Scope and Contents
The collection contains photocopies of a notebook belonging to Edward B. Bender with expenses, transactions, schedule of the day and miscellaneous thoughts and quotes from 1897-1899.
Conditions Governing Use
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Edward Beecher Bender, son of Peter H. and Margarett A. Beck Bender, was born in Zionsville Indiana on December 7, 1872. The family moved to a farm just outside of Zionsville when Bender was two years old. After graduating from Zionsville High School in 1894, he obtained a teaching license. Bender then attended DePauw and Indiana Universities, earning an A.B. in 1901. He married Annie Ellen Smith on September 6, 1899. The couple had three sons Ranald, Smith, and Robert Bender. He married Alma Sickler in 1931, and later Lucille Starkey. Bender was a famer, and merchant, owner of Beecher and Laycock hardware. He was founder and director of the Boone County Rural Electric Membership Cooperative, R.E.M.C., from 1936-1966. Bender served in the Indiana Legislature in 1923, 1925, and 1927. He died January 23, 1971.
Oral History Transcript, October 31, 1968
Biographical Directory of the Indiana General Assembly, V.2, 1900-1984 p.34
Indianapolis Star, Jan 24, 1971, Sec 3, p.5
Ancestry Library. Indiana State Library. December 2011. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com