John Elsworth Eversole
John Elsworth Eversole, a director of the Allen County
Infirmary, is a resident of section 28, Jackson township, where he owns
and cultivates 80 acres of land. He was born on this farm June 2, 1862,
and is a son of Lemuel and Sarah (Nash) Eversole, who reside on the
adjoining farm. He is the fourth in a family of 12 children, eight of
whom are living.
Mr. Eversole was brought up on the farm, and at the age of 18
learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed until about 12 years
ago, when he went to Dinwiddie County, Virginia. While there he worked
at his trade the first year and spent the second in farming. He then
returned to Allen County and purchased from his father the 80-acre tract
upon which he now resides and which is a well-improved farm. Mr
Eversole was married in1883 to Jennie Hefner, daughter of Jacob and
Christna ( Holman) Hefner, whose sketch and portraits appear elsewhere
in this work. Mr. and Mrs. Eversole have six children, namely: Carrie
Ethel: Mary Gertrude; Hazel Florence; Donald Virginia; John Wesley; and
Arvard Carl. Donald Virginia was born in the State of Virginia. Mr.
Eversole is a member of the Christian Church of LaFayette; and of
Jackson Lodge, No. 846, I. O. O. F. and Lima Encampment. He is a
Republican in politics. Since his election as a director of the County
Infirmary, he has devoted the greater part of his time to his official
duties, as he believes in doing thoroughly whatever work he undertakes.