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    HARRY JAMES HARSHBARGER, a representative business man of Tippecanoe City, assistant manager of the Tipp Whip Company, was born in this city, January 17, 1870, and is a son of Isaac and Anna (Kable) Harshbarger. Isaac Harshbarger was born in Miami County, Ohio, and was a son of Henry Harshbarger, who came to this section from Virginia. About 1867 Isaac Harshbarger moved to Illinois, but returned to Tippecanoe City, where he died when aged about thirty-eight years. He married Anna Kable, a daughter of James Kable, who also moved to Illinois, but died at Tippecanoe City. Mrs. Harshbarger still survives. The family consisted of two sons and three daughters, namely: A. L., who is a member of the Tipp Whip Company, and married Kittie Staley; Mary, who is the wife of F. G. Davis, of Tippecanoe City; Bertha, who is the wife of Prof. H. Hutchins, principal of the public schools of Toledo; Harry James; and Mabel, who is the wife of Rev. H. J. Collins. Harry J. Harshbarger attended the public schools of his native city and took a commercial course in the Wilt Business College, at Dayton, and for two years officiated as bookkeeper and stenographer for the Dayton Dry Goods Company, and for nine years more was with the Ware Coffee Company, of that city. Since 1900 he has been identified with the Tipp Whip Company. In June, 1895, Mr. Harshbarger was married to Miss Mary Hogendobler, a daughter of Frederick Hogendobler. She was reared at Springfield. They have three children, Frederick, Mary and Benjamin. Mr. Harshbarger is a member of Tippecanoe Lodge, No. 174, F.& A. M, and Chapter and Council at Troy, and belongs also to the Modern Woodmen and Royal Arcanum. In politics he is a Republican.