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Title: John Haynes
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Among the representative frmers and stock men of Warren county is John Haynes, who is also an extensive and successful contractor, the owner of a fine landed estate in Warren township, and is carrying on the various departments of his enterprise with that discetion and energy which are sure to find their natural sequel in definite success, having always been a persistent, industrious and determined worker, a good manager and a man of exemplary habits, and, being fortunately situated in a thriving farming community, it is no wonder that he stands today in the front rank of general farmers and stock men of this favored locality.

John Haynes was born in Vinton county, Ohio, in February, 1865, and is the son of Samuel and Mary (Karshner) Haynes. The father was a very prominent farmer in Ohio, born in Vinton county, that state, in the year 1836. He became a large land owner and a very prominent man in his community. His family consisted of ten children, all living, married and doing well.

John Haynes was reared and educated in Vinton county, Ohio, and he worked on the home farm during crop seasons. He always took much interest in horses, making a special study of them, and when but a boy was familiar with their handling and training. He came to Warren county, Indiana, with a trotting horse, about the year 1891 and, liking the country, decided to make it his permanent home. Later on he was admitted to the Warren county bar to practice law in this state. He began trading in live stock and thereby got a good start in life. Being progressive and a good manager, he prospered and accumulated four hundred acres of valuable and productive land, which he now owns and which he has placed under hish grade improvements and cultivation, having made this in less than twenty years. He carries on general farming on an extensive scale and large numbers of fine live stock of various kinds may be seen about his fields and barns. He has made a specialty of horses and was the owner of "Independence Boy," whose record is 2:01 1/2, a horse that has wond its owner a wide reputation and is greatly admired by all; also "Mack Thistle," trial 2?04, a full brother to "Independence Boy." He has adopted modern scientific methods of farming, and he has a commodious home and large convenient barns and outbuildings.

For some time Mr. Haynes was engaged in railroad work, and in 1906 he took up grade work, also bridge building, with a partner, Frank Waymire, a brother-in-law, and they have been very successful in their work of contracting in this and other counties, having handled some large jobs. Mr. Haynes has been rewarded by a comfortable competency as a result of his individual efforts, being a self-made man, and is deserving of a great deal of credit for what he has accomplished unaided.

Mr. Haynes was married in January, 1893, to Etta Waymire, daughter of Laban and Emily (Benson) Waymire, a prominent family of this county, Etta Waymire Haynes was born in October, 1874. Her father, Laban Waymire, was born in February, 1832, and the mother, Emily Benson Waymire was born in October, 1836.

To Mr. and Mrs. Haynes have been born five children, all sons, namely: Vern, Samuel, Edgar Dale, John, Jr., and Lisle Dean.

Politically, Mr. Haynes is a Republican, and in religious matters was reared in the Methodist belief.

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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: 00001115
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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