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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sepia Saturday = Guy L. Hanna

The Indiana State Normal School
Men's Physical Education, 1910
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This post features my great great uncle,
Guy L. Hanna
(April 9, 1885 ~ March 16, 1913)
Guy attended The Indiana State Normal School for one year
in 1910. (The school was renamed Indiana State Univ. in
1965.) He's pictured in the sepia picture, above with the
men's physical education class in 1910. He's in the center row,
3rd in from the right. I see some fencing, weight lifting,
basketball...and what are those pins? Could that be juggling
or bowling? I love the suspender's on the man's socks
in the front row! The man in the center must have given
up on keeping his socks up and just rolled them down
to his ankles! Guy only attended the university that one
year and unfortunately was diagnosed with TB. His parents
moved the family to the hot dry climate of Albuquerque, NM,
in 1911, in hopes to improve his health.
When his TB was determined fatal, they returned with him
to Kokomo, Howard Co, IN in 1913 where he died at age 27.

I thought his obituary was interesting. It reads ~

Kokomo Daily Tribune, 17 March 1913,

Fights Losing Fight Against the Dread Disease.

Guy Hanna Gives Up After Long Illness.

Funeral Held This Afternoon.

After a long battle against tuberculosis, Guy Hanna, aged 27 years, gave up the battle shortly after 9 o'clock Sunday morning. Death was not unexpected by either the family or the large circle of friends who survive. He was single and was the son of Palestine and Mrs. Hanna, with whom he lived at 1029 South Armstrong Avenue. The funeral was held at 12:20 o'clock this afternoon and interment was had in the South Union Cemetery this afternoon.

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You may remember his dad Palestine and brother Glenn (my gg grandpa and g grandpa) in the 4 generations photo I posted HERE.

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31 comments:

  1. How sad. He lived an awesome life in spite of his illness and was quite handsome.

    xoxo
    Jane

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  2. That is a very interesting photo from the Normal School. It has so much going on and the wall they are sitting in front of is a great backdrop. It is such a shame that Guy passed away so young.
    Nice Sepia Saturday post.

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  3. Blondie ~ I've always thought he was very handsome...he has a Christopher Reeves look about him.

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  4. such an interesting family history! he does have a very all american handsomeness. i love sepia saturday!

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  5. sad for one to go so young...fab pics though...normal school? whats that? lol.

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  6. Brian ~ a normal school was a university with specific training for elementary and high school teachers. I didn't know either...had to look it up!

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  7. Love the picture...so sad to die of that at age 27! I'm so glad for the day in which we live! :D

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  8. Very sad to see someone go so young. The pictures are great. I kept looking at everything they had in their hands...:)

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  9. I love old photos like this, and the stories behind them. So sad that he died at such a young age. If only medicine was more advanced then.

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  10. I thought I was losing it when I remembered seeing Guy posted at http://willowmanor.blogspot.com/2010/01/albuquerque-1910-palestine-against.html

    Have I misses something? Are you and Willow related?

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  11. What an intriguing story; he sure was a very handsome man, very distinguish.
    Your sepia Saturdays are always very interesting,
    xo

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  12. Oh Dear.Guy Looks A Man So Full Of Life.Yes,He Has Film Star Looks,And A Rare Intelligence In His Eyes.

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  13. Fabulous picture Betsy, but a rather sad story to go with it. It reminds one of the great scientific triumph we have achieved over TB which, at one time, really was "the dread disease". I know that it has not gone away and in certain parts of the world it still causes dread, but things are still better these days thanks to the scientists and researchers.

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  14. You have a wealth of family mementos.
    Love looking at all of them and their history.

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  15. Martin ~ very perceptive of you...yes, we are sisters!

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  16. He had movie star handsomeness! He looks so full of life and vitality. I love the obituary. They were so much more real and interesting in those days!

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  17. Such a shame that TB took his life.

    That photo of the Normal School group looks like they're all auditioning for Ridley Scott's, "Robin Hood"!

    Kat

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  18. Nana Jo ~ I thought the obituary was really interesting. I've read old ones where they describe the clothes they were buried in, etc. You just don't see that anymore!

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  19. Wonderful pic of Uncle Guy. I don't remember ever seeing it.

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  20. Very wonderful photos. Guy, had he not been fatally ill, would have undoubtedly gone on to steal many hearts.

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  21. Such a handsome Guy with so much ahead of him. How very sad. I was glad to go back and look at the picture of Palestine, a fabulous and mysterious looking man.

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  22. I would have missed the sock suspenders if you hadn't pointed them out. How sad that the disease had to be fatal back then. Obituaries were so different too...kind of like they took a more formal route. Enjoyed reading the history.

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  23. How said and he was so handsome. Have heard of the Normal school thanks for the definition. Great post Besty.

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  24. very sad - he was a good looking man.

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  25. How positively heartbreaking! Don't you just mourn to learn of a life cut short by disease or accident? Great photos, great post. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. He was a good looking young man too!'

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  27. gunny how these "fitness" outfits look so amusing to us now - I guess the phases and crazes we go through now will look very amusing to future generations too

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  28. TB was such a killer. He was a handsome young man who lived at the wrong time when medicines wouldn't work. My Uncle Marvin lost his first wife to tb after 18 years of marriage and four kids. She died in 1948. Sad, but a good blog.

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  30. Wow, 27 years old. I used to hate that saying, "I don't have a life." I always felt like saying, "Well, I hate to break it to you, but this IS your life. Start living it!" Some people seem to pack a lot in to 27 years; others don't take the time to enjoy 100!

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