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The Claypool: 1904

The Claypool: 1904

Indianapolis, Indiana, circa 1904. "Claypool Hotel, Washington and Illinois Streets." And, at far left, THE PENCE. We wonder if there might be a family connection to Vice President and former Indiana governor Mike Pence. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

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Penceless

It looks like the direct Pence line of the VP's family were based in Chicago, and earlier Iowa and Ohio. The Pence (Bentz) family traces back to at least 1738, so it could be a distant relative.

Indy's Grandest Hotel

Further reading on the Claypool: A Look at Indy's Grandest Hotel

Dresser Drawer Murder

It happened here in 1954. The Indianapolis Star ran an article about it just two days ago.

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