John S. Tarkington Papers
1 folder

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Processed by: Barbara Hilderbrand, February 2007

Biographical  Note:

John S. Tarkington was born June 24, 1832 in Centerville, Wayne County, Indiana. He graduated from Indiana Asbury, now DePauw University in 1852. He married Elizabeth Booth in 1857 and they had two children. Elizabeth died in 1909 and he married Linda H. Schulz in 1910. He was admitted to the bar in 1855 and began his practice in Indianapolis. He was in the 107th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers where he served as a private in 1863 and 132nd Regiment Indiana Volunteers where he served as captain in 1864. He served in the Indiana State House in 1863. He was the private secretary to Governor Joseph A. Wright and judge of the 5th circuit court in 1870-1872. He was a trustee at Indiana University 1858-1863. John S. Tarkington died January 30, 1923.

Ancestry Library. Indiana State Library. 20 Feb. 2006. <>

Rebecca A. Shepherd ... [et al.], eds. A Biographical directory of the Indiana General Assembly v. 2. Indianapolis : Select Committee on the Centennial History of the Indiana

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains a letter from Tarkington to Thomas A. Hendricks and an oath taken by Tarkington to become a Notary Public in Marion County.

Item Listing:

1 Folder

1858 Aug. 10 Hendricks, Thomas A., Commission of General Land Office, to John S. Tarkington about military land warrant certificate.
1887 Oct. 3 Oath taken by John S. Tarkington to be a Notary Public in Marion County.

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 folder (2 items)

Collection Dates: 1858-1887


Paul Hoag, March 1955

Access: This collection is open for research.



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