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1923 Historical and Pictorial Directory of Angola Indiana

Luedders’ historical and pictorial city directory of Angola, Indiana for the year 1923, containing an historical compilation of items of local interest, a complete canvass of names in the city, which includes every member of the family, college students, families on rural lines, directory of officers of county, city, lodges, churches, societies, a directory of streets, and a classified business directory.

Biography of Wallace Buell Butz

Wallace Buell Butz, whose activities since coming to Muskogee have brought him in close connection with educational interests and with the abstract, real estate and insurance business, is now at the head of the Butz Agency, handling general insurance, and his clientage is extensive. A native of Illinois, he was born August 1, 1872, his parents being Jeremiah King and Rebecca (Tillotson) Butz. The father devoted many years to the occupation of farming and is now living retired at the advanced age of eighty-six. Wallace B. Butz pursued his early education in the public schools of Illinois and afterward attended the Union Christian College of Indiana. Still later he was a student at the University of Illinois, after which he began traveling as representative of newspapers and was thus engaged until 1898. It was in that year that he came to the Indian Territory, settling at Muskogee, and here took up the profession of teaching, which he followed in the Indian schools among the Choctaw tribe. For five years he occupied the responsible position of superintendent of a Choctaw male academy. In 1904 he became associated with the Muskogee Title & Trust Company, with which he continued for three years, and in 1908 and 1909 he was engaged in the real estate business. He then established the Butz Agency to handle general insurance and through the intervening period has gained many clients, developing his business to extensive proportions, so that substantial results accrue. On the 16th of July, 1902, Mr. Butz was married to Miss Helen Severs of Muskogee, and they are the parents of four children: Helen Rebecca,...

Biography of Warren Butz

Warren Butz, chief deputy clerk of the United States courts at Muskogee, was born in Hope, Illinois, August 1, 1872, a son of J. K. and Rebecca (Tillotson) Butz. He matriculated in the Union Christian College, after completing his public school course and thus studied at Merom, Indiana, for a time, while later he became a student in the University of Illinois, his liberal educational training well qualifying him for life’s practical and responsible duties: He started out in the business world in connection with the engineering department of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad and in 1899 he conducted a ranch in Missouri for his father. There he remained until 1905, closely associated with the agricultural interests of the state and in the latter year he came to Muskogee where he has made his home. On the 1st of July of that year he was made financial clerk for the government, serving under John D. Benedict, Superintendent of the Indian schools, and continued to occupy the position for a period of six years. Since 1911 he has been connected with the courts of the state and of the United States and is now chief deputy clerk of the United States district courts at Muskogee. Thorough, systematic, efficient, he is making a most excellent record in the discharge of his duties, measuring up to the highest standards of service in every particular. He also filled the office of city commissioner for two years and strongly favored the commission form of government. On the 18th of October, 1919, Mr. Butz wedded Miss Anna C. Bennett of Muskogee, and the hospitality...

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