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James S. Engle papers

 Collection — Folder: S426
Identifier: S0426

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a photocopied autographed, signed letter from James S. Engle in Winchester, Indiana in June 1894 regarding his election campaign.


  • 1896

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

James S. Engle was born on September 13, 1846 to William and [Lutitia][Letitia]{Latitia] (Cabe) Engle in Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana. He was one of eleven sons, a younger brother of Calvin Stratton Engle. He enlisted in Company F, Indiana 134th Infantry Regiment on May 24, 1864 and was mustered out on September 2, 1864 at Indianapolis, Indiana. He taught school for five years. He studied at Hartsville University, a United Brethren school in Bartholomew County, Indiana for nearly three years, then read law in 1871 and 1872 with various lawyers, until he was admitted to the bar in 1872. He was a justice of the peace from 1874-1878. He married Alice A. Monks on September 23, 1875 in Randolph County. He served in the state Legislature in 1885, as a Representative for Randolph County. He was a lawyer in Winchester, Indiana and served as a Judge of the 25th judicial circuit court, from 1908 until 1914. He was an active Republican and member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He died on May 2, 1932 and is buried in Fountain Park Cemetery, Winchester, Indiana.

Information found within the collection.

"Engle, James S.". 1850 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/06/30.

"Engle, James S.". (1980). In A biographical directory of the Indiana General Assembly . (v.1, p. 118). Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Historical Bureau. ISLI 920 B15G

"Engle, James S.". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2014/06/30.

"Engle, James S.". Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941. Retrieved 2014/06/30.

"Engle, James S.". U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Retrieved 2014/06/30.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

S425 Calvin Stratton Engle collection

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/07/02 by Edythe Hufman. EAD finding aid created 2014/07/02 by Edythe Hufman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.