Biography of William H. Summers
Tipton County, IN Biographies





WILLIAM H. SUMMERS, farmer and tile maker, is a native of Missouri, and was born January 30, 1843; his father, William Summers, removed to Hamilton County, Ind., when our subject was but nine years of age. Mr. W. H. Summers was reared on a farm in Hamilton County, and enlisted in the United States service August 11, 1862, and served until June 16, 1865; he enlisted in Company B, Seventy fifth Regiment Indiana Yolunteer Infantry, and participated in battle at Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, was in Sherman's campaign to Savannah, through to Raleigh, thence to Richmond, Ya. Mr. Summers was married September 6, 1866, in this county, to Miss Maria Smith. This union has been blessed with two children - Bertha M. and Asher B. Mr. Summers owns a small farm of twenty five acres, and in 1879 purchased a half interest in a tile factory, and subsequently purchased the entire business. He manufactures about $1,700 worth of tile annually; he is identified with the Republican party, and takes an active interest in politics.

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


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