Berniece H. Glass & Marjorie H. Montgomery Oral History
Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library
Finding Aid by: Erica Sgroi, March 2013
Berniece Hall Glass was born in Kendallville, Indiana, May 6, 1893 and her sister, Marjorie Hall Montgomery was born in Ligonier, Pennsylvania July 11, 1894. Only fourteen months apart, the sisters were in the same grade at school. In 1908, they graduated from Indianapolis School #57, from Shortridge High School in 1911, and from Butler College in 1915. Their father, Robert Hall, was the Assistant Principal at Manual Training High School. Berniece Glass spent one year at Illinois University. In January of 1917, Berniece married Francis Elbert Glass, and the couple had two children. In March 1918, Marjorie married Walter Montgomery. The families lived in Irvington, Indiana, where Butler College, was the center of the community. In 1963, Marjorie’s husband, Walter, died and in 1970, Berniece’s husband, Francis, died. In 1978 at the time of the interview, both sisters were about to leave Irvington for a retirement home in Zionsville, Indiana. Both Bernice Glass and Marjorie Montgomery died in December 1994.
Information found within collection
“Social Security Death Index.” www.Ancestry.com. April 19, 2013.
“Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941.” www.Ancestry.com. March 27, 2013.
“1930 United States Federal Census.” www.Ancestry.com. March 27, 2013.
The collection consists of a transcript from a June 1978 interview conducted by Theresa Ilg and Mary Veronica Spiegal, Hilton U. Brown Library in Irvington. Berniece Glass and Marjorie Montgomery, discuss family members, including Robert Hall, their Uncle, Paul Jeffries, the Oberholters, the Idens, the Brownings, and the Hibbens. They talk about life in Irvington, Indiana, the various social clubs like the Irvington Dramatic Club, the Irvington Women’s Club, and the Music Club. The sisters also discuss the case of D. C. Stevenson and the Ku Klux Klan in Irvington.
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Folder and Item Listing:
1982 Berniece Glass & Marjorie Montgomery Oral History Transcript
Size of Collection: 1 Transcript
Collection Dates: Interview Date: June 1978
Provenance: Hilton U. Brown Library, Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library; Irvington Oral History Project
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 Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library and the Manuscripts and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in: English
MA BA 5-7-2013