C. P. Isley
C. P. ISLEY was born in this county in Jackson Township, January 2, 1855. He is a son of John
and Sophia (Warner) Isley. He was reared a farmer and had a common school education, besides a year
at the State University. After leaving the University he taught school at Dearborn in the winter term and
worked on the farm in summer. He abandoned teaching in 1886, and run a store at Flatrock. Here he built
up a trade and is doing a fine business, carrying a stock of $3,500 to $4,000 worth of goods. He is an energetic
business man, courteous to all, and has many friends. He was appointed Postmaster at Flatrock, November 16,
1886. He takes an active part in the public welfare, and is a liberal man. He is a member of the Lutheran Church.
John Isley, father of C. P. Isley, was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, in 1819. In 1820, his parents moved
to Decatur County, Ind. In 1844, John came to Shelby County, where he now resides. In 1840, he was married to Sophia
Warner, who is now deceased. She died March 16, 1873. He was again married to Sarah Mount. By this
marriage there were sixteen children, thirteen of whom are now living. He started in life very poor, but
by hard industry and honesty, he has not only gained the respect of his neighbors, but has made himself a beautiful
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, page 788.
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