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Title: Frank E. Gaffield
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In touching upon the life history of the subject of this review the writer aims to aviod fulsome encomium and extravagant praise; yet he desires to hold up for consideration those facts which have shown the distinction of a true, useful and honorable life-a life characterized by perseverance, energy and well defined purpose. To do this will be but to reiterate the dictum pronounced upon the man by the people who have known him long and well. Standing today among the intelligent and enterprising farmers of Washington township, Warren county, he has performed well his part in life, and is deserving of the success which has attended his efforts.

Frank E. Gaffield was born on February 2, 1880, near Sheldon, Iroquois county, Illinois, and is the son of John and Louise Charity (Montgomery) Gaffield. John Gaffield was born in Clark county, Ohio, but in young manhood he went to Illinois, where he met with good success as a farmer, owning about five hundred acres of land. He reared a family of eleven children, of which number five are living, namely: William, Ollie, Walter, Alonzo and Frank E.

The subject of this sketch, who spent his boyhood days on the old Illinois farm, attended the common schools and secured a good general education. He remained on the paternal farmstead until about five years ago when he came to Washington township, Warren county, and has since been engaged in the operation of his brother's farm of eighty acres. He has been very successful in this work and is keeping the place up to a high standard of excellence, the buildings and fences being in good repair, while in his methods of work he keeps in touch with the most advanced ideas relative to husbandry. He is a good manager and those who have been in touch with him since he came here are loud in their praise of him.

On November 12, 1903, Mr. Gaffield was married to Lottie Earl, the daughter of Anthony and Lucinda Earl, who lived in Illinois. To Mr. and Mrs. Gaffield have been born three children, namely: Roy, Kenneth and Louisa.

Politically, Mr. Gaffield is an active supporter of the Republican ticket and he takes a keen and intelligent interest in the trend of public affairs. Fraternally, he is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Daughters of Rebekah. Though numbered among the younger agriculturists of his community, he is behind none of them in energy, determination and public spirit and the public confidence is freely accorded 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: 00001113
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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