Lucius Taylor Barbour, c. 1862.
This dignified 20-year old man, Lucius Taylor Barbour, enlisted in the Civil War with the 12th Indiana Volunteer Infantry out of Fort Wayne, Indiana. After the Battle of Missionary Ridge, Lucius was taken prisoner and sent to Andersonville Prison. He survived the ordeal though he nearly died. He met his wife, Elizabeth Loring, through his sisters who attended the seminary in Oxford. Ohio, with Elizabeth.
They were married in Rising Sun in 1866. They lived in Rising Sun for a short time and then moved to Warsaw. Indiana, where Lucius was a druggist. Following the birth of their third child, they separated and Elizabeth returned to Rising Sun
with the children.
|Barbour Family, C. 1895. Elizabeth Loring Barbour and her children are, from the left, as follows: Myron, Frank, and Jeannette. The family traveled to Aurora to have their portrait taken by Mr. Walton. A portrait of Jeannette Inslee Loring born in New York, 1818, and died in Rising Sun, 1896, hangs in the museum. She was the mother of Elizabeth Barbour. Jeannette was named after her grandmother. Both Myron and Frank served during World War I, Myron in the Aviation Corps and Frank with the Transportation Corps.|
By William J. Dichtl
|Edgar Pendry, c. 1930s. Edgar Pendry served two terms as Ohio County Auditor beginning in 1950 and was re-elected again in 1934. In the 1940s Mr. Pendry served as Clerk of the Ohio County Draft Board. After World War II began, he resigned and was replaced by Jessie Hannah, the woman in the photograph. Prior to his resignation from the Draft Board, he purchased the Ideal Restaurant from Estal Draut.|