Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Nellie Galey Canine ... 105 years of interesting

Brownsvalley School early 1900s
This photograph was recently donated to the Crawfordsville District Public Library.  Nell (Nellie) Galey Canine is in the white shirt right next to the teacher (mustache). All the other pupils are unknown. It is probable that the young man with the arrow is Joe (the back of the photograph says, "Joe's school [Patton]).  This school was located near Browns Valley.  If you can identify anyone please call 362-2242 x 117.

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).

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