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Charles H. and Charles W. Boswell papers

 Collection — Folder: S143
Identifier: S0143

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a typed, signed letter from Charles H. Boswell, Indianapolis, Indiana on 1960/01/05 regarding the Mayor's Riley Lockerbie Fair Committee and postcards from or to Charles W. Boswell in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1906 to 1928 regarding politics.

Dates

  • 1906-1960

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Charles W. Boswell was born on May 12, 1878 in Indiana to William John and Josie Boswell. He had two sisters, Nellie and Mamie. He married Hazel E. Evans on November 15, 1908. Charles married Lillie V. Floyd on February 13, 1917. He is listed as divorced in the 1910 census and the 1930 census, widowed in the 1940 census. He died in 1944 and is buried in Noblesville, Indiana.

"Boswell, Charles W". 1880 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2013/08/27. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

"Boswell, Charles W". 1900 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/03/17. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

"Boswell, Charles W". 1910 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/03/17. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

"Boswell, Charles W". 1920 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/03/17. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

"Boswell, Charles W". 1930 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/03/17. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

"Boswell, Charles W". 1940 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/03/17. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

"Boswell, Charles W". Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941. Retrieved 2014/03/17. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

"Boswell, Charles W". Indiana State Library Indianapolis Commercial Database. Retrieved 2013/08/26. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

"Boswell, Charles W". Web: Indiana, Find a Grave Index, 1800-2012. Retrieved 2013/08/27. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

Biographical Note

Charles Henry Boswell was born on October 31, 1909 in Henderson, Kentucky to Nat and Ora Boswell. He had two sisters, Nattalye and Loyse. Charles graduated from Indiana University with a degree in sociology. He married Elsie Stock in Marion County, Indiana on June 15, 1943. He was chief probation officer of the Marion County Juvenile Court, then served as city controller under Mayor Phillip Bayt, succeeding him when he resigned and winning the office in his own right in November 1959.

Under his administration, tax funds were deposited in interest bearing accounts, allowing for the expansion of recreational facilities. Eagle Creek Reservoir was developed, after a flood nearly devastated Speedway. He also constructed sanitary and storm sewers as well as one-way streets. Crime dropped significantly during his administration. He resigned in 1962 to become postmaster of Indianapolis, becoming the U.S. Postal Service district director in Indiana. He retired in 1987 and died on December 30, 2006. Charles is buried in Washington Park North Cemetery.

"Boswell, Charles H". 1910 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2013/08/27. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

"Boswell, Charles H". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2014/03/17. http://www.findagrave.com

"Boswell, Charles H". Web: Indiana, Find a Grave Index, 1800-2012. Retrieved 2013/08/27. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

"Boswell, Charles H". Web: Marion County, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1925-2012. Retrieved 2014/03/17. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

Farmer, James E. (1994). Beard, Mary Ritter. In The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. (p. 341). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. ISLI 977.201 M341Ien

Extent

0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Indiana Division on 1960/01/05.

Accruals

No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/03/17 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/03/17 by Edythe Huffman.
Title
Charles H. Boswell and Charles W. Boswell papers
Status
Completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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