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Title: Enoch W. Romine
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Among those persons who have by virtue of their strong individual qualities earned their way to a high standing in the estimation of their fellow citizens, having by sheer force of character and persistency won their way to a place of influence and prominence in the community where they are active in agricultural affairs, Enoch W. Romine, well known public-spirited citizen of Mound township, Warren county, is entitled to specific mention in a work of this character, partly because of his praiseworthy efforts in promoting the welfare of his community, partly because he is the scion of a well-known old pioneer family, and partly owing to the fact that his entire life has been spent on his native prairies.

The subject's parents were Isaac F. and Mary E. (Watkin) Romine, the former of whom always followed farming and is now living in New Mexico. The subject's mother passed to the silent land on May 8, 1911. Isaac F. Romine was one of the sterling sons of the North who offered his services in defense of his country during the troublous days of the sixties. He served three years and five months, having enlisted in the Third Indiana Cavalry. He was much of the time in General Sheridan's army and took part in a number of the most important battles of the war. He was the youngest of three brothers, all of whom fought in the Union army and all escaping with their lives. The subject's mother was the owner of one hundred acres of good land in Mound township. To Isaac and Mary Romine were born the following children: Mary, the wife of Jacob Ritchey; Leigh, deceased; Enoch W., the subject of this sketch; Guy married Freda Hartzel, and they live in Nebraska; Cyrus married Zetta Miller and they live in Danville, Illinois; Jessie is the wife of Mont Bodine, of Flora, Illinois; Earl, who is unmarried, lives in Covington; Frances is the wife of Lester Burkhart, of Foster; Julia lives at Covington, Indiana; three children died in infancy unnamed.

Enoch Watkin Romine was born on February 16, 1875, and his boyhood years were spent under the parental roof. He secured a common school education and has devoted all his active years to agriculture and stock raising, in both of which linges his efforts have been rewarded with a gratifying degree of success. He is now living on the old home place and is devoting his entire attention to its cultivation. He is a good farmer, understands thoroughly the various phases of his work, and is generally considered a leader among his fellow agriculturists.

On October 1, 1902, Mr. Romine was married to Adda Bostic, who was born in Montgomery county, Indiana, on January 18, 1870. Mrs. Romine's father was a farmer and in early life was a weaver in a woolen mill at Yountsville, Indiana, later running a dairy. He was born in 1851 and is still living. Her mother, who was born in 1851 in Kentucky, died in 1903. To Mr. and Mrs. Romine has been born a son, George Arthur, his birth occurring in 1904.

Politically, Mr. Romine is a Republican and takes a live interest in general public affairs. Fraternally, he is a member of the Knights of Pythias at Covington and the Modern Woodmen of America at Foster. His religious membership is with the Methodist Episcopal church, in the success of which he is deeply interested, contributing to its support. He is a genial and unassuming man and is well liked by all with whom he comes in contact.

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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: 00001067
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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