Biography of William Carr
Howard County, IN Biographies





WILLIAM CARR was the fourth of seven children born to William and Susan Carr, natives of Ohio, and of English descent; his father came to Richmond, Wayne Co., Ind., about the year 1838, and later located in Rush County, where he engaged in the milling business, owning a combined saw and flouring mill on Ben Davis Creek; he subsequently made sale of this mill, and purchased a farm, and built a mill, which he continued to operate until 1854, when he sold out, and came to Howard County. He purchased a farm of 100 acres in Union Township, and also bought a mill. He worked in the mill a short time, and then exchanged it for a farm north of Jerome, upon which he lived until his death in September, 1880. The subject of this sketch was born in Rush County, Ind., August 19, 1841; he spent his youth on the farm, and was married, March 12, 1868, to Miss Alwilda Kates, daughter of John and Rachel (Pierce) Kates, natives of Tennessee, and of English descent. Mr. Carr has continued farming since his marriage, and is at present located on a well improved farm of sixty acres, near Jerome. Mr. and Mrs. Carr have had four children - Dora E., Charley, Erley and John, all of whom are living. Mr. Carr is a prominent citizen, and he and wife are members of the Christian Church.

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Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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