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Source: History of Montgomery County, Indiana. Indianapolis: AW Bowen, 1913 (1913) p 1216
The subject of this sketch is a man of worthy prestige among the farmers and stock men of Montgomery County and it is with satisfaction and pleasure that the biographer gives to the public the outline of his industrious and successful life and career. Mr. Edwards has always been a man of honesty in his dealings with his fellows and his intercourse with the stock men of the state and country, despite the temptations in that vocation, has always been conducted by hard and fast rules of integrity. He has been very successful in a material way, due to his wise and cautious dealings with the market and the public. Mr. Edwards is very generous when a worthy cause is involved and no one is more willing to contribute for the welfare and prosperity of the county and community in which he lives. M.E. Edwards was born in Union Township, Montgomery County, on June 12, 1866 being the son of Curtis and Jane WARD Edwards. Curtis Edwards was born in Butler County, Ohio in 1822 and the mother was born in Union County, Indiana in 1826. Mr. Edwards was a stock dealer and farmer and in 1835 came to Union Township, Montgomery County, Indiana. In his early life he was educated in the old log cabin schools, which was the best afforded in those days. Eight children were born to the union of Curtis Edwards and wife: WF living at Holdrege, Nebraska; Mrs. Louisa Hale of Whitesville, this county; Mrs. Lydia Linn, deceased; Sarah and Martha, both deceased; Mrs. Rella Hobson, deceased; ME our subject, and one child who died in infancy. Curtis Edwards was a Republican politically and was a trustee of Walnut Township. He was active in the affairs of the Methodist Episcopal Church and held all offices. He belonged to the Masonic Order at Crawfordsville. Curtis Edward's father our subject's grandfather was Charles Edwards, who came to this county in 1835 and settled in the woods, which was inhabited with nothing but Indians and wild animals. Our subject received his early education in the common schools and then attended business college at Ladoga, Indiana. For a period of two years he attended the Ladoga Normal and then took u farming and extensive live stock dealing. He buys and sells cattle, hogs and sheep, and ships them principally to Indianpolis, and is one of the largest shippers to that market. HIs shipments amount to nearly 200 carloads yearly. Mr. Edwards owns 30 acres of valuable land at Mace, Indiana where he is living at the present time. Mr. Edwards was married in 1887 to Ida Cash, the daughter of Warren and Catherine DUVALL Cash. Both parents came to this county from Kentucky in an early day, settling first in Putnam County about the year 1847.
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