George O. Handy

George O. Handy, of the firm of Handy & Cremeens, druggists, was born in Hancock County, Indiana, February 10, 1861.  He is the youngest son of William and  Sarah (Smith) Handy.  He received a common school education, was reared a farmer and to this occupation gave his attention until he was twenty years of age, when he was employed by his brother,  August C., then a butcher in Morristown, where he remained two years.  The following two years, he was engaged with  C.T. Williams, as a drug clerk. He then received the appointment of Postmaster at Morristown, in which capacity he officiated until January 1, 1887, when he was succeeded by the present incumbent,  George A. Spurrier. November 9, 1885, Mr. Handy and his partner Mr. James Cremeens, purchased the drug store of C. T. Williams, and have since been con- ducting a good paying business, to which Mr. Handy has devoted his entire attention. He was elected to the office of Town Clerk, of the incorporated town of Morristown, in 1881, and was re-elected in 1882. He is a member of Navarre Lodge No. 157, Knights of Pythias, of the above named place, and holds the position of Master at Arms. Politically, he is a Democrat, and is high- ly esteemed by his fellow-citizens.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, "Hanover Sketches", Chicago:  Brant & Fuller, 1887, page 636.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming.

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