Monthly Archives: October 2015

Henry Ford’s Mort Safe

HENRY FORD JULY 30, 1863 APRIL 7, 1947 CLARA BRYANT FORD APRIL 11, 1866 SEPTEMBER 29, 1950 Next to a busy thoroughfare in Detroit, Motor City, lies the tiny and inconspicuous Ford Family Cemetery fittingly wedged between a 4-lane busy … Continue reading

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Sprig of Roses

  SOPHI, Consort of JAMES EDGAR: DIED July 17, 185o: Aged 27 years & 13 days. Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. Romantics have waxed poetic about the rose and the connection to love for … Continue reading

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Dreamless Dust

  Dr. Joseph Barnard (1838-1926) was a Presbyterian minister who plied his craft in Pennsylvania, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Joseph and his wife Martha Grey Grubb Barnard (1842-1919) and their children eventually settled in Madison, Indiana, where Barnard served as … Continue reading

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In 1864, the Knights of Pythias was founded by Justus H. Rathbone, making it the very first fraternal organization to receive a charter under an Act of the United States Congress.  Local chapters like the one in Bloomington, Indiana, began to spring up … Continue reading

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Hormonal Elephant Becomes Murderous

Erected by the members of JOHN ROBINSON’S CIRCUS In memory of JOHN KING killed at Charlotte N.C. September 27, 1880 by the elephant CHIEF May his soul rest in peace The death of animal trainer, John King, is a tragedy … Continue reading

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