Biography of C. M. Fifer
Howard County, IN Biographies





C. M. FIFER is a native of Monroe County, W. Va., and was born May 4, 1821. His parents, John and Mary (Tacket) Fifer, were natives of Monroe County, Va. John Fifer came West to Middletown, Henry County, Ind., in 1830. The subject of this sketch, in the year 1847, became a soldier in the Mexican war, and was discharged in August, 1848. He was Orderly Sergeant of Company H, Fifth Indiana Regiment, the Colonel of the regiment being James H. Lane. Mr. Fifer was married, in 1850, to Matilda Robey, in Henry County, Ind., She died November 20, 1880, leaving three children; Mary E., William R. and Alice M., all of whom are living in Greentown. Mr. F. came to Howard County in October, 1850, and entered eighty acres of land in union Township, and lived there seven years, when he moved into Jackson Township; taught school seven years; he was one among the first teachers of Howard County. Since then, he has been a resident of Liberty Township most of the time, his principal occupations being farming and mercantile trade. In 1870, he had a severe attack of typhoid fever, which left him with a crippled hand; he has been an industrious man, and has done much in building up the county. In 1882, he was elected Township Trustee on the Democratic ticket in a strongly Republican township; he had a majority of sixty seven and ran 117 ahead of his ticket. Mr. Fifer has, for twenty years, been a member of the old denomination of the Christian Church. Mr. Fifer has one brother in Henry County, Rev. E. Fifer, who is a member of the Christian Church, and has been preaching for the last forty years. Mr. Fifer is now living a retired life in Greentown.

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


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