Browse Collection: People (24 total)

James Poynter was born in 1841 in Henry County, Kentucky and then lived for some time in Woodford County, Kentucky. He came to Madison about 30 years before his death. He died at his home on Ferry Street on February 20, 1933. He was a common sight on the Madison scene and was known to many as the…

Walter Carl Mundt, Sr., was born in Berlin, Germany on June 16, 1862. He came to America in 1866 at the age of four with his parents, Charles and Bertha Krahn Mundt. The family located in Cincinnati, Ohio. His father passed away in 1881 and his mother took Walter and his brother, Edward, and…

Charlotte (Lottie) Caplinger was born in March of 1870 in Jefferson County, Indiana to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel W. Pritchard. She was educated in the Jefferson County School system. She married Walter R. Caplinger on June 3, 1890. Mrs. Caplinger was a school teacher. She started teaching at the age of 16…

Peter Johnson, known by his friends as Uncle Pete, was born in Kentucky on April 4, 1847. He was a familiar face in Madison and always had a smile for everyone he met. He was a laborer and handyman all his life. Pete died December 12, 1950 reaching 103 year of age. That, in itself, is quite an…

Thomas "Tommy" Thevenow is Madison's only native son to have played in Major League Baseball. He was born in Madison on September 6, 1903, the son of Thomas Thevenow and Lula Cheatham. Tommy started playing baseball as most youngster did on sand lots and pick up. He later played baseball in…

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The local newspaper, when it ran the obituary for Archie Lewis, stated, "Archibald 'Archie' Lewis, a well known local colored man, died at 5:30 o'clock this morning at his home at the top of the Hatcher Hill following a long illness." Archie was a lefelong resident of Madison. He had a legion of…

Marcus Sultzer, son of Raphael and Rachael Sultzer, died in 1935 at the age of 79. He was a city attorney, prosecuting attorney, served as postmaster and was twice mayor of the city of Madison. My Sultzer was an attorney for many years with the firm of Sultzer and Bear. He was also head of…

Frank P. Vail was born in 1866 in Madison, Indiana,and died in 1956 in Dayton Ohio. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Vail and for many years was in partnership with his brother, Harry L. Vail, in the operation of the Vail Furniture Store and the Vail Memorial Home. He was president of the…

Lide White (1870-1967) was the daughter of Alexander and Jean Rankin White and was the youngest of ten children. She graduated from Madison High School in 1888 and began teaching the following year at Upper Clifty School. A few years later she joined the staff of the Madison Schools, first being…