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Edwin S. Mills, "History of the Decatur Township School System" address

 Collection — Folder: S2305
Identifier: S2305

Scope and Contents

This collection includes two typewritten copies of "History of the Decatur Township School System," a paper read by Edwin S. Mills, chairman of the Decatur Township Advisory Board, on the occasion of the laying of the cornerstone of Decatur Central School on November 25, 1931. A copy of the history was placed in the cornerstone along with other mementos as part of the ceremony.


  • 1931/11/25


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

Edwin S. Mills was born March 1, 1863 in Decatur Township, Marion County, Indiana to Amos and Mary Elizabeth (Cook) Mills. He was educated in Decatur township schools and graduated from Earlham college in 1887. He married Margaret Carter in 1892 and they had five children. Throughout his life he took an interest in the township schools and served many terms as a member of the township's advisory board. He was a successful farmer and became a breeder of pedigreed Jersey cattle in 1906. In 1926, he established the retail dairy business, Maplehurst Farms, with his sons. He also served as director of the Standard Life Insurance Company of Indiana and served for many years as president of the Farmers' Mutual Insurance Association and of the West Newton Telephone Company. A lifelong resident of Marion County, he died at his home near West Newton on August 4, 1935.


"Widely Known Farmer Dies at Home; Services to Be Tuesday." Indianapolis News (IN), August 5, 1935.

"Edwin Mills Dies in Home: Prominent Cattle Breeder Active in Farm, West Newton Affairs." Indianapolis Star (IN), August 5, 1935.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/03/25 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/03/25 by Laura Eliason.
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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.