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C. S. Newkirk Biography

From: H. W. Beckwith History of Montgomery County, Indiana (Chicago: HH Hill, 1881) p. 398

C. S. NEWKIRK, merchant, New Ross, was born January 12, 1850, in Bartholomew County, Indiana, and is the son of D. W. and L. A. (THURSTON) Newkirk. His father was a native of New York, and mother of Pennsylvania. They farmed in Indiana till 1869, when they moved to Missouri, where D. W. Newkirk died, May 7, 1872, and his wife still lives. Mr. Newkirk was a life-long democrat and a member of the Presbyterian Church, his wife is a Methodist. His father fought in the revolution. C. S. Newkirk lived on a farm till thirteen years old, when he clerked in a store two years, and returned to the farm. He learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed till 1879, when he engaged in merchandising in New Ross. Here he keeps a stock of dry goods, groceries, hardware, boots and shoes, etc., first store north of the hotel. He made his advent into Montgomery County in 1870. He was married August 10,1875, to Sallie M. FISHER, daughter of J. S. and B. E. (RICE) Fisher. Both are members of the Christian Church. He is a Mason, and a thorough democrat. He has made his own way in life, and now owns a house and lot, and a stock of goods.

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