Wednesday, October 22, 2014
You can read all about Wabash's football fatality in the book Hidden History of Montgomery County, written by CDPL staff Jodie Wilson, Rebecca McDole, and Emily Griffin (2012) -- and available in the library to borrow or purchase. Take a peek at the book in Google Books!
Posted by CDPL at 12:00 AM
Sunday, October 19, 2014
|Homer at Browns Valley in 1918|
Notice in the photos Homer is wearing different-styled military hats.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
|Brownsvalley School early 1900s|
Nellie Galey Canine is pictured at the right bundled up at the Waveland Depot. Nell was born 27 October 1890 in Browns Valley to Fisher B. and Tassie Mathers Galey. In 1908 she graduated from Waveland High School and then attended Indiana University. On 9 April 1921 she married Joseph R. Canine in Washington D.C. Mrs. Canine was the secretary for the Chief of the Children's Bureau in Department of Labor in Washington, a secretary for the Home Economics Department at Purdue University, and retired from Wabash College's Chemistry Department. Mrs. Canine also operated and owned the Weatherill Restaurant at Browns Valley (anyone have a picture of this restaurant?) and taught school at Browns Valley. This interesting woman lived to be 105 years old (10 November 1995).
Monday, October 13, 2014
Have you ever met one of those people who can always make you smile because he is just happy to grace the earth? Well, Norris Kelsey was one of those people!
|Sept. 13, 1942 at Camp Edwards, Mass.|
|Norris and Virginia (Bannon) Kelsey|
Friday, October 10, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014
Where will your family photos end up more than 100 years from now?
In 2010 we received a generous donation of photos taken of the Thomas S. Clark family. Just recently (in August 2014) we received another donation -- from a different source -- of Clark family photos. These groups of photographs had been separated over the years, but many were of the same individuals...and some photos were taken on the same day!
The two photographs above were taken in the Clark family home at 512 Whitlock Avenue in 1899. The top photo is from the 2010 donation; this photo had the names of those pictured written on back: back row (from left to right): Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Clark) Miller, Kate (Clark) Purdue, John Clark (of Kansas), Mary (Slattery) Clark, and John Clark; Front Row (from left to right): Rodney Abraham, Mayme Clark (most likely Mary Agatha (Shoemaker) Clark), Bessie (Clark) Daugherty, and Thomas S. Clark.
The bottom photograph is from the 2014 donation. It is nearly the same photo -- but some family members have moved. There is no inscription on this photograph, but based on the 2010 image we can identify the family members. Standing in back are Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Clark) Miller, Kate (Clark) Purdue. Seated behind the table are: Mary Agatha (Shoemaker) Clark, Mary (Slattery) Clark, John Clark. In front are Bessie (Clark) Daugherty and John Clark. An unidentified man (Patrick Clark?) with drink in hand stands in the background.
These photos were obviously taken the same day! So, more than a century after a family posed for pictures in a local home, these photographs have been reunited and are now together in the Crawfordsville District Public Library.
View all the photos in these two collections by searching for "Clark" in the folder field on our Image Database: http://history.cdpl.lib.in.us/imagedb.html
Posted by CDPL at 1:12 PM
Saturday, October 4, 2014
|1921 Football Team at WHS|
The young men pictured are Front Row (left to right): Bob Long, Herb Kelso, Clif Myers, Pete Moser, Bill Records, Reid Canine
Middle Row (left to right): John Dietrich, Botts Miles, John Gilliland, Charles Ferrell, Jim Fullenwider, Archie Sprague, Hugh Moore
Top Row (left to right): J.D. Blacker, Lyle Tucker, Ted Moore, Glenn Stewart, T.W. Records
Bill Durham donated this photograph and it is noted by Mr. Durham ..."There's some confusion as to the identity of the person on the far left, second row. The front indicates my father, William Harold Durham, but the back shows someone else. It looks like it could be my father. He was born 1904-12-07."
If you know more about any of these men,
please contact the Reference Department
at 362-2242 x117.
Posted by CDPL at 6:52 AM