O. M. Templeton, who is farming on section 25, Mariposa township, is one of the native sons of Saunders county
who have realized the excellence of the opportunities here offered and have continued to reside here. He was born
upon the farm which he is now operating on the 11th of June, 1882, a son of John S. and Francina (Hodgson) Templeton,
the former of whom is now residing in Wahoo. In the family were seven children: Flora, now the widow of Harvey
McChroskey, of Yale, Oklahoma; May, the wife of G. H. Gilchrist, of Mead, Nebraska; Horatio, a resident of Lincoln;
Dan H., who resides three miles southeast of Swedeburg; Perry J., of Ravenna, Nebraska; O. M.; and Bessie, the
wife of H. T. Gilley of Wahoo.
O. M. Templeton was educated in district school No. 70, Center precinct, and assisted his father with the work
of the home farm until he reached the age of twenty two years. He then rented land from his father and has since
engaged in farming on his own account. He operates one hundred and fifty three acres of excellent land and derives
a good income from his labors. He carries on general farming, finding that more profitable than specializing in
either the growing of grain or the raising of stock.
On the 11th of February, 1905, Mr. Templeton married Miss Anna Bodley, a native of England who was brought to this
country by her parents when one year old. Two children have been born to this union: Orlon, seven years of age;
and Lucille, three years old.
Mr. Templeton is independent in politics, believing that the fitness of the candidate is of more importance than
his party affiliation. His wife is a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church, in the work of which,
she takes an active interest. He has many warm friends throughout the county and all who have been brought in contact
with him respect him for his ability and esteem him for his integrity and uprightness.
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Saunders County, NE
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