Biography of Eugene Templeton
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Eugene Templeton, who for a number of years was actively identified with agricultural pursuits in Saunders county, passed away on the 3d of July, 1915, in Wahoo, where he was living retired. His birth occurred in Worcester, Vermont, on the 27th of March, 1862, his parents being Fred and Caroline (Cummings) Templeton, likewise natives of the Green Mountain state. In 1869 they emigrated to Saunders county, Nebraska, but soon returned to Vermont, where the father passed away. The mother is still living there. In the acquirement of an education Eugene Templeton attended the common schools of Vermont. He lived on a farm and worked at the lumber business for a time after putting aside his textbooks but when twenty years of age began railroading. When about twenty seven years of age he came to Saunders county, Nebraska, and was married. He took up his abode on the Joseph Ford farm southeast of Wahoo which he operated successfully for a period of eleven years, annually gathering rich harvests which found a ready sale on the market. In 1900 he put aside the active work of the fields and removed to Wahoo, where he lived in honorable retirement for ten years and then took up his abode in Lincoln. At the end of a year, however, he returned to Wahoo, where the remainder of his life was spent.

On the 9th of June, 1889, Mr. Templeton was united in marriage to Miss Annetta Dayton, a daughter of Milton and Mary (Ford) Dayton pioneer settlers of Saunders county, who came originally from New York and Vermont respectively. To Mr. and Mrs. Templeton were born five children, as follows: Maude, who is the wife of Harry L. Mosgrove, a banker living in Garrison, by whom she has two children, Dorothy and Richard; Ford, who follows farming near Memphis; Jessie, the wife of Noah Van Landingham, who is engaged in farming near Swedeburg and by whom she has one child, Dale; Fred, an agriculturist by occupation; and Nellie, who attends school in Wahoo.

In politics Mr. Templeton was a stanch democrat, supporting the men and measures of that party by his ballot. Fraternally he was identified with the Masons and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, serving as noble grand in the latter organization, while with his wife he was affiliated with the Eastern Star and the Rebekahs. Mrs. Templeton is noble grand in the Ladies Aid Society of the Rebekahs. Mr. Templeton passed away in the faith of the Presbyterian church on the 3d of July, 1915, when fifty three years of age. His demise was the occasion of deep and widespread regret, for he had won an extensive circle of friends during the quarter century of his residence in this part of the state. His widow, who still makes her home in Wahoo, is also widely and favorably known throughout the community.

From:
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
Vol. II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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