Biography of John E. Waskey
Howard County, IN Biographies





JOHN E. WASKEY was born in 1837 in the State of Maryland; his parents, John and Margaret (Thomas) Waskey, were of German descent. Our subject was reared on a farm, but began doing business for himself at the age of sixteen. FIe is a carpenter, and worked at his trade, together with farming, until he came to Howard County in March, 1882; he was married to Cordelia A. Shawen, of Maryland, April 7, 1864. They have had eight children; Mary L., Laura J., Eli (deceased), Charles (deceased), Margaret, Rosella C., Frank E., and one that died in infancy. Mr. Waskey enlisted, in 1865, in the Fourth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, and was mustered in at Edgeville, near Nashville, Tenn.; served until the close of the war, and was discharged at Edgeville, Tenn.; he had been a member of the Home Guards of Ohio, and received an honorable discharge when he enlisted; he and his wife are active members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Waskey is now living on a farm in Jackson Township, and is following agricultural pursuits.

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


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