Location: Clinton County IN

Biographical Sketch of A. H. McLure

A. H. McLure is a native of Clinton county, Indiana, and was born May 14, 1838. His parents, Thomas and Ruth McClure, were both natives of Virginia. When the subject of our sketch was one year old his parents moved to Howard county, Indiana, and thirteen years later they moved to Warren county, Iowa, where he was reared upon a farm and educated in the common schools. He enlisted June 13, 1861, in Company D, First Regiment Iowa Cavalry, and was soon after appointed company bugler, and was regiment bugler the last year of his time. He was in the battles of Kane Hill, Prairie Grove, Honey Springs, and many smaller ones. After his discharge he returned to Iowa; and in 1868, came to this county. Mr. McClure was married, March 13, 1866, to Miss Martha J. Rogers, who was born in Nichols county, Virginia, July 6, 1851. They have five children; namely, Charles. T., born July 15, 1867; Francis S., born August 23, 1868; Laura D., born August 18, 1870; Elwood H., born November 23, 1874; and John A., born March 10,...

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Biography of J. M. Gideon, M. D.

J. M. GIDEON, M. D. There is generally a wide diversity of opinion among people outside of the medical profession in their estimate of the skill and ability of a particular physician. A family is likely to pin its faith on one practitioner and distrust all the rest. If there is a member of the profession in Ozark who has successfully fought down this prejudice and now stands secure in the confidence and high esteem of the general public, that man is Dr. J. M. Gideon, a man whose research in the field of science has produced such remarkable results as to leave no question of his intellectual greatness. The Doctor was born on the old home of the family near Ozark, in Christian County, December 11, 1855, and until fourteen years of age he spent his life on the farm. He then went to the Hoosier State and attended school in Howard County for a year or so, after which he returned to Christian County and again entered the schoolroom. When eighteen years of age he began the study of medicine under Dr. Parker, of Ozark, and remained in his office for about a year. After that he began practicing at Kirbyville, Taney County, remained there one year and then went to Galena, the county seat of Stone County, where he practiced his profession for two years. Later...

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Biographical Sketch of C. Brenton Cook

Cook, C. Brenton; automobile business; born, Frankfort, Ind., Nov. 30, 1882; son of Jonathan and Dorcas Cook; educated, public schools, Rose Polytechnic Institute, Terre Haute, Ind., 1901-1905; married, Toledo, O., Feb. 3, 1910, Francis Florence Smith; one daughter, Francis Catherine; 1905-1906, graduate engineering apprentice; 1906-1909, sales engineer Bullock Electric Mfg. Co., Cincinnati, O.; 1909-1912 mgr. Allis-Chalmers Co., Toledo, O.; 1912, branch mgr. Stevens-Duryea Co.; member American Institute of Electrical Engineers; Bachelor of Science (B. S.); member Athletic...

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Biography of Samuel M. Gee

Samuel M. Gee, farmer and dairyman residing two and one-half miles northwest of Nowata, Nowata County, was born in Clinton County, Indiana, on the 23d of May, 1864, a son of Moses G. and Catherine (Maish) Gee. The father was a native of Ohio, where he lived until he removed to Indian Territory. He died at Council Hill in 1910. Mrs. Gee was born in Pennsylvania and died in Missouri in 1907. In January, 1902 Samuel M. Gee came to Indian Territory and located at Adair, where he rented four hundred acres of land, which he farmed for four years. At the termination of that time he went to Ruby and he has engaged in farming and stock raising from that time to the present. For three years he remained in Ruby and subsequently came to his present place, two and one-half miles northwest of Nowata, where he has two hundred and fifty-five acres of the finest land in Nowata County. He has raised thirty-five bushels of wheat to the acre, sixty bushels of corn and sixty-five bushels of oats. This was all wild prairie land when Mr. Gee took possession. In addition to the home place he rents three hundred and eighty-five acres adjoining his land, cultivating three hundred acres. He is likewise active in the conduct of a dairy and milks an average of twenty head of...

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Biographical Sketch of Josiah Ross

Josiah Ross, one of the first settlers of Santa Ana, was born in Clinton County, Indiana, in 1844. His parents were Jacob and Elizabeth (Thompson) Ross, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this work. For a number of years the subject of this sketch has been a quiet but successful tiller of the soil on his fine farm one mile west of Santa Ana. Most of his attention has been given to horticulture, and his well kept orchards show many varieties of deciduous and semi-tropical fruits. He has not cared to take an active part in political matters, but is a supporter in his quiet way of the Democratic party. About eight years ago he erected a fine country residence on Seventeenth street, a mile north of Santa Ana. He was married in Illinois, January 12, 1865, to Sarah A. Prather, a native of that State. Her parents were Uriah and Sarah (Ritter) Prather, natives respectively of Kentucky and Pennsylvania. Of their twelve children, all are living except two, as follows: Uriah J., who married Miss Hattie Maulsby, and is a successful farmer near Santa Ana; Sarah Elizabeth, William H., deceased; Eva Evalyn, Edward Isaac, Christie Belle, George W., David Delmar, Orma Rosanna, Edith Irene, deceased; Elva, Olive and...

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