People of Allen County, Indiana

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Uebelhoer, Joan Daley

Rrecognized both regionally and nationally as a tireless activist for women’s rights, born in Fort Wayne December 7, 1928, died September 8, 2012, the eldest child of Elizabeth (Berghorn) and Neil Francis Daley an Irish Catholic immigrant family. Her mother worked in a factory and her father was a union organizer. A graduate of Central Catholic High School, she was the first one in her family to attend college. Read the rest of her story in the Champion of women’s rights dies Uebelhoer remained activist weeks before her death at 83 by Vivian Sade of The Journal Gazette newspaper published: September 10, 2012. The Biographical Note at Northeast Indiana Diversity Library collection has a lengthy history. JOAN UEBELHOER September 10, 2012 Fort Wayne Newspapers obituary.

June 7, 2023 post by Indiana Historical Bureau on Facebook:

We’re thrilled to announce that the Indiana State Library recently finished processing several boxes—138.4 cubic feet!—of new Northeast Indiana Diversity Library (N.I.D.L.) material. The N.I.D.L. collection provides insights into the activities and opinions of queer Hoosiers living in Allen County between 1919 and 2020. It also includes the papers of Joan Uelbelhoer, a Fort Wayne civil rights activist, who advocated for child welfare, directed the city’s Planned Parenthood clinic, and pushed for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. The new N.I.D.L. material, which includes periodicals, pamphlets, manuscripts, and ephemera, is fertile ground for researchers and students searching for thesis topics.

Explore the N.I.D.L. collection guide: Northeast Indiana Diversity Library collection

The image below, showing a drag performance at Fort Wayne club Tu-lisa’s in 1971, courtesy of Scott Mertz, accessed N.I.D.L.

Ullyot, Ken

92, died December 12, 2013, born in Saskatoon, SK. parents George and Christina Ullyot; wife of 67 years, Violet C. Ullyot; daughter, Donna (Steve) Thompson of Grabill; son, Ron (Laurie) Ullyot of Apopka, Fla. He was a former partner, coach and manager of the Fort Wayne Komets, past member of Orchard Ridge Counrty Club also served in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He won 264 games as the Komets hockey coach from 1958 until 1970, including 1963 Turner Cup, and then became owner of the Fort Wayne Komets hockey team. He helped to keep the IHL, International Hockey League, financially stable until the Komets left the league in 1999. Komets legend Ken Ullyot has passed by Blake Sebring published December 12, 2013 in The News-Sentinel newspaper. His December 15, 2013 Legacy obituary.

Umber, Dwight

October 6, 2023 post by The Waynedale News on Facebook:

Dwight L. Umber, 88, of Evansville, IN, passed away on September 10, 2023, under the care of Compassus Hospice...

Dwight L. Umber, 88

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