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Title: James Dysert
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A man who boldly faces the responsibilities of life and by determined and untiring energy carves out for himself an honorable success exerts a powerful influence upon the lives of those about him. Such men constitute the foundation of republican institutions and are the pride of our civilization. To them life is so real that they find no time to plot either mischief or vice. Their lives are bound up in their duties, they feel the weight of their citizenship, and take pleasure in sowing the seeds of uprightness. Such has been the career of the subject of this brief notice.

James Dysert was born on February 20, 1871, in Prairie township, Warren county, Indiana, on the farm where he now lives. He is the son of Eynon and Margaret (Jones) Dysert, the former born in 1831 and died on May 11, 1893, the mother also being deceased. They were natives of Ross county, Ohio, removing to Indiana some time in the early sixties.

James Dysert spent his early years under the parental rood and secured a fair education in the public schools of the neighborhood. He has always applied himself to farm work and in his young manhood he and his brother, C. G. Dysert, purchased three hundred and thirty acres of land in partnership, paying for it in three years' time as the results of their hard work and good management. Eventually, the subject sold his interest to his brother and removed to the home farm, where he has since resided and where his efforts have been rewarded with a gratifying measure of success. He cultivates his land according to the most approved modern methosds and by hard work and judicious management has achieved a success that has given him an enviable position among his fellow agriculturists.

Mr. Dysert has been married twice, first, on March 20, 1895, to Anna E. Reed, of Warren county, who died in Nobember, 1907, leaving four children, Earl, Laura, Vera and Lorena. Subsequently, Mr. Dysery was married to Sylvia Van Kirk, who was born in Cabool, Texas county, Missouri. Her father, Henry Van Kirk, was a former Warren county man, who later moved to Missouri. To this latter union have been born two children, Kenneth, born October 31, 1910, and Milfred, born June 24, 1912.

Politically, Mr. Dysert is a stanch Democrat, but so great is his popularity in the township that in November, 1908, he was elected trustee of the township, though the normal Republican majority in the township is about thirty. His religious affiliation is with the Methodist Epscopal church, to which he gives a liberal support. He is regarded as a man of the highest principles and stanchest integrity and justly merits the deep regard in which he is held in Prairie township.

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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: 00001075
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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