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OWEN HUFFMAN. Farming, with all its branches, has been considered a good line of business since the beginning of the world, but within the last quarter of a century it has been developed in a remarkable degree and at this time offers exceptional field for the man of energy, perseverance and ability. One of the excellent representatives of this modern progressive class of young farmers in Madison County is Owen Huffman, of Stony Creek Township, who has spent all his life in this County, and as the fruit of his own industry and good management has acquired an excellent homestead.

He was born in Stony Creek Township, January 26, 1875, a son of Jasper and Celistia (Teeters) Huffman, both of whom have been long residents of this Township. The third in a family of six children he was reared on the home farm in Stony Creek, and attained his education in one of the district schools of that vicinity. He completed his education when he was about sixteen years of age, and then took up the active work of farming on the home place where he remained until he was twenty-one years of age.

On October 11, 1895, he married Miss Sarah Caster, a daughter of Marion and Sarah (McDonald) Caster. She attained her education in the common schools. After his marriage Mr. Huffman rented land from his father for three years, and then bought the farm where he now lives, a place of seventy-nine and a half acres. He and his capable wife as his assistant directed all their energies to the improvement of this estate, and by clearing and draining, by planting of trees and by careful management in every direction have made it a splendid home and its fields have been responsive in profitable crops each year. Mr. and Mrs. Huffman are the parents of one child, Edith, who was born March 20, 1895, and is a graduate of the common schools and Lapel high school. Mr. Huffman is affiliated with Lapel Lodge No. 386, Knights of Pythias, and with Lapel Lodge No. 326, A. F. & A. M. In politics he has been Republican, but in the campaign of 1912 supported the Progressive ticket.

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