Van Arsdale, Melville
Van Arsdale, Melville a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Montgomery County, Ind., March 21,1845; embraced religion in his fourteenth year; studied at Thorntown Academy; served as a soldier in the Union army; and in 1867
entered the Upper Iowa Conference. Later he was transferred to the North-west Indiana Conference, wherein he labored but a short time, and then returned to his father's home in Thorntown, and died Dec. 25, 1875. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1876, p. 98.