Who's Who in Fountain (kbz's version)
The Rich --- The Famous -- The Infamous -- and ... More
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** ADAMSON, John -- land owner; trader; farmer ...
** ALDRIDGE, James Wesley -- decorated by King George V of England for bravery in WWI
** ARMSTRONG, Lewis P -- physician
** AUTER, Peter -- farmer
** AYLSWORTH, Jonas -- mill operator
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** BAILEY, John -- teacher; county sheriff ..
** BARKER, Austin "Buzz" -- House - businessman - WWII Vet - my cousin and one heck of a fellow
** BEVER, Ora Eston - PU grad, homesteader in Montana, attacked by a bear, Powell, Oregon's Mayor 8 years
**BINGHAM, James - politician
**BOGUE, Zelma - 1st female mayor of Glendale, Cal.
** BOLTON, John David - farmer - Civil War soldier
** BRIGGS, Albertus Theodore - minister
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** CARNES, Josef R - composer
** CRANE, George W. III -- columnist; psychologist; first computer dating service (Scientific Marriage Foundation in Mellott, IN) findagrave
CRUEA, George Campaign poster for Sheriff Compliments of Les Cruea
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**DOWNING, Moses - minister
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**FAIRCHILD, Hiram Orlando - minister & politican
** FENTERS, James Dean - microbioligist - much work on cancer, as well as some Enviornmental work. He was on the Editorial Staff for the publication, Applied Microbiology through the 1970s.
**FENTERS, Roy C -- judge; WWI Veteran; prosecuting attorney
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** GRAY, William and wife, Zoe Jones -- first superintendents of the Pythian Home in Lafayette - oversaw 15 or so workers and about 125 people in the home. He was also the first "mayor" of Veedersburg
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** HANNEGAN, Edward - lawyer, prosecuting attorney - twice in House & a senator
** HARDEN, Cecil Murray & husband, Frost - Cecil was a state rep and Frost was a car dealer, barber 50-year Mason
** HAY, George Dewey - born in Attica, became the "father of Grand 'ol Opry"
** HELGERS, Ruby Moore -- a newspaper correspondent for almost 60 years, Ruby worked for both the Crawfordsville Journal-Review and Danville Commercial News. She was always trying to improve her beloved town of Mellott (town board 16 years; Sunday School teacher; Eastern Star; and initiated Flag Town USA. Wish I'd have known her! kbz
** HESLER, Alfred J -- mover & shaker in Fountain County Historical Society and creator of 4-H in the county - cool man!
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-- L --
** LaTOURETTE, John - weaver
** LUKE, Della Cade -- 1st Superintendent of Turkey Run State Park - love to know more about her
-- M --
** MARSHALL, Henry H - born in Fountain County went to Leon, Kansas and prospered
** McCALL, Thomas Edward - Congressional Medal of Honor recepient
** MEEKER, Jacob Edwin - minister and congressman
** MYERS, John Thomas -- Long-time Congressman born in Fountain and lived many of his years here
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** NEAL, Raymond "Ray" GAUMEY - GREAT DePauw football coach - one team not even scored upon :)
** NEBEKER, Enos Hook -- Enos held several local offices, including County Auditor and was chosen by President Harrison as Treasurer of the United States - one of my fav Fountain Countians And here
** NORMAN, Marguerite Starkey Smith -- Marguerite was a cousin of mine and so admired by all who knew her - she gave herself fully to her pupils, community and faith
** NYE, E.A. - multitalented -- preacher, writer, newspaperman ....
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-- P --
** PARKINSON, William Lynn - Circuit Court Judge ...
** PITZER, Lawrence (Slim) -- National Corn Husking Champion - 1939
** PURNELL, Fred Sampson - Lawyer, City Attorney - Congresman
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-- R --
** Rabb, Kate Milner - author, libber, historian - thanks Lesa E -- one lady I didn't know about and am "proud to know her!"
** Richards, Cynthia Walker -- Civil War nurse
** Ryan, Gene W. - 1st Indiana State Police Narcotics Officer - investigate Dillinger
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(17 November 2021)
**SAVAGE, Eugene Francis - painter
** Shanks, Clara - murdered - although there are a dozen articles here about Clara and her demise, there is sooo much more to tell
** Shelton, La"Verna" Glascock -- principal/musician - if anyone has a picture or any information or remembrances of Verna, would LOVE to add that here :) KZ
**Shoemaker, Loyd - WWI Casualty
** Shoup, David Monroe - Congressional Medal Award Winner and a whole lot more :)
** Sobel, Bernard - playwright, publicist
** Strean, Bernard Max - WWII fighter pilot
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** VOORHEES, Daniel Wolsey - US Senator - 1827-1897
Reference 2 (thanks to West Central Indiana Genealogy Research Library)
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** Wallace, David -- Governor of Indiana, father of famed author, Lew Wallace
Note: There are many more references to Covington and the both Wallaces -- just surf the net :)
** Wallace, Lew
WANN, Norman Gillespie "Happy" - great coach & much more - read all about him !
** White, William - War of 1812 Soldier, Investor
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** Zick, (Frank) Neal - R R Donnelley general foreman until his death.