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Title: Millard Farden
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Few citizens of the northern part of Warren county are as widely and favorably known as Millard Farden, the successful grain dealer at Pine Village and one of the county's useful and highly esteemed men. His life has become a part of the history of the community in which he has made his home for many years, and his honorable business career has brought him before the public in such a way as to gain the esteem and confidence of his fellow men and give him an enviable reputation. Keen perception, tireless energy and honesty of purpose, combined with mature judgment and everyday common sense, have ever been among his most prominent characteristics, and while laboring for individual success and for the material interests of the community, he has also been largely instrumental in promoting the higher welfare of those with whom he has mingled.

Millard Farden was born on a farm near Pine Village Warren county, Indiana, on the 12th of October, 1877, and is a son of Joseph and Mary E. (Van Tress) Farden. The family has for many years been identified with this locality, the subject's paternal grandfather, Nelson Farden, having been a resident of Pine Village, where his death occurred. Joseph Farden was born December 25, 1843, in this county, where he now resides on his farm, three and a half miles from Pine Village. The subject's mother, who was born on May 23, 1843, in Ohio, is still living. These parents had five children, three of whom are living and filling honorable stations in life.

The immediate subject of this sketch attended the common schools in his youth, supplementing this by attendance one term at the Valparaiso College and later one and a half years at the State Normal School. He then began teaching school, in which he was engaged for six years, achieving an enviable reputation as a pedagogue. He left the school room to become cashier of the bank at Pine Village, but two years later resigned this position and returned to the home farm, where he remained three years. He then bought a half interest in the elevator at Pine Village, of which he now has entire charge. He is a man of good business qualifications and is sagacious in all his operations, having met with splendid success all along the line. Genial in disposition, unassuming in manner, and strictly honest in all his dealing, he commands at once the good will and respect of all who have been associated with him in any wyas.

Politically, Mr. Farden is a Republican and he has served on the advisory board of his township for four years, giving efficient and appreciated service in that capacity. Fraternally, he is a member of the Free and Accepted Masons at Pine Village, and the Kinghts of Pythias and Independent Order of Odd Fellows at the same place.

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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: 00001069
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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