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SCHOONOVER, Isaac E.


Source: Indianapolis News, 25 Sept 1919 p7

Covington, Ind Sept 25 – I.E. Schoonover, age almost 71 one of the veteran Fountain County attorneys, is dead at his home here. He began the practice of law about 48 years ago at Williamsport, later moving to Attica. In November 1906 he was elected judge of the Fountain Circuit Court, which position he held for 12 years. After retiring from the bench, Mr. Scvhoonover formed a law partnership with CB Philpott in Covington. He has been a central figure in Democratic politics in this region for many years, and numbers among his political triumphs he mayorality office of Attica for two terms, and city attorney of Attica for several years, besides his two terms as judge. Mr. Schoonover was born October 22, 1849 in Warren County and was married twice. His son, Albert Schnoonover US District Attorney for the lower half of California and a widow survive.

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Source: Garnett Kansas Review Thursday 25 Sept 1919 p 1

A message was received here yesterday stating that Judge Isaac Schoonover of Covington, Ind died early yesterday morning. The body was taken to Attica, Ind his old home for burial. He was 70 years of age. Mr. Schoonover was judge of his district 18 years. He was one of 15 children, only two brothers remaining, one, William living in Garnett. There is also a sister living. No details of his life have been received at this office. Judge Schoonover visited his three brothers here – Dr. George Schoonover, William Schoonover and Stephen Schoonover – and his nephew Manford Schoonover in some times past and many Garnett people remember him.  He was a prominent man in legal circles in Indiana. – kbz



Source: Indianapolis Star Thu 25 Sept 1919 p 18

Covington Sept 24 – Isaac E. Schoonover, 70 years old, an attorney and for 12 years judge of the Fountain Circuit Court is dead at his home in this city. At one time he was mayor of Attica, Ind. He is survived by the widow and one son, Albert Schoonover of Los Angeles, Cal who is US District attorney for southern California. The body will be buried at Attica Friday. - kbz

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