Isaac N. LARRICK
Portrait & Biographical Record of Montgomery, Parke & Fountain
Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1893, pp430-431
ISAAC N. LARRICK, who will long be held in remembrance as an honest,
upright man and useful citizen, was an early and successful farmer
of Montgomery County, Ind., and was later one of the highly esteemed
and well known residents of Darlington. Mr. Larrick was born in
Ross County, Ohio, in 1819, and received his youthful education
and home training in the state which furnished so many pioneer settlers
for the far west. Mr. Larrick was named in honor of his father,
and was the eldest of five children.
The parents were of Pennsylvania Dutch extraction and were prudent,
hard-working people, and early trained their children to habits
of useful industry. The four sons whose names are recorded are:
Isaac N., deceased; Robert, deceased; James and Jacob. Isaac N.,
being the eldest, it was necessary for him to assist his parents
while the other children were growing to manhood. Mr. Larrick, therefore,
dutifully remained with the father, mother and brothers until he
had arrived at man's estate, when he journeyed to Indiana, hoping
there to become prosperous and make a home.
Mr. Larrick came to Crawfordsville, and there found employment and
married Mrs. Elizabeth Holmes, a most excellent lady and daughter
of John and Jane Tillard. Mr. Larrick and his wife began their housekeeping
upon a farm in Union Township. They remained there for a time,
the husband industriously sowing, ploughing, reaping and being engaged
in the miscellaneous duties agricultural life entails upon the "tiller
of the soil." Finally they removed to the town of Darlington, the
birth-place of their seven children. Of the seven little ones who
came into their home and were its joy and pride, but three survived
the perils and dread diseases incidental to early youth.
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac N. Larrick enjoyed a large circle of friends
and acquaintances, and were universally respected by all the residents
of the town where they spent so many years. Their three sons are
widely known as citizens of worth and intelligence, progressive
in their ideas and deeply interested in all affairs of public moment
and local improvement. The brothers are: John A., now a farmer near
Crawfordsville; Robert H., a successful agriculturist near Darlington,
and Isaac, who bears the given name of both the father and grandfather,
and is a merchant, dealing in groceries in Darlington. He was born
in 1851, and educated in the common schools of the county.
In 1881 Mr. Isaac Larrick engaged in merchandising on a small scale.
Giving his close attention to the demands of his new business, and
extending to all with whom he came in contact a ready and courteous
service, being always fair and honorable in his dealings, he naturally
prospered and won a permanent success. He now carries the largest
and most complete stock of goods, in his line of business, in the
town. The same courtesy, energy and affability which characterize
Mr. Larrick in his daily business life also distinguish him in his
conduct of official work. Elected to fill the position of Trustee
of Franklin Township, he served with faithfulness and ability during
1886 and 1887, and in his official capacity gave great satisfaction
to the general local public. Mr. Larrick is a strong Democrat and
votes with the party on all national issues, but is liberal in sentiment,
and in local affairs would vote for the best man for the place.
Socially inclined, and having resided all his life in Darlington,
he can safely call the greater portion of the inhabitants of the
town and surrounding country his very good friends and well-wishers.
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