Edward B. Bender
Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library
Finding Aid by: Sarah Pfundstein, January 2013
Edward Beecher Bender, son of Peter H. and Margarett A. Beck Bender, was born in Zionsville Indiana on December 7, 1872. The family moved to a farm just outside of Zionsville when Bender was two years old. After graduating from Zionsville High School in 1894, he obtained a teaching license. Bender then attended DePauw and Indiana Universities, earning an A.B. in 1901. He married Annie Ellen Smith on September 6, 1899. The couple had three sons Ranald, Smith, and Robert Bender. He married Alma Sickler in 1931, and later Lucille Starkey. Bender was a famer, and merchant, owner of Beecher and Laycock hardware. He was founder and director of the Boone County Rural Electric Membership Cooperative, R.E.M.C., from 1936-1966. Bender served in the Indiana Legislature in 1923, 1925, and 1927. He died January 23, 1971
Oral History Transcript, October 31, 1968
Biographical Directory of the Indiana General Assembly, V.2, 1900-1984 p.34
Indianapolis Star, Jan 24, 1971, Sec 3, p.5
Ancestry Library. Indiana State Library. December 2011. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com
The collection contains photocopies of a notebook belonging to Edward B. Bender with expenses, transactions, schedule of the day and miscellaneous thoughts and quotes from 1897-1899.
Manuscript material CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in its entirety. Photocopies and/or digital reproductions (i.e. scans, digital photographs) cannot exceed 25% of a COLLECTION or FOLDER within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Please check with the Manuscript Librarian for possible alternatives.
1897-1899 Photocopied Notebook
Size of Collection: One Folder
Collection Dates: 1897-1899
Provenance: Edward B. Bender – copy 11/14/1968
Access: The Collection is Open for Research Use
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in: English
Related Holdings: Edward Beecher Bender Oral History Transcript, Portrait Photograph in General Assembly 1923 House composite