J. W. SHRADER
J. W. Shrader. Belonging to that class of citizens who have passed their entire lives on the same property and have followed no other vocation than that of the agriculturist, J. W. Shrader also typifies the solid and substantial type of tillers of the soil upon whom the nation is dependent for its food supplies. This progressive and intelligent Monroe township agriculturist was born on the farm which he now owns and operates, on December 22, 1873, a son of William and Elizabeth (Knife) Shrader. William Shrader was well and favorably known as an agriculturist in Monroe township for many years and had the respect and confidence of those with whom he was associated. He made a success of his affairs, being a man of industry and possessed of good managerial abilities, and during the war between the states fought as a soldier of the Union. He and his wife were the parents of two children who grew to maturity: J. W., and Mrs. Susan Burnsides. J. W. Shrader acquired a public school education in the country districts, and has always lived on the home place, of which he became the owner after the death of his parents. He has a farm consisting of fifty acres, in addition to which he farms another fifty acres, which is well improved in every way, and carries on general farming and stock raising in a way that insures success. He married, July 28, 1901, May, daughter of Elijah and Rosa (Fisher) Rutter, residents of Tippecanoe City, Ohio, and to this union there has been born one son, William E., who is assisting his father in the work of the home place. The good citizenship that has always characterized Mr. Shrader's career was particularly evident during the period of the World war, when he was a loyal support of all war movements and activities.
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