|Louella M. Pitcher Berry|
"Known to generations as "Aunt Ella," Ella Pitcher Berry decreed that it would not be her fault if the Pitcher family was not educated. She set up scholarships at several Indiana colleges and universities – including Franklin College -- for her descendants.
Mrs. Berry was born in 1865 in a log cabin on Indian Creek in Trafalgar, Ind. She was one of seven children. Her high school graduating class was comprised of four students, and she was the only female of the group. She went on to earn a college degree and to teach school in Indiana. While in college, a classmate gave her the name of a young man in Boston looking for a pen pal. l. The man was William Berry. The two fell in love through their correspondence and agreed to meet for the first time at the Worlds Fair in Chicago. They were married shortly thereafter, and Mrs. Berry followed her husband back to Boston.
However, she never felt comfortable in that city and described it as "too stiff for her." . She never forgot her days growing up in Trafalgar and, per her request, after her death her ashes were spread on Indian Creek."
Ella Pitcher is the donor of a scholarship fund at Ball State,
Indiana University, Perdue University & Franklin College that is
available to her descendants.
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered on Indian Creek
Created by: Deb
Record added: Dec 18, 2010
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