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Title: Worten Howard
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It was once remarked by a celebrated moralist and biographer that "there has scarcely passed a life of which a judicious and faithful narrative would not have been useful." Believing in the truth of this opinion, expressed by one of the greatest and best of men, the writer of this review takes pleasure in presenting a few facts in the career of a gentleman who, by industry, perseverance, temperance and integrity, has won for himself an honorable position among the well known and highly esteemed men of the township in which he resides.

Worten Howard was born on June 26, 1864, at the McCabe homestead, Five Points, Warren county, Indiana, and he is the son of william and Sarah Jane (Schoonover) Howard. William Howard, who was the son of Pleasant Howard, was a native of Butler county, Ohio, being brought to Warren county by his parents. They were among the very first settlers in their part of the county and bore an honorable part in the development of their community, the members of the family having always been active in furthering all local movements for advancement. William Howard was the father of three children, namely: Lee, Everett and Worten.

Worten Howard was reared under the parental rood and he is indebted to the common schools of the locality for his educational training. His summer vacations were spent in the work of the home farm, where, in close comseverance, which so largely contributed to his later success in life. He started out in life on his own account on a small scale, carefully husbanding his earnings and at length was enabled to purchase eighty acres of land, to the cultivation of which he applied himself with energy. He was prospered and eventually was enabled to add twenty acres to his original holdings, being now the owner of a fine farm of one hundred acres in Washington township, to the cultivation of which he applied himself with energy. He was prospered and eventually was enabled to add twenty acres to his original holdings, being now the owner of a fine farm of one hundred acres in Washington township, to the cultivation of which he assiduously devotes his attention. He is thoroughly practical in his methods and neglects no detail of his work, the appearance of the place indicating him to be a man of industry and discriminating judgment. The subject's father is now deceased and the mother is making her home with the subject and his brothers.

Worten Howard is a member of the Knights of Pythias and takes a lively interest in the workings of the order. Religiously, the members of the family are identified with the Methodist Episcopal church, to which they give liberally of their means. Mr. Howard is a man of splendid personal qualities and because of his industry and genuine worth he has won the esteem of his neighbors.


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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: 00001065
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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