Bluffton-Wells County Public Library oral history transcripts
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Harold Caylor had a career as a physician, like his father and grandfather. He attended Indiana University and went to the Rush Medical College at the University of Chicago (1914-1918). He worked at the Mayo Clinic for a time and set up a good-sized clinic called the Caylor-Nickel CLinic in Bluffton, Indiana.
John H. Edris, Sr. was a lawyer who practiced in Bluffton, Indiana, where he had lived for 55 years in 1976. His family had resided in Wells County since the 19th century. He attended Indiana University for undergraduate courses, took a year off to teach, and then returned to Bloomington to attend law school, attaining his degree in 1920. After Edris returned to Bluffton, he joined the law practice of William H. Eichorn, who later became a judge, and worked there for several decades. Edris served as a Wells County school board trustee (1948-1957).
R. N. Fitzpatrick attended Indiana University for two years before serving in the U.S. Army during World War I. After his return, he worked for his uncle, a road contractor, until 1921 or 1922. Fitzpatrick was then employed at the Wells County Bank, which closed in February, 1929 at the start of the Great Depression. He went on to work for First National Bank, one of two banks that survived the stockmarket crash.
James W. Stogdill lived and went to school in Wells County, graduating in 1915. He then went to work for the Studebaker Bank for 2 years before enlisting in the army during World War I. Sogdill returned to work at the bank, which closed in 1927. He had a lifelong career in banking at financial institutions in Bluffton.
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