Weik's History of Putnam County, Indiana

9780217419512: Weik's History of Putnam County, Indiana

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1910. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... from Indiana, who likewise was educated and married in Greencastle; Albert G. Porter, late governor of Indiana and a graduate of Asbury University; Delana R. Eckels, late chief justice, supreme court Utah Territory; Delano E. Williamson, late attorney-general of Indiana; Dr. Hiram E. Talbolt, auditor of Indiana; Thomas Hanna, lieutenant-governor of Indiana; John Clark Ridpath, the eminent historian, born near Fillmore; Amelia Kussner, the famous miniature painter, born in Greencastle; Robert Hitt, late congressman from Illinois, who lived and attended college here; William C. Larrabee and Miles J. Fletcher, late superintendents of public instruction for Indiana; W. R. McKeen. late president of the Vandalia railroad, who attended college here, and Matthew Simpson, Thomas Bowman, Isaac W. Joyce and Edwin H. Hughes, bishops of the Methodist Episcopal church, all of whom were residents of Greencastle. CASUALTIES. Only two casualties worthy of record--and neither of them attended by a single death--have ever visited Greencastle. The first was a tornado--or cyclone as it is now called--which struck the city at eight o'clock in the evening, November 8, 1867. The current issue of the Banner contains a detailed account of the disaster which is too elaborate for insertion here. The storm, which came from the southwest, after blowing over dwellings, barns and everything else in its path, "next struck Asbury University, smashing in the windows, tearing the bricks from the walls and starting the immense roof, which for a wonder it did not carry off. Had the roof gone, two hundred students who were in the building at the time would have been buried beneath the ruins. Simpson Chapel and the Old Seminary were next struck and almost entirely unroofed and parts of the wa...

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