Source: Waveland Independent, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana, Aug 14, 1908
H.T. Ristine Republican candidate for Prosecutor was in town on Tuesday shaking hands with the voters. – typed by kbz
Hon. Theodore Ristine, in his address on the early history of Crawfordsville and a founder of Wabash College, says: "The next step, after having determined to establish a college, was to choose a location, and it was resolved unanimously in favor of Crawfordsville. There was no divided view, no other place. It was central and its 'State of Society' on account of which it was chosen, speaks volumes for the good name and social standing of the pioneers of this town and the estimation in which they were held by these men who had been educated in the best colleges of New England. To name a few of the families which contributed to that 'State of Society', referred to in the resolution selecting the town as the site for the college, may be mentioned that of Judge Williamson Dunn, Isaac C. Elston and Hon. John Wilson. In each case these names abide and the influence from them have continued and three generations of these families have helped the City, the State and Nation."
Source: Crawfordsville Journal & Review, Saturday, Dec 5, 1931
Funeral services for Theodore H. RISTINE will be held at the home, 602 W. Wabash Avenue, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be made at Oak Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Melvin V. OGGEL, pastor of the Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church, will preach the funeral sermon and will be assisted by Dr. GL Mackintosh, president emeritus, of Wabash College. Mr. Ristine, believed to be the oldest native born citizen of Crawfordsville died at his home Friday afternoon following an extended illness. - kbz
Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Review Feb 14, 1908 p 1
Theodore H. Ristine, of this city is one of a total of 53 attorneys now living in Indiana who were admitted to practice law in the supreme court of the state prior to 1871. The list includes the names of some of the state's most prominent attorneys today. Mr. Ristine was admitted to practice before the supreme court in 1869. Other attorneys, known here whose names appear in the list are: William A. Ketch of Indianapolis, James McCabe of Williamsport; Daniel P. Baldwin of Logansport; David Turpie of Indianapolis; Addison C. Harris of Indianapolis and Richard P. Dechart of Lafayette. - kbz