Waynedale History

photo by Cindy Cornwell Chief Richardville House, September 5, 2003 is currently being renovated.

FIRST MILLIONAIRE IN WAYNEDALE

 

Waynedale's first millionaire was Miami Indian Chief Jean (John) Baptiste De Richardville. Chief Richardville's parents and ancestors were well known Indian traders. His mother, Ta-Cum-Wa was a sister of Miami Chief Pacanne and related to Chief Little Turtle. She was highly respected and a shrewd business parent. His father was a French Canadian trader. He was one of the very first of European blood that came to Fort Wayne and truthfully claimed by all as...

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Barb Noble dropped her husband, Ed off at The Waynedale News on Wednesday. Ed came in carrying a large picture of the Chamber of Commerce of Waynedale Charter Membership. The 2ft x 3ft picture frame listed 42 Chamber members from 1930. Amongst the names were Lester Umber of Umber's Hardware, Jim Ferguson of Ferguson Carpentry, and Rex Roof of Indland Oils Co. Ed Noble of Noble Realty was one of those members. Ed also carried a file folder stuffed with old pictures and news clippings...

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Photo provided by Larry D. Goss  Front Row: Clyde Ploughe, ?, ? Mitchell, Donna McCague-Clayton, JoAnne Watkins, Marilyn Parkinson-Roehm, Verda Clausen, ?, Scott Parkinson. Middle Row: Don Goss, Roger Ploughe, ?, ?, Evelyn Parkinson-Fultz, Helen Mutton-Herman. Back Row: ?, ?, ?, Mary Lou Smith, Mae Ploughe, Grosvenor Ward, Faye Parkinson, Bill Wetzel, ?, Ruth Hoopengardner, Lorene Sheddick, Herb Winkleman, Don Richardson, John Clayton, ? Spencer.

Larry, a former resident of Waynedale, came across this photo while going through some old albums. It was taken at a picnic at the John Clausen cottage on Lake Wawasee around 1947-49. Bill Wetzel was the choir director and sometimes the organist at the Waynedale United Methodist Church for a number of years. Alma Brydon was the regular organist, but Bill gave concerts on the vintage Allen organ when it was new. Donna McCague directed the children's choir for a year or so when it was first...

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