This book has no cover, and no index, and no author. I bought it on
Ebay; it just has the insides, but it is full of Indiana biographies. I
am not researching this family, just thought I would share. I do not
know anymore about these families or these surnames. NOTE: I don't know
if there is any additional mention of this family in the book, it has no
index. I do not want to sell this book. I am typing the biographies from
Typed by Lora Radiches:
Surnames in this biography are: Mullins, Freyschlag, Province, Lundy, Dowell, Hayes, Wilson,
THOMAS C. MULLINS, an engineer by training and profession, is a resident of Boonville, Warrick County, and during the past ten years has become one of the prominent coal-mining operators in Southern Indiana, being an officer in half a dozen or more companies operating in the fields of Indiana and Illinois. Mr. Mullins was born at Fayetteville, Arkansas, February 27, 1885, son of William M. and Sophia (Freyschlag) Mullins. His parents were both born in Arkansas. His maternal grandfather, Edward Freyschlag, served with the rank of colonel in the Mexican war and was also in the Civil war. William M. Mullins was with the Union army during the war and spent his active life as a farmer. There were six children in the family, one dying in infancy. George W., now professor of mathematics in Columbia University at New York, married Hazel Province, of Texas, and has two children, Dorothy, born in 1914, II and Jack, born in 1920. William E. Mullins, western representative of t!
he American Life Insurance Company at Lawrence, Kansas, married Effie Lundy, and their three children are Gladys, born in 1903, William E., Jr., born in 1905, and Richard, born in 1907. Norma married Ernest Dowell, banker and county judge of Washington County, Arkansas, and has two children, Ruth, born in 1906, and Allen, born in 1908. Lucy is the wife of High Hayes, a farmer at Fayetteville, Arkansas, and has three children, Ralph, born in 1901, Lloyd, born in 1907, and Herman, born in 1912. Thomas C. Mullins grew up at Fayetteville, attended high school and the University of Arkansas there, being graduated with the degree Bachelor of Civil Engineering in 1906. His work as an engineer early led him into association with coal mining organizations. He came to the Southern Indiana field and in 1913 became manager for the Sunlight Coal Company, later vice president and in 1916 took in complete charge of the operations of this company operating at Boonville. They were !
identified with one of the most essential industries during the World war. He joined the Engineer Corps and served with the rank of captain. He was overseas with the Thirty-fourth Engineers, going over early in 1918 and remaining until 1919. He now holds the rank of major in the United States Reserve Corps. Mr. Mullins is vice president and manager of the Sunlight Coal Company, vice president and manager of the Northern Illinois Company, vice president of the Midland Electric Coal Company, vice president of the Big Vein Company, vice president of the Ohio Valley Company and is also identified with several companies with oil holdings. He is a stockholder in the First National Bank of Boonville. Mr. Mullins married at Boonville in 1918 Miss Ruth Wilson, daughter of E. A. Wilson. They have three children: Jean, born February 26, 1921, Thomas C., Jr., born May 14, 1922, and William W., born March 6, 1927. Mr. Mullins was mayor of Boonville from 1921 to 1925 and has given much time to public interests in his home community. He is a Democrat, a Presbyterian, a Scottish Rite Mason, member of Hadi Temple of the Mystic Shrine at Evansville, belongs to the B. P. 0. Elks, the Sigma Nu college fraternity and the Business Men's Association. In his profession he is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Western Society of Engineers.
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