Biography of Leon C. McDaniel
Rush County, IN Biographies





LEON C. McDANIEL, a well known farmer of Posey township and a man of high standing and influence in the western part of Rush county, was born on October 17, 1887, in Posey township, and has been a resident of that township all his life. His parents were Lee and Mary (Cowger) McDaniel, the former of whom was born in Georgetown, Ky., and the latter in Posey township, Rush county. The father was brought to Rush county in childhood and in the schools of this locality he received his educational training. He was a farmer and stock raiser, giving a good deal of his attention to cattle and sheep. He was married twice, being the father of three children by his first marriage and one, the subject of this sketch, by his union with Mary Cowger. Leon McDaniel attended the common schools of Posey township, followed by attendance at the Rushville high school, where he was graduated. He then entered the agricultural department of Purdue University, at Lafayette, where he was graduated with the class of 1911. He then devoted his attention to the home farm, which he operated for his mother until her death, when he inherited it and has since continued to operate it. Mr. McDaniel is the owner of eighty acres of land, which he devotes to general farming and stock raising, feeding about eighty head of hogs each year. On February 26, 1914, Mr. McDaniel was married to Bertha Woliung, a native of Rush county and the daughter of William and Ella (Gilson) Woliung. Mr. Woliung, who was a carpenter by trade, became a prosperous contractor. To him and his wife were born two children, Jesse and Bertha. Mr. and Mrs. McDaniel are the parents of one child, Mary Ellen, who was born on January 13, 1916. Politically, Mr. McDaniel gives his support to the Republican party, while fraternally, he is a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Improved Order of Red Men at Rushville. He is also a member of the college fraternity, Delta Upsilon. He and his wife are earnest members of the Christian church of Arlington and Rushville respectively.

From:
Centennian History of Rush County, Indiana
Edited by: A. L. Gary and E. B. Thomas
Historical Publishing Company
Indianapolis 1921


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