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Ewbank family papers

 Collection — Folder: S444
Identifier: S0444

Scope and Contents

This collection includes clippings from newspapers in Indianapolis and Dearborn County, Indiana ranging from 1899 to 1927 and undated regarding pioneer travel, obituary, Morgan's Raiders and Zebulon Pike, Sr. and Jr.


  • 1899-1927, undated

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

Loebo [also Leobo] John Ewbank was born to John William and Betsy (Blasdel) Ewbank, one of 10 children, on November 24, 1879 in Guildford, Indiana on the farm which was first owned by his great-grandfather. He was the brother of Nellie Adelia Ewbank, with whom he lived in adulthood. Ewbank died on November 23, 1970 and was buried at the East Fork Stone Chapel Cemetery, Guilford, Indiana.

Sources: "Loebo John Ewbank." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed July 8, 2014. "Leobo J. Ewbank." 1920 United States Federal Census. Accessed July 8, 2014.

Biographical Note

Nellie Adelia Ewbank was born to John William and Betsy Blasdel Ewbank, the second of ten children on January 13, 1863 in Guildford, Indiana on the farm which was first owned by her great-grandfather. She was the sister of Leebo [loebo] J. Ewbank, with whom she lived in adulthood. She was a member of the Pioneer Society of Indiana, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Grace Rebecca Lodge. She had a collection of relics of early Indiana, was a genealogist and editor and was a very active person, despite her long illness. She died on February 22, 1927, on the homestead where she was born. She is buried at the East Fork Stone Chapel Cemetery, Guilford, Indiana.

Information found within collection.

"Ewbank, Nellie Adelia". 1880 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/07/08.

"Ewbank, Nellie Adelia". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2014/07/08.


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 2014/07/08 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/07/08 by Edythe Huffman.
Ewbank family papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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