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CHARLES H. ALLMAN. An enterprising and highly successful farmer of Van Buren Township, Charles Allman is a fine representative of the native-born citizens of Madison County, his birth having occurred, September 16, 1883, on a farm lying two miles west of his present place of residence, which is located four miles southeast of Summitville, His father, John Allman, for many years a prominent agriculturist of Madison County, was born and reared in Tipton County, Indiana, 1838. He married Leaner Perry, who bore him ten children, as follows Asbury, Phoebe J., Maggie, Edna, William, John, Cora, Lorenzo, Charles, and Myrtle.
Brought up in his native Township, Charles H. Allman acquired his education in the Allen school, and on the home farm was well drilled in the agricultural arts. Choosing the independent occupation which his father so successfully followed, and satisfied that no better region for general farming could be found in Indiana than that in which he lived, Mr. Allman bought eighty acres of land that are now included in his present estate of three hundred and twenty acres, and began its improvement, Successful in his undertakings, he has given his undivided attention to its management, and each year in the gathering of his bountiful crops is rewarded for his toil and trouble.
On December 21, 1904, Mr. Allman was united in marriage with Miss Bertha M. Thurston, who is one of the six living children of.. the late Joseph and Mary E. ( Welch) Thurston, who were the parents of seven children, Mrs. Allman was reared in County of Madison and educated in common schools with one term in the Summitville high school. She is vice president of her Sunday school class, No, 2, at Summitville, Indiana Mr. and Mrs. Allman have two children, namely: Estelle Lucile and Paul T. Politically Mr. Allman is a Democrat, and religiously both he and his wife are active and valued members of the Christian church at Summitville.