Location: Switzerland County IN

Biographical Sketch of Judge John Guthrie

Judge John Guthrie, during the forty years of his residence at Topeka, was recognized as one of the leading men in professional, public and scholarly circles, in the State of Kansas. Previously, he had been known as a successful criminal lawyer of Indiana and an honorable officer of the Civil war. He was born in Switzerland County, that state, in July, 1829; was admitted to the bar in 1857, and served as a private and the captain of Company D, Forty-sixth Indiana Infantry, from the beginning of the war until the breaking of his health in 1862. In May, 1865,

Biography of David Harvey Lester

David Harvey Lester. For almost a half century has David Harvey Lester been a resident of Champaign County and it has been his privilege to witness and bear a part in its remarkable development. He is a native of Indiana and was born in Switzerland County, October 18, 1848. His parents were David A. and Eliza A. (Gerard) Lester, who were the parents of eight children, the survivors being: Martha, who is the widow of Robert T. Graham, has five children and lives at Vevay, Indiana; David Harvey; Margaret, who is a resident of Saint Joseph, Champaign County; Mary, who

Biography of Frederick S. Kohler, M. D.

The wise system of industrial economics which has been brought to bear in the development of Nampa has challenged uniform admiration, for while there has been steady advancement in material lines there has been an entire absence of that inflation of values and that erratic “booming” which have in the past proved the eventual death knell to many of the localities in the west, where “mushroom towns” have one day smiled forth with “all modern improvements” and practically on the next have been shorn of their glories and of their possibilities of stable prosperity until the existing order of things

Biography of John L. Weaver

Among the distinguished citizens of Boise is Hon. John L. Weaver, who is now serving as adjutant-general of the state. For many years a prominent representative of the Christian ministry, honored and respected in every class of society, he has for some time been a leader in thought and action in the public life of the state and his name is inscribed high on the roll of fame, his honorable and brilliant career adding luster to the history of Idaho. General Weaver was born in Switzerland County, Indiana, May 26, 1856, and is descended from Swiss, French and Scotch ancestors,

Biographical Sketch of Worth M. Tippy

Tippy, Worth M.; clergyman; born, Larwill, Ind.; Nov. 8, 1867; son of Oren and Mary Elizabeth Carder Tippy; educated, DePauw University, Ph. B., DePauw University, Hon. D. D., Baldwin University, Hon. D. D., Cornell University, two years graduate work as Sage scholar, 1901-1903; married, Vevay, Ind., May 16, 1895, Zella Birda Ward; issue, Marian Ward, born Nov. 18, 1896; Helen Ward, born Dec. 12, 1898; member of Mayor’s Committee on nomination for Charter Commission, 1913; pastorates, Dryden, N. Y., 1892; LaFayette, Ind., 1893; Oxford, Ind., 1894; Terre Haute, Ind., 1895; Broadway Church, Indianapolis, Ind., 1900; Epworth Memorial, Cleveland, 1905 to

Biography of Lewis Hanback

Lewis Hanback. In the summer of 1865, soon after the close of the Civil war, in which he had played a gallant part as a Union officer, Lewis Hanback came to Topeka to practice law. For many years he was one of the eminent members of the Kansas bar, and he was not less well known and esteemed in public affairs. He was one of the makers of Kansas history during the last half century. He was born at Winchester, Scott County, Illinois, March 27, 1839. He was the oldest of the six children of William and Ann Hanback. His

Woodyard, James A. – Obituary

J. A. Woodyard Is Laid To Rest A Minister and Servant of God Has Been Called to His Reward Elder J. A. Woodyard died at the home of his son-in-law in North Kittitas precinct twelve miles north of this city, Friday morning at 12:30, June 7, 1912. The remains were brought to this city and placed in charge of Ross & Inman who prepared for the same burial. The funeral took place from the Christian church, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The remains were followed to their last resting place by a considerable number of his old time friends and

Lee, Arda Maria Fisher – Obituary

Mrs. M. D. Lee, a resident of this city since 1890, died last Thursday night [April 6, 1922] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. W. Brownfield, 315 North Jennings. Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon, the sermon, being preached by Rev. H. W. Cummings, pastor of the Methodist Church, of which Mrs. Lee was a member. Mrs. Lee was a quiet, unassuming woman, a great lover of home and family, and was greatly respected and loved by all who knew her. Although she had been practically an invalid for five years, she was always hopeful

Fisher, Maria Ayers – Obituary

Grandma Fisher [wife of James R. Fisher] died at her home [November 5, 1898] in this city last Saturday morning at 7 o’clock,, at the advanced age of 81 years. Mrs. Fisher was born in New York in 1817; and at an early age moved to Switzerland County, Indiana. In 1877 she moved to Harper County and has been a resident ever since. The deceased leaves two sons, residents of Indiana, and two daughters, Mrs. M. D. Lee and Miss Fannie Fisher and a son, James Fisher of this city. The funeral was held at the family residence Monday afternoon

Fisher, James R. – Obituary

James R. Fisher died Thursday morning, March 1, 1894, at 4:30 o’clock, at the home of his son three miles west of Anthony. The deceased was one of our oldest and most highly respected citizens and his death is the result of a prolonged and painful sickness, having been confined to the house for more than a year with rheumatism. Mr. Fisher was a native of Connecticut, Fairfield County, Parish of Middlesex. He was married to Maria Ayers on the 22nd of April 1841 who still survives him. A sister Catherine, living at Carthage, Mo., is the only surviving member