Was born in Addison township, Shelby county, Indiana, in the year 1841. He
was raised on a farm, and followed the avocation of farming until 1871, when
he engaged in the saw-mill business in Clinton county, this State. In 1877
he located in this city and obtained the agency of the Singer Sewing Machine
for this county.
The Shelby Democrat
February 13, 1879
VOL. 1; No. 37
from the article, SMILING
She sings as she sews,
The reason for her gushing joy was that she had a new Singer Sewing Machine,
with all the attachments, and she didn't want any "other feller."
curious fact that this admirable machine brings happiness into the
household, so perfect is its construction, so faithfully does it perform its
work, and with so little trouble that the woman that owns one is to be
envied. It has become an easy matter to possess one of these household
treasures. The agent, Mr. Worland, is located at Bookwalter's store, north
side of Public Square, where he can be found during business hours. He keeps
a complete stock of these machines at all prices, and you may select any
which you may prefer and wish to purchase, and pay for it by installments,
and this at a reduction of thirty dollars on the original price of the
improved machine. The steady increasing sales of this queen of sewing
machines proves its popularity as nothing else could. The Singer has been
extensively used in this city by people in the manufacturing business, and
all such persons are loud in its praise. They say it is the best machine in
the market, and they ought to know.
And she sews as she sings,
For she worked on a Singer Machine.
Next biography in the "Smiling
Shelbyville" newspaper article, Frederick
Contributed by Jeanne Surber