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1885 Irby J Good, son of Isaiah R Good and Anna A Rohrer, was born, in Indiana, on March 16, 1885. [1][2][3]

1900 Irby Good graduated from grade 8 in the Syracuse public schools, Indiana. [Photocopy, 1900 Certificate of Irby Good's graduation from grade 8.][4]

1900 Irby Good (age 15, born March, 1885 in Indiana) lived with his parents, Isaiah and Anna Good, in Turkey Creek, Kosciusko County, Indiana. [5][6]

1903 Irby Good, student, lived at 1649 west 2nd Street in Marion, Grant County, Indiana. Isaiah R Good, carpenter, and Anna Good lived at the same address. [7]

1904 Mr. Irby Good graduated from Marion High School. [Photocopy, 1904 Announcement of Irby Good's graduation from high school.][8] [Photo, 1902 Photo of Marion High School.] [9][10]


Early 1900s Isaiah and Anna Rohrer Good family. A family photo was taken of Irby Good with his parents, Isaiah and Anna Rohrer Good, and his siblings.

1904-05 Irby J Good was a student at Otterbein College, Ohio before he transferred to Indiana Central College. [11]

1906 J.T. Roberts, president of Indiana Central College, wrote a letter to I.J. Good about coming to college [Photocopy, Letter from JT Roberts to IJ Good regarding college.]:

Mr JC Shrizley of White Cloud, Indiana will be in school and will take care of the furnace. he will be your room mate the year. We expect him in about one week. We are xxxing to have a good time the 1st. Dr Funtshouser of Dayton will deliver address. Quartette will sing also have orchestra. Come on Monday before spring if you can. We want the building to shine. Bring 4 or 5 students.

A description of Indiana Central College reported [12]:

... the teachers and their families, and all the students lived in classrooms that first year ... A soft coal furnace provided heat. One of the students that year, a boy about 18-years-old, acted as fireman and janitor. His name was Irby Good, later president. He understood small boys and was my friend and very patient as I followed him around." Rev. Roberts also recalled, "The big events of the early years were the annual Sunday School picnic, the annual Chautauqua week, the annual revival meeting week, the Musical extravaganza of the church choir and the annual ice cream festival at which we all had a 5-cent dish of ice cream.


c 1905 IJ Good at Indiana Central College.[13][14]

This historic photo was taken on the front steps of what is now known as Good Hall less than one year after the building was completed. It is of particular historic significance because Irby J. Good is pictured in the photo (2nd row, 2nd from right). In this photo he was a college sophomore. He graduated in 1908, then returned in 1915 before he was 30 to become President of the University, an office he held for a record 29 years! So here we have the first known photo of students and faculty that coincidentally contains a picture of Dr. Good, as a student, standing on the steps of a brand new University building that now bears his name!.

1906 Mr. Irby Good, of Marion, spoke at an annual assembly of Young People of the White River United Brethren. [15]

Irby J Good had several jobs, including janitor and fireman, while attending college.


c 1906 William and IJ Good at college. Shrizley was IJ Good's roommate in 1906.


1906 Irby Good and brother William Good in the Philomusea Society at Indiana Central College.[16]


1906 Irby Good and brother William Good in the YMCA at Indiana Central College.[17]


1906 Irby Good, William Good, and friends at Garfield Park, Indianapolis.[18]

In the early years of the University, Sunday student outings to nearby Garfield Park were a regular feature of weekends at Indiana Central. This 1907 outing was captured for posterity and interestingly includes student Irby J. Good '08 (far left), who would return to the University in 1915 to become President of the institution. He is the only one of U of I's seven Presidents who graduated from this University.

1907 Irby Good lived at 1306 West Third in Marion, Indiana. [19]


c 1907 Irby Good and uncle Israel Good. The location of this picture is not known; uncle Isreal lived in North Carolina at this time.

1908 Irby Good, teacher, lived at 1306 west 3rd Street in Marion, Grant County, Indiana. [20]

1908 Irby J Good graduated from Indiana Central with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. "At Indiana Central, this tradition of service began with J. T. and Alva Button Roberts, and would continue as graduates like Irby J. Good '08 and Roy Turley '20 and their successors took their places as leaders of the college, in the United Brethren Church, and in the wider world. [21]

1910 Irby J Good, professor at Indiana Central University, lived at University Heights, Indianapolis, Indiana. [22]


c 1912 IJ Good in his early 20s.


Footnotes:

[1] United States World War I, Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, FHL film 1653565, [FamilySearch_Image], [FamilySearch_Record], [FamilySearch_Film].

[2] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1900, Born in Indiana, [FamilySearch_Record].

[3] Jonas G. Wenger, Martin D. Wenger, and Joseph H. Wenger, History of the Descendants of Christian Wenger (1903), 196, Names parents, [Google_Book], [HathiTrust], [Internet_Archive].

[4] Family Document, Files of Ida Mae Good.

[5] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1900, [FamilySearch_Record].

[6] US census, 1900, Reel 382, Image 728, family 245, [Internet_Archive].

[7] R.L. Polk & Co, Marion (Indiana) City-Directory (Indianapolis, Indiana, 1903), 194, [Ancestry_Image].

[8] Family Document, Files of Ida Mae Good.

[9] Marion High School History, [Link].

[10] Wikipedia article about Marion_High_School_(Indiana), content subject to change, [Wikipedia].

[11] Russell E. Vance, Jr., Fifty Years of Christian Education, (1955), 11, [University_Indianapolis].

[12] Rebecca Blair, M G Cartwright, and A J Fuller, Profiles in Service (University of Indianapolis: 2006), 16, [University_Indianapolis].

[13] Indiana Central College Archives, [University_Indianapolis].

[14] Indiana Central College Archives, 1902-1915.pps, [University_Indianapolis].

[15] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd., Kokomo Daily Tribune June 16, 1906, page 3, column 1, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[16] Indiana Central College Archives, 1902-1915.pps, [University_Indianapolis].

[17] Indiana Central College Archives, 1902-1915.pps, [University_Indianapolis].

[18] Indiana Central College Archives, 1902-1915.pps, [University_Indianapolis].

[19] R.L. Polk & Co, Marion (Indiana) City-Directory (Indianapolis, Indiana, 1907), 160, [Ancestry_Image].

[20] R.L. Polk & Co, Marion (Indiana) City-Directory (Indianapolis, Indiana, 1908), 184, [Ancestry_Image].

[21] Rebecca Blair, M G Cartwright, and A J Fuller, Profiles in Service (University of Indianapolis: 2006), 17, [University_Indianapolis].

[22] R.L. Polk & Co, Marion (Indiana) City-Directory (Indianapolis, Indiana, 1910), 588, [Ancestry_Image].


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