Location: Columbus Indiana

Biography of Andrew Arnold

One of the old and substantial business houses of Topeka is that now conducted under the style of Arnold Drug Company, an establishment which had been operated by father and son. This business was founded nearly forty-seven years ago by the late Andrew Arnold, who same here as a poor young man and subsequently advanced to a substantial position in business circles and to a leading place in civic affairs. Andrew J. Arnold was born in 1845, at Columbus, the county seat of Bartholomew County, Indiana, a son of Ephraim Arnold, whe was a pioneer of Indiana and prominent in politics at an early day. Ephraim Arnold married a Miss Perry, who was a near relative of Commodore Perry. After attending the public schools of Columbus, Andrew J. Arnold commended a course at the Indiana State University, but before be had completed his eduention enlisted, when yet but a lad, in Company G, Second Indiana Cavalry for service in the Civil war. He served gallantly with that regiment until captured by the enemy, when he was confined at Andersonville, and although he escaped from the stockade ou a number of occasions was always recaptured, and continued to be held a prisoner until exchanged. When his military service was completed, he returned to the university, from which he was duly graduated. Feeling that there were better opportnuities awaiting him in...

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Goehring, Laura Bonwell – Obituary

Mrs. Laura Alice Goehring, a resident of Ottumwa since 1879 and the oldest living member of the First Baptist Church here, died at 10:20 a.m. today [December 12, 1942] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. W. Swanson of 223 North Marion Street. Mrs. Goehring was born November 29, 1859, near Columbus, Ind., the daughter of Michael and Agnes Bonwell. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ina Swanson, and one son, Harry Harker, both of Ottumwa. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Opal Harker, who died in 1888, and by one brother D. S. Bonwell, who died in 1940. In 1879 she was married to Alonzo Harker, who died in 1891. She was married to Lewis Goehring in 1896 and he preceded her in death in 1935. Besides her membership in the First Baptist Church, she was a member of Chapter 112, Order of Eastern Star. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday from the First Baptist Church in charge of the Rev. John R. Estes. The body will be taken from the Lester Jay Funeral Home late Sunday afternoon to the O. W. Swanson resident at 223 North Marion Street. Interment will be in Ottumwa Cemetery. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Biography of Frank Hubert Sherwood

Frank Hubert Sherwood was for many years a successful farmer in Elk County, but in recent years had been owner and had succeeded in developing a very strong independent telephone company at Grenola, and now gives his time and attention to the management of this exchange. Mr. Sherwood also enjoys the distinction of being the mayor of Grenola. The Sherwoods came originally from England, settling in Virginia in colonial days, and Mr. Sherwood’s grandfather, William Sherwood, was born in that state. He was an early settler in Southern Indiana, owned a farm in Bartholomew County, and died at Columbus in that state before Frank H. Sherwood was born. Columbus, Indiana, was also the birthplace of Mr. Frank H. Sherwood. His birthday was June 10, 1869. His father, John B. Sherwood, who was born September 19, 1836, also in Bartholomew County, Indiana, followed farming all his life, and in April, 1886, came to Kansas, locating at Winchester in Jefferson County. He died at Dunavant in Jefferson County January 11, 1915. He was a republican in politics. He was married in Bartholomew County, Indiana, to Miss Sarah Frances Hays, who was born in that county November 20, 1838. She still makes her home at Dunavant, being now in her seventy-ninth year. There were six children. Oscar Melville, who was born at Columbus, Indiana, November 28, 1861, was a merchant, and died...

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McQueen, Wayne B. – Obituary

Funeral services for Wayne B. McQueen, 74 years old, a retired truck driver and Army veteran of World War I, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Bible Church, 3745 East Pleasant Run East Parkway. Entombment will be in Washington Park East Mausoleum. A native of Columbus, Ind. and resident here 45 years, Mr. McQueen died Friday [October 18, 1968] in his home at 2601 North Butler Avenue. Friends may call after 9 a.m. today in the Moore and Kirk North East Chapel. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Hester Anna McQueen; a son, Eugene McQueen; five daughters, Mrs. Viola Briddle, Mrs. Nellie Mocas, Mrs. Eileen Nickel, Mrs. Colleen Wratten and Mrs. Mary Collins; two brothers, Glenn and Valmore McQueen, 18 grandchildren and a great grandchild, all of Indianapolis. Contributed by: Shelli...

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