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

His labors here have been successful and there is now a strong church in Dana, the result of his untiring efforts. Mr. Jarvis was married February 15, 1876, to Leah M. Jordan, a daughter of George W. Jordan. To them have been born five chldren, but all have died of epidemics.



WILLIAM P. FORTNER is a native of Vermillion County, Indiana, born March 16, 1845, a son of John and Catherine (Hall) Fortner, natives of Ohio. He remained at home until the breaking out of the war of the Rebellion, when, in 1862, he enlisted in Company A, Seventy-first Indiana Infantry, and served seven months. He was taken prisoner by Kirby Smith at the battle of Richmond, Kentucky, but was soon after paroled and sent home his time having expired. He subsequently enlisted in the Sixty-sixth Illinois Sharpshooters, where he served twenty-seven months. He participated in twenty-one hard-fought battles, including the engagements on Sherman's march to the sea. Mr. Fortner was married in Edgar County, Illinois, in 1875, to Theressa J. Cook, who was born in Vermillion County, Illinois, in 1853, a daughter of Milton Cook. They have two children -- John M. and Minnie M. In politics Mr. Fortner is a Republican. He and his wife are members of the Society of Friends.



HON. JAMES OSBORN, a lumber dealer of Dana, Indiana, was born in Vermillion township, Vermillion County, Indiana, January 8, 1838. His father, James Osborn, was born in Ohio, and came to Indiana in 1820, settling in the wilderness, where the principal inhabitants were Indians and wild animals. Our subject was reared on his father's farm, remaining at home until manhood. He was given good educational advantages, attending the schools of his native county. He gave his attention to agricultural pursuits until 1882, when he moved to Dana, and engaged in the mercantile business, which he continued about three years. In the spring of 1886 he began dealing in lumber, keeping on hand a good supply of all kinds, both hard and soft wood, and has built up a good trade. While he was engaged in farming he also for several years bought and shipped grain quite extensively. Mr. Osborn has always been a prominent man in this county, and represented his district one term in the Legislature. In 1874 he was elected treasurer of the county and served two terms. He is an active member of the Masonic fraternity. Mr. Osborn was married March 26, 1862, to Margaret M. Martin, a native of Bond County, Illinois, and a daughter of John Martin.



HENRY CADE was born at his father's homestead in Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana, October 29, 1835, a son of Dorman Cade, one of the well known and much respected pioneers of the county. Dorman Cade was born and reared in the State of Ohio, and was there married to Susan Ernhart, who was also a native of the same State. Soon after their marriage they came to Vermillion, and settled on section 33, Highland Township, on land entered from the Government, which the father improved, and lived on until his death. His wife died on this farm in 1835, leaving at her death a family of five children, all of whom reached maturity. But two are living at the present


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time -- David who lives in Vermillion County, Illinois, and Henry E., the subject of this sketch. James, the eldest son, married, and removed to Iowa, where he lived until his death. Their daughter Susan is the deceased wife of Barton Mattox. Richard, another son, was twice married. He died in Highland Township, on the homestead which is still occupied by his widow. The father of our subject was again married, but his second wife lived but a short time after her marriage. In politics Dorman Cade affiliated with the Democratic party, although he was not a strong partizan, believing that the best men should be supported regardless of party ties. In religious faith he was a Methodist, and an earnest and sincere believer in the doctrines of that church. Henry E. Cade, the subject of this sketch, was reared to agricultural pursuits, which he has followed through life, and has spent his life in Highland Township, with the exception of a year's residence in Green County, Wisconsin, and by his genial and accommodating manners and fair and honorable dealing he has gained the confidence and esteem of the entire community. Mr. Cade was united in marriage to Miss Ruth P. Lowe, who was born on the homestead, where she now lives, August 31, 1836, the youngest child of Elijah and Rachel Lowe. Mr. and Mrs. Cade are the parents of three sons named -- Lewis, Herschel and David. Elijah Lowe, the father of Mrs. Cade, was a native of Maryland, born November 29, 1786. He settled in Ohio in an early day, and was married in that State to Miss Rachel Chenoworth, who was born in Ohio, October 24, 1792. They came to Vermillion County, Indiana, from Ohio, in 1826, being amont the pioneers of the county. Mr. Lowe died in the county June 18, 1857, his widow surviving him a number of years. She died in Kansas, August 1, 1873. Mr. and Mrs. Lowe were the parents of eight chldren, four sons and four daughters, who grew to manhood and womanhood. Mrs. Cade and her brother Joseph, who lives in Kansas, are the only surviving members of the family.



SAMUEL W. MALONE, who has been identified with the interests of Vermillion County for many years, was born in Ross County, Ohio, June 9, 1810, a son of Samuel and Mary (Lamb) Malone. He was reared to the vocation of a farmer, and in his youth received but limited educational advantages. He came with his parents to Vermillion County in 1824, settling in Helt Township, and in 1827 came to Eugene Township, where he has since made his home. He has always followed agricultural pursuits, in which he has always been very successful and is now the owner of 455 acres of farming land, besides property in Eugene.



GEORGE F. HAWORTH, farmer and stock-raiser, resides on section 6, Vermillion Township, where he owns sixty acres of good land, and in addition to this owns fifty acres in another tract. He is a native of Vermillion County, born August 25, 1831, a son of Richard and Susanna (Henderson) Haworth, his father a native of Tennessee, of English descent, and his mother of South Carolina, also of English ancestry. The parents came to Vermillion County in 1820, and were the first settlers in Vermillion Township, their nearest neighbors being sixteen miles distant. The father died September 13, 1850, aged fifty-seven years, and the mother in 1854, aged fifty-seven years.