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Edwin E. North,

miller, Patriot, born in Rising Sun in 1846, is a son of Lot and Rhoda (Emmerson) North of Ohio County. His father, born in 1813, was a merchant in Rising Sun from 1840 to 1856, when he came to this county, located on a farm for a few years, and then came to Patriot, where he engaged in mercantile business in general store, and continued till his death in 1875. Our subject spent his boyhood as stated above; was engaged in steamboating on the river for some time in early years, following this chiefly till going into the milling business. He was in Memphis three years trading on Mississippi River; married in 1878 to Kate G. Humphrey, daughter of Cornelius and Jane A. (Harris) Humphrey, an old family of this county, and by this union there were two children: Clara and Glenn. Mr. North is a member of the G.A.R. William F. Davis Post. He enlisted in three years' service in 1862, in Company E., Fifty-fourth Infantry Guards, and re-enlisted in Company I, Eleventh Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, and served three years. Took part in west frontier service, guarding telegraph lines, Indians, etc., stationed at Fort Laramie, Wyo. Mr. North's connection with the milling interests of Patriot, is referred to in the sketch of that village.