The Robert Maggs Diary digital collection features a diary kept by Muncie, Indiana resident Robert W. Maggs between February 11, 1901 and February 6, 1902 when he was 13 years old. There is a seven month period between April and December 1901 when Maggs did not write in the diary.
Robert Maggs was born in Canandaigua, New York on October 11, 1887 and his family moved to Muncie, Indiana in 1891. During the period when Maggs was writing in the diary his family resided at 607 Sutton Street in the Riverside neighborhood, a residential suburb north of the White River. Robert Maggs later became a prominent residential contractor and realtor in Muncie, was active in local Republican Party politics, and was a member of several social organizations including Elks Lodge 245 and the Kiwanis Club. Maggs passed away on July 13, 1967 at Ball Memorial Hospital and is buried in Beech Grove Cemetery.
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