Wayne County, Indiana Historical Photos

Robert Williams has kindly shared with WayNet these historical photos. We hope they will help shed some light for those who are doing genealogy research. This first one was taken at an "Addleman Reunion".  The photo is not dated, but we estimate that it was taken prior to 1897.

Addleman Reunion

Photo: Historical Group Photo, circa pre-1897

Photo taken before 1897

Back Row, L to R: David Hoover, Ben Addleman, John Addleman, Elias Chenoweth (father of Ike and Bill), George Addleman, John West Thomas (father of Joseph Howard Thomas, son of James Peirce Thomas), Dr. Henry Wilkins Thomas (son of James Peirce Thomas), Lydia (Brown) Welsh [daughter of Joseph & Alice (Thomas) Brown], Sarah (Brown) Marshall [daughter of Joseph & Alice (Thomas) Brown]

Middle row, L to R: David Little, Martha Little (Ike Little's parents), Sarah Jane Collins (Mabel Williams' aunt), Malissa Addleman, Mrs. Joe (Mary Ann Commons) Woods, Joe Woods, the next 5 are un-named, Phebe Barton, William Edward (Bill Ed on pic) Barton

Front row, L to R: Mrs. Clark Addleman, John Clarkson Addleman, unknown, Mrs. Anna Maria (Addleman) Kemp (John's mother), unknown, Celia Barton (Mabel Wms' grandma), Bill Addleman, Mrs. Bill Addleman , Sarah Warren, Martha Doolin.

Middleboro Church - a.k.a. "Church by the Side of the Road"

Photo: Middleboro Church circa 1911

Photo estimated as 1911

The church, now known as "The Church By the Side of the Road" is located along Indiana State Road 227 in Middleboro, Indiana. This photo is estimated to be taken in 1911, prior to the basement being added to the church.

This photo is of the Middleboro Church Ladies Aid Society. It is estimated to be circa 1920.

Photo: Middleboro Church Ladies Aid Society Group Photo

Photo estimated to be from 1920.

1st Row L - R
Ann M. "Nettie" Bennett, Elmina C. (Barton) "Mina" Cofield, Hattie Urton, Margaret "Maggie" Starbuck, Laura Ethel (Allen) Davis, Lulu Kirkman, Halcie (Reid) Roll, Winifried (Little) Brawley

2nd Row - Kneeling L-R
Ethel Seaney, Inez (Townsend) McEldowney, Bernice (Little) Teaford, Emma (Jones) Bogan, Minnie (Ahlers) Clark, Mary (McEldowney) Jefferies, Anna Cook

3rd Row- Standing
Molly VanZant, Medora (Cox) Little, Mae Townsend, Mrs. Hartley, Mrs. Ulmer, Jennie (Higgs) Norris, Martha Myrtle (Allen) Thomas, Locia Olive (Marshall) Allen, Mary E. (Hall) Jefferies, Mary (Pyle) Cook, Mary Hawkins, Mary L. Gunn
There is a child in the picture that is in front of Mary (McEldowney) Jefferies, would assume it is her child, but I do not have any information on the Jefferies Children.

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