The Resource James L. Monahan collection

James L. Monahan collection

Label
James L. Monahan collection, 1923-1973
Title
James L. Monahan collection
Inclusive dates
1923-1973
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection contains a typewritten copy of a narrative given by LaPorte County, Indiana pioneer James L. Monahan and written down by James W. Lester, secretary of the Gary Historical Society, in the spring of 1923 when Monahan was 98 years old. The narrative relates his childhood experiences as a pioneer living among the Potawatomi and gives an eyewitness account of their forced removal from Northern Indiana. He noted that he "saw a great many of the first things started here" and mentioned several names of other early settlers. Monahan's obituary from a January 15, 1924 Michigan City newspaper is reprinted at the end of the narrative. The collection also includes the January 11, 1973 handwritten letter from Gene McDonald of the LaPorte County Pioneer Cemetery Commission that was sent to the Indiana State Museum along with the Monahan narrative
Biographical or historical data
James L. Monahan was a pioneer of LaPorte County, Indiana. He was born March 1, 1825 in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio and was brought to LaPorte County on February 20, 1835 by his Uncle Jonathan Dudley. Monahan married Martha Ann Sharp in 1847 and they had six children. A blacksmith by trade, he died at the age of 98 on January 15, 1924. Sources: Information found within collection.Ancestry.com. "James L. Monahan." 1900 United States Federal Census. Accessed August 25, 2017. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.Ancestry.com. "James L. Monahan." Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed August 25, 2017. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.FindaGrave.com. "James Limerick Monahan." Find a Grave Index. Accessed August 25, 2017. https://www.findagrave.com.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1825-1924
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Monahan, James L.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monahan, James L
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Indian Removal, 1813-1903
  • Indians of North America
  • Pioneers
  • Potawatomi Indians
  • LaPorte County (Ind.)
Label
James L. Monahan collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2540
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/08/25 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/08/25 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21271719
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Indiana State Museum on 1975/03/12.
System control number
(OCoLC)1012938693
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
James L. Monahan collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2540
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/08/25 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/08/25 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21271719
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Indiana State Museum on 1975/03/12.
System control number
(OCoLC)1012938693
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

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