WILLIS R. HONEYMAN
Willis R. Honeyman. Miami county is indebted for some of its best citizenship to the emigrants from Virginia, who have contributed materially to the agricultural development of this region. From this eastern community of settled conditions and ideals have journeyed many whose names stand for sterling worth in the Miami valley and among them none are more typical than the Honeyman family, a worthy representative of which is found in Willis R. Honeyman, of Monroe township. Mr. Honeyman was born December 11, 1865, in this township, a son of Eli and Annie (Miller) Honeyman, natives of the same county, and a grandson of an early settler from Virginia. The parents passed their entire lives in agricultural pursuits in this county, where both were held in the highest esteem. They had seven children, of whom only two are living: Willis R., and Oliver, who is now living retired at Dayton after many years of agricultural activities, having sold his share in the home estate to this brother. Willis R. Honeyman acquired his education in the public schools after leaving which he began farming on the home place, and after the death of his parents obtained a share of the home place. Later he bought the interest of his brother, and at this time is farming 118 acres, all in a high state of cultivation and with excellent improvements. Mr. Honeyman is a farmer and stock raiser of intelligence, experience and capability, a business man with an excellent reputation for soundness and integrity, and a citizen who has supported all worthy movements both in times of peace and war. He married, November 3, 1886, Hattie Cordelia, daughter of Philip and Mary (Schrader) Vance, of Troy, and to this union there have been born six children: Bertha, the wife of Harvey Gray, of Tippecanoe City, and Robert, John, Albert, Glenn and Roy at home. During the recent war period, Robert and Albert were particularly active in the sale of war savings stamps, and the other members of the family also did their share in the various movements. Mr. Honeyman is a member of the Knights of Pythias.
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