Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

Emily Jane 'Jennie' Hand  

3 Emily Jane Hand 'Jennie' b. 9 Sep. 1840 [Oct 1842] Wolf Creek, Marshall, Indiana d. 23 Jun 1922 Berkely, Alalmeda, California

m. 1st Sept. 1864 Wolf Creek. Marshall, Indiana;

Henry Harrison Culver born 9 Aug. 1840 London, Madison, Ohio and died 26 September 1897 St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri son of John Milton and Lydia Elma (Howard) Culver

Hand family location - was noth and East of Wolf Creek VIlliage

Henry - as a salesman for the Mallable Range Company and stayed over night at the Hand farm

Emily She m 2nd Oct 1909 Culver , Marshall, Indiana Horace Bell b. 11 December 1830 New Albany, Floyd, Indiana d. 29 Jun. 1918 Berkeley, Alalmeda, California buried Rosedale Cemetery Los Angeles, California m. 1st. Georgia Herrick Daughter of Albert and Virginia C. Herrick. He served as a State Ranger "in the period of Pacification of Southern California." 1853-1855; with General William Walker during war between Costa Rica and Nicaragua 1856 earning rank of Major Commandant; under Juarez in Mexico 1859 and in 1861 first member of the 6th Indiana Regiment. He was a rlagre property owner in Los Angeles, Calforina. An author and Attorney. son of David W. and Elizabeth (Wright) Bell.
    October 28, 1909 The marriage of Mrs. Emily J. Culver and Major Horace Bell took place at the Culver cottage Sunday morning. - Culver Citizen

In the 1870 census they were found in Kansas city, Jackson, Missouri; Emily was listed as Jennie E. With Henry H. listed as stove dealer besides his family was Anna Culver 26 born Ohio keeps house.

Listed above them were Chas E. & Geo. H. Brown and L. L. & William Culver all in one household as stove dealers. Below them was Lydia E. Culver 62 yrs. and William W. 13 clerk.

Emily J. is on the 1900 census residing Franklin Ave. St. Louis, Missouri and as having 9 children and 6 still alive. Children as follows were still at home: Bertram, manfr. stoves; Ida L.; and Knight K., manfr stoves still living at home.

Most of the Culver family is buried in the Bellefontaine cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. The view of the main monument at a distanceand this presents a closer view . This monument has the inscriptions of Henry Harrison and Emily Jane (Hand) on it. There are several photos with dates not yet connected but are to be in the Culver plot:

Academy's Founder's Widow Closes a Life of Usefulness
    Mrs Emily J ane Culver, widow of the founder of the academym died in Berkley, Calif.., last Thursday night and was buired in St. Louis on Moooonday morning.

    Mrs. CUlver was 80 years of age at the time of her death. Mrs. CUlver's maiden name was Hand and she was a sister of W. E. Hand of Culver. It was in 2864 that she was married to Henry Harrison CUlver and it was this romance which attracted hom to Marshall county and to Lake Maxxinkuckee. Since Mr. Culvers in 1897, Mrs. Culver has made her home for a number of years in Caulfornia, but usually spent a few months each ear at the lake. With the death of her husband her interest in the academy which he had founded seemed to grow and she co-iperated with her children to realize the dreams of its founder. During these years she has served sd sh sctive member of the board of trustees. In her travels about the world she had collected many rare and valuable pieces of furniture, tapestry and ornaments from all lands which made her cottage across the bay a most interesting spot to visit.

    Of the childred born to Mr. and Mrs. CUlver, one son, Hnery R. CUlver, Jr., died several years ago. There still survuves Walter l. CUlver and Mrs. George P. Wintemute who live in California; and Edwin R. Culver, Bertram B. Culver and Knight E. CUlver of St. Louis. At the time of her death Mrs. Culver was with her daughter, Mrs. WIntermute, ib Berkeley.

    Mrs. Culver was an active and entergetic partner of her husband in his winninf buiseness battles and weas deeply interested in his project to found a school on Lake Maxinkuckee.

    Her active interest and aid which she gave for soo omy years was both a matter of personal interest in the institution and the desire to carry out the wished of her husband.

    WHile failing health has kept her from Culver for the past three or four years, so that has not been known to the later additionns yo the faculty, the older officers remember with deep affection her interest in them and in the inatitution which bears the name of herself and husband. - -Citizen - Jun 28, 1922

Children of Emily Jane 'Jennie' Hand and Henry Harrison Culver: