Caleb F. Means

          Caleb F. MEANS, of the firm  MEANS & STANLEY, dealers of general merchandise, Brookfield, is a native of Moral Township, being born January 19, 1842; his parents were Robert and Jemima MEANS, old pioneers of this county, deceased. Our subject was reared on a farm, and received a fair education and attended school at Franklin College for a while. At the age of twenty-one, he began life on his own responsibility and engaged in farming, and at the age of twenty-two, he went to Indianapolis and engaged in clerking in a clothing store; soon afterward, he returned to Brookfield, and entered into the merchandise business with his brother Cornelius MEANS: this was in 1867. On November 13, 1868, he was married to  Miss Jennie M. STANLEY, daughter of  E. H. and Elizabeth STANLEY, whose personal history appears in this volume. She was born here and has always resided here. This union was blessed with two children: Clarence W. and Edith, both living. Mr. and Mrs. MEANS are members of the Missionary Baptist Church.  Politically, Mr. MEANS is a Republican, but was raised a Democrat; he takes an active part in politics. He is a present Postmaster of Brookfield and an express agent and railroad agent. He is a self-made man, and has earned what he is worth to-day by dint of industry and perseverance. To-day he owns half-interest in a large store building and general stock of merchandise, an interest in the Brookfield Flouring Mills, two fine farms and a valuable residence and other property in Brookfield.
History of Shelby County, Indiana,  Brant & Fuller, 1887.
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