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William  F.  Handy

          William F. Handy, Auditor of Shelby County, is a native of Hancock County, Indiana, born December 10, 1852, and is the fifth son of twelve children, born to  William and  Sarah A (Smith) Handy, natives respectively of Kentucky and Virginia.  The father was the first Post Master of the office at Morristown, Shelby County.  Mr. Handy was the recipient of a common school education, and was raised on a farm, where he remained, until he became of age, when he engaged in teaching "for about seven years.  In 1881, Mr. Handy and his brother  August C., embarked in the grocery business at Morristown, by purchasing a stock of goods of  Mr. J. V. Shipp,  and are now doing a fair share of the business of this town.  His marriage to  Miss Carrie M. White, of Rush County, Ind., occurred December 24, 1884.  Mrs. Handy is a daughter of  William and  Susan (McGaughey) White, of Rush County, where she was born February 7, 1862.  Mr. and Mrs. Handy have one son,  Clifford W., born September 2, 1886.  Our subject owns a comfortable residence in Morristown.  He was elected to the office of Township Trustee of Hanover Township, in April, 1884, which position he held two years.  November, 1886, he was elected County Auditor, by the Democratic party, with a majority of 102.  His term of office began September 1, 1887.  He is a member of Navarre Lodge No. 157, Knights of Pythias of Morristown, and is one of the trustees of that lodge.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887, "Hanover Sketches", pages 635-636.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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