916, and LL.D. in 1938. On Jan. 14, 1918, he married Edith Wilk and they had one son, Philip Herman.

Willkie was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1916 and to the Ohio and New York bars at later dates. He was a member of law firms in Elwood, Ind., 1916-19; Akron, Ohio, 1919-29; and New York City , 1929-32. He was president of the Commonwealth and Southern Corporation from 1933 to 1940. He served in World War I and was chairman of the board of Twentieth Century Fox. Willkie was the Republican nominee for president of the United States in 1940. He was the recipient of several honorary degrees and died on Oct. 8, 1944.

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WILSON, GEORGE ARTHUR: 1864-1941.

George Arthur Wilson was born in Wabash, Ind., in 1864. He was the sort of Solomon and Christine Markely Wilson. He received the following degrees page: [666][View Page [666]] from Boston University: Ph.B. in 1891, S.T.B. in 1893, Ph.D. in 1898, and honorary LL.D. in 1932. He married Winifred Warren in 1902. Wilson taught philosophy at Dickinson College, 1898, and joined the faculty of Syracuse University in 1899. He died in 1941.

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WILSON, GILBERT BROWN: 1907-

Gilbert Brown Wilson was born in Terre Haute, Ind., in 1907. He attended Indiana State Teachers College, Art Institute of Chicago, and Yale School of Fine Arts and studied with Eugene Savage and Urbici Soler. He has executed hundreds of drawings and paintings illustrating moby Dick, a selection of which was exhibited in New York. Wilson also worked with John Huston on the movie production of "Moby Dick." As a result, the Melville Society and Warner Brothers sponsored a tour for him that featured a sequence of his pictures in color complete with narrative and original music accompaniment.

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WILSON, GUY MITCHELL: 1876-1965.

Guy Mitchell Wilson was born in Clinton County, Ind., on Nov. 10, 1876. He was the son of Edward B. and Mary E. Norris Wilson. He received two dcgrces from Indiana University, a B.S. in 1900 and an A.M. in 1908, and a Ph.D. degree from Columbia University in 1918. He married Ina Hieatte on Aug. 28, 1897, and they had one daughter, Doris May. He married his second wife, Dorothy Marston Waters, on June 10, 1922, and they had two children, Robert Edward and Jcan Waters.

Wilson began teaching in a rural school in Clinton County in 1892. In Indiana he held school positions in Alexandria, 1896-97; Chalmers, 1899-1900; North Salem, 1900-03; Hendricks County, 1903--08; and Connersville, 1908-12. He taught at Iowa State College during 1913-22. He joined the faculty of Boston University in 1922 where he achieved emeritus status in 1943. Wilson was a contributing editor for JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL EDUCATION and compiled drill books and standardized tests. He died on June 1, 1965.

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WILSON, HARRY BRUCE : 1874-1932.

Harry Bruce Wilson was born in Frankfort, Ind., on July 26, 1874. He was the son of Edward Bruce and Mary Elizabeth Norris Wilson. He graduated from Indiana State Normal School in 1895 and earned the A.B. degree from Indiana University, 1905; A.M. degree from Columbia University, 1910; and LL.D. degree from Washburn College, 1917. He married Ella Maude Barnes on June 10, 1896, and they had two children, Dean Bruce and Harriett Maud. Wilson taught in Indiana in Salem, 1895-1902, and Franklin , 1902-07. He became superintendent of schools in Decatur, Ill., in 1907 and subsequently held similar positions in Topeka, Kans., and Berkeley, Calif., during 1918-28. He served as national director for the Junior Red Cross, 1928-31, and died on Aug. 9, 1932.

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WILSON, HENRY LANE: 1856-1932.

Henry Lane Wilson was born in Crawfordsville, Ind., on Nov. 3, 1856. He was the son of James and Emma Ingersoll Wilson. From Wabash College he received an A.B. degree in 1879, A.M. degree, and honorary LL.D. degree in 1930. He earned the Ph.D. degree from the National University of Chile in 1911. He married Alice Vajen in 1884 and they had three children: John Vajen, Warden McKee, and Stewart C. Wilson was editor of the LAFAYETTE JOURNAL ( Ind. ), 1882-85. He practiced law in Spokane, Wash., from 1885 to 1896. He served as ambassador to Chile, 1897-1905, and Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Belgium, 1905-10. He continued in a similar capacity in Mexico in 1910 but resigned the position in 1913. Wilson died on Dec. 22, 1932.

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WILSON, JOHN MINNICH: 1898-1961.

Born on an Indian reservation in Oklahoma on Jan. 8, 1898, John Minnich Wilson was the son of Commodore L. and Frankie Ellen Smith Wilson. The family also lived in Arkansas and moved to Jasonville, Ind., in 1911. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during both world wars and received the A.B. degree in 1952 from the University of Michigan. On Aug. 20, 1920, he married Laurentia Lynam and they had four children: Libbyann, William Keene, Lenny Lou, and Mary Ellen. His second wife was Ruby Fields whom he wed in 1938. He married his third wife, Mary Margaret McGregor, in 1947 and they had one son, Perry.

Wilson worked in coal mines and later passed the state examination, becoming a registered civil engineer in Indiana . He was interested in art and attended the Haywood Academy of Fine Arts in Michigan. He was employed as an engineer for the state of Indiana and for private firms. He was the recipient of the Avery Hopwood Award in Literature in 1951 for The Dark and the Damp. Because much of his writing was about coal mines, Wilson was known as the "mining poet."

He lived in Indiana for more than thirty-five years and died in Ann Arbor, Mich., on March 11, 1961.

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WILSON, JOHN WALTER: 1903-

John Walter Wilson was born in Rushville, Ind., on Aug. 22, 1903. He was married in 1932 and is the father of three children. He received the A.B. degree in 1929 from the University of Southern California and the M.D. degree in 1932 from the University of California (Berkeley). Wilson had a private medical practice during 1932-42 and taught dermatology in the school of medicine, University of Southern California, from 1944 to 1961. In 1961 he became a clinical professor at the University of California ( Los Angeles ). He was president of the Academy of Dermatology, 1962, and the American Board of Dermatology, 1964.

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WILSON, LOUISE ALLENDER (MRS. HENRY L.) : 1900-

Louise Allender was born on Feb. 4, 1900, in Indiana , the daughter of Samuel Grove and Ida Elnora Burton Allender. She received the A.B. degree from Earlham College in 1925 and the A.M. degree from Temple University in 1941. She did further study at the University of Pueblo, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Bryn Mawr College. She married Roscoe Stinetorf in 1919. Her second husband was Henry Loel Wilson. A former teacher, Mrs. Wilson is now retired. She also worked in public relations and served as a missionary for two years. In addition to her books, she is the author of serials and over two hundred short stories.

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WILSON, OLIVER MORRIS: 1836-1907.

Born in Logansport, Ind., on Aug. 16, 1836, Oliver Morris Wilson was the son of Lazarus Brown and Mary Todd Barbee Wilson. He graduated from Hamilton College in 1858, studied law in Indianapolis , and was admitted to the Indiana bar. He married Mary Actelia on Oct. 4, 1860, and they had six children.

Wilson was a clerk of both the Indianapolis Sinking Fund Commission, 1860, and the Swamp Land Commission, 1862. He organized a company of men during the Civil War and served as captain. Elected to the Indiana senate, he was secretary from 1865 to 1871. During that time he prepared Digest of Parliamentary Law, recognized as authoritative in that field. He was elected to the Indiana house of representatives from Marion County in 1871 and was assistant U.S. district attorney during President Grant's administration. He thereafter engaged in private law practice and moved to Arkansas City, Kans., in 1887. He later settled in Independence, Mo., and died in Kansas City on July 19, 1907.

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  • Primitive Governments and Their Parliaments, from Patriarchal and Monarchical to Constitutional Rule. 1880.Search "Primitive Governments and Their Parliaments, from Patriarchal and
                                        Monarchical to Constitutional Rule" by WILSON, OLIVER MORRIS: 1836-1907. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Grand Army of the Republic Under Its First Constitution and Ritual; Its Birth and Organization. Kansas City, Mo., 1905.Search "The Grand Army of the Republic Under Its First Constitution and
                                        Ritual; Its Birth and Organization" by WILSON, OLIVER MORRIS: 1836-1907. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

WILSON, WILLIAM CARL: 1885-1946.

William Carl Wilson , who used the pseudonym Tramp Starr, was born in 1885 in Clarkshill, Ind., but lived most of his life in Moores Hill, Ind. He was married and was the father of five children. Beginning in 1920, he was a columnist for the INDIANAPOLIS SUNDAY STAR for twenty-six years. His column, "Jokes and Jingles from Curly Slaingles," received much local notice and fame and he lectured and appeared on several radio programs. Wilson operated an inn in Nashville, Tenn., during 1944-1946 and died on June 19, 1946.

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WILSON, WILLIAM EDWARD: 1906-

William Edward Wilson was born in Evansville, Ind., on Feb. 12, 1906, the son of William E. and Nettie Cook Wilson. He attended Central High School where he was editor of THE CENTRALIAN. He earned the degrees of A.B. in 1927 and A.M. in 1930 from Harvard University. He married Ellen Janet Cameron in 1929 and they had three sons.

Wilson was an English instructor at Brown University, 1929-32, and chairman of the English department at Rhode Island School of Design, 1932-41. He served in the U.S. Navy, 1942-46, and was associate editor of the BALTIMORE EVENING SUN, 1947-48. He taught at the University of Colorado and directed a writers conference in the Rocky Mountains, 1948-50. Wilson joined the faculty of Indiana University in 1950 and was named James A. Work Professor of English in 1967. His short stories have appeared in many major magazines in the United States and England . He received a Guggenheim fellowship, 1946; held a Fulbright lectureship in France, 1956-57; and has been the recipient of a D.Litt. degree from the University of Evansville and numerous writing awards.

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WILSTACH, FRANK JENNERS: 1865-1933.

Frank Jenners Wilstach was born in Lafayette, Ind., on Oct. 20, 1865, the son of John Augustine and Elbra Cecilia Patti Wilstach. He attended Purdue University, 1879-81, and Seton Hall, 1882-84. He married Edith May Hudnall on July 11, 1889. Wilstach worked mainly as a theatrical manager for various stage personalities including DeWolf Hopper and became general press representative for Sam H. Harris. He died on Nov. 28, 1933.

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WILTROUT, DOROTHEA ARMSTRONG (MRS. E. JAY): 1898-

Born near Palestine, Ill., on May 24, 1898, Dorothea Armstrong is the daughter of O. F. and Nora Armstrong. She obtained a degree from Pestolozzi Froebel Teachers College ( Chicago ). She received special training in voice and piano at the American Conservatory (Chicago) and in Valparaiso, Ind. She married E. Jay Wihrout on Sept. 10, 1926. Mrs. Wiltrout became a resident of Gary, Ind., in 1910 where she taught kindergarten and primary grades in public schools. She composed most of the music used in her classrooms. Since her retirement in 1960, she has continued writing for children as a hobby.

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WINDERS, GERTRUDE HECKER (MRS. GARRISON) : 1897-

Gertrude Hecker was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on May 31, 1897, the daughter of Edward J. and Harriet L. Humann Hecker. She received an A.B. degree from Butler University. She married Garrison Winders on March 27, 1920, and they had one daughter, Barbara. She was a creative writing teacher under the auspices of the American Association of University Women, 1951-60, and a consultant to the Indiana University Writers Conference, 1960-65. She has contributed short stories to popular magazines and illustrated two of her own books.

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WINDLE, WILLIAM FREDERICK: 1898-

William Frederick Windle is a native of Huntington, Ind., and was born on Oct. 10, 1898. He was married in 1923 and is the father of two children. He received the B.S. degree in 1921 from Denison University and the degrees of M.S. in 1923 and Ph.D. in 1926 from Northwestern University. Windle taught in the medical schools of Northwestern University, 1922-46; the University of Washington, 1946-47; and the University of Pennsylvania, 1947-52. He was science director of Baxter Laboratory, Inc., during 1951-53 and page: [670][View Page [670]] worked for the National Institutes of Health, 1954-63. He joined the New York University Medical Center staff as a research professor in 1964. Windle became editor of EXPERIMENTAL NEUROLOGY in 1958 and was awarded an honorary Sc.D. degree by Denison University in 1947.

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  • Physiology of the Fetus; Origin and Extent of Function in Prenatal Life. Philadelphia, 1940.Search "Physiology of the Fetus; Origin and Extent of Function in
                                        Prenatal Life" by WINDLE, WILLIAM FREDERICK: 1898- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Asphyxia Neonatorum, Its Relations to the Fetal Blood, Circulation and Respiration, and Its Effects upon the Brain. Springfield, ill., 1950.Search "Asphyxia Neonatorum, Its Relations to the Fetal Blood,
                                        Circulation and Respiration, and Its Effects upon the Brain" by WINDLE, WILLIAM FREDERICK: 1898- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

WINKLEY, JOHN W.: 1882-1970.

Born on Nov. 11, 1882, in Aurora, Ind., John W. Winkley was the son of Thomas Benton and Sarah Martha Roberts Winkley. He received the D.D. degree in 1954 from Moores Hill-Evansville College. On Nov. 25, 1909, he married Hope Evelyn Tabor and they had four children: Edward, Warren, Arthur, and Marian. Winkley was a Methodist minister in California for fifty years. He founded the John Muir National Monument in Martinez, Calif., and the Contra Costa County Historical Society. On the Sierra Nevada country, about which he was an authority, he wrote weekly articles for the OAKLAND TRIBUNE, lectured, and led tours of the area. He died in 1970.

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WINKS, ROBIN WILLIAM : 1930-

Robin William Winks was born in West Lafayette, Ind., on Dec. 5, 1930. He married Avril Flockton in 1953 and they had two children, Honor Leigh and Eliot Myles. He earned the degrees of A.B. in 1952 and A.M. in 1953 from the University of Colorado and the Ph.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1957. Winks taught at the University of Colorado, 1953, and Connecticut College for Women, 1956-57. In 1957 he joined the faculty of Yale University. He was a visiting professor at universities in Australia, Canada, and Malaya and received several awards.

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WINSEY, ALEXANDER REID: 1905-1970.

Alexander Reid Winsey was born on June 6, 1905, in Appleton, Wis. He was the son of William Frederick and Emma Hill Winsey. He earned the degrees of B.S. in 1930 and M.S. in 1939 from the University of Wisconsin. On Sept. 17, 1934, he married Hazel Schultz and they had one son, Peter Reid. Winsey joined the faculty of DePauw University in 1935 as head of the art department. He died on Nov. 1, 1970.

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WINSLOW, MILTON: 1821-1893.

Milton Winslow was born on May 21, 1821, in North Carolina . The family moved to Grant County, Ind., in 1836. He married Mary Roberts on April 23, 1846, and they had ten children. Winslow was engaged in farming most of his life. An ordained minister, he served the Quaker church for twenty-three years. He died in Grant County on Nov. 15, 1893.

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WINSTON, ROBERT ALEXANDER : 1907-

Robert Alexander Winston was born in Washington, Ind., on Oct. 25, 1907, and is the son of John Leonidas and Laura Grant Scudder Winston. He writes under the pseudonym Colonel Victor J. Fox. He earned an A.B. degree from Indiana University in 1935. On Oct. 20, 1940, he married Annrika Boberg and they had four children: Roderick Duncan, Cecilia Anne, Frederick Blix, and Carolina Jeanne.

In 1930 Winston began his career as a feature writer for the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS where he also held other positions until 1935. He served in the U.S. Navy, 1935-48, and with the Central Intelligence Agency, 1951-52. He was a free-lance writer, 1953-54; manager of corporate press relations, General Foods Corporation, 1955-58; and president and publisher of Freedom Press, Inc., 1958-67. In 1968 Winston became president and publisher of Fargo Press, Inc. He has received the following military awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, two Gold Stars, Bronze Star, Presidential Unit Citation, Royal Order of the Sword ( Sweden ), and Mannerheim Medal and Winter War Medal ( Finland ).

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WINTER, GEORGE: 1810-1876.

George Winter was born in Portsea, England, on June 10, 1810. He attended the National Academy of Design for three years and immigrated to the United States in 1830. He settled in Logansport, Ind., in 1836. He married Mary Squier in 1840 and they had two children, George and Annette. A portrait artist, Winter is noted for his many paintings of early Indiana settlers. He also painted local landscapes. His works were partially collected for exhibition and published in 1948. He became a resident of Lafayette, Ind., in 1851 where he died on Feb. 1, 1876.

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WINTER, GINNY LINVILLE (MRS. MUNROE A.): 1925-

Ginny Linville was born in West Lafayette, Ind., on Dec. 11, 1925, the daughter of James Edward and Nellie Kendall Linville. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1943-46; American Academy of Art, 1946-47; and Illinois Institute of Technology, 1948-50. On July 6, 1951, she married Munroe Adams Winter and they had two children, Mary and Kendall. Mrs. Winter was an artist for the J. Waiter Thompson Company ( Chicago ), 1943-47; a free-lance artist and cartoonist in Chicago , 1947-57; and a free-lance artist for Stevens Gross Studio ( Chicago ), 1957--60. She designed Easter seals and posters for the National Association of Crippled Children in 1960.

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WINTER, ROGER: 1931-

Roger Winter was born in South Bend, Ind., on June 14, 1931, the son of Ray G. and Thelma Andrews Winter. On Oct. 2, 1954, he married Theresa Drenth and they had one daughter, Lori. He attended Kalamazoo College. Winter became owner of the Magazine and Greeting Card Service in South Bend in 1964. With Don Rice he wrote the play "The Death of Polycarp" which was published in YOUTH and THE HI-WAY.

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WINTER, WILLIAM WEST : 1881-1940.

Born in Indianapolis, Ind., in 1881, William West Winter was the son of Ferdinand Winter. He attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Yale University Forestry School. He was employed by the U.S. Forestry Service prior to his marriage to Mary Major. Winter returned to Indianapolis where he practiced law. He served in World War I and later moved to Brooklyn, N.Y. He died on May 18, 1940.

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WINTHER, OSCAR OSBURN: 1903-1970.

A native of Weeping Water, Nebr., Oscar Osburn Winther was born on Dec. 22, 1903, the son of Anton and Sena Lund Winther. He received the A.B. degree in 1925 from the University of Oregon, A.M. degree in 1928 from Harvard University, and Ph.D. degree in 1934 from Stanford University. He married Mary Merriam Galey on Aug. 21, 1937, and they had two children, Ingrid Ellen and Eric Anton.

Winther taught at Stanford University, 1931-35; was a Danish translator at the Hoover War Library, 1932-33; and was assistant curator of the history collection of Wells Fargo and Company, 1934-35. Joining the faculty of Indiana University in 1937, he taught history and remained until his death on May 20, 1970. He served as a consultant and adviser to high schools and was president of the Indiana State History Teachers Association. He was associate dean of Indiana University Graduate School, founder and president of the Western History Association, and president of the Oral History Association. Winther was editor of the JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY and contributed chapters to books.

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WINTZ, PAUL A.: 1935-

Paul A. Wintz was born in Batesville, Ind., on March 7, 1935. He was married in 1956 and is the father of one child. He earned the following degrees from Purdue University: B.S.E.E. in 1959, M.S.E.E. in 1961, and Ph.D. in 1964. Wintz worked for the Duncan Electric Company, 1958-61, and began teaching electrical engineering at Purdue University in 1961.

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WIRRIES, MARY MABEL CABANA (MRS. WILLIAM A.) : 1894-1967.

Mary Mabel Cabana was born in South Bend, Ind., in 1894. She was married to William A. Wirries. For many years she wrote "The Weekly Postscript" column for AVE MARIA. Her books of children's poetry were written while she lived in Indiana . Mrs. Wirries died in Santa Maria, Calif., in 1967.

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WIRT, WILLIAM ALBERT: 1874-1938.

William Albert Wirt was born in Markle, Ind., on Jan. 21, 1874, the son of Emanuel and Mary Elick Wirt. He received the degrees of Ph.B. in 1898 and Pd.D. [sic] in 1916 from DePauw University. He married Bertha Ann Koch on Aug. 15, 1900, and they had three children: William Franz, Sherwood William, and Bertha Eleanor.

Wirt was superintendent of schools in Indiana in Redkey, Bluffton, and Gary. He taught mathematics on the high school level in Greencastle, Ind. He derived the "Gary System" for classroom teaching which is also known as the Platoon School, Duplicate School, and Wirt's Study Play School. Tested and adapted by many cities in the United States, the system increases the average school building capacity and length of school day for children by alternating classes between regular and special teachers without employing additional teaching staff. Wirt died on March 11, 1938.

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  • Newer Ideals in Education; the Complete Use of the School Plant. Philadelphia, 1912.Search "Newer Ideals in Education; the Complete Use of the School
                                        Plant" by WIRT, WILLIAM ALBERT: 1874-1938. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • A Report on a Plan of Organization for Cooperative and Continuation Courses. New York, 1914.Search "A Report on a Plan of Organization for Cooperative and
                                        Continuation Courses" by WIRT, WILLIAM ALBERT: 1874-1938. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • America Must Lose--by a "Planned Economy," the Stepping-Stone to a Regimented State. New York, 1934.Search "America Must Lose--by a "Planned Economy," the
                                        Stepping-Stone to a Regimented State" by WIRT, WILLIAM ALBERT: 1874-1938. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Great Lockout in American's Citizenship Plants. Gary, Ind., 1937.Search "The Great Lockout in American's Citizenship Plants" by WIRT, WILLIAM ALBERT: 1874-1938. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

WISEMAN, BENJAMIN WINFIELD SCOTT: 1852-1934:

Born in Hancock County, Ohio, on June 24, 1852, Benjamin Winfield Scott Wiseman was the son of Lorenzo Dow and Agnes Hilliard Wiseman. In 1867 the family moved to Marmont, Ind., (now Culver). He graduated from Northern Indiana Normal School (now Valparaiso University) and received the M.D. degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons (Keokuk, Iowa). He married Roseline Mary Buswell in 1877 and they had seven children. Wiseman served on the surgical staff of the Vandalia Railroad for thirty years, was surgeon at Culver Military Academy for two years, and was an examiner for several life insurance companies. He died in 1934.

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WISHARD, ELIZABETH MORELAND: ?-1956.

Elizabeth Moreland Wishard was born in Marion County, Ind. She moved to Minneapolis in 1924 but returned to Indianapolis in 1953. Miss Wishard once served as a bookkeeper at the Indianapolis General Hospital and was believed to have been the first young people's secretary named by the Presbyterian church. She died on Aug. 7, 1956.

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  • William Henry Wishard, a Doctor of the Old School, by His Daughter … with Memorial Services, His Historical Addresses and Papers, and a Brief History of His Wife's Ancestry. Indianapolis, 1900.Search "William Henry Wishard, a Doctor of the Old School, by His
                                        Daughter … with Memorial Services, His Historical Addresses and Papers,
                                        and a Brief History of His Wife's Ancestry" by WISHARD, ELIZABETH MORELAND: ?-1956. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
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WISHARD, LUTHER DELORAINE: 1854-1925.

The son of Milton Morris and Mary Eleanor Baker Wishard, Luther Deloraine Wishard was born in Danville, Ind., on April 6, 1854. He received the A.B. degree in 1877 from Princeton University and married Eva Fancher on July 22, 1884. Wishard worked in various capacities for the YMCA from 1877 to 1899. He was founder and director of the Forward Missionary Movement, 1898-1902; founder and chairman of the Missionary Education Movement, 1901-03; and founder and editor of THE INTERCOLLEGIAN. He originated the financial movement for promoting the teaching of the Bible to school children by paid instructors. Wishard was decorated by the Sons of American Revolution for war service and died on Aug. 6, 1925.

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WITT, JOSHUA CHITWOOD: 1884-

Joshua Chitwood Witt was born in Connersville, Ind., on Aug. 5, 1884, and was married in 1918. He received the following degrees: A.B. from Butler University, 1908; S.B. from the University of Chicago, 1909; Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, 1915; and B.S. in 1934 and M.E. in 1935 from Illinois Institute of Technology. Witt was employed by Swift and Company, 1908-10; Robert W. Hunt Company, 1911-15; Bureau of Science ( Philippine Islands ), 1915-17; Rizal Cement Company, 1917-19; Portland Cement Association, 1920-23; Universal Atlas Cement Company, 1924-39; and Marquette Cement Manufacturing Company, 1939-49. He became a consulting engineer in 1949 and was a section editor for CHEMICAL ABSTRACTS.

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WITTCOFF, HAROLD: 1918-

Harold Wittcoff was born on July 3, 1918, in Marion, Ind. He was married in 1946 and is the father of two children. He earned the A.B. degree from DePauw University in 1940 and the Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University in 1943. Wittcoff joined the staff of General Mills, Inc., where he was head of the chemical research department, 1943-56, and became director of chemical research in 1956.

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WITTY, PAUL ANDREW: 1898-

Paul Andrew Witty was born in Terre Haute, Ind., on July 23, 1898, the son of William L. and Margaret Kerr Witty. He received the A.B. degree in 1920 from Indiana State Teachers College and the degrees of A.M. in 1923 and Ph.D. in 1931 from Columbia University. Witty was a school psychologist prior to teaching at the University of Kansas, 1924-30. In 1930 he became professor of education and director of the Psycho-Educational Clinic at Northwestern University where he remained until his retirement in 1966. He served in the U.S. Army, 1942-44, and has been an educational consultant, D. C. Heath and Company.

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WOLFE, LILIAN LAUFERTY (MRs. JAMES) : 1887-1958.

Lilian Lauferty was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1887. She graduated from Smith College and began her career as a reporter for the Hearst newspapers. She was assigned by Arthur Brisbane in 1920 to write the "Advice to the Lovelorn" column under the name Beatrice Fairfax and retired from newspaper work in 1927. She married James Wolfe, basso of the Metropolitan Opera Company, in 1994. Mrs. Wolfe moved to Florida in 1950, wrote a soap opera for radio, and died in Winter Park in 1958.

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WOLFF, MARY EVALINE (SISTER MARY MADELEVA) : 1887-1964.

Mary Evaline Wolff was born in Cumberland, Wis., on May 24, 1887. She was the daughter of August Frederick and Lucy Arntz Wolff. She was a member of the Sisters of the Holy Cross and her religious name was Sister Mary Madeleva. She received an A.B. degree from Saint Mary's College (Notre Dame, Ind.), 1909; A.M. degree from the University of Notre Dame, 1918; and Ph.D. degree from the University of California, 1925. She was awarded honorary degrees by several academic institutions.

Sister Madeleva taught English and was head of the department at Saint Mary's College (Notre Dame) from 1912 to 1919. She was dean and president of the College of Saint Mary-of-the-Wasatch ( Salt Lake City ) during 1926-33. In 1933 she returned to Saint Mary's College (Notre Dame) and served as president until her retirement in 1961. She was vice president, Indiana Conference on Higher Education; Indiana director, National Conference of Christians and Jews; and president, Catholic Poetry Society of America. Sister Madeleva died on July 25, 1964.

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WOLFORD, LEAH JACKSON (MRS. LEO T.): 1892-1918.

Leah Jackson , daughter of Hiram Newton and Alice Belle Underwood Jackson, was born on Sept. 7, 1892, page: [676][View Page [676]] in Versailles, Ind. She graduated from Franklin College in 1912 and received the A.M. degree from the University of Chicago in 1915. On Sept. 7, 1915, she married Leo Thorpe Wolford and they had one son, Thorpe Lanier. Mrs. Wolford taught English at New Albany High School ( Ind. ). She died on Jan. 14, 1918.

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  • The Play Party in Indiana; a Collection of Folksongs and Games, with Descriptive Introduction and Correlating Notes. Indianapolis, 1916.Search "The Play Party in Indiana; a Collection of Folksongs and Games,
                                        with Descriptive Introduction and Correlating Notes" by WOLFORD, LEAH JACKSON (MRS. LEO T.): 1892-1918. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

WOLFORD, NATHAN D.: 1852-1919.

Born near Hagerstown, Ind., on June 10, 1852, Nathan D. Wolford was the son of Daniel and Deborah Wolford. On Sept. 2, 1875, he married Elizabeth Ulrich. He wed his second wife, Rosella Wilson, on Nov. 18, 1895. He was the father of three children, Edna May, Effie, and Rena. Wolford taught school in Wayne County, Ind., for fifteen years and later became a minister. After retirement he resided in Richmond, Ind., where he died on Dec. 4, 1919.

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WOLVERTON, CLAIR CUTLER: 1886--1958.

Clair Cutler Wolverton was born near Chalmers, Ind., on May 16, 1886, the son of Philip and Carrie Cutler Wolverton. On May 16, 1918, he married Olive Catherine Wolever and they had four children: Philip, Selma, Clair, and George. Wolverton bred Her Ladyship, the world's champion racing mare and dam of a world's champion. He died on Nov. 24, 1958.

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WOLVERTON, ETHEL TRAUGH: 1890-

Born in White County, Ind., on Jan. 25, 1890, Ethel Traugh Wolverton is the daughter of Philip and Carrie Cutler Wolverton. She obtained a B.S. degree from Northwestern University in 1919. Miss Wolverton has lived in Indiana most of her life but has also resided in California, Minnesota, Nebraska, and New Mexico. She has been employed by a lumber firm, the Indiana State Board of Health, and the Minnesota Public Health Association. She is the author of numerous articles, plays, and short stories.

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WOLVERTON, ROBERT EARL : 1925-

A native of Indianapolis, Ind., Robert Earl Wolverton was born on Aug. 4, 1925, the son of Robert and Vivian Leffler Wolverton. He received the A.B. degree from Hanover College, 1948; A.M. degree from the University of Michigan, 1949; and Ph.D. degree from the University of North Carolina, 1954. On Sept. 13, 1952, he married Margaret Jester and they had four children: Robert, Laurie, Edwin, and Gary. Wolverton taught at the University of North Carolina, 1950-54; the University of Georgia, 1954-60; and Tufts University, 1960-62. He began teaching classics at Florida State University in 1962.

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WOMER, FRANK BURTON: 1921-

Frank Burton Womer was born in South Bend, Ind., on Sept. 25, 1921. He earned the degrees of A.B. and B.Ed. in 1948 from the University of Colorado and page: [677][View Page [677]] the degrees of A.M. in 1951 and Ph.D. in 1956 from the University of Michigan. Womer was a high school teacher in Colorado, 1948-50, and an assistant at the University of Michigan, 1951-54. He was an associate editor in the test division of the Houghton Mifflin Company, 1954-56, and began teaching educational psychology at the University of Michigan in 1956.

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WOOD, CALVIN J.: 1819-1907.

Calvin J. Wood was born on June 2, 1819, the son of Daniel and Flavia Wood. Enlisting in the Army in 1837, he served with General Zachary Taylor during most of the Seminole War in Florida and aided in escorting the Cherokee Indians to Indian Territory. On May 24, 1847, he married Pamela Jane McCord. Wood was a doctor and spent several years after the Civil War as a member of the Medical Board of Pension Examiners (Washington, D.C.). For sixty years he was actively identified with public affairs in Indiana in Centerville and Wayne County. He died in Florida in 1907.

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                                        … Flight of Jeff Davis. …" by WOOD, CALVIN J.: 1819-1907. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

WOOD, HARRY E.: ca. 1887-1958.

Harry E. Wood was born in Lexington, Ill., about 1887. He attended local schools and studied in Philadelphia for eighteen months. He and his wife, Bessie, had four children. Wood was a teacher in Indianapolis public schools for fifty years where he served as director of practical arts and vocational education and retired in 1957. He also taught a crafts course at Butler University, evening division, for six years. At one time he was a cartoonist for the INDIANAPOLIS NEws and in 1946 was appointed specialist in industrial arts education on the advisory committee, U.S. Office of Education. He died in 1958.

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WOODARD, LUKE: 1832-1925.

Luke Woodard , son of Cader and Rachel Outland Woodard, was born near New Garden, Ind., on March 12, 1832. He married Elvira Townsend on April 14, 1853, and they had one son and two daughters. During his long service in the Friends' ministry, Woodard held charges in Indiana, New York, Iowa, and Canada. For a short time he was engaged in evangelistic work in England and Ireland and was the last of a group of Quaker ministers responsible for the great Friends' revivals from 1860 to 1880. He was the oldest known Quaker minister at the time of his death on Jan. 9, 1925.

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