Source: Unknown newspaper, but likely (95% sure) Danville Commercial News - Jan 1, 1974
Cayuga, Ind - Harold L. O'Donnell, 76, of Cayuga Rt 1, a retired electrical engineer and author of two local history books, died at 7:15 a.m. Sunday, Dec 30, 1973 at his home. He had been ill a year. Born January 2, 1897, in Yeddo, he was the son of Frank and Ida Mae Shanks O'Donnell. He was married Nov 3, 1923, at Rockford to Helen Jane Trahern, who died December 15, 1971. Mr. O'Donnell was a graduate of Cayuga HS and the Illinois Institute of Technology at Chicago in Rockford. He was a veteran of service in the Army during WWI. He served with Co. A, 5th Corps Arillary in France from Sept 9, 1918 to July 16, 1919. He was a past president of the Vermillion County Historical Society and was a member of the Vermillion County Library Board. He was a former member of the Lions Club and attended the Presbyterian Church. His first book, The History of Eugene Township took him five years to write. He also spent five years writing his second book, Newport and Vermillion Township - the FIrst 100 Years. His third publication was Down the Road to Obedee. Survivors include a niece, Mrs. Mary Ann Endicott of Cayuga; and a nephew, Malcom Porter of Miami, Fla. He also was preceded in death by a brother, a sister and a nephew.
- kbz - thanks sooo much to James Patton for sending this one our way :)