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Evansville, Indiana, USA

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Where is Evansville, Indiana, USA? 

Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, USA

On March 27, 1812, Hugh McGary Jr. purchased about 441 acres and named it "McGary's Landing". In 1814, to attract more people, McGary renamed his village "Evansville" in honor of Colonel Robert Morgan Evans. Evansville incorporated in 1817 and became a county seat on January 7, 1818. The county was named for Henry Vanderburgh, a deceased chief judge of the Indiana territorial supreme court.wikipedia


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Evansville, Indiana, USA - Swan's Down Prepared Cake Flour
Makes Delicious Angel Food and Other Cakes
Costs only 2 cents a cake

Igleheart Bros.
Dapartment C.
Evansville, Ind.

The Ladies' Home Journal
June 1898
Evansville, Indiana, USA

Swan's Down Prepared Cake Flour
Makes Delicious Angel Food and Other Cakes
Costs only 2 cents a cake

Igleheart Bros.
Dapartment C.
Evansville, ... Read MORE...
Evansville, Indiana, USA - Scene in Mesker Park
Evansville, Indiana, USA

Scene in Mesker Park
Evansville, Indiana, USA - Walnut Street Presbyterian Church
Evansville, Indiana, USA

Walnut Street Presbyterian Church
Evansville, Indiana, USA - Fulton Ave.
Evansville, Indiana, USA

Fulton Ave.

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News  1885 - EVANSVILLE, IND., FLOODED.
Evansville, Ind., May 29. -- A tremendous rain fall visited this city yesterday afternoon. The...Read MORE...

News  1889 - On the 9th, R. F. Schor, book-keeper of the First National Bank of Evansville, Ind., committed suicide by hanging. Unsuccessful speculation was the cause.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
April 13, 1889
News  1890 - Tornado
IN INDIANA.
Later Reports Show the Loss of Life and Property Increasing.

EVANSVILLE, Ind.,...Read MORE...

1901 - February 5 - In Evansville, Indiana, a fire burns through the business district, causing $175,000 of damage.

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February 5, 1901
News  1902 - Lightning Destroys a Fine Evansville Church. FINE CHURCH RUINED. Lightning Causes Fire That Destroyed Structure.
Evansville, Ind., March 31 - St. Boniface Catholic church, located in the western suburbs of this...Read MORE...

News  1909 - FUMES FILL MINE AND FIVE DIE. DEAD AND INJURED THROWN OVER ALL PARTS OF THE WORKINGS.
Evansville, Ind., March 20 - Five were killed and a score injured in an explosion at the Sunnyside...Read MORE...

1916
Evansville, a city of Indiana, the capital of Vanderburg co., and the second city in population in...Read MORE...

1937 - FLOOD WALL INSUFFICIENT
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Monday, Jan. 25 - (UP) - Ohio river flood waters swept over the 51-foot flood...Read MORE...

1953 - September 09 - WFIE TV channel 14 in Evansville, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Archbold
flag  Maudie ARCHBOLD (29 June 1883, Evansville, Indiana, USA - , )

Eble
flag  Caroline Emma EBLE (25 September 1894, Evansville, Indiana, USA - , )

Schlachter
flag  Bertham Mariam SCHLACHTER (16 August 1894, Evansville, Indiana, USA - , )
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Ziegler
flag  Christine ZIEGLER (2/26/1908, , Nebraska, USA - 2010, Evansville, Indiana, USA)
 

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