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William Hurst papers

 Collection — Folder: S705
Identifier: S0705

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a mimeographed typed copy from William Hurst in St. Paul, Indiana on 1973/10/07 regarding the history of St. Omer, Indiana.


  • 1973/10/04


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

William "Bill" Alfred Hurst was born April 12, 1898 in Decatur County, Indiana to Frank (who died in 1910) and Alice Embry Hurst. He was one of five children and attended school in St. Omer, Indiana from 1910-1912. He grew up on a farm northeast of St. Omer. He received a bachelor's degree from Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana. He married June Allen in Dacatur County, Indiana on April 2, 1923, and they had four children. He worked as a railway mail clerk for the U.S. Post Office and wrote histories of St. Paul and St. Omer, Indiana. He died in Greensburg, Indiana on April 21, 1975 and is buried in the Paul Hill Cemetery in St. Paul, Indiana.

Information found within the collection.

"Hurst, William". 1910 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/02/04.

"Hurst, William A.". U.S. Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current. Retrieved 2015/02/04.

"Hurst, William Alfred". (1981) In Indiana Authors and their books, 1967-1980. (p. 194). Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College. Print. ISLI 016.810 B219I SUPP. 1967-80

"Hurst, William Alfred". Indiana, Select Marriages, 1780-1992. Retrieved 2015/02/04.

"Hurst, William Alfred". Indiana Biography Index Published Before 1990. Retrieved 2015/02/04.


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 from William Hurst on 1973/10/07.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/02/04 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/02/04 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.