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Title: Simeon Sellers
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It is always pleasant and profitable to contemplate the career of a man who has made a success of life and won the honor and respect of his fellow citizens. Such is the record of the well-known farmer whose name heads this sketch, than whom a more whole-souled or popular man it would be difficult to find within the limits of the township where he has his home.

Simeon Sellers is the son of Heman and Philena (Pickard) Sellers, the former born in Indiana in 1828 and died in 1872, while the latter, who was born in this state in 1831, passed away on September 8, 1875. They were the parents of eight children, six of whom are living. Heman Sellers followed the occupations of farmer and blacksmith, and, being an industrious and honest man, he was not lacking in the friendship of those who knew him.

Simeon Sellers was a native of Clark county, Illinois, where his birth occurred on March 7, 1863. He was reared on the paternal farmstead and secured his education in the common schools. He has always devoted himself to agricultural pursuits and has met with a fair degree of success. Stock raising has also claimed a share of his attention and he has kept at all times good animals, which have commanded a ready sale because of their excellent condition. The farm, which comprises one hundred acres of good land, is eligibly located, and is well arranged and the other farm buildings are commodious and calculated to enhance the value of the farm.

Mr. Sellers was married on March 3, 1896, to Theresa Cottingham, who was born on October 11, 1874, the daughter of Robert and Sarah (Harris) Cottingham. They are the parents of one child, Owen, fourteen years old, who is at home.

A Republican in politics, Mr. Sellers is not party-bound and votes for the best man in local elections, keeping at all times the best interests of the community in view. Fraternally, he is a member of the Knights of Pythias, at Pine Village. The creed of the Methodist Episcopal church represents his religious belief and he gives that church his earnest support. In all avenues of activity in which he engages he is characterized by absolute integrity and because of his genial disposition and unassuming manner he has gained and retains the friendship of all who know him.


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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: 00001025
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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