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Quillen - Charles N.

Source: History of Montgomery County, Indiana. Indianapolis: AW Bowen, 1913 (Indianapolis: Bowen, 1913) p 734
One of the successful and painstaking young farmers of Union Twp, Montgomery Co, who is deserving of special mention in a book of the province assigned to the one in hand is Charles N. QUILLIN, a man who has followed the axiom of being prepared for emergencies, so that whatever he finds necessary to be done is done to the best of his ability. He represents one of the worthy old families of this County, and has striven to keep the good name of the same untarnished, and has thus deserved the reputation which he has maintained for honesty and fair reading. Mr. Quillen was born Jan 21, 1876 in Coal Creek Township, Montgomery Co. He is a son of George and Mary J. (MEARS) Quillin. The father was born June 20, 1853 also in this county and the mother's birth occurred Sept 12, 1856. They received a common school education and they are still living in Coal Creek Township where they own a good farm George Quillin was, for a period of 20 years, engaged in the merchandise business in Crawfordsville, where he enjoyed a large trade. His family consists of 3 children: namely: Charles N, of this sketch, Oscar E born Dec 17, 1878, married Elma CONN and they live in Coal Creek Twp; Ora Sanford, born May 28, 1883 married Hattie McMULLIN and they lived in CC Twp. Charles N. Quillin (sic) received a good education in the common schools, later spending 3 years in Wabash College and two years in business college. Mr. Quillen(sic) was married Dec 18, 1904, to Nellie HIPES who was b. in Union Twp, this co. She is a daughter of William and Catherine Jane (MOODY) Hipes. The father was a native of Indiana and the mother of Va. The union of the subj. and wife has been without issue. Mr. Q. worked in Crawfordsville as a clerk for some time in early life and in 1904 he moved to the farm on which he has since resided. It consists of 200 acres, 70 and 1/2 of which is in his name and the remainder in his wife's. The place is under a high state of cultivation and improvement, all tillable with the exception of about 5 acres which is woods. General farming and stock raising is carried on successfully and on the land is to be seen a commodious dwelling and substantial outbuildings. An excellent grade of live stock is annually prepared for the market, and everything about the place denotes good management and thrift. Politically, MR. Q. is a Democrat but he has never been very active in public affairs, preferring to give his attention to his farm and his home. He attends the Presbyterian Church of which is a cheerful supporter. - transcribed by kbz
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