Biography of Emmett C. Skinner
Howard County, IN Biographies





EMMETT C. SKINNER, is the filth in a family of seven children born to John and Priscilla (Toman) Skinner, the former a native of Maryland, the latter of Indiana, and of English descent. Emmett was born in Franklin County, Ind., March 20, 1858, and was reared upon a farm; he attended school at Brookville, and obtained sufficient education to become a teacher. Mr. Skinner was married December 21, 1880, to Mary J. Backhouse, the tenth in a family of eleven children, born to Schillous and Malinda (Milliner) Backhouse, natives of Ohio and Indiana. Mr. Skinner, after his marriage, engaged in farming in Franklin County, Ind., and remained there till February, 1882, when he came to Union Township, Howard County, and purchased a farm near West Liberty. Upon this he continued until December 18, 1882, when he sold out and purchased forty acres near Oakford Post Office, Fairfield, this county, upon which he now lives. His marriage has been a happy one, and has been crowned with one child - Ernest E., born July 16, 1882, died March 25, 1883. Mr. Skinner is an active Republican, and cast his first vote for James A. Garfield, in 1880. Mrs. Skinner is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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


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