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    Oliver F. Cutter. During a period of twelve years Oliver F. Cutter has been a resident of Brown township and in this time has not only gained success as an agriculturist but has established a substantial place for himself in the confidence and esteem of the people of his community. He was born in Dearborn county, Indiana, August 3, 1869, a son of Henry H. and Sophia (Ehler) Cutter, who were married in that county. Henry H. Cutter. was born in Germany and was ten years of age when he came to the United States with his parents, the family settling in Dubois county, Ind., where he was reared. As a young man he removed to Montgomery county, Ohio, where he married and engaged in farming until the outbreak of the war between the states, when he enlisted in the company of Captain King, in the Fifty-second regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, with which he served three years and three months. During his military experience Mr. Cutter suffered several wounds, from the effects of which he never fully recovered, and complications which followed caused his death when his son was only six years old. His wife had passed away four and one-half years before. Left an orphan at a tender age, the boyhood of Oliver F. Cutter knew much of hard work, and his education was an indifferent one, gained in the public schools of Montgomery county. He early learned to depend upon himself, and as he was a youth of ambition and determination his experience in his youth served to bring out the best efforts that were in him and to develop his native abilities. After being identified with farming in several capacities in Montgomery county, he came to Miami county and was married, July 28, 1901, and in 1908 bought his wife's father's farm of sixty acres in Brown township, which he now occupies. He has made a success of his subsequent activities and is now classed with the well-to-do men of his locality, being the owner of a sixty-acre tract, all under a good state of cultivation and improved with commodious structures and modern equipment. While he has not sought public office or preferment he has taken a public-spirited interest in all matters which have pertained to the wellbeing of his locality. Mr. Cutter married Miss Laura Shank, who belonged to a farming family which originated in Pennsylvania, and they had one daughter: Sophia, the wife of Floyd Hill, an engineer at Dayton, who served in the United States Navy during the World war. After the death of his first wife, Mr. Cutter married, July 28, 1901, Miss Stella Hoblit, a member of a farming family of Delbrook, Warren county, Ohio, and three children have been born to this union: Mary, born April 13, 1902, who in February, 1920, married Emerson Wert, a farmer of Fletcher; Laura, born in November 29, 1907, who is attending school at Fletcher; and Ruthie T., born June 25, 1912, who is attending school also in Fletcher. Mrs. Cutter is the daughter of Benjamin Franklin, and Martha (Emery) Hoblit. They married in Indiana and came to Ohio. The mother died when Mrs. Cutter was six months old and her father died April 1, 1908.

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