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Title: Thomas Cline
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For some three centuries the young Republic of the West has not been able to boast of better or more progressive and law-abiding citizens than the great number of Irish who have found quiet homes within her borders, thus escaping the injustices heaped upon them by the British government. They have been true to their adopted country, supported our institutions and fought in all our wars, and we have always been ready to welcome them to our shores. There have come to the United States from the Emerald Isle and other alien lands, men of limited financial means, but actuated with worthy ambitions, and gradually, step by step, they have advanced themselves to positions of influence and ease in various lines of activity. Of these there can be none mentioned who have made Warren county their place of abode during past generations who deserve more favorable consideration than the late Thomas Cline, a man who had a host of warm friends throughout this locality, for he led an industrious and exemplary life.

Thomas Cline was born in Roscommon, Ireland, and there he grew to young manhood, much in the same manner as other boys of that country. Seeing the lack of opportunities there, he decided to cast his lot in a new country and he emigrated to New York and remained there a short time, finally penetrating to the interior of the continent, where he spent the latter part of his life. He was a hard working man and did whatever he could get to do to make an honest living. From the East he came to Hamilton, Ohio, where he remained some time, then came on to Warren county, Indiana, locating in Warren township, on a farm where he spent the rest of his life successfully engaged in general farming and stock raising, and there his death occurred.

Mr. Cline was married in Ireland and one child was born to them before they left the old country, John Cline, who now lives in Attica, this county, he being the eldest of a family of eight children, all still living but two. The other seven were named as follows: Michael, deceased; Stephen, William, Thomas, deceased; Joseph, James and Anna B.

Thomas Cline and his family have always been members of the Catholic church and are very faithgul in their support of the same.

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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: 00000957
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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