In Memory

Joseph Ives - Class Of 1921

Joseph T. Ives, 90, lifetime resident of Delphi, died Dec. 24, 1993, in George Davis Manor in West Lafayette where he had been a resident for five years.
  He was born April 18, 1902, in Delphi to George R. and Josephine Cartwright Ives.  His marriage on Jan. 21, 1928, was to Helen Prettyman, who survives.
  He was a 1921 graduate of Delphi High School and a 1925 graduate of the University of Illinois.  He graduated from University of Michigan Law School in 1928.
  He practiced law in Delphi from 1928 until 1981.  While in law school, he was appointed in the 1930s as the first prosecuting attorney for the 74th Judicial Circuit of the Carroll Circuit Court.  He also served as chairman of the Carroll County Republican Central Planning Commission.
  He was a former member of the Delphi-Deer Creek School Board and the original Delphi Planning Commission.
  In 1960 and 1961, he was president of the Indiana State Bar Association.  He was a frequent lecturer at institutes and served on various committees of the association.  Prior to his death he was the association; oldest living past president.
  He was the first recipient of the Outstanding Citizen Award presented by Delphi American Legion Post No. 75.
  He was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Carroll County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and for a number of years was a member of the Delphi Public Library Board.
  Other survivors are one son, Joseph T. Ives Jr. of Delphi; a daughter, Elizabeth Ives Thompson of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
  Services were Tuesday at Horn Funeral Home.  Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the Delphi Public Library, Delphi UM Church and the Indiana Bar Foundation.
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, December 29, 1993