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Title: S. C. Bartlett
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There is no calling, however humble, in which enterprise and industry, coupled with a well-directed purpose, will not be productive of some measure of success and in the pursuit of agriculture the qualities mentioned are quite essential. Among the well known and highly respected farmers of Prairie township, Warren county, Indiana, who have attained to a definite degree of success in their line and who at the same time have greatly benefited the community in which they live, is the gentleman to a review of whose career we now direct the reader's attention.

S. C. Bartlett is a native of the county in which he now lives, having been born in Pine township on the 11th of July, 1868. His father, Thomas Bartlett, was also a native of Warren county, and of pioneer parentage, while his mother, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Kennon, was born in Fountain county, her parents having come from Virginia. These parents, who are now both deceased, were married in Warren county and began their married life on their own farm in Pine township, and there their children were born, of which family the subject of this sketch is the eighth in order of birth.

In his boyhood the subject of this sketch attended the common schools until he has completed the fifth reader, when, having a difficulty with his teacher, he quit school and went to the home of an aunt in Prairie township, where he lived and employed himself at farm work by the month. Eventually he began farming on his own account as a tenant on the farm where he now resides and his continuous residence there and the splendid results which he has attained have been substantial evidence of his ability as an agriculturist and his sound judgement in business affairs. He has maintained the farm at a high standard of excellence, following up-to-date ideas and neglecting no detail of the work, so that his labors have been abundantly rewarded. He is now in a position to buy a home of his own and contemplates giving his son a thorough college education.

In August, 1892, Mr. Bartlett married Miss Bid O'Brien, the daughter of John O'Brien, of Pike township, this county. Mrs. Bartlett was born in 1878 and died in 1895, having been preceded in death by an infant som. In 1898 Mr. Bartlett married Minerva Burkey, who was born on August 13, 1877, in Pine township, this county, the daughter of Lee and Lydia Burkey, pioneers of this county. To Mr. Bartlett's second union has come a son, Robert, born on July 7, 1900, who is now a student in the common schools and assisting his father in the work of the farm.

Fraternally, Mr. Bartlett is a member of Warren Lodge No. 57, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, at Williamsport, and Mrs. Bartlett is a member of the Daughters of Rebekah. Politically, Mr. Bartlett is aligned with the Republican party and takes an intelligent interest in public affairs, but is not party-bound, for he firmly believes that principles and personal worth of candidates should receive the first consideration on the part of the voter who desires to vote for the best interests of the entire community.

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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: 00000988
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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