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Isabel Matilda Manetta Wagner Hadfield
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Birth: Feb. 2, 1893
Dubois County
Indiana, USA
Death: 1963
Gibson County
Indiana, USA

Mrs. Isabel Hadfield, Local Poetess, Dies

Isabel Matilda Manetta Wagner Hadfield, 70, a nationally-published poetess and an active Princeton musician, died at 9:45 PM Wednesday in Gibson Memorial Hospital following an illness of several months. She was the wife of Bert G. Hadfield, 430 W. State St.

Born in Jasper February 2, 1893, she was the youngest of seven children of Caroline Matilda Schaeffler and August J. Wagner. She married Bert George Hadfield June 10, 1910, and together they produced seven children: the six linked below, and a son still living.

Mrs. Hadfield was both a pianist and composer in addition to being a poetess. Her poems have appeared in Contemporary American Poets, The Poetry Digest, Golden Gate Anthology, and The Golden Gate Anthology of Verse. In addition, Mrs. Hadfield wrote the ritual which is used by the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Auxiliary and a poem which was published nationally several years ago by the American Red Cross.

In addition to writing poetry, Mrs. Hadfield wrote a weekly newspaper column in Princeton a number of years ago entitled, "This, That and That."

She was a pioneer civic and community worker and served as president of Baldwin Heights and Irving School PTAs. Both she and her husband worked jointly for the consolidation of Gibson County rural schools which later led to Baldwin Heights.

Mrs. Hadfield was the second woman in the state to wage a successful campaign for the establishment of a hot lunch program which was launched in Gibson County prior to a national movement.

A member of the First Methodist Church, Mrs. Hadfield served two terms as president of the Foreign Missionary Society and was a member of the Railroad Trainmen Auxiliary. She served as organist for the Order of Eastern Star for many years.

Also a painter, several of Mrs. Hadfied's still lifes and landscapes have won ribbons in area art shows. 
Family links: 
  August J Wagner (1856 - 1922)
  Bert George Hadfield (1881 - 1964)*
  Vernon Frank Hadfield (1910 - 1992)*
  Jed Dale Hadfield (1912 - 2005)*
  Imogene Verden Hadfield Bishop (1915 - 2009)*
  Glen Hadfield (1917 - 1986)*
  Wilma Jeanette Hadfield Eck (1920 - 2007)*
  Mary Juanita Hadfield Shelton (1927 - 2012)*
  August Wagner (1879 - 1937)*
  Louis Wagner (1880 - 1957)*
  Isabel Matilda Manetta Wagner Hadfield (1893 - 1963)
*Calculated relationship
Columbia Church Cemetery
Gibson County
Indiana, USA
Maintained by: Paul Hays
Originally Created by: Janet Elliott Douglas
Record added: Oct 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59449546
Isabel Matilda Manetta <i>Wagner</i> Hadfield
Added by: Janet Elliott Douglas
Isabel Matilda Manetta <i>Wagner</i> Hadfield
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 Added: May. 31, 2013

- Glenda Barry
 Added: Oct. 17, 2012

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