Richard  M.  Power

          Richard M. Power, farmer, was born near Milroy, Rush County, Indiana, September 18, 1844, son of  John D., and Mary A., (Smisor) Power, and is of German-English descent.  His father was born in 1819 and died in this county in 1856.  The mother of Richard was born in Ohio about 1825, and now resides in this county.  The subject of this biography is the second eldest in a family of ten children, and was reared on a farm, was a student at the country schools, and for a short time taught school.  In 1868 he engaged in the milling business and continued until 1872, when he turned his attention to farming, which has since been his principle vocation.  He was married in 1869 to  Miss Melissa McNiel, a native of Wabash County, Indiana, who died in 1871.  In 1876 Mr. Power was married to  Miss Sarah E. Reese, of Harrison County, Kentucky. born June 18, 1844.  He is an ardent Democrat, and manifests much interest in behalf of his party, and is an honorable and greatly esteemed citizen.  Mr. Power's second wife died August 12, 1884, and September 2, 1885, was a third time married, the bride being  Miss Jennie Terhune, a native of Dearborn County, Indiana born in 1856.  They have one child,  Mary E.
History of Rush County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1888.

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