CHARLES T. ADDISON, who has been prominently identified with the agricultural life of Posey township for years,
was born in Hancock county, Indiana, on February 19, 1879, and is a son of Thomas J. and Elizabeth M. (Cathon)
Addison, the former a native Of Shelby county, Indiana, and the latter born and reared in Rush county. Thomas J.
Addison was a farmer by vocation throughout his active life, mostly confining his operations to Hancock county,
though he was the owner of 327 acres of land in Shelby, Rush and Hancock counties. To him and his wife were born
five children, all of whom are living, namely: William A., Delphina, Orlando F., Charles T. and Ruth A. Charles
T. Addison received his education in Rush county, attending the Clark school. He remained at home, assisting, his
father in the farm work, until his marriage, when he rented a tract of land from his father and began work on his
own account. At the time of his father's death, the subject inherited forty acres of land and he also bought fifty
two acres, giving him a total of ninty two acres, all located in Posey township, and to the cultivation of this
land he has since devoted his attention, meeting with splendid success. He is progressive and up to date in his
methods, keeping the place in good repair, and carries on a diversified system of farming, raising the crops common
to this locality. He also gives some attention to live stock, raising and marketing about 150 head of hogs annually.
On December 12, 1900, Mr. Addison was married to Beulah D. Collins, a native of Rush county, and the daughter of
Eli and Nannie May (Beckner) Collins, and to their union have been born three children, Deiphina M., Mary M. and
Eli F., all of whom are attending the public school at Arlington. Mr. and Mrs. Addison are earnest members of the
Friends church at Riverside. Politically, Mr. Addison gives his support to the Democratic party. He takes a keen
interest in public affairs and gives his support to every movement for the advancement of the general welfare.
Centennian History of Rush County, Indiana
Edited by: A. L. Gary and E. B. Thomas
Historical Publishing Company
Rush County, IN
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