6/4/2012 9:13:13 PM - 005006995231
I was contacting Ardis Bailey when something caused us to not connect.She was looking up Martha(Mattie) E. Fisher, Pellett for me when we lost our source of connection. Would love to find out when Martha died as to month and day..believe 1934 and she is buried in Bortsfield cem with no stone but relatives know her location as they put flowers on her grave yearly with a great aunt who was her granddaughter. my email is firstname.lastname@example.org if anyone can look in Ardis's records and find that information. So thrilled to find this site as I didn't know what became of Ardis or why we lost connections. Martha's son William Rains is buried at her feet. No stone for him either and Maurice Pellett is buried there with Mattie.
4/21/2012 5:40:13 PM - 004095988615
Ran across your website looking for a neighbor (Steve Clark) and a school pal (Debra Price). I went to school there in 1959 thru 1962. Always had fond memories of growing up there. If anyone has any information my email is email@example.com. Thanks Sheila (Corns) Pedersen.
3/14/2012 12:26:12 AM - 002054643043
Thank you so much to Ron Evans who spent 2 days helping move boxes of books to the Museum. Brandon Morvilius stopped by to help cart them up the narrow staircase of the IOOF/Drugstore Building. And a BIG THANK YOU Bart Keesling, Nash Keesling, 2 unknown helpers (on loan from Bart), and Ron Evans for moving the big pieces of furniture we inherited from the Alan Garinger estate. The organ and handmade oak table were the most difficult and I don't know how it could have been done without you guys.
2/17/2012 6:13:30 PM - 002054643043
We had a terrific meeting on Mon., Feb. 13, with 13 in attendance. Everyone seemed enthusiastic about the topics discussed. The Selma Dairy, town siren tower, Civil War documents, Emma Pittenger, and convoluted family connections provided attendees with interesting information. Come to our next LTHS meeting on Monday, March 12, in Selma Town Hall. Mike Jones will bring his massive collection of original Civil War-related documents. That topic needs most of the meeting time to cover.
11/2/2011 1:24:03 AM - 002054643043
Thank you to Dr. Dale Hendrickson who continues to beautify Freidline Cemetery. He's added a new sign and is making plans to cut down a dying old tree. He'd like to leave enough of the trunk to have it carved into an image of Jesus.
3/4/2011 10:52:57 AM - 002054643043
Here we come ready or not!! That's' what I was thinking as we moved into the Museum space this week. At least the Bailey collection can stay safe & dry, and be cataloged at our own pace. There's much to be done to the space to make it completely usable and convenient. I'll be posting some Wish Lists so you can help with needs small, medium, or large. Thank you to all who have contributed and helped with finances, volunteer time, and supplies.
2/4/2011 12:00:54 AM - 002054643043
Ardis O. Bailey passed away on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 6:45 a.m. in Liberty Village Nursing Center, Muncie. She was sister to Alan Garinger, and mother to David and Marilyn Bailey. Mrs. Bailey and her late husband, Ira (d. 2008), devoted much of their lives to researching and preserving the history of Selma and Liberty Township.
1/17/2011 3:01:11 AM - 003086967999
Thank you! This is a grand idea. I know nothing since I lived away from town but attened Selma school in 1964 til graduation in 1970. Loved the town!
1/12/2011 4:02:27 AM - 002054643043
Come to the next LTHS meeting on Mon., Feb. 14, 7pm in Selma Town Hall. Janie Swingley Racer has been researching early families and will present information on the Murray family.
8/31/2010 8:03:34 PM - 002054643043
Alan K. Garinger passed away on Mon., Aug. 30, 2010, at 5am in Bloomington, Indiana. Selma lost a historian, author, educator, and compassionate human being. He will be missed.
8/3/2010 12:41:59 PM - 002054643043
David Bailey's research indicates the name Selma is Swiss/German for "helmet of God". As Mr. Greenawaldt was reported to be deeply religious, this could be true. We're still looking for more confirmation of the meaning of the name Selma.
8/1/2010 7:26:47 PM - 003046502752
Nice to have this site. Can someone tell me why the name Selma was chosen as the name for the community?\
Bill Elwell, '58
8/1/2010 12:52:27 PM - 003045595276
Civil War: Researching Civil War tokens and emergency money for a journal article. Please contact me if you have any information, artifacts, etc. on the topic. (No tokens were issued in Liberty Twp. ) Thanks.
8/1/2010 12:50:04 PM - 003045595276
Gas and oil history: I research and write about Delaware County gas and oil history and present local activity in that area. I'm interested in receiving information, recollections, copies of maps, photos, etc. related to Liberty Twp. gas and oil industry. I have more than 200 photos, several binders of information, and have published an article in Oil-Industry History on the topic. Willing to share my information with others. I give copies of all items I receive to Minnetrista Heritage Collection so that everyone can access them. Please contact me if you have info. to share or would like information from me. Thanks.
8/1/2010 12:36:00 PM - 003045595276
Minnetrista has copies of all of my The Star Press Selma page articles in its archives. Contact Susan Smith, 282-4848, to view the files.
5/5/2010 1:06:15 PM - 002054643043
Fascinated by the town of Selma as it was 150 years ago? Have an ancestor who was a part of Liberty Township or Selma? Don't know what to do with that collection of artifacts you found in the attic? Come to the next LTHS meeting on Mon., May 10, 7pm, Selma Town Hall. We're a group of people who can understand your interests and provide support.
3/4/2010 5:09:57 AM - 003021972433
David,Thank you so much for your time and efforts that continue to return a true gift to Selma, IN and those of us who grew up there.If you can find the time, please contact me,
Jerry Harwick (class of '64)
1270 ACR 3194
Frakston, TX 75763
2/24/2010 6:33:18 PM - 003015824603
Those pictures are in the Selma Museum album, if I didnt put them in the correct place let me know and I'll change them. Thanks
2/24/2010 6:24:18 PM - 003015824603
Hello everyone! My name is Kellie (Funkhouser) Dodds, I am an 84' grad of Wapahani. I met Donna while researching the house I grew up in, in Perry Township. I own the Mt Pleasant Schoolhouse District 5, this is where I grew up. I am developing a time-line type family tree for my schoolhouse. As per my abstract the house was school property from 1887 to the early 1920's. In my hours of research, I have come across a few images relating to Liberty Townships early days, I thought Id share. 1) A map 1887 of Liberty Township, it shows property ownership and other information, I thought it was kinda neat to see. 2) A business directory from the mid to late 1800's Liberty. Center and Perry Townships. 3) An image of the county infirmary (old folks home, poor house) not dated but I have similar pictures that are dated late 1800's. I am posting these images into the group photo page. Enjoy and I'll post more as I find them.
2/24/2010 12:35:47 PM - 002054643043
David, thank you for posting the photos of Selma before & after "the big fire" on the Selma Buildings & Businesses page. I've lived in the Selma area most of my life, and certain buildings have always just "been there". Your photos and drawings take me back to another time, a time that all Selma residents should know about. I can't wait until we're able to bring to life those times through more photos, displays of artifacts, and research materials in a future Selma Town Museum.
2/12/2010 1:26:03 PM - 003019301345
I have been working on a computer model of the downtown Selma area as it looked in 1900.
Here is an image I generated from that model. It is a birdseye view of the northwest corner of Albany St and Railroad St. The buildings in red are the hotel, grocery and bakery buildings on the corner and the Hervet and Clark store just to the north of this group.
The wooden buildings on the corner were completely destroyed by the big fire of December 18, 1904. The Hervet and Clark store was of masonry construction so some of the walls stood after the fire.
This masonry, plus some favorable weather conditions and many people with water buckets saved my grandfather's house and barn just to the west of the burned buildings. All of these buildings plus two more just north of Hervet and Clark's store occupied the space where the American Legion building and parking area are now. This space is a little more than half an acre.
7/22/2009 12:54:03 PM - 002079339772
The web page is looking good! The energy, enthusiasm and dedication to your this project is something to behold!
Parker City, IN