Wednesday, November 25, 2015

William H Trindle - Sheriff of Wayne County Indiana

Not everything is a puzzle.  The 1880 census lists William as the sheriff of Wayne county.  The following news-clippings add a bit more.
Hagerstown Exponent (Hagerstown IN) 12 Feb 1880 Thu p3

Hagerstown Exponent (Hagerstown IN)   4 Mar 1880 p 2

21 Hagerstown Exponent (Hagerstown IN)   11 Mar 1880 p3

21 Hagerstown Exponent (Hagerstown IN)     18 Mar 1880 p4 

Hagerstown Exponent (Hagerstown IN)       8 Apr 1880 Th p2

So.. a question.  It appears that William lost the election for sheriff, yet when the census was taken on 15 June he is listed as Sheriff and the prisoner's are listed with him.  Was the newspaper wrong?  Or was this only a partial report for the town of Hagerstown rather than for the whole county? Did the change of office take place after June 15?  

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