CORA A. CASE is a native daughter of Sullivan county, born on the 14th of October, 1868, and she is a member of one of its best known and most honored families. She is a daughter of William F. and Jane C. (Boone) Case and a granddaughter of James and Elizabeth Case, both of whom were born in Kentucky. Coming to Sullivan county, Indiana, they located in Curry township about the year 1820, and entered land from the government, becoming in time prominent farming people of the county. There were ten children in their family who grew to years of maturity, seven sons and three daughters, namely: Hiram, Daniel, John, George, Fannie A., Tames, Sarah, Alfred, Cynthia J. and William, all now deceased. The father and all of his sons with the exception of John served in the Civil war, and James, Sr., George and Hiram were members of the Eighty-fifth Regiment.

William Case served with the Thirty-first Regiment of Volunteer Infantry, and was wounded once during his army career. After the War he came to Sullivan and worked at the saddlery trade until about 1870, when he bought a farm of seventy-seven acres in Jackson township, and lived there until his retirement and removal to Terre Haute in 1900, which was his home until his death in 1902, on the 20th of June. He was born on the 19th of December, 1834, in Hamilton township, and his life of usefulness and honor covered many years in Sullivan county. Mrs. Case was born in Gill township on the 26th of July, 1835, and their union was blessed by the birth of the following children: Henry, who was born May 17, 1858, and is living in Wellington, Kansas; Lana B., born December 3, 1859, resides in Jackson township; Mary, born November 8, 1861, died December 4, 1864; William M., born October 28, 1864, resides in Jackson township; Sarah J., born October 26, 1866, is a resident of Terre Haute; Cora A., who is mentioned below; Mary M., born July 30, 1871, died September 17, 1872; Daniel, born February 3, 1873, resides in Terre Haute; and Fred, born November 1, 1875, is a resident of Vigo county, Indiana.

Cora A. Case passed from the district schools and those of Sullivan to the state normal at Terre Haute, and after completing her studies there she taught for fifteen years. In 1892 she bought forty acres of land in this county, to which she later added a tract of thirty-seven acres, but in 1903 she sold that farm and bought the place where she now resides, three miles west of Shelburn in Curry township. Her farm contains one hundred and sixteen acres of rich and fertile land, and she oversees the work of the entire tract and raises a great deal of stock. She is a lady whom to know is to honor and respect.