Biography of Monet O. Sefton
Rush County, IN Biographies





MONET O. SEFTON, a successful farmer and enterprising citizen of Noble township, is a native son of Indiana, having been born in Decatur county on September 5, 1867, and is the son of George W. and Julia (Lanham) Sefton, both of whom also were born and reared in Decatur county. George W. Sefton was educated in the public schools of his native county and he then took up the vocation of farming, his first employment being as a farm hand. Eventnally he bought land of his own and in the course of time became the owner of 160 acres. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having enlisted in the Seventh regiment of Indiana Volunteer Infantry, with which command he served for three years and three months. He took part in some of the great battles of that war, includi g the battles of Gettysburg and of the Wilderness. After the war he returned to Decatur county, where he remained until his death, which occurred on May 2, 1918, at the age of seventy six years. His wife had died in 1869. They were the parents of five children: Julia, Emma, Mary, Stella and Monet O., the last named being the only resident of Rush county. Monet O. Sefton attended the common schools of Decatur county, and then applied himself to the cultivation of the home farm up to the time of his removal to Rush county in 1894. For three years he was employed by his uncle, James Miller, and then for seven years he was engaged in the operation of a farm of 160 acres in Richland township which he rented, followed by a three year rental of a farm of 204 acres. He then bought his present fine farm of 160 acres, located in Noble township, and which he has improved and developed into one of the best farms in this section of the county, the place being devoted to general farming and stock raising. He raises fifty acres of corn and fifty acres of wheat every year and feeds practically all of his corn on the place, feeding from 150 to 200 hogs a year. Mr. Sefton was married to Maude Humes. the daughter of Israel and Mollie (Cooper) Humes, and they have become the parents of two daughters, Myrtle, who is taking the domestic science course at Purdue University, and Marion, who is taking music at DePauw University. In religion, Mr. Sefton and his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal church, of which Mr. Sefton is a member of the board of trustees. Politically, he gives his support to the Republican party.

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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