The following data is extracted from History of Madison County, Indiana.
GARLAND HANCOCK. As superintendent of the north Anderson Schools, Mr. Hancock is a young educator who has proven his value and ability, and is now performing a very capable service in one of the largest schools in the County.
Garland Hancock was born in 1887 in Richland Township, Madison County, and belongs to one of the old families of this section of the state, His parents were James and Jennie (Bronneberg) Hancock, and the father was for a number of years engaged in the livery business at Versailles in Ripley County, and previous to that time was a farmer, The four children in the family were Garland, Fern, Flora and Ernest.
The early years of Garland Hancock's life were spent on a farm, for the most part, and he was educated in the common schools of Linwood, and Chesterfield, and in the high school of Anderson, from which he was graduated. He later attended the University of Indiana, and after he came home in 1909, he took up the vocation for which he had prepared himself, He has been engaged in educational work for some years, has held various positions and as principal of the north Anderson school he ranks as one of the leading educators of Madison County, His two sisters, Fern and Flora, are also engaged in teaching in Madison County.
Mr. Hancock married Miss Cora Groundyke, daughter of Thomas Groundyke, of whom a sketch appears elsewhere in this work, To Mr. and Mrs. Hancock has been born one child-Donald, The family occupy and enjoy a comfortable residence in the vicinity of Linwood, and are the recipients of the kindly regard and sincere esteem of all 'who share in their acquaintance. Mr. Hancock is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, in a fraternal way, and though not a member of any especial church, he is generously inclined toward all, In addition to his teaching work, Mr. Hancock finds time to give to the cultivation of a farm of 140 acres and which yields a bountiful crop, as well as affording him a genuine pleasure, derived from its cultivation.
Source: History of Madison County, Indiana