Monday, August 19, 2013

New Corydon Sesquicentennial Souvenir 1821-1971

The town of New Corydon in Jay County, Indiana celebrated its sesquicentennial on the weekend of Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1, 1971.  A celebration booklet was published and mention was made of one of my collateral family members.

Galen Miller was mentioned on page 7, as a one-time owner of the store in town.  The store traced its ownership to Theopolis Wilson in 1843.  The store was discontinued in 1948 after 105 years of business.

Galen was born November 18, 1894 in Jay County, Indiana and died  July 6, 1973 in Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana.  He was a grocer for many years in New Corydon, Portland and Muncie.  Galen was married to Mary Annettie  Haley, daughter of Eli Weldon and Cora Belle (Metzner) Haley. 
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