Biography of Charles Poindexter
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CHARLES POINDEXTER. Farming in Madison County has always been a most profitable general occupation, and though within recent years manufacturing has become so important a part of the productive activities, agriculture is likely to remain through all the years as the most substantial pursuit to which man’s attention can be given here or elsewhere. In Stony Creek Township Mr. Poindexter is a farmer who for a number of years had experience in the industry, and finally retired to an estate in the country where his enterprise has been put to excellent use, so that he now owns one of the most attractive and valuable rural homes in Stony Creek.
Charles Poindexter is a native of the state of Illinois, born in Vermillion County, November 6, 1868, a son of James and Emily (McCallister) Poindexter. The father was born in Virginia, and the mother in Adams Township of Madison County, Indiana, and she now lives in Anderson at her home on Fletcher Street. The father passed away in 1879. He had been a soldier in the Civil war, serving throughout the period of hostilities from 1861 to 1865, and while a soldier came home on a furlough and married. He enlisted as a private, was promoted to lieutenant, and at his discharge was captain of his company. For some years after the war he lived in Illinois, but finally returned to Madison County, and his death occurred in Adams Township. There were four children in the family, named as follows: Cora, wife of Eb Parrish, of Anderson; Charles; Nettie, wife of H. Scott of Fall Creek Township; Maud, wife of Martin Wiseheart of Anderson, Indiana.
Charles Poindexter was reared on a farm and also spent part of his youth in Indianapolis. His education was attained in the public schools and he continued to live on the homestead with his mother until his marriage, He married Miss Florence M. Stanley, of Anderson Township, this County. Mrs. Poindexter was educated in the public schools. After their marriage they moved to Indianapolis where Mr. Poindexter was employed as a tool maker with one of the large industrial establishments of that city for six years, from the fall of 1891 to the spring of 1896. In the latter year he came to the farm where he lived until September, 1905, at which time he moved to the estate of eighty- five acres in Stony Creek Township, which is his present home. He has displayed all the ability of a progressive farmer, and among the numerous improvements placed upon his estate is the ten-room modern house in which he and his family reside. Mr. and Mrs. Poindexter have two daughters, namely: Gretchen, wife of Lawrence White, and Vera, a student in the seventh grade of the common schools. Mr. Poindexter and family worship in the Central Christian church at Anderson. He was formerly affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and in politics is a Progressive Democrat.