Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Civil War Soldier Thomas PEFLEY

As I mentioned in an earlier post, a find in a library 200 miles away made mention of Civil War soldier Thomas PEFLEY of Wabash County, Indiana.  Thomas is my wife's second great-grandfather.

The book, Ledger of Civil War Appointments and Discharges from the Recorder's Office of Wabash County was compiled by local historian, Ron Woodward.  

PEFLEY, THOMAS  page 33 pvt Co G 21 Heavy Art mustered out 10-2-1861 Ft McHenry Md disability; born Washington Oh age 21 height 5' 9 1/4" light complexion grey eyes brown hair was a farmer.  GAR

My records show Thomas as being born in Preble County, Ohio.  There is a Washington Court House, Ohio, but that is in Fayette County.  Nice to have a physical description, and to learn that he was mustered out due to disability.

The regiment was originally the 21st Regiment of Indiana Infantry, later classified as the 1st Regiment of Heavy Artillery.  It was organized at Indianapolis on July 24, 1861.  It left Indiana a week later for Baltimore, where it stayed until 1863.

Thomas is listed on the roster of soldiers in Company G, as "Thomas Pifley".  His residence is shown as Knox County.  He mustered in on July 24, 1861 and was discharged October 2, 1861 due to disability.

I do not have copies of his Civil War records.  His pension records are not with the NARA, he died in 1935 and I was told they were with the VA.  Will have to follow up on that.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Moultons of Licking County, Ohio

Located FindAGrave pages for my paternal 4th-great grandparents, Selah and Lydia (FINEL) MOULTON and noticed photos of their tombstones.  They are buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Alexandria, Licking County, Ohio.

Until I received the email from Martha Sturgill of the Alexandria Public Library, I did not have their place of burial.  Martha was kind enough to search several records in Licking County, Ohio for me.

In the Maple Grove Cemetery records I did find the Moultons listed. They are buried side by side in plot 17, #3&4. Selah is listed as being born in 1790 and dying November 24, 1848 and Lydia as being born 1796 and dying December 3, 1869. They were the only Moulton's listed in cemetery records. Maple Grove is located just behind the school in Alexandria and is our biggest cemetery. There are many other small and family cemeteries on farms and in rural areas where some other Moulton's may be laid to rest. It is very hard to say.
Many of the early settlers of St. Albans Township in Licking County were from Vermont, as were the Moultons.  Prior to Ohio, the family was from Rutland County, Vermont.

Martha's email gave me some more insight into where Selah lived and records to research such as :

 In 1830 the Bible Society reported 128 families in the Township with 750 total population. In 1836 the Deacon made a list of the families by school district. In that list Selah Moulton is reported to be living in the Worthington Road district. This is still a rural farming area and no mention of Mr. Moulton was made in the chapter about mill owners and other business owners. From this I am assuming that he was a farmer. The copy of the 1848 platt map in the book is very blurred, but I did find the name of S. Moulton on it. It is just slightly SW of the center of the township. Do you know if the children stayed in the area? I couldn't find the name on the 1854 map.

Selah and Lydia's son, Albert, is my ancestor.  Albert disappeared during the Gold Rush era, and I'm also trying to track him down as well.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Black Sheep Sunday: Bank Bandits Confess to Sheriff

Source: Marion Leader-Tribune, Marion, Indiana, December 30, 1924, page 1.


Daring Thefts Here Have Been Cleared

Written Confession Is Secured from James Robbins and After William Behrens Is Identified by Upland Bank Cashier He Changes His Denial and Admits He Help Put Over the Job There -- Local Sheriff Works Hard On Case -- Roll of Bills Led to Arrest of the Men

One of the gang flashed a roll of bills, and this caused suspicion, and led to his undoing, and two of the six bandits who held up the officers of the Upland state bank and took $2,500 on the afternoon of December 24, are now in the Grant county jail with confessions in the hands of Sheriff Bert Renbarger from both men that they not only took part in this robbery, but from one of the two that they robbed a hardware store at Lebanon, attempted to robe the bank at Noblesville, but were frightened when the bank president pushed his foot and sounded the burglar alarm, that five members of the gang, on claiming innocence, had robbed the South Marion State Bank of approximately $4,000 on the afternoon of November 27.

The arrests, beginning at Lebanon early Sunday morning, are considered among the most important ever made in the state, for it is believed they will put an end to a reign of banditry which has run wild in the state for some months.

The arrest of two of this band, with other arrests expected, and the arrest of the band at Peoria, Ill., said to have robbed the Converse bank, clears up the three bank robberies in this particular section of the state.

Sheriff Works Hard.

Sheriff Bert Renbarger and his deputies have been working hard on the case, and are being widely commended for their success.

The men under arrest are William Behrens, 20 years old, of Monticello, Ind., who was arrested yesterday by Sheriff Bert Renbarger, Deputy Sheriff Woody Smith and the chief of police of Monticello, and James Robbins, 22, of Lebanon, who was arrested late Saturday night by the police at Lebanon.

Robbins has confessed also to taking part in the attempted holdup of the Noblesville bank on December 17, and said that the other five members of his gang had robbed the South Marion State bank of approximately $4,000 on the afternoon of November 27, but said that he was not in this robbery.  Behrens, when brought to Marion yesterday afternoon at first stoutly denied knowing anything about the Upland, Marion or Noblesville affairs, but when Earl Bragg, cashier of the Upland State Bank, and S.G. Stump of Upland, who was pulled inside of the bank by one of the bandits, came to the jail last night and identified both men as being among the five bandits, Behrens then changed his story and admitted to having taken part in the Upland job, but maintained that he was not with the bandits when the South Marion bank was robbed.

Identification Sure.

Both Bragg and Stump were positive in their identifications.  Stump was the man who stepped into the bank when the robbery was taking place, and started to go out when one of the bandits grabbed him and pulled him back into the bank and demanded that he hold up his hands.

The news of Robbins' arrested was given out at Indianapolis yesterday morning.

A confession was secured from Robbins by Sheriff Renbarger, who has spent the last two days at Lebanon and Monticello in an effort to round up the entire gang.

The confession of Robbins, in part is as follows:

"On the night of December 22, 1924, we drove to Lebanon at about two o'clock in the morning and we broke into the hardware store of John B. Shelby and stole three shot guns, five rifles, 25 to 30 boxes of shells, electric drills, two radio sets and some other goods.

"Then we planned to go to Upland and rob the Upland State bank.  We had a Moon sedan, which was stolen in Indianapolis the day before.  At Upland, one remained outside of the bank in the car, while the rest went into the bank and held up the employees with revolvers and stole whatever money could be found.  I received between $300 and $400 as my share.  We, except myself, took part in and robbed the South Marion State bank on November 27 and also in the attempted robbery of the bank at Noblesville on December 17.

"After the Upland robbery the gang separated.  The reason for the robbery of the bank at Noblesville not being successful was because the burglar alarm went off.  The airplanes flying overhead at the time had nothing to do with us at the time of the attempted robbery" (Signed) James Robbins.

Have Served Time.

Both Robbins and Behrens have served time in prison.  Behrens was sent up some time ago from Monticello on a charge of burglary and was later paroled, after serving about twenty-six months.  Robbins has also served time in the state reformatory on a charge of grand larceny, having been sentenced from Lebanon.  It is said that the other members of the gang have also served prison sentences.

Both men were interview at the county jail last night by a Leader-Tribune reporter.

Behrens had a number of watches on his person, and last night he said he had bought them, and had not robbed any store.

Behrens Was Seen.

Behrens was identified by Deputy Sheriff John Schell as one of the men who was in the Moon car when it stopped at a filling station on North Washington street and Highland avenue two hours before the Upland bank robbery.  Behrens told Schell that his face "looked familiar," but could not tell just where he saw him.

Robbins admitted last night that he took part in the Upland bank robbery, and was also with the band at Noblesville, but denied being with the crowd when the South Marion bank was robbed.  He said that all of the other members of the gang robbed this bank except himself.

Robbins' mother, father and sweetheart arrived in the city yesterday to visit him, but the parents did not go to the jail.  Last night Robbins was told that his mother was very ill at Lebanon.  HIS SWEETHEART APPEARED TO FIND OUT IF HE HAD GOT HER WRIST WATCH WHICH SHE SAID HE HAD PROMISED TO GET FOR HER.

Behrens, after he confessed to Sheriff Renbarger, in the presence of Cashier Bragg and Mr. Stump of Upland, also told the sheriff where he had hidden a part of the money which was stolen from the Upland bank, and the sheriff at Monticello was notified.

Flashes Big Roll.

The flashing of a roll of money led to the arrest of Robbins at Lebanon.  Robbins, who has been in trouble before, was seen to show a roll of money of considerable size, and he was arrested as a suspect late Saturday night.  When searched the police found $263.90 on his person.  Robbins told them that he had spent $60.35 out of the money for clothing.  When Robbins was arrested Sheriff Renbarger was notified, and early Sunday morning Renbarger and Deputy Sheriff Schell drove to Lebanon, where information was secured concerning Behrens, after Robbins had told the officers of the movements of the gang.  With the prospects for arresting all members of the gang, it was agreed that nothing should be given out by any officer in any county until all of the bandits had been arrested and placed in jail.

Go to Monticello.

Yesterday morning Sheriff Renbarger and Deputy Woody Smith drove to Monticello, where Behrens was arrested.  When searched he had a number of Ingersoll watches in his possession, which the officers said were being given away by him.  He was brought back to Marion and lodge in jail late yesterday afternoon.

Every effort will be made by the authorities of several counties to round up and arrest the four remaining members of the gang.

The robbery of the South Marion bank took place about fifteen minutes before closing time on the afternoon of November 27.  Five of the bandits entered the bank and commanded the two bank officials and two customers to hold up their hands.  They then attempted to lock the bank officials in the vault, but failed to succeed.  The bandits took all of the money in sight on the counter, and secured more from the vault, and ran out and disappeared in what was described as being a Nash car, leaving in a southerly direction.

Machine Was Stolen.

The same gang, apparently, stole the Moon sedan from George W. Killinger, 1922 North Pennsylvania street, Indianapolis, in front of his residence on Monday night, December 23, drove to Lebanon, where the hardware store was robbed, and then came to Marion, arriving here shortly before the noon hour.  In their confessions they did not mention being around the city for some time and of getting a supply of gasoline at a filling station in North Marion.

When the Moon car was going north on Washington street, it was seen by Deputy Sheriffs Schell and Smith, as well as by Detectives Humble and Andrews of the police department.  Believing the Moon car to be a car they had been looking for, which was thought to contain liquor, the deputy sheriffs followed the car to the filling station.  Schell held a short conversation with one of the men, not either of the two under arrest.  The men asked the direction to reach State Road No. 35, stating they wished to go to Hartford City.  About an hour and a half later, news of the Upland bank robbery was received.

This article is a follow-up to the robbery of the Upland State bank by a group of robbers led by my paternal cousin, Harry PIERPONT (1902-1934).  Harry later came to fame as a member of the "Terror Gang" with John Dillinger.  These stories about his early career as a bank robber in Indiana have proven most interesting.  

Black Sheep Sunday – create a post with the main focus being an ancestor with a “shaded past.” Bring out your ne’er-do-wells, your cads, your black widows, your horse thieves and tell their stories. And don’t forget to check out the International Black Sheep Society of Genealogists (IBSSG). This is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

June (Davis) Lambertson (1898-1951): Sunday's Obituary

June Lambertson obit, Elwood Call-Leader, March 21, 1951, p. 8

Source: Elwood Call-Leader, Elwood, Indiana, March 21, 1951, p. 8


Mrs. June Lambertson, 52, 717 South A street, died at 5:45 o'clock Tuesday evening at her home after an illness of three years.

Born June 11, 1898 in Indianapolis she was the daughter of Adkinson and Ida Davis.  She was married to Clemon Lambertson, July 28, 1917.  He survives.  Mrs. Lambertson was a member of First Baptist church.

Survivors include the husband, two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Walsh, Elwood, and Mrs. Bonnie Wright of Alexandria; two sons, Harold Lambertson of Elwood and Floyd Lambertson of Alexandria; a sister; Mrs. Pansy Decker of Crawfordsville and nine grandchildren.

The body is at the Robert L. Jackley funeral home where friends may call.

Funeral rites will be held at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon at First Baptist church.  The Rev. R.W. Sage, pastor will officiate.  Burial will be made in Elwood City cemetery.

June (DAVIS) LAMBERTSON was my maternal great-grandmother.  Her obituary is another one that I recently rediscovered while researching at the Elwood Public Library.

The obituary states her parentage exactly as is listed on her birth certificate, though I consider it be under dispute.  I continue to research in hopes of finding some court record that could clear it up.

Sunday’s Obituary – if you have obituaries of family members and ancestors, consider posting them along with other information about that person as part of Sunday’s Obituary. This is an ongoing series developed by Leslie Ann at Ancestors Live Here.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Now You Know: The Silver Dollar Came Back

The Bryan (OH) Times, January 15, 1963, p. 3
This snippet from the January 15, 1963 edition of the Bryan, Ohio Times mentions my paternal great-granduncle, Lynn Lumas ROCKWELL (1865-1949).  L.L. was married to Beulah Sarah LeMASTERS (1866-1940), daughter of Luman Walker and Mary Keziah (CHEW) LeMASTERS.

In 1902, L.L. Rockwell of Fort Recovery, Ohio, put his initials on a silver dollar and spent it.  It came back to him in January 1937 after being in circulation 35 years.
L.L. operated a garage in Fort Recovery, Ohio for many years, and I assume that is where his silver dollar came back to him.  

I was doing a search on Google to see if I could find mention of the Rockwell garage when I located this article.  Why it was being reprinted as a UPI release in 1963 is a mystery.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Clara (Cook) Lambertson (1848-1943) : Sunday's Obituary

Clara Lambertson obit, Elwood Call-Leader, January 23, 1943

Source: Elwood Call-Leader, Elwood, Indiana, January 23, 1943, p. 1


Mrs. Lambertson Stricken At Home Of Daughter

Mrs. Clara Lambertson, 94, formerly of Elwood, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Omer Whisler, west of Atlanta, Saturday morning.  She was the wedow [sic] of Cary Lambertson.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Maude Hayes of Mount Vernon, Ill., Mrs. Lola Whisler of Atlanta, at whose home she died, and two sons, Charles Lambertson of Summitville, and Bert Lambertson of Indianapolis.  There are 13 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

She and her family came to Elwood when it was known as Quincy.  It was reported that she remembered when Lincoln was president, and that she came from Virginia to Ohio in a covered wagon with hehr [sic] parents.

The body was removed to the Schaffer funeral home in Arcadia and the funeral was held Monday morning at the Dunkard church with burial following in City cemetery here.

Clara (COOK) LAMBERTSON was my maternal 3rd-great grandmother.  Her obituary is one that I recently rediscovered when searching at the Elwood library.  

Some interesting comments were made in the obituary, particularly that her family came from Virginia to Ohio in a covered wagon and that she remembered Lincoln as president.  

Clara would have been around 13 years old when the Civil War began, so yes, she could have remembered Lincoln.  Whether she was born in Ohio or Virginia is disputed, as the census records state she was born in Ohio.  I have not yet located her marriage record, though it was supposedly October 1, 1869 in Butler County, Ohio.  No record has been located in Butler or surrounding counties.  

The family was definitely in Butler County, Ohio in the 1870 census, which remains the earliest documented record I have for Clara.  The town of Elwood, Indiana was originally known as Quincy, and became known as Elwood in 1869.

Sunday’s Obituary – if you have obituaries of family members and ancestors, consider posting them along with other information about that person as part of Sunday’s Obituary. This is an ongoing series developed by Leslie Ann at Ancestors Live Here.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Marriage Record: Thomas McCool to Katy Harpole, 1819

Decided to swing over to FamilySearch to see what I could find on Thomas McCOOL (1797-1867).  Found his marriage record in Warren County, Kentucky to Katy HARPOLE on January 14, 1819.

FamilySearch screen shot of Thomas McCool marriage record

So, that helps to explain the relationships with the HARPOLE line, and clears up that Katy or Catherine, as I have her, was the mother of his children.  Note W.S. Harpole was a witness to Thomas' will, and he was buried in the Harpole Cemetery.  

A quick Google search finds another researchers family tree that has Martha SCALES as the wife of Thomas' son, John B. McCool, marrying in 1823 in Warrick County, Indiana.  However, this person has John B. as the son of William McCOOL.

Obviously, I have several McCOOLs to sort out and errors in my database.  I've made an assumption that the John P. McCOOL listed in the will abstract was Thomas's son and the same as John B. Assumptions are dangerous in genealogy, and I should wait until I receive verification.

Will Abstract of Thomas McCool (1797-1867): Warrick County, Indiana

Located this will abstract record of Corinne's maternal 5th-great grandfather, Thomas McCOOL, in Warrick County, Indiana on my recent trip.

Thomas McCool       April 11, 1867    April 23, 1869   page 82-83

Heirs: John P. McCool, Jacob B. McCool, Margaret Hargrave.  Witnesses: W.S. Harpole and A.J. Milller

Source: Abstracts Warrick County, Indiana, Will Book I 1831-1859 Will Book 2 Feb. 1860-June 1885, Capt. Jacob Warrick Chapter, DAR, 1992, p. 8

Known children of Thomas are Jacob B., Nancy Ann, Margaret and John P.  Thomas had two wives, Martha "Patsey" SCALES (1807-1825) and Catherine ________.  At this point I've not identified for sure which wife was the mother of the children, though I'm leaning towards Martha.

Thomas was born December 20, 1797 in Virginia and died May 14, 1867 in Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana.  Prior to coming to Indiana, the family lived in Warren County, Kentucky.  Thomas is buried in the Harpole Cemetery, Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana.  Note the Harpole name as a witness, there may be a family connection.   Much research needs to be done on this line.

Will be writing letter today requesting a copy of his will record from Warrick County.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Disorganization Can Cost You Twice

Probably the only worse feeling than that you've overpaid for something is the feeling you get when you realize you've paid twice for the same thing.  In genealogy research, this seems to happen to me more frequently than I'd care to admit.  

Disorganization in research has caused me to pay for the same court record or obituary twice many times.  Just last week, while working at the Elwood Public Library, I decided I would try to complete some task from my "To-Do" files in my Rootmagic software.  Having already taken the time to identify individuals who had lived and died in the area, I thought that I had a pretty good idea of whom I needed to obtain obituary copies from the local newspaper.  After all, they were marked as "tasks" that still needed to be completed.

As I began to search for close relatives on the list, I realized that I didn't have copies of the obituaries of my maternal great-grandmother, June (DAVIS) LAMBERTSON and my 2nd-great grandmother Pearl (BEALS) LAMBERTSON.  After obtaining the microfilm reels and finding their obituaries, I noticed that they looked strangely familiar.  I was positive that I had already obtained these obituaries, yet they still appeared on my list of things "to-do."

I double-checked my database to make sure that I hadn't already entered the information, but it wasn't there.  So I paid for the obituaries and left.  When I got back home, a double-check indicated that I did already have these obituaries - they were in a pile of papers "to be filed" that had been obtained on a previous research jaunt.  By not checking the box on my genealogy database, I had paid twice for the same information.  Fortunately, in this case, the damage was minor - only $.10 per copy.  But I know there have been other times where I have paid over $1.00 per page for something I already had because I wasn't organized.

Lesson learned: when returning from a research trip, be sure to update you research log right away so that you don't go back and try to re-invent the wheel.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Black Sheep Sunday: Auto Used By Bank Bandits Is Found

Source: Marion Leader-Tribune, Marion, Indiana, December 28, 1924, p. 1.


Machine Was Found Mired At Kempton

It Had Been Occupied by Six Men Who Were Driven to Lebanon, Indiana


Local Sheriff Gets Full List of Goods Taken From Lebanon Store

Kempton, Ind., Dec. 27. - An automobile which stood mired in a road near Kempton from Tuesday night until Friday night before it was removed by authorities is said to have been the Moon car stolen from George W. Killinger, 1922 North Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, Monday night and which is believed to have been used by bandits who held up and robbed the Upland State bank at Upland late Tuesday, of $2,500.

With the recovery of the car authorities have learned that six men were in the car when it became mired in the road about 7:30 o'clock Tuesday night.  Some of the men walked to the home of Mrs. Bonnie Peters about one mile distant and telephoned the Hawkins garage at Kempton.

Clem Goodnight, of the garage, started to take the men to Frankfort at their request.  They carried shotguns, rifles, revolvers and satchels, were well dressed an appeared to be from nineteen to twenty-five years old.

At the Michigan road, Goodnight said, the men changed their minds about going to Frankfort, and had him take them to Lebanon.  At Lebanon two of the men got out at the edge of town, pretending that they lived there and the others were taken to an address which Goodnight said he could not remember, but which he said he could find again.

The men told Goodnight that they were from Louisville and wished to get back home for Christmas.  They said they had been hunting and had been out three days, but did not say where they had been hunting.

Goodnight said he asked the men if he should pull the mired car from the road and was told by them they would send a man back the next day for the car.  The man never appeared, however.

Turns Letter Over.

Indianapolis, Dec. 27. - George W. Killinger, Jr., 1922 North Pennsylvania street, owner of the Moon car, said Saturday he had been informed that his car was found by police at Kempton.  He said he gave the letter to the company which had the car insured and it would get the car.

Evidence Is Received.

More evidence showing that the six bandits, who robbed the Upland State bank of $2,500 are the same men who robbed the Lebanon Hardware company of Lebanon, Indiana, of a large quantity of merchandise on the night of December 22, was received by Sheriff Bert Renbarger yesterday.  Joe C. Cain, sheriff of Boone county, wrote a letter to Sheriff Renbarger, giving him a list of the articles stolen from the Lebanon store and stated that the robbers were driving a Moon sedan, license 443-554, which was stolen from Indianapolis on the night of the Lebanon robbery.

This is the same car and license number as was seen in Marion by the police and deputy sheriffs a few hours before the Upland bank was robbed.  Since the Upland robbery not a trace of the robbers has been reported from any section of the state.

The articles taken from the Lebanon store included two rifles, two double barreled shot guns, one hammerless double barrel shot gun, two single shot rifles, one Marlin rifle, repeater, two Remington repeating rifles, eight pocket knives, one six inch barrel pistol, one 32 German automatic revolver, about fifty boxes of ammunition, four flashlights, several batteries and other articles.

The bandits are thought to have came to Marion, following the robbery at Lebanon, arriving in the city shortly after one o'clock Tuesday afternoon, when they were first seen by Captain Jake Campbell near Twenty-ninth and Washington street, driving north on Washington.  A few minutes later they were seen at the corner of Third and Adams street by Detective Humble and Andrews.

This article is a follow-up to the robbery of the Upland State bank by a group of robbers led by my paternal cousin, Harry PIERPONT (1902-1934).  Harry later came to fame as a member of the "Terror Gang" with John Dillinger.  I've enjoyed tracing his early career in Indiana through local newspapers.

Black Sheep Sunday – create a post with the main focus being an ancestor with a “shaded past.” Bring out your ne’er-do-wells, your cads, your black widows, your horse thieves and tell their stories. And don’t forget to check out the International Black Sheep Society of Genealogists (IBSSG). This is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Elyria (Ohio) Savings and Banking Company, 1903

W.C. LeMaster, cashier
The Elyria Savings and Baking Company

A cursory search of the Internet Archive for Elyria, Ohio turned up the booklet Picturesque Elyria. Her enterprising citizens and her industries, published in 1903 by the Elyria Souvenir Company of Elyria, Ohio.  There, I located the advertisement for the bank where my paternal great-granduncle, William Clifford LeMASTER, was the head cashier.

What a great find to locate a photograph of my relative during this time period.  As I've discovered in other searches, he was a city councilman, quite a bowler, and later went west to Colorado.

1893-94 Directory Finds : Madison County, Indiana

Spent the early part of today researching Knight & Co.'s Elwood, Alexandria, In and Madison County Biennial Directory, 1893-1894 as found online at Internet Archive.  I was able to add some occupational and residency data to my Rootsmagic database.

Found information regarding the following families: Cochran, King, Lyst, Shaw, Sigler and Snively and added their residency and occupational information to my database.

In the town of Elwood, I found Dr. Daniel SIGLER listed as the President of the local board of education.  His residence was at 305 South Anderson Street.  He was also listed as the President of the Elwood Natural Gas and Oil Company, which had offices at 513 South Anderson.  Daniel was the husband of my maternal 3rd-great grandaunt, Minerva PIERCE.   His son Bert V, was also listed in the directory, though I have his death occurring December 20, 1892 in Elwood.

Also in Elwood, I found John LYST, listed as a brick contractor, residence and business both at 2021 Main Street.  John was the husband of my maternal 3rd-great grandaunt, Sarah Wilson LAMBERTSON.  

Also in Elwood, I found Henry H. SNIVELY, seller of drugs, watches, clocks, jewelry and musical instruments, business at 112 South Anderson, residence at  1415 South E. Street.  Henry was a maternal 1st cousin 4 times removed, the son of Samuel and Mary S. (LAMBERTSON) SNIVELY.

The town of Frankton held several relatives of the King family, including a curious listing for Elizabeth KING, widow.  I believe this refers to my maternal 3rd-great grandmother, Elizabeth (SHAW) KING, widow of Daniel.  However, by the time of this directory she had been married for several years to William COCHRAN, also listed in the directory as a carpenter living in Frankton.  Perhaps there is another Elizabeth, or they were still references to her as the "widow" King long after her remarriage.

Also in Frankton, I found David KING, listed as a drayman; Benjamin KING, listed as a carpenter; and Frank M. KING, also listed as a carpenter.  These were ones I could identify as relatives.

I'm enjoying exploring the works digitized in the Internet Archive and hope to find more mentions of my relatives.