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Title: George W. Kitchen
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One of the leading farmers and stock raisers in Kent township, Warren county, Indiana, is George W. Kitchen. His valuable property has been acquired through his own efforts-his persistency of purpose and his determination-and the prosperity which is the legitimate reward of all earnest effort is today his, while at the same time he has been careful of his personal habits and has won and retained the undivided respect of all with whom he has come into contact.

George W. Kitchen is the son of Thomas and Sarah (Watson) Kitchen, the former born in Ohio in 1800 and died in 1881; the subject's mother is also deceased. They were the parents of eight children, four of whom are living. Thomas Kitchen, who followed the occupation of farming throughout his life, was the owner of one hundred and twenty-one acres of good land, practically all of which was under cultivation. He was a man of splendid qualities of character and because of his genuine worth he enjoyed hi a high degree the respect and esteem of all who knew him.

The subject of this sketch is a native of Warren county, Indiana, having been ushered into this world on the 3d of May, 1842. He was given a limited common-school education, which has been liberally supplemented by wide and judicious reading and intelligent observation. He has always devoted himself to husbandry, in the pursuit of which he has met with a degree of success commensurate with the efforts put forth. His farm comprises sixty-eight acres of fine land, all of which is under the plow of in tillable condition, and the place is well improved, including a set of permanent and substantial buildings and well-kept fences, the appearance of the farm as a whole attesting to the careful attention which has been paid to it by the owner. He raises all the crops common to this locality and also gives some attention to the raising of live stock.

In 1866 Mr. Kitchen was married to Elizabeth Miller, who was born in 1847, the daughter of Elijah and Olive (Taylor) Miller. This union has been blessed in the birth of two children, namely: William H., who married Miss Shietz, is a farmer in Oklahoma; Anna married Mr. Keister and is a farmer in Warren county.

Politically, Mr. Kitchen is a Democrat and takes an intelligent interest in public affairs, though he has never sought public office. Religiously, he is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, to which he gives a liberal support both of his time and means. Personally, Mr. Kitchen is a very congenial gentleman, always ready to assist in any worthy cause looking to the betterment of the community, and he has a host of friends throughout the community, 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: 00001034
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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