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Omer Dorris NASH

History of Montgomery County, Indiana. Indianapolis: AW Bowen, 1913. p. 984

Omer Dorris NASH It is the progressive, wide-awake men of affairs who make the true history of a community, and their influence as potential factors of the body politic is difficult to estimate. The examples such men furnish of patient purpose and steadfast integrity strongly illustrate what is in the power of each to accomplish and there is always full measure of satisfaction in adverting their fellow men and in giving strength and solidity to the institutions which tell so much for the prosperity of the community. In every life of honor and usefulness there is no dearth of incident and yet in summing up the career of any man the biographer needs touch only those salient points which give the keynote to his character. Thus in setting for the life record of Omer Dorris Nash, an enterprising young man of Crawfordsville, Indiana sufficient will be said to show what all who know him will freely acquiesce in, that he is one of the deserving,capable and honorable citizens of Montgomery County. Such a life as his is an inspiration to others who are less courageous and more prone to give up the fight when obstacles thwart their way or their ideals have been reached or definite success has been obtained in any chosen field. In the brief life history of Mr. Nash are found evidences of characteristics that always make for advancement, achievement and success -- persistency coupled with fortitude and lofty traits, and as the result of such a life he has won a host of friends since taking up his residence here and is achieving material success. Mr. Nash was born in Brownsburg, Indiana, Oct 18, 1882 and he is a son of George and Amanda Herring Nash. The father who is also a native of Brownsburg, born there in the year, 1858 is now living retired, having spent his active life successfully engaged in farming. He is well known in his native county and highly respected there. His wife, Amanda Herring was born near Brownsburg in 1860. They both grew to maturity there, received their educational training and were married. Omer D. Nash grew to manhood in Brownsburg, and there he received his early education in the public schools, working on the home farm during the summer months. He learned telegraphy at which he worked for about 18 months, then attended the Clark Embalming School at Cincinnati, Ohio from which he was graduated, having made a splendid record there. Desiring to further his knowledge of this science, to learn every phase of the same and to render his work superior to that of his contemporaries he went to Chicago where he took the course in the Barnes Embalming School. Thus well equipped for his life work he returned to Brownsburg and engaged in the undertaking and furniture business for a period of 3 years, building up a good business. Seeking a wider field for the exercise of his talents he went to Indianapolis and took a position as embalmer and funeral director with the large establishment of Finn Brothers, where he remained for a period of 5 years, giving his employers entire satisfaction and furthering his knowledge of the ins and outs of his chosen vocation. He then came to Crawfordsville and engaged in business for himself at 120 North Green Street where he is still located. He enjoys a large and growing business, and promptness and high grade service are his watch words. Fraternally, Mr Nash is a member of the Knights of Pythias, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Modern Woodmen of America and Patriotic Order Sons of America. Politically, he is a Democrat and is a member of the Christian Church. Mr. Nash was married April 11, 1905 to Grace HUGHES, of Brownsburg, her birth having occurred there April 1, 1883. She is a daughter of Everett T. and Alice O'Haver Hughes, a highly respected family there.

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