Biography of Winfield Shaul
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WINFIELD SHAUL. The Shaul family, which Winfield Shaul of this review represents in this Township, is one of the oldest in Madison County, and the subject is the representative of the fourth generation to hold the land which the founder of the family entered from the government when the first of the name located here from the Keystone state in the earliest days of Indiana, long prior to her statehood, The first of the name to locate here entered land from the government, and ended his days in the cultivation of the wilderness tract he thus acquired. His son, Orange B., next gave his attention to the cultivation of the placc, and lic in turn handed it down to his son, George K., the father of Winfield, who was born on the old place on November 20, 1875, So much for a brief sketch of the earlier generations of this family.
George K. Shaul was born in Green Township and was educated in the public schools of this community. He lived a life of singular usefulness in his native community and served a number of years as a trustee of the Township. He was a prosperous farmer and a man of prominence in the Township. Fraternally he was a leader, and had membership in the Knights of Pythias, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and the Red Men. His two children were Clifford D., now superintendent of the Artificial Gas Plant in Houston, Texas, who was a graduate of the Pendleton high school and the State University of Indiana; and Winfield, whose name heads this brief sketch.
Winfield Shaul was reared on the old family home and attended the schools of his native community, He entered upon fanning life in real earnest when he had reached years of discretion, and has ever devoted himself to that business, in which he has experienced a pleasing degree of success and prosperity, He has a fine place of eighty acres in Section 14, and his residence is one of the most complete cement houses to be found in the Township, It was built as late as 1911, and is thoroughly modern and complete in all its details, The farm itself is the identical one that came into the family when the Shauls settled in Madison County, Winfield Shaul being the fourth successive generation to take up its abode on the farm, Mr. Shaul is a prominent Republican in his Township, and has a leading part in the activities of the party in his district, Fraternally he is a member of Sicillian Lodge No, 234,t Knights of Pythias, and also has membership in the Modern Woodmen of America, in which he carries a heavy insurance policy.
On March 20, 1896, Mr. Shaul was married to May Girt, who was born in Marion County, Indiana, They have three children: George L., a student in the common schools and now aged fourteen years; Lavahan, aged twelve, and Leona M., now five years of age. The family are members of the Methodist Episcopal church, and have a secure position in popular regard in the community where they have so long been known.