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The Murder of Elsworth “Elzie” Easton

Blog post by Randi Richardson The story below was taken from an article titled “Double Murder, Terrible Shooting Affair,” published in the Bloomington Telephone on December 27, 1889, and found in the clipping file at the research library,  Monroe County History Center, Bloomington, Indiana.  It was abbreviated from the lengthy original as shown by the

Jennie Easton’s Hotel a Stinesville Landmark

Blog post by Randi Richardson The story below is from upon an article  titled “Aunt Jennie’s ‘New’ Hotel Has a Place in History,” published in the Bloomington (IN) Saturday Courier, on May 13, 1955, p. 1B.  It is abbreviated from the original as shown by the ellipsis. The Monon railroad, by coming to Stinesville instead

Baptisms at the Reformed Presbyterian Church: 1838-1859

Blog post by Randi Richardson The Lilly Library at Indiana University, Bloomington, has a number of items relevant to the history of Monroe County.  Among those items is Session Book 2 for the Reformed Presbyterian Congregation at Bloomington.  This book covers the period from 1838 to 1860 and includes a list of baptisms from January

Seventh Day Adventist Church History: A Bit of a Conundrum

Blog post by Randi Richardson The Genealogy Library at the Monroe County History Center has a wonderful collection of files for the various churches in Monroe County.  Although the collection is quite comprehensive, there are several files that contain only a limited amount of information.  One of those files is for the Seventh Day Adventist

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