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Title: James Keister
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Standing for upright manhood and progressive citizenship, the subject of this sketch has long occupied a conspicuous place among the representatives of the great agricultural interests of Indiana and his influence in every relation of life has made for the material advancement of the community in which he resides and the moral welfare of those with whom he has been brought into contact.

James Keister is the owner of a fine farm of one hundred and sixty seven acres on the McNett gravel road, about two miles north of Williamsport, was born in Liberty township on the 3d of November, 1867, and is the son of Isaac and Susan (Ridenour) Keister, both of whom are deceased. Isaac Keister, who was a successful farmer, was a native of Ohio, but came to Warren county, Indiana, in a very early day, being numbered among the pioneers of this locality.

James Keister, who spent his boyhood days with his parents, was early inured to the labors and hardships of the farm and he secured his educational training in the public schools of the home community. At the early age of eighteen years he started out in life on his own account and, in the strictest application of the work, he is a self-made man. He has applied himself closely to the work in hand and has never allowed outside attractions to draw him away from his vocation, in which he has achieved a noteworthy success. His ranged, the barn substantial and commodious, while the general appearance that the owner gives to the operation of the place.

Mr. Keister was happily married to Lettie Warner, the daughter of Joseph and Josephine Warner.

Mr. and Mrs. Keister are faithful friends of the Methodist Episcopal church, to which they give liberally of their time and means. In matters political, Mr. Keister is true to his conscience, voting for the men whom he considers best suited for office. He has the interests of the community deeply at heart and his support is given to every movement which promises to benefit the community. Genial and courteous, yet unassuming, he has won a host of warm personal friends who esteem him because of his genuine worth.

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Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00001024
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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