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This is a chronological picture story of Irby and Mabel Good. Many of these pictures were preserved by their daughter Ida Mae Good; their grandson Douglas Wolfe; and their niece Margaret Good Gregory. Some are from Indiana Central University (ICU), now the University of Indianapolis. There remain several unidentified persons in these pictures, and some names and many dates could be wrong.

1908 Irby J. Good and Mabel I Rivir were married on September 2 in Marion, Grant County, Indiana, where their parents lived. Irby's occupation was listed as teacher and Mabel's as housekeeper, on their marriage licenses. Mabel's father Eli Rivir vouched for both Irby and Mabel on the licenses. [1][2] Photocopy Irby Good marriage license, 1908. Photocopy Mabel Rivir marriage license, 1908.

c 1909 Irby Good with his father and brothers. Photo Isaiah Good with his 6 sons, c 1909.

1909 Mabel Rivir's mother, Julia Ann Hosler Rivir, died.

1909-1913 Irby J Good was principal of the academy of Indiana Central College.

1910 Irby Good (age 25), teacher at UB (United Brethren) College, lived in a mortgage-free house on Otterbein Ave, University Heights, Perry Twp, Marion County, Indiana with wife Mabel (age 23) and daughter Julia (age 1 month). [3]

1911 The family lived on Lawrence Street in Indianapolis, in their second house. Photo House at 1399 Lawrence Street.

1911 Irby J Good was awarded a degree of Master of Arts from Indiana Central.

c 191x Irby and Mabel visited Irby's parents Isaiah and Anna Good at Isaiah's house in Marion, Indiana with other members of the family for this photo, perhaps taken about 1910. Isaiah was holding an infant, likely a grandchild. Since Irby and Mabel were standing behind Isaiah, some have speculated that they might be the parents of the child, so the child could be either Julia or Lowell. Photo Family at the home of Isaiah and Anna Good in Marion, Indiana, c 191X.

c 1911 Photo of daughter Julia in a baby carriage. Photo Julia Good in baby carriage, perhaps about 1911.

1912 Irby Good taught history, German, literature, and geography at Indiana Central University while Dr. Lewis Davis Bonebrake was president. Irby's recitations were scheduled 9-12 am and 2-3 pm. [4]

1912 Sister Lydian Good married Wilbur Sharon on August 14. Arthur and Ida Wirick drove a car to the wedding at the home of Isaiah and Anna in Marion, Indiana. Irby and Joseph's children met Henry's new baby Margaret. Photo Lydian and Wilbur Sharon's wedding, 1914, by Arthur Wirick's car. Photo Cousins from Irby, Joseph, and William, 1912. Photo Julia and Lowell Good with baby Margaret Good and uncle James, 1912.

1913 Irby's father, Isaiah Good, died. Irby's residence was listed as Indianapolis.

1914-1920 The family lived on Lawrence Street in Indianapolis. Photo House at 1325 Lawrence Street.

c 1914 On the porch with children at Otterbein Ave. Photo Julia and Lowell Good, c 1914. Photo Julia, Mabel, Lowell, and Irby Good on the porch at Otterbein Avenue, c 1914.

1914-15 Irby J Good was made business manager of Indiana Central College because the health of Dr. Bonebrake was failing. Irby J Good was elected president of Indiana Central College [now University of Indianapolis] on September 9, 1915. [5] Documents related to his presidency are at the university archives [6].

1916 Photo ICU College life in 1916. IJ Good is not in this picture. [7]

1916 Irby Good wrote a letter to his brother James and explained what he knew of their ancestry. The Good ancestry back to Christian Good was summarized. Almost nothing was recorded of the Rivir ancestry, at that time.

c 1916 Photo Julia and Lowell on the porch, c 1916.

1917 Roy Turley (who would support the candidacy of the next president, after Irby Good), was admitted as a sophomore majoring in math and physics. "President Good asked him to teach in the Academy, which was then operating at the college. Designed for students who had dropped out or never gone to high school, the Academy was especially attractive to ministerial students who were behind in their preparation for college." [8]

c 1917 Photo Julia and Lowell Good on the porch about 1917.

1917 Post card to IJ Good with Florida family on a dock. Photo Anna Rohrer Good and the family living in Florida in 1917. Photocopy Note on 1917 postcard from Florida.

1918 I.J. Good was tall, of medium build, with brown eyes and hair when he registered for theWorld War I Draft. His Occupation was president of ICU [9]. Photocopy IJ Good's WWI draft registration, 1918.

c 1918 Irby (right) with mother Anna Rohrer Good and brother James (left) Good. Photo Irby and brother James with mother Anna Rohrer Good, c 1918.

c 1918 Six of Anna Rohrer's sons visited. Photo Anna Rohrer Good and 6 sons, about 1918.

c 1920 There was a Good family reunion. Photo Good family reunion, c 1920. Photo Good family reunion, c 1920.

1920 Irby Good (age 34), college president, and Mabel Good (age 33) lived at University Heights, Marion County, Perry Twp (mortgage free) with children Julia (age 10), Lowell (age 8), and Ida M. (age 11 months). His brother Allen B Good was a carpenter and lived with wife Mary E, son, and 2 roomers in a rented house nearby. [10][11]

c 1920 Photo Ida Mae Good about 1920.

1921 There was a Good family reunion at Lake Shipshewana. Photo Amos Good by brother Joe's cottage with nieces and nephews, 1921. 
Photo Cousins at uncle Joe Good's cottage in July, 1921.

1922 Irby J Good, president of Indiana Central College, lived at University Heights, Indianapolis, Indiana. [12]

1923 Irby J Good was awarded a degree of Doctor of Laws from Indiana Central.

c 1923 Two ICU basketball teams. Photo IJ Good and nephew Harry Good on the ICU and the faculty BB teams, c 1923.

c 1923 Brother William visited Irby Good in Indianapolis. These photos were taken in the summer at an "Indianapolis park". Photo Good Cousins with William and their mothers, c 1923. Photo 6 cousins in a row, c 1923. Photo 6 cousins in a line, c 1923.

1924 Mother Anna Rohrer's funeral was on 19 June at the 1st UB Church in Marion, Indiana. Photo Anna Rohrer Good's funeral, 1924.

1924 Irby was identified on Anna Rohrer's death notice as President of Indiana Central College, Indianapolis.

c 1924 Mabel and Irby Good with daughter Ida Mae are on the left. The other people on the right of this photo have not been identified. Photo Mabel and Irby and Ida Mae Good (and Essie Rogers and Mary Cleaver Good?) at Garfield Park.

c 1925 Photo Irby's family, his mother Anna Rohrer Good, and brother James and James' wife Beryl Good.

1926 Irby Good, president of Indiana Central College, lived at 4202 Otterbein Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana. [13]

c 1926 Photo Good Reunion about 1926.

1927 A study at Indiana Central College led to required health examinations at the college. [14]

1928 Irby J Good, president of Indiana Central College, lived at University Heights, Indianapolis, Indiana. [15]

c 1928 Irby attended a large Good family reunion. Photo of Good family reunion, c 1928. Photo of Irby with siblings on bench, c 1928.

c 1929 Photo Sisters Lavina, Lydian, and Ida Good about 1929.

1930 Irby Good lived at 4202 Otterbein Ave, Indianapolis (Ward 10 of Perry Twp) as a college president living with Mabel and 3 children. The house had value $7,500. Daughter Julia was listed as a college teacher. [16][17]

1930 Newspaper Mabel's father Eli Rivir flew from Los Angeles for the ICU graduation, 1930.

1930s Photo Good siblings and spouses at the beach, c 1930s.

1932 Good reunion at Lake Shipshewana. Photo Good reunion at Lake Shipshewana in 1932.

1932 Irby J Good was named as President of Indiana Central College. [18]

1933 The Good's had a family get-together in Florida. Photo Good reunion at Madeira Beach, Florida, June 1933.

1933 Irby Good wrote notes about his biography and ancestry. Photocopy Notes of Irby Good ancestry, 1933.

1940 Irby J Good (age 55) and Mabel I Good (age 53) lived at 4202 [Otterbein Ave], Indianapolis, Perry Twp, Marion County, Indiana with Ida May Good (age 23). [19]

1942 Irby J Good registered for the draft, He lived at 4202 Otterbein Ave, Indianapolis and worked for the college [20]. Photocopy IJ Good photo in the ICU yearbook, 1942.

c 1943 Photo Irby and siblings, c 1943.

c 1943 Photo Good siblings seated with spouses standing, c 1943.

1944 Photo IJ Good yearbook picture, last year as president of the University.

1944 Irby Good's many accomplishments as president of Indiana Central College [now University of Indianapolis] have been summarized. [21]

1944 Dr I. Lynd succeeded I J Good as president of Indiana Central College [now University of Indianapolis][22]. When Good left the presidency in 1944, Turley sat on the committee that oversaw the interim administration, supporting the candidacy of the new president, Dr. I. Lynd Esch. [23]

c 1944 Several of the Good siblings gathered for a reunion. Photo Good brothers. Photo Good brothers and sisters in the yard. Photo Good brothers and sisters on a bench. Photo Good brothers and sisters and spouses on a bench.

1945 Irby Good died on February 25.

c 1950s Mabel's children visited her in Indianapolis frequently. Photo 4202 Otterbein Ave: Lowell, Ida Mae, and Julia Good, c 1950s.

c 1950s Photo At ICU: Mabel, Lowell, and Ida Mae Good.

Date? Photo Mabel Good and perhaps Dr. Esch, president of ICU.

c 1953 Photo Mabel Good holding grand-daughter Susan Miller.

1955 Mabel Good (widow Irby) lived at 4202 Otterbein Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana. [24]

1963 Good, Irby J 1885-1945 was listed in Who Was Who in America. A companion reference work to "Who's Who in America." Volume 2, 1943-1950. Chicago: A.N. Marquis Co, 1963.

1969 Photo Mabel Rivir Good

1974 Mabel (Rivir) Good. Irby and Mabel "moved to University Heights, south of Indianapolis, where their children Julia Marie, Lowell Herbert, and Ida Mae were born. Mrs. Good was a loving wife and mother during the years Dr. Good served successively as Professor, Business Manager, and then President of Indiana Central College. After his death February 25, 1945, Mrs. Good continued her interest in the College, its people and activities, maintaining her home and flower gardens at 4202 Otterbein Ave. On April 8, this year she moved to the United Methodist Home at Franklin and died in the Johnson County Hospital July 14. We cherish the memory of her devotion to her family, Indiana Central College and her church." Photo Memorial service program for Mabel Rivir Good.

1976 Photo Ida Mae, Lowell, and Julia at a Rivir reunion, 16 May 1976.

1978 Photo Rivir Cousins: Verda Rivir Eastridge, Lowell Good, Mary Rivir, Ida Mae Good Miller, Julia Good Wolfe.

1980 Every story has no start and has no end. Here is a diversion to the past and future.
Story Notes: Before and After Irby J and Mabel Rivir Good.

Copies of many letters and records from Indiana Central College [now University of Indianapolis] related to Irby J. Good are available at the Plainfield Historical Library, Plainfield, Indiana.

Footnotes:

[1] "Personal Mention," Religious Telescope 74 (1908), 10, center column, [Google Book].

[2] Grant County, Indiana Marriage Records Volume III, 17-262, [Link].

[3] US census, 1910, Reel 366, Image 5, family 26, [Internet Archive].

[4] Indiana Central University Bulletin (Indianapolis, Indiana: October, 1912), 5, [Indiana_University].

[5] State of Indiana. Department of Public Instruction, Twenty-eighth biennial report of the state superintendent of public instruction (1917), 160, of 159-162, [Google Book].

[6] Indiana Central University President's Collection Guide. I.J. Good: 1915-1944, List of Irby Good's documents, [Indiana_University].

[7] Indiana Central College Archives, Previously displayed on a transient college website, [University_Indianapolis].

[8] Rebecca Blair, M G Cartwright, and A J Fuller, Profiles in Service (University of Indianapolis: 2006), 71, [Link].

[9] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film 1653565 of United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, [FamilySearch_Record].

[10] US census, 1920, Reel 450, Image 351, family 82, [Internet Archive].

[11] FamilySearch.org, citing US census, 1920, [FamilySearch_Record].

[12] R.L. Polk & Co, Indianapolis, (Marion County, Indiana) City-Directory (Indianapolis, Indiana, 1922), 746, [Ancestry_Image].

[13] R.L. Polk & Co, Indianapolis, (Marion County, Indiana) City-Directory (Indianapolis, Indiana, 1926), 791, [Ancestry_Image].

[14] The Nation's Health, vol. 9 (1927), 47, [Link].

[15] R.L. Polk & Co, Indianapolis, (Marion County, Indiana) City-Directory (Indianapolis, Indiana, 1928), 699, [Ancestry_Image].

[16] US census, 1930, Reel 614, Image 206, family 139, [Internet Archive].

[17] FamilySearch.org, citing US census, 1930, [FamilySearch_Record].

[18] Google Book. Homer L Patterson. Patterson's American Educational Directory, Vol XXIX (1932):609, [Link].

[19] FamilySearch.org, citing US census, 1940, [FamilySearch_Record].

[20] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film 2281191 of WWII draft registrations, [FamilySearch_Record].

[21] Frederick D Hill, Downright Devotion to the Cause (University of Indianapolis, 2002), 104-131, [Indiana_University].

[22] Frederick D Hill, Downright Devotion to the Cause (University of Indianapolis, 2002), 229, [Indiana_University].

[23] Rebecca Blair, M G Cartwright, and A J Fuller, Profiles in Service (University of Indianapolis: 2006), 71-73, [Link].

[24] R.L. Polk & Co, Indianapolis, (Marion County, Indiana) City-Directory (Indianapolis, Indiana, 1955), 347, [Ancestry_Image].


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