GEORGE W. RUDY
George W. Rudy. Among the native sons of Miami county who are not only maintaining the records of their fathers, but are establishing precedents for their successors, mention is due George W. Rudy, who is carrying on extensive and successful operations on a well cultivated farm in Bethel township. Mr. Rudy was born on the farm, which he now, occupies, in 1858, a son of Joseph and Louisa (Young) Rudy. His parents were substantial agriculturists of the honorable, God-fearing class who, rounded out their lives in tilling the soil and who won and held the respect and good will of those among whom they lived. The education of George W. Rudy was obtained in the rural schools and his boyhood and youth were passed on the home farm. When a young man his inclinations led him to enter another line of endeavor at Dayton, but after four years he returned to the home place where he has since devoted his energies to the work of sowing and reaping. His property, under his careful and intelligent management, produces good crops and he is known as a systematic, practical and progressive agriculturist. The quality of his citizenship has never been doubted and during the World war period he was a liberal contributor to, the various war movements and activities. Mr. Rudy married Fannie, daughter of John and Eliza (DeLong) Ross of Miami county, farming people. Charles Ross, a brother of Mrs. Rudy, had one son, Chester, who saw service in the World war. Three children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Rudy, all at home: Pearl, Clyde and Maurice. Maurice Rudy trained at Camp Sherman for service in the United States Army during the World, war and went overseas with the Twenty-sixth division as a private. With that division and the Eighty-third, he saw, service on five fronts, and took part in the Argonne and St. Mihiel campaigns. During his service he was gassed and seriously incapacitated, but since his return has recovered and is now assisting his father and brother in the cultivation of the home acres.
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