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Title: Alonzo F. Stephen
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Among the younger generation of agriculturists of Warren county, Indiana, who are especially worthy of notice as having been active in the improvement and prosperity of their localities and have acquired property through their individual enterprise, at the same time building up a reputation which shall endure the test for years to come, none have exerted a more beneficent influence on those about them than the gentleman whose name introduces this biographical notice.

Alonzo F. Stephen is a native of the neighborhood in which he now lives, having been born near his present home on the 9th of February, 1884. His father, John Stephen, received his education in the common schools. He has always followed the prusuit of agriculture and is now living in Prairie township, this county. The subject's mother, Amelia Swartz, was a native of Germany, but in her childhood she was brought by her parents to Warren county, Indiana, and she gained her education here. She died in 1908. These parents were married here and their entire married life was spent here. By industry and economy they accumulated considerable material property, including four farms, and they reared a family of four children, of which number the subject of this sketch is the youngest. The others are Benjamin R., Raymond and Anna, who is now Mrs. Frank New.

Alonzo F. Stephen was reared under the parental roof, receiving his education in the common schools of the locality and spending the vacation periods in work on the farm. During that time he also made several trips through Canada. He located on his present farm in 1907 and has given to its operation his undivided attention. He is a practical and methodical man in his work and understands the secrets of successful agriculture. He has a comfortable and attractive residence and a substantial and commodious barn, the general appearance of the place indicating him to be a man of excellent taste and sound judgment. He carries on general farming and also raises some live stock, which find a ready market owing to their excellent quality and condition.

Mr. Stephen was united in marriage with Lottie Fix, the daughter of John and Omedia (Wolf) Fix, of Fountain county, Indiana. Mrs. Stephen was reared on a farm and received the advantages of a good common school education. They are the parents of two children, Wade and Virgil.

Politically, Mr. Stephen is a Republican both by training and practice, believing firmly in the principles of that party and taking great pride in its past record. Religiously, he is a member of the Christian church at Ambia, with which the members of the family are also connected. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen are popular in the circles in which they move, being esteemed because of their genuine worth.

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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: 00000997
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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