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Mrs. F.W. Harrold collection

 Collection — Folder: S602
Identifier: S0602

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence and materials of the Wagner and Waymire families, largely related to the U.S. Civil War, ranging from 1861 to 1928, including muster rolls of the 17th Indiana Regiment, correspondence regarding the Waymire brothers of the 124th and 135th Indiana Regiment, correspondence of Captain J.H. Wagner, a Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) badge, and other Civil War-related correspondence.


  • 1861-1928


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

J.H. (John Henry) Wagner was born August 21, 1841 in Pennsylvania and his family moved to Elwood, Indiana when he was one year-old. In April of 1861, he enlisted in Company G, 41st Indiana Regiment and was discharged with the rank of captain on August 18, 1865 following the war's end. He married Laura Ross on April 28, 1881 and Laura was the daughter of Elizabeth Waymire Ross. The Wagners had a daughter, Effie, who married Frank W. Harrold in 1904.

Elizabeth Waymire Ross was the daughter of David Waymire and sister to Isaac and Elliott Waymire. Isaac Waymire served in Company F, 124th Indiana Regiment and died at Alltoona, Georgia on June 30, 1864. Elliott Waymire served in Company H, 135th Indiana Regiment and died at Stevenson, Alabama on July 31, 1864.


“Harrold, Effie.” 1910 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/07/08.

“Ross, Laura.” 1870 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/07/08.

“Wagner, J.H.” The Elwood Call Leader, 1 May 1939, p.1. Print.

"Waymire, David.” 1860 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/07/08.

“Waymire, David.” Find a Grave Memorial # 40110738. Retrieved 2015/07/08.

“Waymire, Elliott.” Find a Grave Memorial # 40126439. Retrieved 2015/07/08.

“Waymire, Isaac.” Find A Grave Memorial # 40118027. Retrieved 2015/07/08.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. F.W. Harrold in 1953/02.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/07/08 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2015/07/08 by Laura Eliason.
Mrs. F.W. Harrold collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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