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  • Newell "Hayden" Riddle (1921 - 2004)
    A few months after Hayden was born in 1921, his mother died and since his father had his hands full with Hayden's three very young siblings, it appears that Hayden was taken in by the Bybee family. Sin...
  • Benjamin Victor Cohen (1894 - 1983)
    Victor Cohen (September 23, 1894 – 1983), a member of the administrations of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, had a public service career that spanned from the early New Deal through and beyo...
  • Jacob Riley McDonnel (1921 - 1997)
    MUNCIE--Jacob R. McDonnel, 75, a former Muncie resident, died Saturday at Cookeville Hospital, Tenn.Mr. McDonnel was born in Orange County, Ind., attended school in that area and came to Muncie several...
  • Robert McDonnel, [Twin] (1910 - 1910)
    Robert and Herbert McDonnel, twin infant sons of Lucius E. and Anna M. McDonnel, were buried in the same coffin.There is no stone marking their grave. Death Certificate

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Muncie is the county seat of Delaware County. Contrary to popular legend, the city's early name of Munsee Town is derived from the "Munsee" clan of Lenape people, the white settlers' name for a group of Native Americans whose village was once situated along the White River. There is no evidence that a mythological Chief Munsee ever existed.

The Lenape (Delaware) people, who arrived in the area in the 1790s, founded several small villages, including one known as Munsee Town, along the White River. The small trading post, renamed Muncietown, was selected as the Delaware County seat and platted in 1827. Its name was officially shortened to Muncie in 1845 and incorporated as a city in 1865. Muncie developed as a manufacturing and industrial center, especially after the Indiana gas boom of the 1880s. It is home to Ball State University. As a result of the Middletown studies, sociological research that was first conducted in the 1920s, Muncie is said to be one of the most studied United States cities of its size.

For a complete history, please see Wikipedia.