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    George H. Antonides. That congenial work bears with it large possibilities of success is emphasized in the career of George H. Antonides, a leading farmer and stock raiser of Monroe township and a resident of Miami county for forty years. Mr. Antonides was born in Darke county, Ohio, April 6, 1859, a son of James and Mary Ann (Huffman) Antonides. The family was founded in Ohio in 1806, when the grandfather brought his wife and children to Darke county from New Jersey. The great-grandfather was from Holland. His son rounded out his career as a sturdy tiller of the soil amidst pioneer surroundings. James Antonides was born in New Jersey in 1804 and was but two years of age when taken by his parents to Darke county, at that time largely in its primitive form, with wild beasts. in the wilderness and many Indians still to be found. He was brought up to a life of hard work and reared to rugged honesty and these characteristics were evident throughout his long and honorable career. George H. Antonides left Darke county with his parents, moved to Montgomery county, there receiving his education, and remained on the home farm until he reached the age of twenty years, when he went on his father's farm, near Little York, Montgomery county. At the age of twenty-three he came to Miami county and settled about eight miles southwest of Troy. In 1904 he came to the place which he has since occupied, a well-cultivated and productive tract on which are to be found modern improvements and first-class equipment as well as substantial buildings, the latter including a pleasant and commodious home on Tippecanoe City, R. F. D. No. 2. Mr. Antonides has been more interested in his farming ventures than in public affairs, but has always displayed good citizenship, and during the war period contributed generously to various movements. He married, November 19, 1883, Lydia, daughter of Benjamin and Maria Pearson, Mrs. Antonides having been born on the property on which she and her husband made their home. She passed away July 29, 1919. Three children were born to them: Lorenzo, who assists his father in the cultivation of the, home farm; Clara, the wife of Raymond Underwood who is cultivating eighty acres of the home farm, and has four children, Albert L., Edna Luella, George Washington and Esther Adelpha; and Delta, who died in infancy. He attends the Church of God, of Abrahamic Faith.

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