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Title: W. H. Biggs
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There could be no more comprehensive history written of a county, or even of a state and its people, than that which deals with the life work of those who, by their own endeavor and indomitable energy, have placed themselves where they well deserve the title of "progressive," and in this sketch is mentioned one who has not been subdued by the many obstacles and failures that come to everyone, but who has made them stepping stones to higher things and at the same time that he was winning his way in the material affairs of life gained a reputation for uprightness and honor.

W. H. Biggs was born on the farm on which he now resides, in Pike township, Warren county, Indiana, on the 6th of February, 1873, and is the son of G. W. and Mary Jane (McIntosh) Biggs. G. W. Biggs was born on the present farm on March 15, 1833, and is now living in West Lebanon, while his wife, who was born in 1837, died on May 15, 1911. The subject of this sketch was reared on the home farm, passing his early years in much the same manner as other farmer boys, securing his education in the common schools of the neighborhood and spending his vacation periods in farm work. He is now operating the old home farm, which consists of two hundred acres raising all the crops common to this section of the country. He also gives able source of income. He is making a number of substantial and permanent improvements on the place, which, when completed, will make it one of the best farms in the township. He is careful in his operations, yet is progressive in the sense that he keeps in touch with the most advanced ideas relative to agriculture.

On November 29, 1900, Mr. Biggs was united in marriage with Clara May Knapp, of Boswell, Indiana, the daughter of Philo and Sarah Knapp. To them has been born one child, Blanche Mildred.

Politically, Mr. Biggs is independent, while his fraternal relations are with West Lebanon Lodge No. 59, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He and his wife are members of the Christian church at West Lebanon, to which they give their earnest support. They are genial and friendly in their relations with those whom they meet and they enjoy to a marked degree the good will and respect of all who know them.

[Page 950-951.]

Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00000979
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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