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Waugh - Frank W.

Source: History of Montgomery County, Indiana. Indianapolis: AW Bowen, 1913 (1913, Indianapolis) p 969

One of the most enterprising of the younger generation of farmers of Sugar Creek Township, Montgomery County, who has believed from the outset of his career that "the wisdom of yesterday is sometimes the folly of today," and that while the methods of our grandfathers in tilling the soil were all right in their day, yet in the 20th century we are compelled to adopt new methods and farm along different lines, in view of the fact that conditions of climate, soil, grains, etc. have changed since the days of the pioneers, is Frank W. Waugh. He has been a close observer of modern methods and is a student at all time of whatever pertains to his chosen life work, and he has therefore met with encouraging success all along the line, and judging from his past record, he will undoubtedly achieve much in the future years and take his place among the leading agriculturists of a community noted for its fine farms and adroit husbandmen. Mr. Waugh was born March 13, 1872 in the township and county where he still resides. He is a son of Milton B. and Sarah E. Saulsbury Waugh. The father was born in Montgomery County, Indiana and his death occurred December 20, 1904. The mother was born also in this county and she was called to her rest August 30, 1892. These parents grew to maturity in this locality, received common school educations and here they were married. They each represented old families highly respected and well known in the pioneer epoch. Milton B. Waugh devoted his life to general farming in his native locality and became well known as a raiser of well bred stock. Politically, he was a Republican and took an active interest in public affairs, being influential locally in his party. His family consisted of 7 children: James M; Emma O; John M; Mary L; Martha; Clara B; and Frank W. Frank W. Waugh grew to manhood on the farm in Sugar Creek Township and there he attended the common schools, later was a pupil for some time in Valparaiso College, Valparaiso, Indiana. On December 26, 1895, he married Eleanor Stuckey, a representative of a well known family, an account of whose ancestry will be found on another page of this volume under the caption of Warren L. Stuckey. Mrs. Waugh grew to womanhood in her native county and received a good education in the common schools. Two children have been born to our subject and wife: Mary Marie born October 7, 1896 and Sarah Myrl born August 26, 1908 are both attending school. Mr. Waugh has always farmed in his native township and he has met with a large measure of success as a general farmer and stock raiser. He makes a specialty of raising Hereford cattle and general bred livestock. He owns 164 acres in this township and 21 and 1/4 acres in Clinton County. Of the home place all is tillable but 10 acres. It is well tilled and otherwise well improved and on it stands a good dwelling and outbuildings. Politically, Mr. Waugh is a Republican and has been more or less active in public affairs. He was trustee of his township for one term, from 1905 to 1909. Fraternally, he belongs to the Masonic Order of Colfax and religiously attends the Methodist Church, Colfax
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