Some more pictures of the accident in Wingate


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Star Food Market has another crash

Star Food Market has another crash.

Thanks to Rick at townofwingate.org, for the picture

http://townofwingate.org/2015/07/30/star-mart-has-another-accident/

via Star Food Market has another crash.

Rotary bringing little libraries to Montgomery County

From the Crawfordsville Journal Review website  VISIT LINK

Bob Cox bcox@jrpress.com | Posted: Saturday, August 9, 2014 1:15 am

Uncle Ike

Uncle Ike Hale

Information copied from a post on a Facebook Group Memories of Wingate, Indiana

The facts were then checked using Ancestry.com Census listings.

“Uncle Ike

Isaac Hale, or “Uncle Ike” or “Ole Ike” as he was fondly called, was
a runaway slave. He spent the last years of his life on the Hays
Brothers farm north of Wingate. He is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Uncle Ike entertained his young friends by telling them exciting
tales about life in the south where he was a slave. No doubt, their
favorite tale was that of his escape from a large plantation located
in southwestern Tennessee south of Memphis. This was during the
Civil War when Sherman’s Army was occupying the territory.

The Slave master directed all of the slaves to stay in their
quarters as the Union army approached. The compound was surrounded
by a high board wall. The slaves were told that great harm would
come to them if they left the quarters. The Yankees were described
as devils.

Ike and his good friend Wiley Jones couldn’t believe what the slave
master said and decided to do some checking for themselves. They
climbed a tree where they could see the Yankee soldiers marching by
and decided the stories were not true. After their suspicions were
confirmed they made plans to run away.

One night when everyone was asleep, Ike stole his master’s saddle
from under the bed. The two men then took the best horse and rode
off for the Union lines. The horse was an important part of their
escape plans. Ike and Wiley had heard that the Union Army would
accept runaways if they brought along a horse. The slaves discovered
this was true, and soon found themselves a part of Sherman’s forces.

Will Custer, an Uncle of William Hays, an officer in Sherman’s Army
made friends with Ike and gave him a job as his packboy. During
battles Ike rode with the supply train and carried Custer’s knapsack
and provisions.”

When the war ended, Will Custer brought Ike and Wiley home with him
to Homer, Illinois. Wiley became a barber and had a shop until his
death. Ike took a job in the country with James Hays, Custer’s
brother-in-law. Ike then worked for Ben Custer until Custer died.

At this time Ike asked William Hays if he could live on his farm.
Uncle Ike stayed with the hays family the rest of his life first a
Homer, then in Warren County, Indiana and finally in Coal Creek
Township.

Copied from: The Wingate News Bicentennial Celebration from June,
1976″

Wingate - Uncle Ike field on Hays farm

Wingate – Uncle Ike field on Hays farm

The photo of the empty field shows where Uncle Ike lived. His house
was located on the hill in the background and the structure stood
empty for many years. The field is still empty and is located
on the former Harold Hays farm north of the Bane farm equipment
dealership about 1/2 mile behind where Harold’s house once stood.

Uncle Ike Isaac Hale 1932 Runaway Slave

Uncle Ike
Isaac Hale
1932
Runaway Slave

Uncle Ike Isaac Hale 1932 Runaway Slave

Uncle Ike
Isaac Hale
1932
Runaway Slave

Uncle Ike’s gravesite is located in the Greenlawn Cemetery, beneath
the tree, along the fence, in the northeast area of the cemetery.
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Ancestry.com – 1910 Census

Name:     Isaac Hale

[Isaac Hall]

Age in 1910:     65

Birth Year:     abt 1845

Birthplace:     Mississippi

Home in 1910:     Vance, Vermilion, Illinois

Race:     Black

Gender:     Male

Relation to Head of House:     Hired Man

Marital Status:     Divorced

Father’s Birthplace:     Mississippi

Mother’s Birthplace:     Mississippi

Household Members:

Name     Age

William S Hays     47

Jennie D Hays     26

Harold M Hays     2

Lawrance J Hays     0

[8/12] (8 Months)

Isaac Hale     65

Alice M Brown     22

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Ancestry.com – 1930 Census

Name:     Isaac Hale

Gender:     Male

Birth Year:     abt 1843

Birthplace:     Mississippi

Race:     Negro (Black)

[Black]

Home in 1930:     Coal Creek, Montgomery, Indiana

Map of Home:     View Map

Marital Status:     Widowed

Relation to Head of House:     Retired Servant
(Servant)

[Relative; Servant (Other Relative)]

Father’s Birthplace:     Mississippi

Mother’s Birthplace:     Mississippi

Household Members:

Name     Age

William Hays     66

Jennie D Hays     44

Harold Hays     21

Lawrence Hays     20

Helene Hays     18

Isaac Hale     87

Then and Now – the former M E Church in Wingate, Indiana

Because of an old postcard I had seen on my county’s library website, showing the old Wingate M E Church, in Wingate, Indiana. I figured it would make a good “then and now” waymark. http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMG81G_Former_Wingate_M_E_Church_Wingate_IN_USA

The old picture is from a postcard, from about 1910.

The description from the Library website:-

The Wingate Methodist Episcopal
Church (also known as the Wingate M. E. Church) is pictured. Much of the
church building is obscured by trees. Digitized copies of this and other
postcards were provided by Jane Lyle, February 2011.

These pictures were both taken at the junction of Main and Main Cross streets, in  downtown Wingate, Indiana. Taken from the south west corner, looking north east.

 http://history.cdpl.lib.in.us/images/pc061-2.jpg

The M. E. Church, in Wingate, IN C.1910

 

The M. E. Church, in Wingate, IN, November 23rd 2012

 

The former Methodist Episcopal Church, now known as the New Hope Chapel, is located on Wingate, Indiana, at the junction of Main and Main Cross Streets.

If you compare the two pictures, you can see that there was a spire on the building, in 1910, as well as three entrance doors showing. There is only one entrance showing in the now picture, and the spire has been removed.

I located another similar postcard (below), also on the Crawfordsville Public Library website. It shows the Church and Parsonage, to the north of the church. That is now a house, seen on the left of the church, but is still there today.

The description from the Library website:-

Wingate (Ind.) M. E. Church
and Parsonage. Sent to Della Fine, Wallace, Ind. [Dear Della. I that you
had left the country. Why don’t you come up. Come when you have a vacation.
R. J.] Postmarked Nov 22, 19–.

http://history.cdpl.lib.in.us/images/pc061-1.jpg

Then and Now, Gymnasium, Wingate, IN

Because I had seen, an old postcard, on my county’s library website, showing the old Gymnasium in Wingate, Indiana. I figured it would make a good “then and now” waymark. http://history.cdpl.lib.in.us/images/pc061-3.jpg

The old picture is from a postcard, that was mailed in 1928, from Wingate to Indianapolis, IN.

The description from the Library website:-

This barn was used by Wingate High School as a practice gymnasium for their state championship-winning basketball teams. The postcard was addressed to Mildred Burdon at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana, and the stamp was canceled in Wingate on 1928-10-30. The note on the back of the postcard reads, “Wingate, Ind. – 1928-10-28 – Dear Mildred, Hope you will ? better. So you can return home soon. From John Greenburg.” Digitized copies of this and other postcards were provided by Jane Lyle, February 2011.

These pictures were both taken at the junction of Main Cross and High streets in downtown Wingate, Indiana. Taken from the north east corner, looking south, southeast

The Gymnasium in Wingate, IN C.1928

The Gymnasium in Wingate, IN,November 23rd 2012

The gymnasium is located next to the US Post Office in Wingate, or rather, as the gym was there first, the Post Office is located next to the Old Gymnasium. On the far left of both pictures, you can see the back, lean to porch of an old house, that is there.

As I write this, in November 2012, the old gymnasium is up for sale,