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Corn - Asa W.


Source: Portrait & Biographical Record of Montgomery, Parke & Fountain Counties, Indiana (Chapman Brothers, 1893) p 499

Asa W. CORN, who resides on Section 25 in the southern part of Union Township, where he is engaged in the manufacture of tile and lumber is a native of Montgomery county, and is numbered among its most active and enterprising young men. He is a son of Albert Corn, one of the early pioneers of the county of whom a sketch appears on another page of this work. Our subject was born Feb 17, 1855, in Walnut Township and was educated in the district schools. As soon as he was old enough he engaged in farming and in working in the timber.

After his marriage he settled on the place where he now lives, he and his bridge beginning life together in a little log cabin, in which they lived two summers and one winter. He then replaced that humble dwelling by the neat and substantial frame residence which they now occupy. He gave his attention to farming from 1878 until 1880, and in the latter year he commenced the manufacture of tile. In 1887 he began to make lumber, and now operates both a tile factory and a sawmill. He has all the facilities for both industries, having a full equipment of the best machinery for the purposes, including two large engines, one for the factory and the other for the mill, and, by strict attention to business he has built up one of the best trades in the county, his tile being of a superior quality and commanding a ready sale, as well as his lumber.

Mr. Corn married Miss Anna A. LEMMON and they have established a cheerful, happy home, where comfort reigns supreme and hospitality abounds. Mrs. Corn is one of the 3 children of Jacob M. Lemmon, who is railway agent at Mace, where he has resided for 21 years. He came to Indiana from Marysville, Union County, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Corn have had 6 children, of whom the following four are still living: Nina A; Ernest W; Fern and John A. David and Marion died in infancy. Our subject is generous and public spirited as a citizen, taking pride in the progress of his native county; he is upright as a man, and an active member of the Christian Church, whose interests he has very much at heart; in his domestic life he is all that a true husband and kind father should be, while his neighbors ever find him friendly and obliging. Politically he is a Democrat and socially is a member of the New Ross No 59, Independent Order of Odd Fellows and also belongs to Mace Lodge #55, Knights of Pythias.  -- typed by kbz
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