Biography of William S. Sale
Howard County, IN Biographies





WILLIAM S. SALE, son of James and Aurelia (Gray) Sale, natives of North Carolina, and, of English descent, was born December 6. 1826, and remained with his parents until he was twenty one years of age; he worked on the farm and received a limited education, and subsequently left North Carolina and located in Huntington County, Ind., where he farmed for seventeen years. In his youth he followed clearing for a livelihood, and in the fall of 1864 came to this county, locating in Howard Township, on a farm of eighty acres, where he still lives. He has accumulated what he possesses through his own labors, and has just completed a handsome brick residence at a cost of $2,500. Mr. Sale was first married in 1857, to Anna Orandal, a native of Ohio. They had five children; Emma, Laura, Freeman and two infants deceased. He was married, the second time, to Martha A. Rowlings Tharp, a native of Kentucky. Four children crowned this union; Owen A., Fay (deceased), Clyde and Maud. Mr. Sale has been an Odd Fellow since 1870; is a member of the Baptist Church, and is an active worker in the Republican party.

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


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