Thursday, February 28, 2013

Launching of the Kokomo Victory Ship

Library board member Clee Oliver recently loaned us a family scrapbook to scan and put on the Howard County Memory Project.  Mrs. Clara Maddox is Clee’s grandmother.  She was selected as the Indiana War Mother of 1945 because she had seven sons in the military at that time.  She was also the Mother of Honor at the December 18, 1944 launching of the S.S. Kokomo Victory, one of the cargo ships built during World War II.  The pictures also show the life rafts and lifeboats made at the Globe plant in Kokomo.  View this wonderful addition to the Memory Project at

New Books in the Department

We have added a few new books to our Howard County collection.  Come in and take a look at them.
B.F. Jones Kokomo Directory, 1889 (IN/Howard)
History of North Union Cemetery, 1865-2009 (IN/Howard)
One of Howard County Firsts: Bassett Cemetery (IN/Howard)
Howard County, Indiana 2005 Plat Book (IN/Howard)
Miscellaneous Obituaries, Vol. 1,2,3 (IN/Howard)
Howard County Genealogical Society 1972-2012(IN/Howard/B)
Wayman Chapel A.M.C., 1982 (IN/Howard/C)
Indiana Reflections (IN/Howard/LA)
Kat Kaller ’57-’58 (IN/Howard/S)
Kokomo High School Class of 1937 (IN/Howard/S)
For more information about these books, call 765-626-0839 or visit our website at .

Monday, February 25, 2013

Howard County Genealogical Society Meeting

The Howard County Genealogical Society will meet Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in Meeting Rooms A&B at the Main Library. The speaker will be Genealogy Assistant, Ron Tetrick with a program entitled "Faith of Our Fathers". The public is welcome and for more information call 765-626-0839. Visit the Genealogy and Local History Department online at