Paul F Addison's Useful Career is Brought to Close
Paul F Addison, 54, West Lynn township, one of Posey county's very useful,
civic minded citizens and a teacher and principal in Indiana schools for 30
years, died at 3:12 a.m. today in the Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.
Carcinoma and sclerosis of the liver, which were revealed in planned
gallbladder surgery in the hospital last Sept 12.were fatal. Mr. Addison left
his teaching position at Upton school in Black township because of Illness
after the first week of the new school year and entered the hospital on Sep 8.
He was a teacher and principal in Muncie city schools from 1922 to 1939, came to PoseyCounty in the latter year and had continued his
professional work here since.
FUNERAL RITES FRIDAY
The body is at the Short Funeral Home in Mt Vernon and will remain there
through the funeral service at Friday in the Short chapel. Burial will
be in Beech Grove cemetery in West Lynntownship. Rev. August E. Binder, pastor
of Trinity Evangelical and Reformed Church, will be the officiating clergyman.
Surviving are the wife, nee Lena Alexander, member of a prominent Posey county
family whom Mr Addison met while they were attending
Indiana State Teachers College in Terre Haute and who was associated with him
for many years of his teaching career as a fellow teacher; a brother, Ernest,
Greenfield, Ind; a sister, Mrs. Clifford Dolley, Rockville, Ind., and three nieces and a nephew.
Mrs. Kenneth White, Greenfield, a niece, will come to Mt. Vernon for the funeral
rites. Mr. Addison's father, Orlando F. Addison, Greenfield, died in May
and his mother, Mrs. Mary Heller Addison, passed away last Thursday night.
NATIVE OF HOOSIERDOM
The deceased was a native of Carthage, In., and was graduated from Westland, Ind., High school. He received his B.S.
degree from IndianaStateTeachers College and his M.A. degree from IndianaUniversity. He had a third of the required work
done on his Doctor's decree.
In 1922 he was employed as a teacher in the Muncie Junior High school. advancing from that position to an elementary principal-ship
and then to the junior high principal-ship. For four years he was principal of
Muncie Central Senior High school. Upon his coming to PoseyCounty in 1939 he became principal of WadesvilleHigh School, a position he held for two years. He
was for seven years principal of Smith school in LynnTownship and began his teaching duties at Upton school at the opening of the 1951-1952