John  H.  Garver

          JOHN  H.  GARVER,  Trustee of Moral Township, was born in Hamilton, Butler Co., Ohio, May 15, 1855.  His parents were William H. and  Mary A. (Kimble)  Garver, natives of Ohio, the former of German, and the latter of Irish extraction.  Our subject spent his boyhood and youth in the City of Hamilton, Ohio, received an education in the Hamilton schools, reaching the High School department at the age of eleven.  After securing his education he engaged in teaching, and successfully taught for twelve years.  His career as a teacher began in Hancock County, Ind., in 1875, and he has taught every year since.  In 1871, he accompanied his parents to Hancock County, this State, and in 1877, he began teaching in Moral Township, and has resided here ever since.  On August 14, 1879, he was united in marriage with  Miss Hannah King, daughter of  James and Mary (Smith) King, the former a native of Kentucky, and the latter of North Carolina.  Mr. King came to Shelby County in 1825, he was then but seven years of age, and resided here until February, 1871, when he was called away.  Mrs. Garver is a native of Moral Township, where she was born December 23, 1858.  Their five children are:  Harry U.,  Mary A.,  A. M. Clare,  Jolly J.,  and  Chattie B., of whom Jolly J. is deceased.  Politically, Mr. Garver is a staunch Democrat.  In April 1886, he was elected Trustee of Moral Township, and now fills that position.  He takes a deep interest in the schools of his township, and with his experience as teacher is well calculated to select teachers of a high order.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887.
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