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Brigette Jones (#47056454)
 member for 8 years, 11 months, 21 days
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I have a degree in Social Studies Education for grades 5-12. My past work history includes 8 years in the Education and Performing Arts Dept. at the Indiana State Museum.

I'm currently working 3 part time jobs. I substitute teach at my daughters' school. I am also the President of the Hancock County Historical Society in Greenfield, Indiana. And, I am a hostess at the James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home - also in Greenfield. With the Riley home, I am also the secretary for the Riley Old Home Society, a not-for-profit organization, that takes care of the collection of artifacts in the Riley Home.

In between work, and running my children here and there, I am also researching the life of Mary Alice Smith Gray, who was Riley's inspiration for the character "Little Orphan Annie."
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David M. Habben
RE: August Langenberger of Anaheim CA
I'm sorry, but I have no information on August Langenberger. I made the original entry on just the information from the gravesite which I photographed. You may wish to contact the person who requested that I transfer the entry to her (Michelle) who now maintains the entry. She entered the biographical information.
Added by David M. Habben on Jun 14, 2014 5:17 PM
RE: Thomas Walpole
I took pictures of his family also and placed online in Find A Grave.
Added by arrowkeeper on Oct 04, 2013 3:26 PM
RE: Thomas Walpole
You are so welcome. Glad I could do it. Could the dates have been transposed?
Bob Hubbard
Added by arrowkeeper on Oct 04, 2013 1:03 PM
Ruth (Hickman) Wicks
RE: Re: Riley Correction
Thank you....... I have deleted these from Park Cemetery in Hancock Co., Indiana

Added by Ruth (Hickman) Wicks on Mar 26, 2012 11:13 AM
Ruth (Hickman) Wicks
RE: Correction
I need more than this to find the memorial & correct the name..............
Added by Ruth (Hickman) Wicks on Mar 26, 2012 7:51 AM
G.B. Shamblin
RE: Rileys at Park Cemetery
lol, yes I have taken a few of the guided tours there at Crown Hill and the gentleman giving the tour knew quite a bit of that history of the battle. He actually asked if anyone was from Greenfield before he started the talk but I did have to agree where James memorial is now is heads and tails above what Park Cemetery could have offered, very fitting. It was pointed out that if he were in Greenfield his memorial would over look the water treatment plant instead of the one of the highest points in Indiana and absolutely a magnificent view especially at sunset(where and when the tour ends up). Very good story of where the body lie in state until the tomb was built there at Crown Hill and the tour actually begins there in that building. Fitting that he is above a former P.O.T.U.S., Eli Lily, Bob Irsay and yes even far over Johnny Dillinger. I was a bit taken back by the fact that during Riley Days there wasn't a single flower on James' parents grave site which my Father Jack on the Riley Committee said he would bring to light next Riley Days and I will check to be sure. :) Thank you so much again, hope to stay in contact.
Added by G.B. Shamblin on Mar 25, 2012 9:10 PM
G.B. Shamblin
RE: Rileys at Park Cemetery
Thank you so much, I figured if anyone could figure it out it would be you and the foundation. :) Strange how I could find many facts about her online but no location of her passing and location of her final resting place. I will pass that information on to and those making the requests. Thank you once again.

Greg Shamblin :)
Added by G.B. Shamblin on Mar 25, 2012 8:43 PM
By the way
The fact that you work at James Whitcomb Riley's boyhood home is very cool. I'd love to read anything you find out about Mary Alice Smith Gray; the "Little Orphant Annie" poem used to always give me the willies when I was a kid!
Added by afraydknot on Nov 22, 2009 11:15 AM
RE: Agnes Lake
Feel free to send it if you like, though I know quite a bit about Agnes Lake; I just haven't yet gotten around to posting a bio for her because I've been ridiculously busy. If you're interested in learning more about Lake, I recommend reading the book Agnes Lake Hickok: Queen of the Circus, Wife of a Legend, by Linda Fisher & Carrie Bowers; it's got all kinds of interesting info in it! Thanks!
Added by afraydknot on Nov 22, 2009 11:11 AM
K Guy
Agnes Lake FOUND
Okay, I ran a search on all of the people with the first name of Agnes that were buried at Spring Grove who died in 1907 and 11 matches. One however fit your description the best.

Agnes Lake Thatcher. Born in France on Aug. 24, 1826 and died in Jersey City, NJ on Aug. 21, 1907 (which ironically is the 2nd anniversary of the death of her husband.) She was the daughter of Frank and Anna Mersman. She is buried in Section 17, Lot 2.

William Lake Thatcher was born in New Jersey around 1816. He died from a gunshot wound on Aug. 21, 1869 in Granby, Missouri. He is also buried in Section 17, Lot 2.

They are buried in the same lot as another famous set of circus performers, the Robinsons. There are only a few grave markers there and most of them are interred in the family's mausoleum. I can check around the mausoleum to see if in fact either of them have a grave stone but I would suspect that they do not. If not, I'll get a photo of the lot in which they are buried.
Added by K Guy on Nov 13, 2009 2:49 PM
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