BIRTH RECORDS OF University Graduates


Ira Coleman Batman, born January 20, 1862, at Lawrence County, Indiana. Residence, Bloomington, Indiana. Educated at Bedford schools. Degree, B. L. Occupation, in 1886, a teacher in the High School, Columbia City, Indiana; in 1887 practiced law in Grant, Nebraska, his former residence; in 1888 attorney for the city of Bloomington. Mr. Batman married Miss Mary T. Waldron, of Bloomington.

Caswell Riddle Burton, born, 1831, in Lawrence County, Indiana. Died September, 1862, at Woodsonville, Kentucky. Educated at Hartsville. Degree, B. S., and M. D. at Michigan University, 1861. Occupation, practice of medicine. Position, Lieutenant of Co. G, 50th Indiana Volunteers. Fell mortally wounded at Woodsonville, Kentucky.

Thomas Reed Cobb, of the Vincennes bar, began a career of ten years' service from the Second district. He was born in Lawrence county, Indiana, July 2, 1828; educated at Indiana University; read law and practiced at Bedford from 1853 to 1867; then moved to Vincennes, where he practiced until his death, June 23, 1892. He served in Congress from 1877 until 1887.

Thomas Bartholomew Donica, born January 25, 1832, in Lawrence County. Residence, Ellenton, Manatee County, Florida; in 1887, at Bedford. Educated in the Bedford High School. Degree, LL. B. Occupation, commenced the practice of law at Bedford, Indiana; through failure of health engaged in farming; for the last three years, since 1884, a cultivator of fruits and vegetables in South Florida.

Levi Hanson, born December 25, 1827, in Lawrence County, Indiana. Residence, South Granger, Monroe County, Indiana. Educated in the Wabash College and Northwestern Christian University, and completed the full course at Indiana University, but graduated at the Northwestern Christian University (now Butler), receiving the degrees, A. B. and A. M.; degree, LL. B., Indiana University. Occupation and position, teaching, preaching and farming; evangelist and elder in the Christian Church.

John Fields, born April 14, 1848, in Lawrence County, Indiana. Residence, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Educated at McKendree College, Lebanon, Illinois. Degree, LL. B. Occupation and position, attorney at law, a Republican in politics, a soldier in the ranks—11th Missouri infantry—for 38 months, from June, 1861, till August, 18H4; a participant in fourteen battles, including siege of Corinth, Vicksburg, Island No. 10, Inka, Mississippi, etc; was in the Red River Company in 1864, under A. J. Smith, who was then on detached service in the 33d Missouri infantry.

Alexander Downing Lemon, born August 17, 1834, in Lawrence County, Indiana. Residence, Pheenix, Maricopa County, Arizona. Educated at district schools, Monroe County. Degrees, B. S. and LL. B. Occupation, attorney and counselor at law. Position, Superintendent of public schools; District Attorney ; member of Legislature, and Presidential Elector. Author of an address on the " Political Issues of the Day," published in 1868; "Facts for the People," 1872; "Influence of Popular Education," 1874; centennial oration, published by the citizens of-San Diego County, California, July 4, 1876; funeral oration on the death of Garfield, delivered September 4, 1881, in Phoenix, Arizona, and published by request.

Frank R. Ouo, born September 13,1845, in Lawrence County, Indiana. Residence, Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas (1887). Educated at Mitchell, Indiana, schools. Degree, LL. B. Occupation, attorney at law. Mr. Ogg was for four years Prosecuting Attorney of Johnson County, Kansas, and for the same length of time postmaster; for two years Mayor, and at present (1887) attorney for the A. & S. F. R. R. Co. and the Southern Kansas R. R. Co. Mr. Ogg married Mary E. Daggy, of Bedford, Indiana, November 14, 1869.

Pleasant Alonzo Parks, born November 12, 1828, in Lawrence County. Died February 11, 1875. Educated at county schools and Bedford schools. Degree, LL. B. Occupation, attorney at law, practicing in Bedford and the District Courts. Though physically weak, Mr. Parks was industrious, energetic and talented.

Emerson Short, born December 2, 1848, at Springville, Lawrence County, Indiana. Residence, Bloomfield, Indiana. Educated at Bedford High School, Indiana University till Senior year. Degree, LL. B. Occupation, attorney at law.

David Sheeks, born May 9, 1830, in Lawrence County, Indiana. Residence, Austin, Texas. Educated at the Indiana As- bury University. Degree, LL. B. Occupation and position, practicing attorney at law; Judge of District Court, Texas



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