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Title: Harry Flesher
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One of the most thoroughgoing of the younger generation of farmers of Warren county is Harry Flesher, a man who has taken much interest in the development of agriculture along scientific lines, believing that in this, as well as in other professions, one should never be satisfied with less than the best. He has been ever willing to aid in those things which make for better educational advantages, better homes, better living, and higher citizenship.

Mr. Flesher was born March 4, 1872, in Warren county, Indiana, and he is the son of Henry B. and Anna M. (Kirkpatrick) Flesher. His father was born in the year 1835, in West Virginia, and when young in years he came with his father to Ohio, where they remained a short time, then came on to Warren county, Indiana, being among the very early settlers in this section of the state. John Flesher, the grandfather of the subject, settled the present farm of the family and developed it from the wilderness after years of hard toil. His family consisted of two children, Henry B., father of the subject, and Mary, who married a Mr. Newsom, and she is still living in this state.


Henry B. Flesher assisted his father in clearing and developing the home place and he received his early education in the common schools, later taking a classical course in Wabash College, at Crawfordsville. He received a fine education for those days, and he began life for himself by teaching school; however, he did not follow this vocation long, until he turned his attention to farming, which he made his chief life work. When the Civil war came on he enlisted in Company E, Eighty-sixth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, in which he served for a period of three years, with a most creditable record. He was a man of exemplary habits and was a good business man and very successful farmer and stock raiser. His death occurred in December, 1911, his wife having preceded him to the grave in 1902.

Harry Flesher, of this review, grew to manhood on the old home farm, where he began working when but a boy. During the winter months he attended the county schools, later taking a course at Purdue University, Lafayette, Indian, where he made a good record.

After finishing his college course he returned home and is now manager of the homestead, which consists of nearly five hundred acres, constituting one of the choice and valuable farms of Warren county. Living with him here are his two sisters, Mary and Elizabeth, both of whom also received excellent educational advantages, having passed through the local schools, later attending DePauw University at Greencastle, Indiana; Mary was also a student at the Western College for Women, Oxford, Ohio.

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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: 00001063
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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