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Biographical Sketch of Francis M. Madden

Francis M. Madden. The subject of this sketch was born in Logansport, Indiana, May 18, 1846, and there grew up and was partly educated. When the war came on Mr. Madden enlisted in Company B, of the Fifty-fifth Indiana Volunteer Infantry and served three months, when he was honorably discharged. In. the spring of 1865, he came to Grundy county, this State, and located at Edinburg. In the fall of 1866 he entered Grand River College, where he remained until the fall of 1879, when began school-teaching.

Mr. Madden was married, March 24, 1870, to Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell. Mr. and Mrs. Madden have had four children, two of whom, Viola E. and Laura L., are still living; the other two, William K. and Olive J., are dead. Mrs. Madden had three children by her former marriage, all living; named, respectively, Sarah K, Laura F., and Ella L.

Mr. Madden’s coming to Daviess county was in the fall of 1870, when he engaged in farming and stock-raising. He owns a fine farm of 300 acres in Lincoln township, on which he has a fine residence, so located as to command a good view of the surrounding country.

He has been a consistent and. valuable member of the Baptist Church, since 1870, and for the past five years, has been corresponding for the American Baptist Flag. Miss Sarah Mitchell, a step-daughter of Mr. Madder’s graduated at the Grand River College in June, 1881, and is now teaching in Kyle Seminary, Hays county, Texas.

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