E. W. YOUNT
E. W. YOUNT, who owns a good thirty-two acre farm about four and a half miles northwest of Milton, was born in 1861, one mile west of Tippecanoe City. His father was a native of Montgomery County, where after a short life spent in agriculture, he died at the age of twenty-three years, at which time the subject of this sketch was eighteen months old. E. W. Yount was reared in Miami County, and after his school days were over he took up farming for an occupation, at first renting a farm. In 1894 he bought his present place, on which he built a house and made other useful improvements. In addition to general farming, he raises tobacco, and also carries on a general blacksmith business. By dint of his own exertions he has become one of the prosperous citizens of Union Township and is a man respected by his neighbors for his industry and character. In politics he is a Republican and he was elected trustee of the township in 1905 and in 1907, being now an incumbent of that office. In the fall of 1908 he ran for the office of county commissioner but owing to adverse conditions as defeated. He is a member of the Friends' Church. Mr. Yount married Lauretta Coates of Union Township and they have three children: Harry, Frank, and Lena.
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