††††††††††††††† ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION OF THE
††††††††††† MARSHALL COUNTY AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION
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On the 27th of January, 1872, the officers and members of the former Marshall County Agricultural Society decided to re-organize the society as the Marshall County Agricultural Association.The former organization existed under law of Indiana but"Whereas, by fire, and otherwise, its records have been lost and destroyed, so that no sufficient record evidence of itís existence and transactions remains of record..." members decided they needed to begin anew and drew up Articles of Association for that purpose.This would compare to what we now know as our County Fair board except these members purchased shares and elected officers each year from the stockholders of the association.Shares cost $5.00 and life members of the former Agricultural Society received credit for 5th of a share but for $2.00 could hold a full share of stock allowing them one vote.The Annual Fair paid premiums and payment of $1.00 allowed anyone to become an honorary member of the association with the privilege of entering the competition for premiums at the fair.The annual meeting of the association was to be held on the 3rd Monday after the last day of the Annual Fair.
The Annual Fair paid premiums and payment of $1.00 allowed anyone to become an honorary member of the association with the privilege of entering the competition for premiums at the fair.The annual meeting of the association was to be held on the 3rd Monday after the last day of the Annual Fair.
Following is a list of the subscribers ($500.00 was required before the association could hold their first election of officers):
D. S. Conger & Son††††† 2 shares
David How†††††††††† 6 shares
Jonathon Gunder†††††††† 5 shares
C. H. Reeve†††††††††††† 6 shares
James A. Corse††††† 1 share††
John Jacoby†††††††††††† 2 shares
H. C. Burlingame††††††† 5 shares
D. McDonald†††††††††††† 6 shares
G. W. Wright††††††††††† 1 share††
I. B. Halsey (includes life) 1 share
James Goble (includes life) 1 share
Christian Jacoby (includes life) 1 share
John Ritter†† (old member) 5 share
O. P. Klinger†††††† (includes life) 1 share
D. K. Harris (includes life) 5 shares††††
J. W. Houghton†††† (includes life) 1 share
H. H. Tyrrell (Bourbon) 2 shares
J. N. Sherwood (Bourbon) 2 shares
Robert Schroeder†††††††† 5 shares
John Schroeder††††† 3 shares
Hiram Baker††††††††††††† 1 share††
Noah Wiltfong†††††† 1 share
W. H. Conger†††††††††††† 1 share††
Joseph Westervelt††††††† 4 shares
S. J. Nicoles††††††††††† 2 shares
P. McDonald†††††††††††† 3 shares
John R. Losey††††††††††† 2 shares
S. Becher†††††††††† 1 share
Wm. N. Hill†††††††††††† 3 shares
O. H. P. Bailey††††††††† 1 share
Jerry Blain††††††††††††† 1 share††
W. C Edwards††††† (1 old) 1 share
Stephen N. Louden (1 old) 4 shares
John Hoham††††††††††††† 2 shares
S. Meyer††††††††††† 1 share††
J. W. Maxey††††††††††††† 1 share
N. G. Thayer†††††††††††† 5 shares
W. N. Simens††† (1 old) 1 share
Geo. Bean†††††††††† 1 share††
Lory Capron††††††††††††† 2 shares
E.C. Jew (?)†††††††††††† 1 share††
Giden (sic) Blain††††††† 2 shares
Jesse Williams††††† 1 share††
John S. Bender††††† 2 shares
Charles Cook††††††††††† 2 shares
Richard Williamson†††††† 1 share
W. P. Beaton†††††††††††† 1 share††
Total paid†††††††††† $523.00††
D. McDonald, Secretary elect certified the signatures on May 11, 1872 and seal of the association placed on the document at Plymouth, Ind. on May 17, 1872 and it was recorded in the Misc. Records Book B., pages 150 to 154.

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