Location: Hamilton County IN

Biography of Prof. George Bush

George Bush, one of the most eminent Biblical scholars and Orientalists of his time in America, was born in Norwich, Vt., June 12, 1796, a son of John and Abigal (Marvin) Bush, and grandson of Capt. Timothy Bush. The boyhood of George Bush was mostly passed in Hanover, New Hampshire, whither his father removed when he was quite young. The son gave early indications of superior intelligence. His eldest sister says “he had a ravishing love of books from her first remembrance of him.” He frequented the College library at Hanover and would bring home ponderous volumes, almost as large as he could carry. Old residents remember him riding to mill on horseback with his face hidden in the pages of an open book that he held before him. At the age of nineteen he entered Dartmouth College, graduating in 1818 with the valedictory and the highest honors of his class, which was of more than average ability, containing among others such scholars as Professor William Chamberlain of Dartmouth College, and the late Professor Thomas C. Upham of Bowdoin College. During a part of his college course, Mr. Bush was a private tutor in the family of Honorable Mills Olcott, and there probably was formed an intimate friendship between himself and Rufus Choate of the class of 1819. The two young men chummed together during the college course, and...

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Daubenspeck Cemetery, Hamilton County, Indiana

This cemetery is located on land once owned by J. Daubenspeck, and thus its name. At one time a Methodist Church stood here, and presumably this cemetery is associated with that church. It is located on 96th Street, near State Road 421. There were many broken or buried stones not transcribed below. This cemetery is also known as Calvary Cemetery.

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Slave Narrative of Barney Stone

Interviewer: Robert C. Irvin Person Interviewed: Barney Stone Location: Noblesville, Indiana Place of Birth: Spencer County, Kentucky Date of Birth: May 17, 1847 Age: 91 (about) Robert C. Irvin District #2 Noblesville, Ind. EX-SLAVE, LIFE STORY OF BARNEY STONE, FORMER SLAVE, HAMILTON CO. This is the life story of Barney Stone, a highly respected colored gentleman of Noblesville, Hamilton County seat. Mr. Stone is near nintey-one years old, is in sound physical condition and still has a remarkable memory. He was a slave in the state of Kentucky for more than sixteen years and a soldier in the Union army for nearly two years. He educated himself and taught school to colored children four years following the Civil War. He studied in 1868, and has been a preacher in the Colored Baptist Faith for sixty nine years, having been instrumental in the building of seven churches in that time. Mr. Stone joined the K. of P. Lodge, the I.O.O.F. and Masonic Lodge and is still a member of the latter. This fine old colored man has always worked hard for the uplift and advancement of the colored race and has accomplished much in this effort in the States of Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana. He, together with his preaching of the gospel, and his lecturing, has followed farming. He now has a field of sweet corn and a fine, large...

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Biography of Ira I. Cammack

Ira I. Cammack, who has devoted the greater part of his life to educational work, has done valuable service in the capacity of superintendent of schools in Kansas City, which position he still holds. He was born at Deming, Hamilton county, Indiana, on the 16th of February, 1858, his parents being James and Edith J. Cammack, who were pioneer settlers of eastern Indiana, taking up their abode in Randolph county. They held birthright membership in the Friends church and were prominently identified therewith throughout their entire lives. The father brought the first steam sawmills to central Indiana. Joseph Pearson, the maternal grandfather of Ira I. Cammack, had the first station of underground railroad north of Cambridge City, Indiana, where Levi Coffin, the reputed president of the underground railroad, lived and operated. Ira I. Cammack obtained his elementary education in the country schools and subsequently became a student in the Union High Academy, which was conducted under the auspices of the Friends church of Westfield, Indiana, and from which he was graduated in 1879. During the following year he attended Valparaiso University. His first teaching experience was gained in the rural schools of Hamilton county, Indiana. Following the completion of his high school course he took charge of the Sugar Plain school west of Thorntown, Indiana, a combination of public and Friends school. Later he assisted as a student in...

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Biography of Hon. William H. Thomas

HON. WILLIAM H. THOMAS. Few families of Douglas County, Missouri, have a higher reputation in all matters of character, intelligence and liberality than the one represented by the name we have just given. For ten years Mr. Thomas has made his home in this county and he now has a fine tract of 160 acres located about eight miles from Willow Springs, and it is highly productive and valuable. He was born in Fayette County, Indiana, June 15, 1840, to the union of Howell and Mary A. (Adams) Thomas, natives of Kentucky and Pennsylvania, respectively. The father left his native State when a young man and made his way to Pennsylvania, where he met and married Miss Adams. From there he moved to the. Hoosier State in 1838 or 1839, and continued to make his home there until 1862, when he moved to Vermillion County, Illinois There he passed peacefully away in 1874 at the advanced age of eighty-four years. He was a carpenter by trade and was a soldier in the War of 1812. In politics he was a Democrat until the formation of the Republican party, when he joined its ranks, remaining with it the remainder of his days. Mrs. Thomas died in Indiana in 1864. She was the daughter of Weldon Adams, who was a pioneer in Pennsylvania. To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas were born eleven...

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Biography of George W. Akers

George W. Akers, who came to Kansas in 1863, had in the course of a long and active career served with credit in two professions, medicine and the ministry. He is now living at Stafford, and was at one time identified with the Stafford County Republican, the paper of which his son, Earl Akers, was proprietor until the latter entered office as state treasurer of Kansas. George W. Akers was born in a log cabin on Little Walnut Creek in Putnam County, Indiana, March 20, 1839, a son of Thomas and Margaret Akers. His parents were both natives of Kentucky, while the grandparents on both sides were Virginians. His grandfather, Thomas Akers, served in the Continental Army under Washington during the Revolution Following that war he went to Kentucky and located near Boonesboro and assisted in the defense of that place against an Indian sttack. While a youth George W. Akers attended public schools and Bainbridge Academy at Bainbridge, Indiana, and studied medicine under Dr. J. B. Cross and later in the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Indianapolis, where he graduated. With his experience and training he came to Kansas in 1863, locating at Paola. He practiced for a number of years successfully, and in 1881 entered the Methbodist ministry and in 1882 joined the Southwest Kansas Conference. He was ordained a deacon in 1884 and an elder...

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Biography of Joseph L. Hines

Joseph L. Hines. The first man appointed to carry the mail into the rural districts of Champaign County was the late Joseph L. Hines. Mr. Hines was for many years a resident of Champaign and his death, which’ occurred in that city November 15, 1910, removed an honored and respected citizen. Mr. Hines was born in Hamilton County, Indiana, December 31, 1859, the youngest in a family of nine children born to Joseph and Elizabeth (LeMarr) Hines. He grew up and received his education in the country and was a farmer until his marriage. He then formed a connection as a traveling salesman with the Coal Brothers Pump Company at Greencastle, Indiana, and sold the goods of that organization over a large territory. After many years of this life Mr. Hines removed to Champaign County in 1893 and entered the livery business. About half a dozen years later, when the rural free delivery system was established, he secured the first appointment as a rural carrier and for a number of years made his journey daily u.p and down the roads of Champaign County, delivering mail to the farmers along the route. Mr. Hines was married November 18, 1881, to Miss Lizzie B. McKinsey, a native of Indiana and the oldest of seven children of Jacob and Rachel (Moore) McKinsey. Her parents were also natives of Indiana. Since her husband’s...

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Biography of Charles G. Royer

Charles G. Royer, whose father was one of the men chiefly identified with the early history and upbuilding of Winchester in Jefferson County, is cashier of the Citizens State Bank of that town. Mr. Royer entered the bank in 1907 as cashier, and had been continuously in that post since the day the bank was first opened for business on August 22, 1907. Throughout the ten years this bank had stood representative of strength and a wholesome influence and helpfulness in that farming community. It had a capital of $25,000 and surplus of $6,000, and its service is such as to furnish a helpful medium for the transaction of business and the couservation of capital. The bank is on Winchester Street. The officers are: J. K. O’Neil, president; N. W. Everett, vice president; and Charles G. Royer, cashier. Mr. Royer is descended from ancestors who were originally natives of Germany. From there the family immigrated to America and settled in Pennsylvania in Colonial times. Charles G. Royer was born at Indianapolis, Indiana, June 4, 1866. His father J. B. Royer, living with his son Charles at¬†Winchester, was born in Carroll County, Maryland, in 1838. He grew up there and in 1861 enlisted in the Sixth Maryland Regiment of Infantry and saw active service throughout the war. In the battle of Gettysburg he was shot through the leg. Following the...

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Biography of John R. Tercy

John R. Tercy, present prohate judge of Ellsworth County, possesses in a distinguishing degree that fine balance of qualities and faculties which enables a probate judge to handle the many delicate problems of administration in a manner that means the approximation of justice to them all. Judge Tercy is not so much a lawyer as a man of affairs. He had had a long and active experience and for many years was a prominent minister of the Presbyterian Church both in Kansas and other weetern states. Judge Tercy was born at Indianapolis, Indiana, September 19, 1858, and is of English ancestry. His grandfather, George Tercy, was born at Leeds, England, in 1762 and died there in 1860, lacking only two years of reaching the century mark. He was a coal miner, owner and operator in England. John Tercy, father of Judge Tercy, was born at Leeds, England, in 1797, grew up in that city and in 1817 immigrated to the United States. He was then a boy of twenty years and in this country he finished his apprenticeship as a machinist. From there he removed to Garrard County, Kentucky, where, understanding the manufacture of woolen cloth, he conducted a woolen factory. In 1849 he removed to Indianapolis, bought a woolen factory, conducted it and sold the property about 1860, after which he lived retired until his death in 1862....

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Biography of Jacob E. Maus

Jacob E. Maus. One of the early settlers of Shawnee County as well as one of its prosperous farmers is Jacob E. Maus, who has additional claims to consideration, for he is a veteran of the great Civil war, a survivor of a struggle that brought peace and prosperity, almost uninterrupted for a half century. Jacob E. Maus was born in Carroll County, Maryland, June 11, 1844. His parents were John and Louisa (Erb) Maus; his grandfather was Jacob Maus, and his great-grandfather was George Maus, who was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. John Maus followed the family avocation of farming and spent his entire life near the Village of Silver Run, Maryland, where he died in 1882. Of his family of children, Jacob E. was the only one to reach maturity. Jacob E. Maus was afforded far better educational opportunities than many of his young comrades, attending the Silver Run High School after completing his course in the district schools, and after satisfactorily passing examination for a teacher’s certificate, taught school acceptably for some time. In search of a wider field of effort, in 1863 Mr. Maus went to LaFayette, Indiana, and in that city, on January 15, 1864, enlisted for service in the Union army, becoming a member of Company L. Fifth Indiana Cavalry, which numerically became the Ninetieth. Mr. Maus’ regiment reached the front in...

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Biography of Wylie White Cook

Wylie White Cook. During a period of more than thirty years, Hon. Wylie White Cook has been almost constantly before the people of Kansas as the incumbent of public positions, and that he still retains in marked degree the confidence and respect of Kansans is evidence of his worth, fidelity and integrity, for the duties of the various offices which he has held have in nearly every case directly affected the welfare of the community. In Mr. Cook’s case it has almost invariably been a case of the office seeking the man, for with but one exception in his long career his election or appointment has come to him without solicitation on his part, a fact which makes his record all the more remarkable. Mr. Cook, who has been a resident of Kansas since July 1, 1881, and is now living at Topeka, was one of three children of Levi and Margaret (White) Cook, and was born at Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana, July 1, 1859. The family of which Mr. Cook is a member originated in Scotland, from which country the progenitors came to America in 1640. On the journey to this country, the father died and was buried at sea, and the mother, with several children, established the family in the East, from whence it scattered to Pennsylvania and North Carolina. It is from the latter branch that...

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Biographical Sketch of Amos N. Barron

Barron, Amos N.; manufacturer; born, Charlestown, Mass., Aug. 24, 1866; son of Henry and Elana Barron; educated, Prescott Grammar School, Charlestown, Mass.; Boston Latin School, Boston, Mass.; Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.; married, Cleveland, Feb. 11, 1908, Jane Carson; one year with The General Electric Co. in Lynn, Mass.; and for one year with one of their sub-companies in Chicago and New York; then entered the employ of The National Carbon Co., in 1894, as traveling representative; after 5 yrs. was made mgr. of the Noblesville, Ind., works; came to Cleveland to assist the general mgr. in supervision of the various factories of the company; was made factory mgr., and last year asst. gen. mgr. of the company; member American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Board of Education, Y. M. C. A., and Chamber of Commerce; member Masonic Order; member Union, Harvard, Country and Rowdant Clubs, of Cleveland; and Niagara Club, of Niagara Falls, N. Y. Recreations: Golf and...

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Biography of Floyd B. McBride, M. D.

Floyd B. McBride, M. D. Among the young and enthusiastic professional element of Montgomery County is found Ford B. McBride, who, within the short space of seven years, has built up at Liberty a medical and surgical practice as gratifying personally as it is successful financially. The fearless, questioning attitude of the twentieth century nowhere is more strikingly apparent than among the exponents of medical science. The tendency of the latter-day physician is to avoid, above all things, hasty jumping at conclusions or too ready dependence upon formulae, a tendency that is rapidly destroying ancient delusions and thereby placing the health of the nation in the hands of reasoners and independent thinkers. In this class Doctor McBride undoubtedly belongs. Ford B. McBride was born July 22, 1882, at Sullivan, Indiana, and is a son of T. P. and Lena (Godwin) McBride. The family is of Seotch-Irish origin and, probably in colonial days, first settled in New Jersey upon coming to America. The grandfather of Doctor McBride, William McBride, was born in 1832, in New Jersey, where he was reared to manhood, moved then to Ohio, where he was married, and was a pioneer into Sullivan County, Indiana. A cabinet maker by vocation, he followed his trade in all these states, and during the Civil war served the Union as an engineer, being a member of the Missonri branch of...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles K. Teter, D. D. S.

Teter, Charles K., D. D. S.; professional anesthetist and minor oral surgery; born, Westfield, Ind., Sept. 25, 1875; son of Rev. J. H. and Sarah Howard Teter; educated, Westerville High School, 1892-1894; Otterbein University, 1894-1897; Ohio Medical University, D. D. S., 1897-1900; married, Galena, O., Feb. 28, 1900, Etta M. Bush; issue, two sons and one daughter; private in 4th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Spanish American War; saw service in Porto Rico; chief anesthetist St. Luke’s Hospital; inventor of the Teter oxid and oxygen apparatus; vice pres. of the National Association of Anesthetists, 1912-1913; pres. The Teter Mnfg. Co.; member National Medical and Dental Ass’n, Ohio State Dental Ass’n, Northern Ohio Dental Ass in, Cleveland Dental Society, National Association of Anesthetists; Delta Sigma Delta Fraternity; member, Euclid, Athletic, and Automobile Clubs. Recreations: Golf and...

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Biographical Sketch of William Crooks Teter

Teter, William Crooks; specialist in dentistry; born in Tennessee, May 4, 1873; son of Rev. Joseph II. and Sarah Howard Teter; educated, Houghton Seminary, N. M., 1886; Sheridan, Ind., High School, 1891; Otterbein University, 1892-1898, Dental Dept., Ohio Medical University, 1899-1903, degrees of A. M. and Ph. B.; married, Coshocton, O., May 2, 1900 EImira Noptune; issue, two daughters and one son; active in the development of the Teter nitrous oxid and oxygen apparatus and nitrous oxid and oxygen anesthesia; has done special work in poerrhea alveolaris; vice pres. the Teter Mnfg. Co.; member the National Dental Ass’n, Ohio Dental Ass’n, Northern Ohio Dental Ass’n, Cleveland Dental Society, National Association of Anesthetists; member Athletic; and Automobile...

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