Edward Eugene Furry
Edward Eugene (Gene) Furry born May 4 1913 Chicago, Illinois died August 15 2001 Culver , Indiana son of Edward Furry &
Maude Marietta Loper
married Helen Louise Howell born January 16 1914 in Cedar Rapids Iowa died January 6, 1997 in
Venice Florida daughter of Elias Burton Howell, Dr & Bertha Orr Hemsworth They had:
dau. m. D. H. Finke
Judith Ann Furry m. E. Allen Becker son of Edwn H. Becker
'Bill' William Furry
Edward Eugene Furry "Gene" s/o Edward and Maude (Loper) Furry. Resided Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana.
Operated the Indiana Motor Bus Company for many years.
E. E. Furry New President of Bus Organization
E E Furry of Plymouth and 2420 East Shore Drive Culver, president of the Indiana Motor Bus Company, is
the new president of the INdiana Bus Operators Assoication - 5 May 1954
Gene Furry Names to Small Business Administration Board
Gene Furry of Plymouth and 2430 East Shore Drive Culver president of the Indiana Motor
Bus company, has been appointed a member of the National Board of Field Advisors for the
Small Business Administration. He will serve on the board for RFegion VII, which includes the
states of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.
The function of the board is to advise the regional director on present and future programs
and plans of SBA. Membership on the board is limited to outstanding businessmen of the
nation and no remuneration if involved. - 23 Jun 1954
Made Bank Director
EUgene Furry of Plymouth and 2420 East Shore Drive has been elected a member of the board of
directors of the Marshall County Trust and Svings - 19 Jan 1955
... It Must Be The Lake Water... Fresh Asparagus: E. Eugene Furry, Plymouth and Lake Maxinkuckee resident,
general manafer of Indiana Motor Bus Co., in now owner in a deal whish Lake Water has been sitting on there
many weeks. Furry annnounced it to his employess by a bulletin board notice which read something like this:
"Mr. and Mrs Furry and kids, and the banks, are now owner, etc.". The public hasn't heard it yet, untill now...
- May 8, 1957 - CItizen
E. E. Furry Now Owns Big Indiana Motor Bus Company
Bob Kyle's Citizen column of Wedensday May 8, scooped all newspapers in Indiana on the
news that E Rugene Furry, Plymouth and Lake Maxinkuckee summer resident, had
purchased the Indiana Motor Bus COmpany from its previous owner, The Beneficial Corportation
of Wilmington, Del. Other area papers didn't carry the story until two days Later - 22 May 1957 - Citizen
Some Earl History of Indiana Motor Bus
INDIANA MOTOR BUS COMPANY [Plymouth, Indiana]
"BLUE GOOSE" LINE IS GRANTED A BUS PERMIT
The Indiana Public Service Commission Friday afternoon granted a bus certificate to the Indiana Motor Bus company of Plymouth to operate
a bus line between South Bend and Peru. The Indiana company, which is known as the Blue Goose line, has been operating a bus line
through this city to Peru and South Bend for the past three years.
[The News-Sentinel, Monday, August 10, 1925]
SALE OF RED BALL LINES TO INDIANA BUS CO. APPROVED
Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 22 - The sale of three certificates by the Red Ball Bus Lines, Inc., to the Indiana Motor Bus Company of Plymouth to
operate from Indianapolis to South Bend through Logansport, Fulton, Rochester and Plymouth, for $10,000 was approved by the Public
Service Commission this afternoon.
The Red Ball lines is now being run by a receiver. Just when the Plymouth concern will take over its rival line was not stated but it is thought
it would be as soon as details of the sale were completed. It is understood that the Red Ball schedule will be maintained.
[The News-Sentinel, Friday, January 22, 1926]
MOTOR BUS CO. GIVEN PARKINS SPACE OFF MAIN
After receiving complaints from various sources against the Indiana Motor Bus Company using the main thoroughfare of our city as a parking
space for their mammoth passenger busses that run between South Bend and Indianapolis, the city council assigned this company a 75
foot space on West 6th street. This new location is situated directly south of the Linville restaurant at the corner of Main and Sixth streets,
which place of business also houses the bus company's station.
[The News-Sentinel, Wednesday, October 27, 1926]
FT. WAYNE-WINAMAC BUS SERVICE STARTS NOV. 30
Indiana Motor Bus Company of Plymouth was today notified by the Public Service Commission of Indiana that their applications for the new
routes in the State, and also their application to acquire the operating rights and property of the Fort Wayne-North Manchester Bus Line,
by purchase, has received the formal approval and final order of the Commission.
The new routes acquired through original application are from Winamac to Rochester, Athens, Akron, Disko, and North Manchester, and from
Peru to Roann and North Manchester. The new route acquired by purchase is from North Manchester to South Whitley and Fort Wayne.<
The granting of these new certificates to Indiana Motor Bus Company makes it possible for the company to operate through passenger bus
service from Winamac, Rochester and North Manchester to Fort Wayne, and from Lafayette, Delphi, Logansport, Peru and North Manchester
to Fort Wayne.
At the company offices today it was said that the new operations wo uld start on November 30th, and that sched ules over the new lines
would be co-ordinated with all north-south sched ules of the company so that by one easy transfer passengers can travel from any part
of the line to any of the towns connected through the new service.
[The News-Sentinel, Friday, November 17, 1939]
The 1948 Russell's Guide did not include a map of Indiana Motor Bus, but the route network was largely unchanged until the 1980's. During
that decade, service reduced to between Elkhart and Indianapolis. In 1990, Indiana Motor Bus was sold to Indiana Highways, which was
later renamed American Buslines and was combined with ABC Coach Lines. Service transferred to Greyhound a few years later, and
restored north of Elkhart to Kalamazoo.
||Indiana Motor Bus schedule leaflet |
P;Lyount to Loose Bus Company Office
E. E. Furry, President of the Indiana Motor Bus Comany in Plymouth and summer resident of Lake
Maxinkuckee, has announced that the gerneral office and garage of the bus company will be moved
to South Bend around the first of the year where a building has been purchased. It has been
located in Plymouth since 1921
It is planned to establish a commission acency depot in Plymouth to handle passengers and express.
The new headquarters in South Ben will be located at 716 SOuth Main Street.
The decision to move the office and garage of the company to South Bend came after suburban bus
traffix between Plymouth and South Bend diminished to the point where nymerous local schedules
were no lonfer necessary and the logical servicing point for the buses was the end of the bus run
from other major points which would be South Bend - 23 Nov 1955