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History of Boone County, Indiana, by Hon. L.M. Crist, 1914.

JOHN S. HUSSEY

Among the men of sterling attributes of character who have impressed their personality upon the community of their
residence and have borne their full share in the upbuilding and development of Zionsville and Boone county, mention must not be omitted of John S. Hussey, well known merchant of the above named town, where he has long maintained his home and where he has exerted a strong influence for good to the entire community, being a man of upright principles, industrious in business affairs and public matters, always desirous of seeing the advancement of the town and county along material, civic and moral lines.

Mr. Hussey was born in Hamilton county, Indiana, August 14, 1867. He is a son of William Hussey, a native of Fayette
county, Indiana, the latter the son of Joseph Hussey who was born in North Carolina and who was one of the first settlers of Fayette county. He was of English descent. The grandmother of our subject was Sarah Frazier before her marriage. She was a native of Fayette county and her death occurred in Hamilton county. Her family consisted of ten children.

William Hussey grew to manhood in Hamilton county and there received his education. When twenty-one years old he
married Hannah A. Jessep, a native of Hamilton county, and a daughter of John C. Jessep. To these parents, seven children were born, namely: Nancy E., John S., Fannie M., Melinda H., Oliver, Jesse G. and Frank. All seven children are still living. The father of the above named children died at the age of fifty-nine years. The mother died at the age of sixty-three years.

John S. Hussey received his education in the public schools of Hamilton county. He began teaching at the age of twenty. He taught two years, then attended school at Butler College for one year, then resumed teaching and became superintendent of the school at Carmel, Indiana, where he remained for six years. He then attended the Indiana State Normal School, graduating from that institution in 1898. Then became superintendent of schools at Atlanta, Indiana, where he remained two years. He then entered business, embarking in the hardware business at Zionsville, Indiana, in partnership with his uncle, Milton Hussey, in 1900. He has been successful in business and is at present a member of the Executive Committee of the Indiana Retail Hardware Association.

In 1904, John S. Hussey married Miss Sue M. Aldrich, of Ludington, Michigan. Mrs. Hussey is a graduate of Michigan State Normal School and was a successful teacher in some of the leading high schools of Michigan and Indiana. Two sons, William Alvin and John Milton, grace their home.

The subject of this sketch is a member of the "Disciples" Christian church, in which he has been an elder for many years. He is a director in the Indiana Christian Missionary Association and has been the superintendent of the Sunday school of his church for fourteen years. He has also been the president of the Boone County Sunday School Association for two years. Since 1906, John S. Hussey has been the president of Zion Park Association. This organization has been an important factor in the musical, educational and religious life of the community. The Zion Park Association has held twenty-two annual chautauquas, bringing to Zionsville the best talent in the country. He is a member of the Masonic and Knights of Pythias fraternities, also of the Eastern Star and Pythian Sisters.

John S. Hussey will be remembered as a public servant. During the past twenty-five years, he has been called on numerous times to have charge of funerals and has officiated at weddings and in every way has fulfilled his relations to the community.

 

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