Biography of J. C. Bachelor
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J. C. BACHELOR, railroads agent at Sharpsville, is the son of Robert and Esther (Foster) Batchelor, natives of New York and Ohio. His father was a civil engineer, and was employed by the Government at the time of his death, which o6curred in Virginia October 10, 1861. The subject of this sketch was born in Clifton, Greene Co., Ohio, February 2, 1852, and was there reared, completing his studies at Yellow Springs, Ohio, in 1869; he then located at Oberlin, Ohio, where he learned telegraphy; he contracted and built the land lines for the Put in Bay Submarine Telegraph Company. This occupied his time for two years, and he then accepted a position with the Chicago & North-Western Railroad Company, where he remained about fifteen months. During this time, he was stationed at the Chicago, Fon du Lac, Wis., Omaha, Neb., and Austin, Ill. He then was employed on the I., P. & C. R. R., and was stationed at Arcadia, Hamilton County, one year, when he was transferred to his present position. Mr. Batchelor was married in Sharpsville, October 6, 1880, to Miss Lottie Silver, daughter of Samuel and Susan (Blakley) Siler, natives of Kentucky, She was born in Whitley County, Ky., February 10, 1860. Mr. Batchelor is a highly respected citizen, and is politically a Republican,

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


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