Margaret Trusler Fisher collection
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On March 24, 1974, Margaret Trusler Fisher, Indianapolis, Indiana, dated the typed, four-page biographical sketch of her father, Ira Thompson Trusler, attorney. She gives her family history back to 1819. Her grandfather, Milton Trusler (1825-1906) founded the Universalist Church at Bentley, Fayette County, Indiana.
Ira received diplomas from colleges for rapid writing, ornamental penmanship, and accounting. In 1897, he was awarded the degree Bachelor of Laws from the University of Indianapolis, Department of Law. He practiced law in Connersville until 1901 when he moved to Indianapolis. In 1903, the family moved to Washington, D.C., where he worked for the Treasury Department. Margaret’s mother “Kathie” died November 12, 1905. A few months later, on February 22, 1906, Ira Trusler died at their home at 651 East Twenty-third Street, Indianapolis. They are both buried in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Following the four-page manuscript is one page with copies of six newspaper clippings. There are obituaries for Margaret, wife of Samuel Alley, died March 9, 1883; Samuel Alley, died January 24, 1891 (?); Mrs. Aaron G. Nutt, age 88, died in Connersville in 1950; Miss Edna Roberts, age 85, niece of Dr. Margaret T. Fisher, Butler University professor of English, 651 East 23nd Street; and Mrs. Theo. P. Crist, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Roberts, no date.
The headline of the sixth clipping states: “Arkansas People Like Oregon’s Fine Roads.” The three paragraphs list a party from Jonesboro, Arkansas, traveling by auto to Portland, and being impressed by Oregon’s roads as “the best in the country.” Members of the group were: “Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Nutt, Jonesboro, and Edna Roberts, and Mrs. Chester McPherson of Indianapolis, where the Nutts formerly lived.”
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In 1974, Margaret wrote a four-page typed paper about her father Ira, who was an attorney. In this paper (pages 1 and 2), she wrote: “Margaret Trusler Fisher was awarded the degrees Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in English from the University of Chicago. She was retired in August of 1972 as Lecturer in English from the Department of English of Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, having been elected to membership in the Indiana University Emeritus Club on May 13, 1972.”
Following these four pages, Margaret attached a page reprinting six newspaper clippings, which included family obituaries. Margaret had a son named Robert Fisher. She died in Santa Clara, California, on November 23, 1990. Source:
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