New Column starts this issue - Things I Remember
by Alan Hague
posted: Jul. 21, 2022
We are starting a new column today. It is a serialized version of my Great-Aunt Edna Hague Roberts' writings from 1959 about her life. It is the story of life in central Indiana from 1899 on. Edna was born in 1899 in Fishers. Her parents were John Ellsworth Hague, born in 1870 in Fishers, and Clara Bell Underwood, born in 1871. Edna's siblings were Nitha, Girstle, Glen, and her twin Edith Hague. While they grew up in Fishers, the families (Hague, Dawson, Roberts, Messersmith, etc.) made several moves and landed at 61st and Carrollton, 61st and Guilford, Paxton and College, 88th and Haverstick, and several spots in the Castleton area. The last Dawson farms were on both sides of Keystone Avenue south of 465 (half becoming part of Keystone at the Crossing and half becoming Our Lady of Peace cemetery), and a Hague farm on East 96th Street at Hague Road, the farm house was where the Meijer is today.
Her story tells of her life as a twin, losing her mother, getting a step-mother Nora Alice Eaton, teaching, and everyday life at the turn of the century. I have permission from her son Russ Roberts, who lives in Lebanon, to share her memories.
I hope you enjoy them.
from around 1960 - Nora Eaton Hague (step-mother), Helen Dawson Hague (Girstle's wife), Amy Hague (Glen's wife), Edna Hague Roberts, Nola Underwood Maker, Girstle Hague, Glen Edward Hague, Edith Hague Spalding, and Joyce Taylor Roberts (Russ's first wife).
image courtesy of John and Rosemary Hague collection