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Remley - John W.

Source: 1913 History of Montgomery County, Indiana (Indianapolis: AW Bowen) p 1220

In the history of every community there are individuals who become so identified with its growth that no article which pertains to its prosperity is complete unless they are represented therein. Such is the case in the person of John W. REMLEY, who has been closely associated with the affairs of the western part of Montgomery County for many decades, and who is deserving of rank among the most enterprising agriculturists of Wayne Twp. Mr. Remley was born in the township and county mentioned in the preceding paragraph on Dec 8, 1867 and here he has been content to spend his life. He is a son of William F. and Susan STOUT Remley. The father was a native of this county also. John Remley, grandfather was a native of Ohio. The Remley family came to this county in an early day and have always been well known and prosperous agriculturists here. A fuller account of this family will be found on another page of this work. William F. Remley received his education in the district schools of his native community. In the early 60s he volunteered in the service of his country, joining the 135th IN Regt under Gen. Burnsides. After returning home he took up farming for his occupation, which he followed successfully until 1904, when he left the farm and moved to Crawfordsville, where he lived retired until his death 1905, at age 62. The mother of our subject is still living at the family residence at Crawfordsville. Four children were born to William F. Remley and wife: John W of this review, being the eldest, Benjamin Franklin; Ira C. and Grace, who married Adrian Tinkham of Crawfordsville. John W. Remley grew to manhood on the home farm and there did his share of the work when a boy and received a good common school education. On Dec 23, 1888, he was united in marriage to Etta May QUICK, daughter of Jackson Quick and wife. Her father was a native of NY, from which state he came to Montgomery County, Indiana in an early day and here became very comfortably established through his industry. He was married to Nancy Ann SHANKLIN Oct 4, 1853. There being no railroads in that day he drove across the country to the state of Iowa in a covered wagon for his bride and was four weeks on the road going and returning. Two children have been born to our subject and wife: WQ Vern and Dorothy Ester. Mr. Remley is the owner of a finely improved and productive farm of 150 acres, Wayne Twp, and he carries on general farming and stock raising. Fraternally, he belongs to the Knights of Pythias. He is a member of the Methodist Church and steward in the same. He has been superintendent in the Sunday School for a period of 5 years. His worthy father before him was also a church and Sunday School worker and was superintendent of the SS for a period of 16 years. Mr. Remley is a director of the Waynetown State Bank, a director of Montgomery Co. Agricultural Association. Also a director of the Better Farming Association and Wesley Horse Thief Detective Association. - typed by kbz
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