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Hanna - Tyre Littleton

Source: Family Histories of Montgomery County, Indiana p. 183 (Turner: 1988)

In Union Army War between States 1880 - marr. Corenlia Chittenden Kleiser - 19 years his Jr. in Waveland Musically inclined - part of Educ in Catholic Convent
He was a grad. of Franklin College/stock farmer/merchant - small dept. store in Waveland Mont. Co. Commissioner - commissioned a covered bridge near Waveland - his name, with two other commissioners, is cut in stone on the front of the "Old Jail" built 1882 highly respected - unpretentious and unostentatious - solid, home-loving Scot.  His home still stands in Waveland and now serves as the local mortuary. Because of Cornelia's ill health, Tyre and his family moved to the mild climate of Southern California in 1910. Their initial move was to Redlands and then to Pasedena where they lived until his death in 1915. Both are buried in Maple Ridge Cemetery, Waveland. - typed by kbz

Source: Portrait & Biographical Record of Montgomery, Parke & Fountain County, Indina, 1893 Chapman Brothers p. 238

Tyre L. Hanna is a respected and honored resident of Waveland, Montgomery County. Probably there is not a community in the US which is not the home of one or more men who have carved their fortune single-handed and to whom great credit is due for the result achieved. He whose name heads this biography ranks with the self-made men of this State and in consequence of an industrious, energetic and enterprising career is today the owner of quite a snug fortune. Our subject was born in this county in the year 1834, being a son of William and Elizabeth (Glenn) Hannah, both natives of Shelby county, Ky. at which place they were married. They were pioneers of Indiana, settling in this portion of the Western wilderness in the year 1829. The wife and mother departed this life in 1839, leaving a family of six children to mourn her loss. Mr. Hanna married again, Miss Mary D. Watson becoming his wife. She became the mother of 8 children, 7 of whom are still living. The Hanna family have generally engaged in agricultural pursuits. They trace their lineage back for more than the customary 100 years and delight in the fact that their ancestors were sturdy Scotch Highlanders, natives of the land of Burns, and clanmen always ready to answer the call of the pibroch. The paternal grandfather of our subject, Adam Hannah, was one of 3 brothers who emigrated from the Old Dominion to Shelby Co, Ky where all of them reared their families. Tyre L. Hanna received his education in the common schools, and on attaining his majority entered the Franklin College at Franklin, Indiana, from which insitution he graduated in 1860. During the last year of his school life, he pursued his studies and at the same time acted as teacher. After completing his education our subject turned his attention to the stock business, which pursuit he followed for two years, and later in 1863 opened a store of merchandise, in which line of business he has remained ever since. The year 1880 marked an era in the life of Mr. Hanna, as his marriage with Miss Cornelia K. Kleiser occurred at that time. To them have been born two daughters, who bid fair to grace the social position which their father as a man of influence and standing can give them. During the "late unpleasantness" Mr. Hanna enlisted in Co. B, 78th Regt Indiana Infantry but was only in service for 60 days. He has always been active in political life, adopting the Republican standard and adhering to the principles of his party with all the force of a strong and energetic character. He has served as a County Commissioner for six years in which position he received the warm congratulations of his friends for the broad and intelligent manner in which he filled the office, and the respect of his opponents for the manliness and spirit displayed in his official capacity. He is of a bright, frank, genial nature, a man liberal in views and acts. He has acquired his present condition in the business, social and public life of Waveland through strict attention to the highest morality, honesty and integrity and by diligent attention to those duties which tend to make a man a good and useful citizen. He has always been closely identified with the best interests of the community, and his ability to cope with details is recognized by everyone with whom he comes in contact. To the poor and needy, Mr. Hanna always extends a helping hand, and the fact that fortune has smiled on his own efforts does not keep him from sympathizing with and assisting the less fortunate. The accumulation of wealth too often contracts the heart of mankind and imbues the fortunate with a spirit of selfishness which eradicates many admirable traits. Happy is he whose qualities of heart and mind admit of the generous feelings that endear him to his more humble neighbors. Such a man is he whose biography we have here briefly sketched, and it is to be hoped that he may be long spared to his home and the community in which he is so well known and esteemed so highly. - typed by kbz

Source: Atlas of Montgomery County (Chicago: Beers, 1878) p 12

HANNA, Tyre L. PO Waveland, Farmer and Merchant and County Commissioner son of William and Elizabeth Hanna who settled in County in 1829. Born June 18, 1835. Sec 27, this township - - typed by kbz

Source: H.W. Beckwith History, Montgomery Co In p 348

T.L. Hanna, merchant, Waveland, is one of Montgomery County's prominent and successful business men. He is a native of the County, b. 1835, and is the son of WIlliam Hanna, who is one of the pioneers, having come to the County in 1827. The subj. of this sketch served a short time in the rebellion, in the 78th Ind. Vol. Inf. He was elected co. comm. in 1877 and reelected in 1879. He owns 620 acres of fine land in the County and a first-class dry-goods establishment in Waveland, where he does an extensive business. He buys all kinds of grain and produce and is a useful man to have in any community. - - typed by kbz

Source: Waveland Independent newspaper, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana, Friday June 24, 1898

T.L. Hanna was 62 years of age last Friday, but he had forgotten the fact until he went home in the evening and found his house filled with friends. The yard was lighted up with Chinese lanterns and the evening was passed there most pleasantly. Mr. Hanna recieved a handsome gold-headed cane and an easy chair as souvenirs of the pleasant occasion. - - typed by kbz

Source: Waveland Independent newspaper, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana, July 30, 1915

Mrs. Josephine Milligan received a telegram yesterday telling of the death of her brother, TL Hanna in Pasadena, California at 3 in the morning. It is understood that the body will be brought here for burial. It could not arrive here before Tuesday of next week. -- typed by kbz

Source: Waveland Independent newspaper, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana, Aug 6, 1915

Tyre Littleton Hanna, third son of William and Elizabeth Glenn Hanna, was born on the old Hanna homestead two miles northwest of town, June 17, 1834 and died in Pasadena Calif. July 29, 1915 aged 81 years 1 month and 11 days. He received his early education in the Waveland Academy, later graduating from Franklin College with the class of 1860, his graduating oration at the 22nd annual commencement having the title: "Truly Great Men," a subject that as his life is reviewed, seems very fitting. He enlisted in the union army and held the rank of corporal in the 76th IVI sixty day service. Returning to Waveland he engaged in mercantile business, establishing a partnership with William Davis, father of the late Mrs. Charles Oglesbee. He retained his interest in this establishment throughout his lifetime, remaining as senior partner in many changes of the firm name during the 55 years of his business activity. Among those associated with him were his brother, SC Hanna, FN Johnson, CH Johnson, GM Cowan, BS Kritz, Harry English and CS Kritz. He was interested in a woolen mill and flouring mill at Bluff Mills. His farm interests, however, comprised his chief business, and his love for outdoor life gave him keen pleasure in this pursuit. Since 1906, failing health has compelled him to spend his winters in California, first at Redlands, but for the past 4 years at Pasadena, but he kept in touch with home interests and early spring, until this year, always found him making daily trips over his faMrs. It is noteworthy that his old driving horse died on the morning of his funeral. In spite of failing health he continued to give his personal attention to his farms until his departure for Cal. last fall. Mr. Hanna always took a keen interest in public affairs, and his advice was sought and followed. He served 2 terms as Co. Commissioner, was a member of the first Co. Council, and served many years on the school board. He served as trustee of Franklin College and never lost his interest in education. In his quiet way he assisted a number of young men to obtain a better training for life. In early manhood he became a member of Freedom Baptist Church, and retained his interest in that denomination through life. He was also a member of Rathbone Lodge, Knights of Pythias No 232. In 1880, he marr. Cornelia Keiser of Lebanon and to them were born 3 daus: Olivia Elizabeth, Corenlia Alberta and Amy Margaret who with the wife survive. Besides his immediate family he leaves 3 sisters and 3 brothers: Mrs. M.J. Milligan, Waveland: Mrs. W.H. Fullenwider, Indianapolis; Mrs. J.W. Donaldson, Topeka; Adam Hanna, Greencastle; Lindsy Hanna, Ogallala, Neb and D.W. Hanna of Burlingame, KS. Two sisters, Margaret and Alberta and five brothers, William, James, Joseph, Clay and Pendelton preceded him to the Beyond, where they, with his own mother, his second mother and his father have welcomed him. A most impressive religious service was conducted in a memorial chapel in Pasadena, by the assistant pastor of the First Baptist Church, Dr. J.N. Fields, the former pastor at Redlands was present and assisted, as did Dr. Sammis, who was pastor at the Waveland Presbyterian Church 31 years ago, and during his pastorate offic. at the funeral of Mr. Hanna's youngest sister, Alberta. 50 men of the Bible Class, of which he was a member, held a special service in his memory, and proved themselves a source of much comfort and helpfulness to the grief stricken wife and daughters. At his side when the summons, "Come up higher" came, besides the family, Ex-Senator George E. Hanna and wife, cousins and life-long friends of the family were present. The body reached Waveland on Tues. afternoon. A large number of relatives and friends were at the station to meet the sorrowing family and accompanied them to the home on E. Green St. Funeral services were held on Wed. afternoon at 3, conducted by Rev. EE Moorman, pastor at the Englewood Christian Church Indianapolis, assisted by Rev. Clarence Almon. The honorary pallbearers were his life-long friends and associates: CM Crawford, Henry Harding, MO Sullivan, FN Johnson, WT Glenn, Samuel Milligan, Sr. and W. S Goslin. The active pallbearers were nephews of Mr. Hanna. The undertaker was also a nephew, from Greencastle. Interment in Maple Ridge Cemetery Relatives from a distance were: Adam Hanna and son, Andrew of Greencastle; Mrs. William H. Fullenwider, Indianapolis; Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Fullenwider, Messrs. Ernest and Earl Fullenwider, Indianapolis; Mr. & Mrs. William Hanna, Carpentersville; Misses Margaret and May Hanna, Messrs. Charles and Frank Hanna, Roachdale; Mrs. George Wendling, North Salem; Mr. & Mrs. SC Hanna and son William, terre Haute; Miss Anna Hanna, Mr. Ed Hanna, Crawfordsville; Mr. & Mrs. Lewis McGaughey, Russellville; Mrs. WT Whittington and dau, Mary, Crawfordsville. Amongst other friends present were: Mr. & Mrs. Jess Canine, Mrs. Charles Crawford; Theodore Ristine; Mr. & Mrs. Henry Hardin; Mrs. Sara McIntosh; Mrs. Mel Hardin; Mrs. Mary Rice; Mrs. Robert Moseley; Capt. WP Herron, Crawfordsville; Mrs. Charles Norton and son Charles, Indianapolis; Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Witt; Mr. Jacob Wilcox, Lebanon; Dr. John L. Durham, Sullivan; Leon Guy, E. Las Vega, NM and Mrs. Frank Stevenson, Rockville. -- - typed by kbz

Source: Waveland Independent newspaper, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana, Aug 6, 1915

Resolutions of Respect --
In Memory of Brother Tyre L. Hanna who died July 29, 1915. Once again the Supreme Chancellor of the universe hath summoned through death, a brother Knight, from the labors of the Castle here to the joys of the beautiful castle in the New jerusalem. He has comepleted his labors of Friendship in helping his fellow brother; of Charity in releiving the cries of the distressed and in Benevolence in ministering at the bedside of the sick. As a recompense of his service under the tri- colored banner, he has received the plaudit, well done from the Great Father. And whereas the all wise and merciful Father has called our beloved and respected Brother home and he having been a true and faithful Brother of our Mystic Order therefore be it. Resolved,t hat rathbone No 232 Knights of Pythias of Waveland in testimony of our loss tenders to the family of our deceased Brother our sincere condolence in this deep affliction and that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family. WH Oglesbee; CE Milligan; BS Kritz, Committee -- - typed by kbz

Source: Waveland Independent newspaper, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana Sept 10, 1915

The inheritance tax report in the estate of Tyre L. Hanna, of Waveland whose death occurred July 20 was filed in circuit court today by George B. Welty, who appraised the estate. The estate left by mr. Hanna amounted to $113,647.60, with indebtedness of $13,837.50, leaving as the net value of the estate $99,810.10. The total inheritance tax assessed against the estate is $919.45. The report showed that at the time of Mr. hanna's death he possessed notes and accounts valued at $10,920, stocks worth $22,275, household goods, grain, implements and livestock worth $7,855 and land in this county valued at $77,740.  The benficiaries in the estate are Mrs. Cornelia K. Hanna, wife of the deceased, Olivia, Alberta and Margaret, his daugters. The wife's share is $33,270.04 and the tax against her part is $254.05.  Each of the daughters will receive $22,180.02 and the inheritance tax against each will be $221.80. The cost of the appraisal was $20.  -- - typed by kbz
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