History of Brazil, Clay County, Indiana (Officers)
From: A History of Clay County, Indiana
By: William Travis (of Middlebury)
The Lewis Publishing Company
New York - Chicago 1909

Officers of Town of Brazil.

First Officers of Town, 1866 to 1867; - Trustees, John G. Ackelmire, Jacob Thomas, Thomas Desart; Eli Hendrix, treasurer; D. W. Bridges, clerk; Samuel Hollingsworth, assessor; Samuel Hollingsworth, marshal. Tax levy 20 cents on the $100; poll tax 25 cents.

1867; - Trustees, Thomas Desart, John G. Ackelmire, Jonathan Croasdale; D. W. Bridges, clerk; I. W. Sanders, marshal; Eli Hendrix, treasurer. Tax levy 25 cents on the $too; poll tax 25 cents.

1868; - Trustees, John G. Ackelmire, Elisha Adamson, Thomas Desart. Adamson moved out of town; W. R. Torbert appointed trustee; D. W. Bridges, clerk; Eli Hendrix, treasurer; John Stough and Calvin Reed, marshal. Tax levy 5o cents on the $100; poll tax $1.00.

1869; - Trustees, Wm. R. Torbert, Archibald Love, Elias Rigby; D. W. Bridges, clerk; T. M. Robertson, treasurer; I. W. Sanders, marshal. Tax levy 60 cents on the $100; poll tax $1.00.

1870; - Trustees, John G. Athelmire, John L. Webster, E. Montgomery; D. W. Bridges, clerk; George P. Stone, treasurer; J. R. Painter, marshal. Tax levy 75 cents on the $100; poll tax $1.25.

1871; - Trustees, E. W. Smith, A. Love, John McDowell, James Kellar, George P. Shaw; E. Montgomery, clerk; Jacob Thomas, treasurer; James R. Painter, marshal. Tax levy $1.00 on the $100; poll tax 25c.

1872; - Trustees, J. C. Gifford, Major Collins, James Kellar, N. T. Keasey, D. D. Reed; F. M. Howard, clerk; Jacob Thomas, treasurer; James R. Painter, marshal. Tax levy $1.00 on the $100; poll tax 25c.

Officers of Brazil City.

1873; - John G. Ackelmire, mayor; councilmen, David Klingler, French Triplett, A. R. Collins, A. W. Turner, John Stough, Dan Reed; Joseph L. Hussey, city clerk; John Stewart, treasurer; Frank McBride, marshal. Tax levy $1.25 on the $100; poll tax 75 cents.

1874; - John G. Ackelmire, mayor; councilmen, David Klingler, A. S. Hill, John Stough, James A. Newton, John McDowell, George Ely; Joseph L. Hussey, clerk; John Stewart, treasurer; Frank McBride, marshal. Tax levy $1.00 on the $100; poll tax $1.50.

1875; - Simon Herr, mayor; councilmen, D. Klingler, A. W. Turner, Geo. Jones, John McDowell, Geo. Ely, James A. Newton; A. L. Sowers, clerk; J. H. Torbert, marshal; M. Law, treasurer. Tax levy, $1.45 on the $100; poll tax $1.50.

1876; - Simon Herr, mayor; councilmen, James McDonald, Samuel G. Biddle, Hezekiah Wheeler, Orville Calhoun, A. W. Turner, D. Klingler; A. L. Sowers, clerk; J. H. Torbert, marshal; M. Law, treasurer. Tax levy, $1.45 on the $100; poll tax $1.50.

1877; - E. S. Holliday, mayor; councilmen, Frank J. Wehrle, Jacob Thomas, Jos. C. Gifford, H. Wheeler, James McDonald, Samuel G. Biddle; L. O. Schultz, clerk; J. H. Torbert, marshal; M. Law, treasurer. Tax levy $1.50 on the $100; poll tax $1.50.

1878; - E. S. Holliday, mayor; councilmen, J. C. Gifford, H. Wheeler, F. J. Wehrle, Jacob Thomas, J. A. Newton, P. F. Sharp; L. O. Schultz, clerk; J. H. Torbert, marshal; M. Law and Joseph E. Sherfey, treasurer. Tax levy $1.50 on the $100; poll tax $1.50.

1879; - E. S. Holliday, mayor; councilmen, H. Wheeler, J. P. Hy-sung, Alex. Haggart, Jas. A. Newton, J. C. Gifford, P. F. Sharp; L. O. Schultz, clerk; E. Rigby, treasurer; James H. Torbert, marshal. Tax levy $1.50 on the $100; poll tax $1.50.

1880; - E. S. Holliday, mayor; councilmen, John Britton, P. F. Sharp, Daniel Hunt, J. P. Hysung, Alex. Haggart, J. C. Gifford; L. O. Schultz, clerk; E. Rigby, treasurer; James H. Torbert, marshal. Tax levy $1.50 on the $100; poll tax $1:5o.

1881; - E. C. Kilmer, mayor; councilmen, Robert S. Stewart, Charles B. Reddie, Heman Menough, J. C. Gifford, Daniel Hunt, John Britton, and James H. Mercer, in place of Daniel Hunt, who moved away; L. O. Schultz, treasurer; George Law, clerk; Francis M. McBride, marshal.

1882; - Elias C. Kilmer, mayor; councilmen, C. B. Reddie, James H. Mercer, R. S. Stewart, Thomas Kerins, D. B. McCrimmon, J. C. Gifford; George E. Law, clerk; L. O. Schultz, treasurer; F. M. McBride, marshal.

1883; - Wm. R. Torbert, mayor; councilmen, W. D. McCullough, J. M. Fast, E. W. Smith, Thomas Kerins, Jeff Baughman, D. B. McCrimmon; George E. Law, clerk; L. O. Schultz, treasurer; F. M. McBride, marshal. Tax levy $1.40 on the $100; poll tax $1.50.

1884; - Wm. R. Torbert, mayor; councilmen, W. D. McCullough, J. M. Fast, E. W. Smith, Thomas Kerins, Jeff Baughman, Daniel Hunt; George E. Law, clerk; L. O. Schultz, treasurer; F. M. McBride, marshal. Tax levy $1.40 on the $100; poll tax $1.50.

1885; - D. W. Brattin, mayor; councilmen, W. J. Wolfe, J. C. Gifford, William Lynch, Daniel Hunt, Thos. Kerins, W. D. McCullough; George E. Law, clerk; L. O. Schultz, treasurer; Holton Henderson, marshal. Tax levy $1.40 on the $100; poll tax $1.50.

1886; - D. W. Brattin, mayor; councilmen, John N. Toner, Thomas Kerins, Daniel Hunt, John Lynch, W. J. Wolfe, J. C. Gifford; George E. Law, clerk; L. O. Schultz, treasurer; Holton Henderson, marshal. Tax levy $1.40 on the $100; poll tax $1.50.

1887; - E. S. Holliday, mayor; councilmen, S. D. Black, John N. Toner, Jeff Baughman, Wm. Lynch, Daniel Hunt, Thos. Kerins; George E. Law, clerk; F. M. McBride, marshal; L. O. Schultz and George Andrews, treasurer. Tax levy $1.40 on the $100; poll tax $1.50.

1888; - E. S. Holliday, mayor; councilmen, S. D. Black, J. Baughman. Wm. Lynch, Thomas E. Hayes, C. H. Russe, Thomas Barrowman; J. Gillen, clerk; F. M. McBride, marshal; George Andrews and Thomas Henderson, treasurer. Tax levy $1.40 on the $100; poll tax $1.50.

1889; - Jacob Herr, mayor; councilmen, Robert Stewart, David Wetnight, John Scofield, C. H. Russe, Thomas Barrowman, Thomas E. Hayes; Eugene C. Callahan, marshal; J. Gillen, clerk; Thomas Henderson, treasurer. Tax levy $1.40 on the $100; poll tax $1.50.

1890; - Jacob Herr, mayor; councilmen, Thomas Barrowman, Jos. Salladay, J. Gillen, R. S. Stewart, John Scofield, David Wetnight; Oscar Thomas, clerk; Thomas Henderson, treasurer; E. C. Callahan, marshal. Tax levy $1.40 on the $200; poll tax $1.50.

1891; - W. D. McCullough, mayor; councilmen, Jos. L. Cook, Wm. W. Moore, John Scofield, Thomas Barrowman, J. Gillen, Jos. Salladay; Oscar Thomas, clerk; Thomas Henderson, treasurer; Levi Louderback, marshal. Tax levy $1.00 on the $100; poll tax $1.50.

1892; - W. D. McCullough, mayor; councilmen, E. S. Holliday, J. M. Fast, W: W. Moore, John Scofield, J. C. Gifford, Jos. L. Cook; John McDonald, clerk; Thomas Henderson, treasurer; Levi Louderback, marshal. Tax levy $1.00 on the $100; poll tax $1.50.

1893; - W. D. McCullough, mayor; councilmen, E. S. Holliday, J. M. Fast, W. W. Moore, John Scofield, J. C. Gifford, Jos. L. Cook; John McDonald, clerk; Thomas Henderson, treasurer; Levi Louderback, marshal. Tax levy $1.00 on the $100; poll tax $1.50.

1894; - W. D. McCullough, mayor; councilmen, C. M. Mofford, Wm. H. Bubb, Elmer P. Collins, J. M. Fast, J. C. Gifford, E. S. Holliday; John McDonald, clerk; Thomas Henderson, treasurer, Levi Louderback, marshal. Tax levy $1.00 on the $100; poll tax $1.50.

1895; - Alvin T. Hirt, mayor, and W. H. Bubb, mayor; councilmen, C. M. Mofford, W. J. Menough, Elmer P. Collins, J. M. Fast, J. C. Gifford, E. S. Holliday; John McDonald, clerk; Thomas Henderson, treasurer; Levi Louderback, marshal. Tax levy $1.00 on the $100; poll tax $1.50.

1896; - W. H. Bubb and D. W. Brattin, mayors; councilmen, Jos. L. Clingerman, Isaac Harger, Joseph Crooks, C. M. Mofford, Elmer P. Collins, John Rider; Councilman Collins resigned June 16, 1896, and Wm. O. Hamilton elected; John McDonald, clerk; Thomas Henderson, treasurer; Levi Louderback, marshal. Tax levy $1.00 on the $100; poll tax $1.50.

1897; - W. H. Bubb and D. W. Brattin, mayors; councilmen, Jos. L. Clingerman, Isaac Harger, Joseph Crooks, C. M. Mofford, Elmer P. Collins, John Rider, Wm. O. Hamilton; Hamilton resigned May 4, 1897, and David Phillips was elected; John McDonald, clerk; Thomas Henderson, treasurer; Levi Louderback, marshal. Tax levy $1.00 on the $100; poll tax $1.50.

1898; - D. W. Brattin, mayor; councilmen, I. S. Harger, W. H. Plumb, Joseph Crooks, H. B. McMillan, Geo. W. Hendrixson, John Rider. The 4th ward added to the city August 9, 1898; Ross M. Stunkard and W. D. McCullough appointed councilmen. John McDonald, clerk; Thomas Henderson, treasurer; Levi Louderback, marshal. Tax levy $1.00 on the $100; poll tax $1.50.

1899; - Homer M. Bailey, mayor; councilmen, I. S. Harger, W. H. Plumb, Joseph Crooks, H. B. McMillan, Geo. W. Hendrixson, John Rider, Ross M. Stunkard, W. D. McCullough; J. W. Williams, clerk; Wm. C. Prince, marshal; D. H. Cutshall, treasurer. Tax levy $1.00 on the $100; poll tax $1.50.

1900; - Homer M. Bailey, mayor; councilmen, Paul Wimsey, Wesley Reed, W. H. Dodge, H. B. McMillan, W. H. Plumb, R. M. H. Britton, Ross Stunkard, Geo. Hendrixson; J. W. Williams, clerk; Wm. C. Prince, marshal; D. H. Cutshall, treasurer. Tax levy $1.00; poll tax $1.50.

1901; - Homer M. Bailey, mayor; councilmen, Paul Wimsey, Wesley Reed, W. H. Dodge, H. B. McMillan, W. H. Plumb, R. M. H. Britton, Ross Stunkard, Geo. Hendrixson; J. W. Williams, clerk; Wm. C. Prince, marshal; D. H. Cutshall, treasurer. Tax levy $1.25 on the $100; poll tax $1.50.

1902; - Homer M. Bailey, mayor; councilmen, Thomas Henderson, W. H. Porter, R. M. H. Britton, J. M. Apple, Leonard Rardin, E. M. Hudson, S. F. Gonter, B. A. Scofield; J. W. Williams, clerk; W. C. Prince, marshal; D. H. Cutshall, treasurer. Tax levy $1.25 on the $10o; poll tax $1.50.

1903; - Wm. W. Moore, mayor; councilmen, Thomas Henderson, W. H. Porter, R. M. H. Britton, J. M. Apple, Leonard Rardin, E. M. Hudson, S. F. Gonter, W. H. Bubb; F. K. DeArmey, clerk; D. H. Cutshall, treasurer; Ben Schrepferman, marshal. Tax levy $1.50 on the $100; poll tax $1.50.

1904; - Wm. W. Moore, mayor; councilmen, J. M. Apple, T. B. Petrie, S. W. Williams, E. M. Hudson, Lewis McNutt, J. J. Jones, W. D. Wolfe, Daniel Dial; F. K. DeArmey, clerk; D. H. Cutshall, treasurer; Ben Schrepferman, marshal. Tax levy $1.50 on the $100; poll tax $1.50.

1905; - Roy L. Shattuck, mayor; councilmen, J. M. Apple, T. B. Petrie, S. W. Williams, E. M. Hudson, Lewis McNutt, J. J. Jones, W. D. Wolfe, Daniel Dial; F. K. DeArmey, clerk; D. H. Cutshall, treasurer; Ben Schrepferman, marshal. Tax levy $1.25 on the $too; poll tax $1.50.

1906; - Roy L. Shattuck, mayor; councilmen, Wm. Leavitt, J. M. Hoskins, J. J. Jones, W. H. Zimmerman, W. J. Menough, J. H. Lewis, resigned May, 1906, S. P. Louderback appointed; F. K. DeArmey, clerk; W. S. Cook, (until September 1, 1906), H. B. McMillan, marshal; A. S. Decker, treasurer. Tax levy $1.25 on the $100; poll tax $1.50.

1907; - Roy L. Shattuck, mayor; councilmen, Wm. Leavitt, J. M. Hoskins, J. J. Jones, W. H. Zimmerman, S. P. Louderback, W. J. Menough; F. K. DeArmey, clerk; H. B. McMillan, marshal; A. S. Decker, treasurer. Tax levy $1.00; poll tax $1.50.

1908; - Roy L. Shattuck, mayor; councilmen, Wm. Leavitt, J. M. Hoskins, J. J. Jones, W. H. Zimmerman, S. P. Louderback, W. J. Menough; F. K. DeArmey, clerk; H. B. McMillan, marshal; A. S. Decker, treasurer. Tax levy $1.00 on the $100; poll tax $1.50.

1909; - Roy L. Shattuck, mayor; councilmen, Wm. Leavitt, Sr., J. M. Hoskins, J. J. Jones, S. P. Louderback, W. J. Menough, W. H. Zimmerman. W. H. Zimmerman died November 22, 1908, and Wm. C. Hall was elected December 15, 1908, to serve for the unexpired term. F. K. DeArmey, clerk; A. S. Decker, treasurer; H. B. McMillan, marshal, resigned January 5, 1909, and James Bain appointed marshal for the unexpired term; George A. Fletcher, city civil engineer and superintendent of water works; James Q. Layne, chief of fire department; Henry Knecht, street commissioner; Jacob Herr, city attorney; Dr. F. C. Dilley, secretary board of health.


History of Brazil, Indiana parts

1) General History

2) Organizations

3) Town and City officers

Also see Village of Brazil.



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