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Title: Farr Butler
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The life history of hime whose name heads this sketch is closely identified with the more recent history of Liberty township, Warren county, Indiana. His life, though not a long one, has been one of untiring activity and has been crowned with a degree of success attained only by those who devote themselves indefatigably to the work before them. He is of a high type of a business man and none more than he deserves a fitting recognition in this work.

Farr Butler, whose fine farm of one hundred and twenty acres is located on the Keys gravel road, about one mile north of Carbondale, Liberty township, was born on April 6, 1887, near Judyville, this county, on the old VanReed farm. He is the son of William P. and Ida (Beadle) Butler. William P. Butler was born in Pennsylvania and when buy a baby he was brought to Indiana by an uncle, who resided here and who was a very prominent man here them. When old enough to work, he started out on his own account and, being industrious and economical, he was soon enabled to buy the farm on which the subject now lives, and to the operation of the place he applied himself. Later he went to Williamsport, and there the subject of this sketch was reared and secured his education partly, his first schooling being secured in the country schools near the home place. When old enough he took the farm off his father's hands and since then he has unremittingly applied himself to its management. He is thoroughly practical in all his operations and his efforts have not gone unrewarded. In the prosecution of his labors as a farmer Mr. Butler has been enterprising and progressive and he is succeeding to a satisfactory degree. Though not a politician, he has kept in touch with the times on all matters of public interest and concerning the great questions and issues before the people he has well grounded opinions.

Mr. Butler was married to Edith McCarth, the daughter of Homer and Martha (Finley) McCarth and a lady of many excellent qualities of character. This union is without issue. Mrs. Butler is a member of the Presbyterian church, of which Mr. Butler is a supporter. Mr. and Mrs. Butler possess strong social natures and the spirit of hospitality pervades their home. They have a large circle of warm friends who esteem them for their 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: 00001036
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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