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Title: William Munson
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Agriculture has been an honored vocation from the earliest ages and as a usual thing men of honorable and humane impulses, as well as those of energy and thrift, have been patrons of husbandry. The free outdoor life of the farm has a decided tendency to foster and develop that independence of mind and self-reliance which characterize true manhood and no greater blessing can befall a boy than to be reared in close touch with nature in the healthful, life-inspiring labor of the fields. It has always been the fruitful soil from which have sjpring the moral bone and sinew of the nation, and the majority of our country's great warriors; wise statesmen, renowned scholars and distinguished men of letters were born on the farm and are indebted to its early influence for the distinction which they have attained.

William Munson, who is manager of the extensive farming interests of Boyer and Durborow, in Washington township, Warren county, Indiana, is a native of the county in which he now lives, having been born near Green Hill on the 12th of March, 1868. He is the son of Bestana and Edna (Harmon) Munson. The father, who also was a native son of this county, was born near Green Hill. He was a land owner and very successful farmer during his active years, but is now living retired, enjoying the fruits of former labors. He is the father of three children, the oldest of which is the subject of this sketch, the others being Lizzie and George.

The subject was reared under the paternal roof and his education was received in the schools of the neighborhood, his vacation periods being spent in work on his father's farm, where he learned those lessons of industry, patience and perseverance which have contributed so largely to his later success. At the age of eighteen years Mr. Munson left home and began working on his own account. He has been a steady and reliable man wherever placed and during all his active years he has farmed only three places. He is now farming the Boyer and Durborow farms, comprising five hundred acres, and has been very successful in his work. He is assisted by his son, Glenn, and two hired hands. These farms are well adapted to the diversified farming to which they are devoted and abundant crops are raised. Mr. Munson is thoroughly practical as a farmer and neglects no detail of his work. Recently Mr. Munson purchased a finely improved farm of ninety acres in Shawnee township, Fountain county, where he expects to make his future home.

Mr. Munson was married to Estells May Corkery, the daughter of James and Mary (Reynolds) Corkery, natives of Fountain county, Indiana. The father is dead, but his widow is living and makes her home with her children. To Mr. and Mrs. Munson has been born a son, Glenn, who is attending the public schools and helping in the work of the farm.

Fraternally, William Munson is a member of the Knights of Pythias and in his daily life he endeavors to exemplify the splendid teachings of that order. He has, by his honest principles and wholesome life, gained the respect and esteem of all and gained many warm and loyal friends who have been drawn to him by his admirable traits of character.

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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: 00001110
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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