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Title: Paul Perrin
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Rising above the head of the masses are many men of sterling worth and value, who by sheer perseverance and pluck have conquered fortune and by their own unaided efforts have risen from the ranks of the commonplace to positions of independence, and at the same time have commanded the trust and respect of those with whom they have been in any way thrown in contact. Among the earnest men whose depth of character and strict adherance to principle excite the admiration of his contemporaries, Mr. Perrin is prominent, and he is now recognized as one of the leading agriculturists of Prairie township, Warren county, Indiana. Paul Perrin is a Hoosier by birth, having first seen the light of day in Floyd county, Indiana, and he is the son of Francis and Adeline Perrin. These parents were natives of France and the father, who is still living in Floyd county, is a veteran of the Civil war, having served in the Union army. His wife is dead. The subject of this sketch attended the common schools in his boyhood and when old enough he began working at the cooper's trade, at which he was employed until the spring of 1882. In that year he came to Warren county and was employed here at farm labor. At the time of his marriage, in 1888, he began farming for himself on a rented farm about two miles south of his present home, being also somewhat in debt. Later he rented land for a time in Jordan township and then bought of Mrs. Perrin's father part of the farm which he now owns and to which he has since applied himself. He began operations conservatively, improved little by little as he was able, and eventually added to his possessions until today he is the owner of as fine a farm as can be found in Prairie township. He has bee, in the truest sense of the term, the architect of his own fortune and is entitled to great credit for what he has accomplished. He conducts his farming operations in a careful and conscientious manner, being in touch with the most advanced ideas relative to agriculture, with the result that he has been able to realize gratifying returns for his labor. On the 30th of October, 1888, Paul Perrin and Estella Clark were united in the holy bonds of matrimony and she has been to him a helpmate indeed, much of his subsequent success being attributable to her encouragement and sound advice. She was born on May 24, 1866, near Carbondale, Warren county, Indiana, and is the daughter of John W. and Eliza (Talbott) Clark. John W. Clark was born on August 27, 1824, and died on January 23, 1883, and his wife, who was born March 25, 1842, is now living with a daughter at Lafayette, Indiana. They were married on December 5, 1861, and to the union were born nine children, of whom Mrs. Perrin has been born a son, Clark, his birthday having been March 3, 1892. He is now in the high school and intends to make farming his vocation. In matters political, Mr. Perrin has nominally been aligned with the Democratic party, but he places men and principles above party, voting at all times in accordance with the dictates of an enlightened conscience. Fraternally, he is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America at Ambia and to Miquon Tribe No. 407, Improved Order of Red Men, at Rainsville, Indiana. Mr. Perrin is a public spirited man and is well and favorably known throughout the township where he resides for his honesty and uprightness in all his business dealings. He is a man of pleasing address and is popular with all who know him. [Page 909-910.]

Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00001017
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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