1. Address: 8749 Green Graes Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46234 Phone 317-293-4912
Thomas Arthur BARKER
1. Address: 11211 Co Rd 335, New Paris, Ohio - 45347
Mary Joan HOLLINGSWORTH
1. Joan retired from Bank One in Richmond, Indiana.
1. Address: 4122 North Stateline Rd, Richmond, Indiana - 47374.
Michael Gregory SWEET
1. Greg graduated from National Chiropractic College in Illinois.
Sherri Lynne BARKER
1. Sherri attended Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
Thomas Steven BARKER
1. 9 Timberwalk Drive, Sharpsburg, Georgia 30277
2. National Trail High in Preble County, Ohio.
3. Thomas graduated from ITT Technical School of Dayton, Ohio and is a Senior Quality Analyst at NCR in Peachtree City, Georgia.
1. Address: Indianawood Drive, Columbus, Indiana
Thomas Edgar HOLLINGSWORTH
1. Notes from Thomas Edgar Hollingsworth:
I am an electronic technician. I was born in Lynn and when I was 4 my parents moved to Richmond in a horse and wagon. I was told that the 15 mile trip took all day. I went to several schools in town and when I was 15 we moved to a farm 3 miled North of Fountain City, Indiana. It is located about a mile East of Highway 27 on the Hopewell Road.
I graduated from Fountain City High School in 1943 and was drafted into the Army in June. I served in 282 F.A.Bn., 3rd Army, 20th Corps in Europe. We landed in France D Day plus 60 and had continuous front line duty until the end of the war. We were on the extreme southern flank across France. After the Battle of the Bulge we again went south and raced across Germany to the Chek border at Ohrdruf where we helped liberate a concentration camp. I was a forward observer radio operator for the 105 MM Howitzers. [ASN 35149047]
After returning home in 1946 I married my sweetheart, Rhoda Newsom, who blessed us with 4 lovely children. We were married at the farm of my father. It is 80 acrews and the first farm East of my granfather's "old home place", and is located East of Highway 27 on Hopewell Road.
In 1948 we moved to Chicago, Illinois to look for better work. I obtained a job with U. S. Ruber as an electrician helper and learned the trade. In 1950 I went to work for Chicago Printed String as a general maintenance man and progressed to general foreman when the plant relocated to Franklin, Tennessee. When the plant changed hands I saw no furture and the pay was small. I again returned to Chicago and went to work for Signode Corporation as an electrician and electronic tech.
In 1969 I was transferred to teheir new plant in Florence, Ky where I stayed until my retirement. After a couple of years I decided to return to work part time for tTente Casters (hospital bed wheels) as the general maintenance man. Being a small company I enjoyed the work very much.
My hobbies are fishing, computers, gardening and traveling. We have a timeshare condo in South Palm Beach, Florida which we go to with one of children's families every year.
Over the years we have traveled extensively across the U. S., parts of Canada, Mexico, Virgin Island, and the Bahamas. My new hobby is trying to get our family history together before I die. It is very time consuming but a labor of love. My only concern is that someone in the future will continue it for their decendents.
Jan 1997 I had a Quadruple heartbypass. It was a success.
2. Thomas & Rhoda were married at home on Hopeful Road by a Rev. Bell from the Hopewell Church.
1. Rhoda was born in Anco, Kentucky, raised in the coal camps of Eastern, Ky. Due to extreme poverty and poor health, she did not receive a hight school education. Her father left when she was a baby [premature and weighed only a couple of pounds] [they had to pin her to a pillow to keep from losing her] and doesn't remember him. It left her mother and grandmother to raise the four children.
2. Rhoda & Thomas were married at home on Hopeful Road by Rev. Bell from the Hopewell church.
3. Most of her life was dedicated to raising her four children and keeping house.
4. Her hobbies are reading and traveling and spoiling the grandchildren.