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Title: Frank Brier
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In nearly every community are individuals who by innate ability and sheer force of character rise above their fellows and win for themselves conspicuous places in public esteem. Such a one is the well-known gentleman whose name appears above, a man who has been identified with the history of Warren county for forty-six years, for his entire life has been spent here, his mature years having been closely interwoven with the material growth and development of the section of the county in which he lives, while he career as a progressive man of affairs has been synonymous with all that is upright and honorable in citizenship.

Frank Brier was born about three miles north of his present residence in Liberty township, Warren county, Indiana, on January 27, 1866, and he is the son of John and Caroline (Jones) Brier, the mother being now deceased. John Jones was born near Carbondale, Indiana, and was a farmer for many years. He is still the owner of some valuable land, though he now resides at Judyville, this county, where he is serving as postmaster. He and his wife were the parents of three children, two of whom are deceased, the sujbect of this sketch being the only survivor.

Frank Brier was reared on the paternal farm and was early inured to the hard labor of the place. He received a good practical education in the common schools of the township, and on attaining mature years he began farming on his own account. He has been successful to a marked degree and is now the owner of two hundred and forty acres of fine land, to which he devotes his efforts. He is up-to-date in his ideas and methods and allows nothing to divert him from his work, this being one of the main secrets of his success. The place is well improved with a comfortable and attractive residence and a large and conveniently arranged barn, while here are to be found all the necessary implements, none of which are antiquated or out of date.

On February 28, 1897, Mr. Brier was united in marriage to margy Grames, the daughter of William and Isabella Grames. William Grames was a native of Ireland, who came to the United States in boyhood, settling first at Hamilton, Butler county, Ohio, where he owned a nice farm, its location being where the union depot now stands. Subsequently he came to Indiana and located in Warren county. He and his wife became the parents of five children, of whom those living are William, Minnie and Margy. To Mr. and Mrs. Brier have been born four children, namely: William, deceased; Arthur, Wilmer and Leona.

Politically, Mr. Brier is a Republican and has always taken an intelligent interest in current events, being ready at all time to give a hearty support to every movement having for its object the improvement of the community, creed of the Methodist Episcopal church, to which he gives his support both of time and means. Mr. Brier is a citizen of stanch and sturyd character and a farmer of ability and skill. He has illustrated the truth of the fact that to win success in farming, as in any other business, requires careful management.

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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: 00000998
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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