Waynedale History

Founder of Waynedale, Abner Elzey

Waynedale was the dream of a man to have a community in which anyone could build a home to his own design and enjoy suburban life. This unincorporated town of approximately 3,000 residents was situated about three miles southwest of Fort Wayne on State Roads 1 and 3, and was founded on February 15, 1921 by Abner Elzey.
The founder, on a cold December day in 1920 while standing on the southeast corner of the Lower Huntington Road and the present Old Trail Road, pointed to the southwest toward the...

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(L-R) Carolyn Riffe, Pam Watts, Janet Touvell, Delores Wright, Jan Grose, Phyllis Morimanno, Sally Goings. Not pictured: Gayle Gullion, Julia Gernhardt, Barbara Frigo, Wilma Neville and Dorinda Springer.

The Comfort Quilters began with a desire to be of help to those in need of comfort. The group started with two ladies that met in their homes and shared the love of quilting and works of kindness. They soon outgrew their homes and began meeting in the Waynedale Library. They grew even more. The Waynedale Baptist Church so graciously opened their doors as often as the quilters needed. This circle of caring ladies expanded to a group of 15 women involved in a work of love.
The purpose of the group...

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The 3rd annual Military Symposium will be held in Fort Wayne on October 8-9, sponsored by the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana. Sessions will be held at the Allen County Public Library in Meeting Rooms A-B.

With the approaching sesquicentennial of the Civil War, all six classes will be devoted to aiding family historians in research of their Civil War ancestors.

Genealogy Center Director Curt Witcher opens the program with an overview of “Using Military Records for Genealogical...

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