Everett R. Bohall.

The gentleman whose life history the biographer here takes under review is one of those strong, sturdy characters who have contributed largely to the welfare of the community where he lives, being a business man of more than ordinary sagacity and foresight, and as a citizen public-spirited and progressive in all that term implies. He is a native son of the old Hoosier state, having been born in Jackson county, Indiana on September 17, 1880. He is the son of Norban and Emma (Amfield) Bohall, the former of whom was a native of Jackson county, Indiana, and the latter born in New Albany, this state. The father, who was a farmer by vocation, came to Johnson county in 1881, living here until his death, which occurred in the city of Franklin, where he had moved a short time before, on January 19, 1896. He is survived by his widow, who now lives in Franklin. They were the parents of eight children, of whom five are living, namely: George, a farmer of Johnson county; Edgel, a grocer in Indianapolis; Everett R., the immediate subject of this sketch; Minnie, the wife of Ward Branes, of Franklin, and Bertha, the wife of Winfred Ransdell, of Franklin.

E. R. Bohall was reared under the paternal roof in Jackson county and was but one year old when brought to Johnson county by his parents. He received his education in the Friendship school in Union township and followed the vocation of farming all his active life up until about ten years ago. Thereafter he was employed in a grocery store and about four years ago engaged in business on his own account at No. 296 Jefferson street, Franklin, where he has since enjoyed a liberal and continually growing patronage. He carries a large and well selected stock of staple and fancy groceries, with all accessory lines usually found in an up-to-date grocery store, and because of his strong business methods, uniform courtesy to his patrons and his evident desire to please, he has long enjoyed his full share of the business in his line. He understands thoroughly every detail of the grocery business and seeks to carry such a stock as will meet the demands of the most fastidious customer.

Politically, Mr. Bohall is a staunch supporter of the Republican party and takes a commendable interest in public affairs, while his fraternal relations are with the Free and Accepted Masons. Religiously, he is an earnest member of the Christian church, to which he gives a liberal support.

On April 23, 1902, Mr. Bohall was united in the holy bonds of matrimony with Lulu May Jenkins, a daughter of William A. Jenkins, of Franklin, and to them were born two children, both of whom are deceased. They have also taken a child to rear and are giving to it the same care and loving attention that they would have given to own children had they lived. In all the essential elements of good citizenship, Mr. Bohall is a man among men and by his earnest life, sturdy integrity and strict regard for the highest business ethics, he has earned and retained the warm regard of all who know him. He and wife move in the best social circles of Franklin and are popular among those who know them.

Branigin, Elba L. History of Johnson County. Indianapolis, IN: B. F. Bowen & Co., Inc., 1913. pp 639-640

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