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Rush County, Indiana
Genealogy and History

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Centennial history of Rush
County, Indiana
Edited by A. L Gary and E. B. Thomas
Rushville, Ind.
In Two Volumes


CHARLES T. ADDISON, who has been prominently identified with the agricultural life of Posey township for years, was born in Hancock county, Indiana, on February 19, 1879, and is a son of Thomas J. and Elizabeth M. (Cathon) Addison, the former a native of Shelby county, Indiana, and the latter born and reared in Rush county. Thomas J. Addison was a farmer by vocation throughout his active life, mostly confining his operations to Hancock county, though he was the owner of 327 acres of land in Shelby, Rush and Hancock counties. To him and his wife were born five children, all of whom are living, namely: William A., Delphina, Orlando F., Charles T. and Ruth A. Charles T. Addison received his education in Rush county, attending the Clark school. He remained at home, assisting his father in the farm work, until his marriage, when he rented a tract of land from his father and began work on his own account. At the time of his father's death, the subject inherited forty acres of land and he also bought fifty-two acres, giving him a total of ninety- two acres, all located in Posey township, and to the cultivation of this land he has since devoted his attention, meeting with splendid success. He is progressive and up-to-date in his methods, keeping the place in good repair, and carries on a diversified system of farming, raising the crops common to this locality. He also gives some attention to live stock, raising and marketing about 150 head of hogs annually. On December 12, 1900, Mr. Addison was married to Beulah D. Collins, a native of Rush county, and the daughter of Eli and Nannie May (Beekner) Collins, and to their union have been born three children, Delphina M., Mary M. and Eli F., all of whom are attending the public school at Arlington. Mr. and Mrs. Addison are earnest members of the Friends church at Riverside. Politically, Mr. Addison gives his support to the Democratic party. He takes a keen interest in public affairs and gives his support to every movement for the advancement of the general welfare.