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Title: Ora J. Goodwine
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It is with a great degree of satisfaction to the biographer when he adverts to the life of one who has attained success in any vocation requiring definiteness of purpose and determined action. Such a life, whether it be one of calm, consecutive endeavor, or of sudden meteoric accomplishments, must abound in both lesson and incentive and prove a guide to young men whose fortunes are still matters for the future to determine. For a number of years the subject of this sketch has directed his efforts towards the goal of success in Warren county and by patient continuance has won pronounced success.

Ora J. Goodwine, whose fine farm is located in Prairie township, Warren county, was born in Jordan township, this county, on June 1, 1875. His father, Horace G. Goodwine, who was born near West Lebanon, Indiana. is now living in Lafayette, Indiana, and his mother, Mary A. (Briggs) Goodwine, who was born near West Lebanon, is now living in Danville, Illinois.

Ora J. Goodwine obtained his education in the common schools and was reared on his father's farm, on which he has spent practically all his life. He is now operating the place and because of his up-to-date methods and indefatigable industry, he is meeting with a very gratifying degree of success. The place presents an inviting appearance, the farm buildings and fences being kept in good repair, while the fertile soil produces abundant crops in response to his intelligent cultivation. He raises all the crops common to this locality and also gives some attention to the raising of live stock, which is a source of no small part of his income.

On October 24, 1897, Mr. Goodwine married Lenora Willette, who was born in Harrison county, Indiana, on July 4, 1877, the daughter of J. H. and Sarah (Zenor) Willette. Her parents removed to Warren county in 1887 and are still residents of the county. This union has been blessed in the birth of five children, namely: Buryl, born in 1898; Lucile, in 1902; Bernice, in 1904; Horace, in 1905; Gertrude, who was born in 1900, died in June, 1903.

Politically, Mr. Goodwine renders his allegiance to the Republican party on national issues, but in local elections he does not feel bound by party ties and votes for the men and the principles that meet with his approval. Fraternally, he is a member of Camp No. 3677, Modern Woodmen of America, at Ambia, Indiana. He and his wife are active and faithful members of the neighborhood and are well liked by all who know them. Mr. Goodwine is an advocate of all movements having for their object the betterment of the community in any way.

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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: 00001088
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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