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Title: James W. King
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The gentleman to a brief review of whose life and characteristics the reader's attention is herewith directed is among the foremost agriculturists of Warren township, Warren county, and has by his enterprise and progressive methods contributed to the advancement of the community. He has in the course of an honorable career been most successful in his work and is well deserving of mention in the biographical department of this work.

James W. King is the son of James and Sarah E. (Adams) King and his birth occurred at Attica, Indiana, on March 13, 1862. He attended the public schools of his home town during his boyhood, his vacation periods being spent in work on the home farm. At the age of seventeen years he was hired out to his uncle, with whom he remained until he had attained his majority. He then began working on his own account and with the end in view of becoming himself the owner of a farm, he practiced not only the most assidous industry but also the most rigid economy. By thus husbanding his income and working every day, he at length found himself the owner of a fine farm in Warren township. He is now the owner of two hundred and fourteen acres of as good land as can be found in the township, the farm lying along the Independence road. He is a thoroughly practical agriculturist and neglects no detail of his work, the result being that he is reaping bountiful harvests from year to year. He has a neat and attractive residence and commodious and conveniently arranged farm buildings, while the general appearance of the place favorably impresses the jpasserby. In addition to tilling the soil, Mr. King gives some attention to the raising of live stock, with very satisfactory results.

Mr. King was united in marriage with Sarah Deisch, of Peru, Indiana, whose parents were natives of Germany. To this union have been born three children, Marie, Ida and Nellie, besides whom Mr. and Mrs. King are rearing Charles King, a son of his brother, W. B. King.

Fraternally, Mr. King is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, while his church relations are with the Baptists, to which he contributes of his time and means. He is a man of fine personal character and his life record here has been such as to win for him the sincere respect of all who know him.


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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: 00001078
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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