The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 686, Salem Township, Pulaski County, Indiana. "HORACE MATTINGLY was born in Washington County, Indiana, April 18, 1851, and is the son of DR. ROBERT and MARY (HOWARD) MATTINGLY, old and highly respected residents of Francesville. HORACE attended school and was employed in his father's drug store until about eighteen years of age, then railroaded for a short time, and then learned carpentering. November 26, 1874, he married ANNA BELL VIGUS, daughter of CAPTAIN CARTER L. and ELIZA JANE (DOUGLASS) VIGUS, of Francesville. To this union there have been four children born - LAURA M., September 15, 1875; MARY E., September 11, 1877; CLAUDIUS V., May 28, 1879, and BIRDIE, June 8, 1881. MR. MATTINGLY continued at carpentering for a number of years, built a nice dwelling, which he now occupies, and then engaged in the occupation of paper hanging. He is a member of the Carnahan Guards, and MRS. MATTINGLY is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church."