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 Andrew Black Hanna

Andrew Black Hanna

Birth
Putnam County, Indiana, USA
Death 24 Mar 1939 (aged 73)
Greencastle, Putnam County, Indiana, USA
Burial Greencastle, Putnam County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 22695419 · View Source
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Source: The Daily Banner (Greencastle, IN), 24 Mar 1939
Contributed by DePauw University Libraries
Hoosier State Chronicles

A.B. Hanna Died Early Fri. Morning
Death Occurred at the County Hospital From Complications
Was Leading Citizen
Funeral Services Will Be Conducted By Knights Templar Sunday Afternoon

Andrew B. Hanna, probably the most widely known citizen of Greencastle and Putnam county, died at the Putnam County hospital Friday morning at four o'clock. He had been seriously ill for the past two weeks, during which time he had been a patient in the Putnam county hospital. He suffered a heart attack prior to being sent to the hospital and this brought on complications which resulted in his death. Mr. Hanna was born in Warren township this county, May 31, 1865. He was the son of Adam Hanna and Amelia Black Hanna, the latter having been a daughter of Andrew Black, who came to Putnam county about the middle of the last century and established his homestead west of Greencastle, across Big Walnut creek in the Alexander Black homestead. Through his parents, Mr. Hanna was thus related more or less closely to many families in the county. The father, Adam Hanna, was born in Montgomery county on the old Hanna homestead. He moved to Putnam county in 1862 and took up his residence on a farm in Warren township, where his son Andrew B. Hanna, was born. The Hanna family moved to Greencastle In 1869, where Adam Hanna was in the furniture and undertaking business from 1875 to 1882. Andrew B. Hanna was the only child of his parents. He was four years old when his parents moved to Greencastle, and later he entered the city schools, completing the lower grades and high school, from which he entered DePauw university in the class of 1881. He was known as a close and efficient student in his school work. Mr. Hanna was reared in a rigorous manner all through his youth, often, in his maturity, speaking of his lack of recreation during his youth, or opportunity to broaden his experiences in life, but from that severe training there was developed a thorough appreciation of the value of work and of its recompenses, which remained with him to the close of his life. His first work was on a farm. Later, in 1890, he went into the furniture and undertaking business alone, his store being located at that time on the east side of the public square, where he prospered, but. in 1897, he sold that business and bought into the business on Washington street, in partnership known as the Black & Hanna. Three years later, he bought the entire business, which he conducted with notable success, retiring from it and centering his attentions upon his farms. He was known as one of the best farmers of Putnam county, one of his farms being that, on which his grandfather established his homestead in the preceding century, which is now known as one of the model farms of the community. Mr. Hanna in 1910 erected the business block on Indiana street, north side of Walnut, which is occupied now by the Link store and the offices of the Northern Indiana Power company. Mr. Hanna was a member of the Masonic Templars, having attained the thirty-second degree in that order, was a member of the local order of Knights of Pythias, the Woodmen, the Elks, and Old Fellows. He became a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity while he was a student at DePauw. Mr. Hanna also became a member of the First Presbyterian church of Greencastle in 1902, transferring his membership by letter from a church in Muncie. He served one term as deacon of that church, from 1903 until in 1906, and was elected a trustee later but asked to be relieved of that responsibility. He had been an interested member of the board of trustees of Forest Hill cemetery some thirty-five years, many of the improvements of that beautiful resting place of the departed having been undertaken at his suggestion. He was widely known as one of the most devoted adherents of the Republican party in Putnam county. Mr. Hanna was deeply interested in many civic enterprises. He never sought publicity and his many kind acts and deeds were done without the knowledge of the public and often his closest friends. He was one of the trustees of the Putnam county hospital, serving from the time was conceived until after it was completed and in operation. He also served on the building committee of the present high school building, acting in an advisory capacity during its entire construction period. For many years he served on the board of directors of the First-Citizens Bank and Trust Company, has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Greencastle Savings & Loan Association since its organization and generally speaking, has been deeply interested in the welfare and progress of Greencastle and Putnam county throughout his lifetime. The funeral services for Mr. Hanna will be conducted by the knights Templar in the Masonic Temple at 1:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon, the religious services being in charge of the Rev. V.L. Raphael, of First Presbyterian church of Greencastle. The interment will be at Forest Hill cemetery. Friends of Mr. Hanna may call at the Rector funeral home any time until 12 o'clock Sunday noon, at which time the remains will be taken to the Masonic Temple where they will lie in state until the hour of the service. It is requested that floral tributes be omitted.


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  • Maintained by: Sue P.
  • Originally Created by: Jon Rice
  • Added: 6 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22695419
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew Black Hanna (31 May 1865–24 Mar 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22695419, citing Forest Hill Cemetery, Greencastle, Putnam County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Sue P. (contributor 47873185) .