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Mary Croan papers

 Collection — Folder: S319
Identifier: S0319

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photocopies of autographed and printed documents from churches and schools in Indiana ranging from 1887 to 1898 regarding Mary Croan.


  • 1887-1898

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

Mary Croan was born in Nebraska on December 18, 1884 (or 1885) to Joseph D. and Susan (Dillon) Croan, one of three children. Her father was a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church. She attended the Frankton Indiana Public School in 1898. She married Joseph Cecil Hodges on January 3, 1905 in Marion, Indiana, with whom she had four children. They were divorced by September 8, 1910. She died June 10, 1944 and is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), California.

Information found within the collection.

"Croan, Mary". 1900 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/11/18.

"Croan, Mary". Indiana, Select Marriages, 1780-1992. Retrieved 2014/11/18.

"Hodges, Joseph C.". 1910 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/11/18.

"Hodges, Joseph C.". 1920 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/11/19.

"Hodges, Joseph Cecil". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2014/11/19.

"Hodges, Mary Croan". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2014/11/18.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/11/19 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/11/19 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.