Biography of Amos C. Ratcliffe
Howard County, IN Biographies





AMOS C. RATCLIFFE, son of Jesse and Elizabeth Ratcliffe, was born in Clinton County, Ohio, July 3, 1844. At the age of nine, he removed westward with his parents and located south of Russiaville in Howard County, and in the fall of 1853 the family located near West Middleton, in Harrison Township, where his father still resides. Our subject assisted his father in clearing the farm and burning the deadenings. He availed himself of all the educational advantages of his day, and received his first schooling from David Hodson, of Russiaville. At twenty, he commenced teaching, and subsequently entered Earlham College, where he pursued his studies for two years; he then taught in the high schools of Vermillion, Ill., Russiaville, Ind., Bridgeport, Ind., and others for nine years, after which he followed the occupation of farming. Later, he was in the milling business in Eastern Indiana, and is now one of the proprietors and operators of the large merchant flouring mills located at West Middleton. Mr. Ratcliffe was married, in 1871, to Miss Martha Cox, of Sugar Plain, Ind. He is a strong Republican, and an active member of the Society of Friends.

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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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