DARWIN A. HINDMAN, attorney at law, of Wellsburg, W. Va., was born in Brooke county, October 1, 1858, the son of Evan D. and Jemima (Marsh) Hindman, who were both natives of Brooke county. His father is a prominent farmer and stockman, an enterprising man who takes a keen interest in political matters and is a thorough and practical agriculturist. His mother, who died March 13, 1873, at the age of foty-two years, was a devout member of the Prebsyterian church, whose life and influence were a blessing to all who met her. Of the five children of these parents, two daughters, Catherine and Sarah, died in childhood; the three brothers survive; Dr. Samuel J., a physician of Paris, Penn., who was married February 5, 1890 to Jessie Hammond, of Steubenville, Ohio; Darwin and John A., engaged in farming and school teaching. The subject of this sketch received his early education in the common schools, and then prepared for college at the Paris Collegiate Institute. Entering Washington and Jefferson college in the spring of 1882, he was graduated in June 1885. He then engaged in teaching and studying law. In the summer of 1886 he taught the Cross Creek Village academy, and by his efficient service did much to establish the school on a firm basis. He continued in this profession, using the latest and most approved methods, and gaining generally, the approval of his patrons, until August 1888, when he came to Wellsburg and began the practice of law, having been admitted to the bar in the preceding June. Before this admission he was nominated by the democratic party for prosecuting attorney of the county, but was defeated at the November election. Mr. Hindman is one of the most promising of the young attorneys and his industry and talent will win for him a bright place in the history of the bar of Brooke county. He is a member of the Presbyterian church, and politically a democrat.
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