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Source: Indianapolis News 10 April 1916 Mon p 5

Darlington, Ind April 10 – Charles H. Grimes, age 96, and his brother, George L. Grimes, age 90, who came to Fountain County in 1833, taught school for more than 40 winters and recall the old log schoolhouse with their big fireplaces, stick chimneys and windows, in which oiled paper was used instead of glass. An older brother, now dead, also taught school in the pioneer days. He was the only Whig in Jackson Township, Fountain County to vote for General William Henry Harrison for president in recognition of which Harrison sent him a suit of clothes.  Charles H. Grimes (cleaner cut man in photo) now divides his time between his children live near Lafayette and in Fountain County. He has 83 descendants. His brother George is living in Chicago. The Grimes brothers have always taken a great interest in Masonic affairs. Charles was a member of Fountain lodge, No 60 at Covington and in 1862 took his membership to the Alamo lodge which was organized that year. He has been a Mason for more than 66 years and his friends here believe he is the oldest Mason in the state. George was also a charter member of the Alamo lodge. The postoffice at Wallace has been conducted by Charles H. Grimes, his oldest son or his oldest grandson for 50 years and is now held by Bruce Grimes, a grandson who has two grandchildren. The Grimes family originally belonged to the Lutheran Church but since leaving the old neighborhood Charles has become a member of the United Brethren and George has joined the Methodist Church. Five nephews and one niece of the two brothers live in Montgomery County. They are John H and Clint Grimes of Alamo; Mrs. John E. Evan, George F. and Eli Myers of Crawfordsville and TM Campbell of Darlington.
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