472 - History of Vermillion County Biographical and Historical Record of
Vermillion County, Indiana

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gene Township. They deal in dry goods, clothing, hats and caps, boots and shoes, groceries, hardware, queensware, and gents furnishing goods, carrying a capital stock of $3,500, their annual business amounting to about $12,000. Mr. Peters was married June 14, 1882, to Miss Olie Parren, who was born in Perrysville, Vermillion County, Indiana, a daughter of William Parren, who is now deceased.

PLATT Z. ANDERSON, attorney at law, and one of the prominent and enterprising citizens of Clinton, has been a resident of this city since November 7, 1856. He is a native of West Virginia, born in Wood County, December 28, 1838, a son of Michael and Prudence (White) Anderson, both of whom were Virginians by birth. The maternal grandfather of our subject, George White, married for his second wife, Rebecca Jackson, who is still living, aged seventy-nine years, and is an aunt of the late General Thomas Jackson, familiarly known as Stonewall Jackson. Michael Anderson still resides on the old homestead in West Virginia which has been the family home for forty-five years. His wife died at the age of thirty-five years. Besides our subject, three of their children are living, William P., Cummings and Elizabeth, their homes being in West Virginia. Soon after coming to Vermillion County, the subject of this sketch entered the mercantile establishment of Dale, Livengood & Co., of Clinton, as a clerk, and later was employed in the same capacity for John Whitcomb, becoming his partner in 1866, the business being conducted under the firm name of Whitcomb, Anderson & Co., for two years. Mr. Anderson then retired from the firm, and in company with Dr. Bogart, engaged in the drug business. Buying the interest of his partner soon after, he continued the business alone until 1875. In 1879 he was elected county surveyor, and a more thoroughly competent and efficient officer than Mr. Anderson the county has never had. He served in this capacity four years, and during this time, under his supervision and direction, all the graveled roads of the county were made, and the principal bridges built. He also served twelve years as magistrate, from the year 1861. In 1872 he was admitted to the bar, and has since been engaged in the practice of law. In connection with his law practice he does an agency business in real estate, insurance and collecting. Mr. Anderson was united in marriage September 1, 1859, to Miss Jennie Nourse, who was born at Nauvoo, Illinois, June 28, 1837, a daughter of E. B. Nourse, then a resident of Nauvoo, but now living in Clinton, Indiana. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson are the parents of seven children -- Eva, wife of John Payton; Lawrence B., Claude M., Max, Clifford, Platt Z. and Forrest G. Mr. Anderson cast his first presidential vote for Abraham Lincoln, and has ever since been a staunch adherent to the Republican party. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity. Mr. Anderson has always manifested a deep interest the town in which he lives, and in every movement calculated to aid in building up the place or developing its business interests has his encouragement and assistance.

TILGHMAN FONCANON resides on section 35, Helt Township, where he owns a fine farm of 200 acres, 160 acres of which he entered from the Government. He was born in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, August 7, 1812, a son of Jacob Foncanon, a native of the same county, who