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Biography of Charles W. Sample

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Charles W. Sample has been a business man at Kingman nearly forty years and had been closely identified with the commercial affairs of that city, as a land owner, banker and in real estate and loans. Mr. Sample was born in Jefferson County, Indiana, October 29, 1851. His ancestors came out of Ireland and settled in Virginia in colonial days. His grandfather, Andrew Sample, was a pioneer farmer in Indiana and died in Jefferson County in that state in 1854. George W. Sample, father of Charles W., was born in Jefferson County, Indiana, in 1815, a date which indicates the early settlement of the family in that state. Indiana was not admitted to the union until 1816. George W. Sample spent his life as a farmer, and in 1853 removed to Tipton County, Indiana, where he spent his last years and where he died in 1872. He was a democrat and an active member and on the official board of the Baptist Church. He married in Jefferson County, Indiana, Adaline McKay, who was born in that county in 1820 and died in Tipton County in 1896. They were the parents of seven children, Charles W. being the fifth in age and the only one now living. Henrietta, who died in Clinton County, Indiana, was the wife...

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Deen, Forrest E. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Forrest E. Deen, 63, of Deputy, Ind., died Feb. 24, 2008, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg, Ind. His funeral will be at noon Saturday at Buchanan Funeral Home at Austin, Ind. The Rev. James Fugate will officiate. Burial will be at Pisgah Cemetery in Deputy, Ind. Visitations will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the Buchanan Funeral Home, 115 N. Second St., Austin, Ind. Mr. Deen was born on Jan. 15, 1945, the son of the late Frank E. Deen and Ethel M. (Williams) Tarvin. He was a member of Faith Assembly at Scottsburg, Ind. Survivors include his wife, Linda Griffin Deen of Deputy, Ind.; daughters, Shelley Brown of Deputy, Ind., and Shawna Spence of Brownstown, Ind.; sons, A.J. Deen of Paris Crossing, Ind., Troy Deen of Deputy, Ind., and Mark Deen of Deputy, Ind.; stepson, Robert Griffin of Madison, Ind.; a brother, Ferris Deen of Eugene; and 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 28, 2008 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Biographical Sketch of Randall Alexander

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Randall Alexander, breeder and shipper of Poland-China swine, Charleston; about ten years ago this gentleman, in company with S. M. Shepard, made his first start in the introduction and breeding of thorough-bred swine in Coles Co. After having experimented thoroughly with the various breeds of hogs, they became convinced that the Poland-China possessed all the requisites of size, docility, fertility, early maturity, aptitude for taking on flesh, and great constitutional vigor, necessary to render it pre-eminently the hog for the farmer. From a small beginning, the business has grown to its present proportions. Mr. Alexander is now one of the most prominent breeders in the State; his trade extends to every part of the country, to the Pacific Coast, Canada, the Southern States, etc.; his farm, near Charleston, possesses all the advantages of a perfect hog farm, such as pure running water, sheltered location, shade, range, etc. Mr. Alexander was born in Madison, Jefferson Co., Ind., Aug. 5, 1842; when about 10 years old, he removed with his parents to Tipton Co., Ind.; at 14, he left home, and going to Louisiana, Mo., engaged as a clerk in a dry goods store. In 1861, he went to Tuscola, Douglas Co., Ill., and clerked one year; he then, with Mr. Robert Beech, built the Beech House, the...

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