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Title: David H. Moffitt
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One of the most popular and most efficient officials of Warren county, Indiana, is David H. Moffitt, county auditor. His family is one of the oldest and best known in that part of the country, and he and his father have been untiring in their work for the public in promotion municipal improvements and taking active interest in all movements looking toward the general welfare of the community. He has always been interested in the work of the county, having known practically no other occupation, and is well equipped to handle the duties of the office.

Mr. Moffitt was born at Pine Village, Adams township, Warren county, Indiana, August 31, 1862, and his parents were William and Mary E. (Warner) Moffitt. His father was born at Independence, Warren county, and his mother was a native of Hartford, Connecticut. His father was one of the most prominent men in that part of the country. He was a soldier in the Civil war, serving as second lieutenant of Company H, One Hundred and Sixteenth Regiment Indiana volunteers, and captain of Company G, One Hundred and Fiftieth Regiment Indiana Volunteers. He taught school before the war in his native county. After the war he served as deputy auditor, from 1865 until his election as auditor in 1868. He was re-elected auditor of Warren county in 1872 and again in 1880 and 1884, serving four terms all together. He died April 2, 1886, while in office. As a mathematician William Moffitt had few equals. He was universally and deservedly popular, and was highly respected by his friends and neighbors. Mr. Moffitt was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias. Mrs. Moffitt died November 1, 1909. They were the parents of five children: Fanny A. is the wife of Frank Demmary, of Williamsport, Indiana; Jennie C. is the widow of John A. Hatton; Annie M. married George Stump, of Independence, Kansas; Georgia A. Moffitt died in infancy in 1867.

David H. Moffitt received a good common school education, and this was supplemented by two years at Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana. Upon leaving school he returned to Warren county and became deputy recorder of that county, which position he held for over a year, and then became deputy auditor under his father. He retained this position for six years. At his father's death he was appointed auditor to fill the unexpired them. From this time on he worked in the auditor's office off and on, and later was again chosen deputy auditor. In 1910 Mr. Moffitt was elected auditor, taking office January 1, 1911, and the public is well satisfied with its choice in Warren county, as he is well liked all over the county, being the most popular official the county has ever had.

Mr. Moffitt was married September 12, 1905, to Grace Overman, the daughter of Charles and Mollie (Herold) Overman, of Francesville, Indiana. They have never had any children.

Mr. Moffitt is a Republican, politically speaking, and is also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He is active in the social and political life of the community in which he lives, and is well acquainted all over the county. Mr. Moffitt knows his work thoroughly, and Warren county is to be congratulated in having a man of such a good education and thorough training in its auditor's office. His name will not soon be forgotten in that part of the country.

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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: 00001143
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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