Scope and Contents
This collection includes a typed, signed letter from Frank G. Gilbert in Angola, Indiana on 1929/03/29 regarding the bill authorizing the State Library building.
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Frank G. Gilbert was born March 15, 1871 to David S. and Permelia Grant Gilbert (his second wife) in Pleasant Lake, Steuben County, Indiana. He had four older half-siblings: Arthur C., Minor Gaylord, Fanny L.(who died in infancy) and Carrie M. and one younger sister, Permilie. Frank was graduated from Tri-State University in Angola, IN. He married Iva Deller, with whom he had a daughter, Ruth, on Oct. 18, 1899. He worked in banks, including the Steuben County Bank in Angola, the First National Bank of Angola, and organized the First State Bank of Pleasant Lake, in 1914; was a farmer; and served as the Pleasant Lake postmaster from 1897-1901. He was the speaker of the Indiana House of the General Assembly in 1927 and 1929, representing LaGrange and Steuben Counties as a Republican. Frank died April 11, 1954 and is buried in Pleasant Lake Cemetery, Steuben County, Indiana.
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