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Title: Elwood Carlson
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The subject of this review is a young man of high standing to whom has not been denied a full measure of success, at an age when others are just getting a start in life's affairs. He is distinctively one of the representative citizens of his township and is widely recognized as a factor of importance in connection with agricultural and coal operating interests of the county of Warren, being a native son of the same, and here he has been content to apply himself to life's labors, wisely deciding that for him here existed all the opportunities necessary to a successful career in a business way.

Elwood Carlson was born on July 11, 1889, on the old Carlson homestead in this county, and he is still residing on the old home farm. He is the song of John T. and Hadda (Jones) Carlson, both natives of Sweden, where they grew to maturity, were educated and married and there began housekeeping. The father finally emigrated to America and established the family home in Warren county, Indiana, then sent for his family and they joined him here. A fuller notice of the Carlson family will be found on another page of this volume. Suffice it to say here that they have been known during the past half century of this locality's history as industrious, law-abiding and honest people, ranking with the best families of the county.

Elwood Carlson grew to manhood in his native community and when buy a boy he assisted with the general work on the home place, and during the winter months he attended the district schools, taught at the Fink school house, but he has principally educated himself, having always been a wide reader of miscellaneous subjects and a close observer. He is associated with his brother, Albert Carlson, in the general merchandising business at the town of Carbondale, and also operates the home farm, keeping it well improved and well tilled, so that it has retained its original fertility, and in connection with his other business affairs he engages in coal mining, operating the Carlson mine, which has long been a very paying propostition. He sells coal to the farmers and also furnishes coal under contract to Dr. W. H. Dinsmore at Mudlavia. He is a young man of much business ability and the future promises much for him.

Fraternally, Mr. Carlson belongs to the Improved Order of Red Men and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge No. 143, Lafayette.

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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: 00001134
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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