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Jay County Indiana Biographies


Floyd E. WALTER, one of Greene township's well known and progressive farmers and the proprietor of a well kept farm on rural mail route No. 7 out of Portland, where he makes his home, has been a resident of Jay county since the days of his childhood. Mr. WALTER was born on a farm in Hancock county, Ohio, December 18, 1879, and is a son of Noah and Nancy (FELLERS) WALTER, both of whom also were born in Ohio and who are now living in this county, where they have resided for nearly thirty-five years. Noah WALTER was born in Hancock county, Ohio, and there grew to manhood and was married. For ten years he followed farming there and then in 1888 disposed of his interests in that county and with his family moved over into Indiana and settled on a farm of eighty acres which he bought in Greene township, this county, where he since has made his home and where he has a very well established farm plant. Mr. and Mrs. WALTER have four children, the subject of this sketch having three sisters, Elma, Eva and Clara. Floyd E. WALTER was nine years of age when he came: with his parents to Jay county in 1888 and he completed his schooling in the schools in the neighborhood of the home farm in Greene township. From the days of his boyhood until his marriage he was an aid to his father in the labors of developing the home and farm and remained at home until his marriage at the age of twenty years, after which he became engaged in farming on his own account, renting lands in the neighborhood of his old home. For six years he continued as a renter, generally handling about 100 acres, and then in 1906 bought a tract of forty acres in Greene township, to which he presently added an adjoining tract of twenty-four acres, and since 1907 has been making his home on that place. Since taking possession of this place Mr. WALTER has made numerous improvements of a substantial and modern character and has an excellent farm plant. It was on February 13, 1900, that Floyd E. WALTERS was united in marriage to Anna DENNIS, who also was born in Hancock county, Ohio, daughter of George and Rachel DENNIS, and to this union six children have been born, two of whom Wesley and Opal, are deceased, the others being Arlet, Inez, Emmet and Imo. Mr. and Mrs. WALTER are members of the Center United Brethren church and are Democrats. They have a pleasant home and have ever taken an interested part in the general social activities of the community in which they live.

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