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    MYRON IDDINGS comes of an old and permanent family of Newton Township, Miami County, Ohio, where he is the owner of a fine farm of 18 acres, located in Sections 33 and 34. He was born on the home place in Newton Township, June 20, 1865, and is a son of Benjamin and Sarah (McDowell) Iddings, and a grandson of Joseph Iddings.

    Joseph Iddings, the grandfather, was born in Tennessee, and in 1802 moved north to Miami County, Ohio, where he was among the early settlers. He settled in Section 34 in Newton Township, where Myron now lives, and there passed the remainder of his days. He married a Miss Davis and they had the following children: William, John, Davis and Benjamin.

    Benjamin Iddings was born in Newton Township, July 31, 1815, and always followed farming. He owned the 183 acre farm in Sections 33 and 34 now owned by his son, and made many of the improvements on the place. He was first married to Barbara Hill, a daughter of Nathan Hill, and the following were their offspring: Delany, A. J., Elizabeth, Mary, William, Henry, Jasper, Belle and James. Mrs. Iddings died and was buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. He formed a second union with Sarah McDowell, a daughter of Samuel McDowell, and she survives him and resides at Covington. Two children blessed this union, Seymour and Myron. Mr. Iddings lived on the home farm until his death, November, 1901, and was buried at Pleasant Hill. He was a member of the Shiloh Christian Church, and in politics was a Democrat.

    Myron Iddings attended school in Union Township, after which he aided his father on the farm. At the time of his marriage, in 1890, he moved upon a twenty-three acre tract, where he lived for about ten years, during that time farming the home place for his father. Upon the latter's death he purchased the interests of the other heirs in the farm and moved into the old home. In 1902 he erected a fine new frame house, in which he now lives. He has made extensive improvements on the place, including the erection of a substantial tobacco shed and the laying of 1,200 rods of tile for drainage. His father had previously laid some 1,000 feet of tile. He raises the various small grains, hay, potatoes and tobacco, having an average of from six to eight acres of the latter product each year. He also has a splendid orchard on the place.

    February 2, 1890, Myron Iddings was married to Miss Bertha Ingle, a daughter of Alexander and Sarah (Kendig) Ingle, and they are parents of the following, George, a member of the class of 1909 at West Milton High School; Howard Donald, who died in infancy; Robert Forest, a member of the class of 1913 at West Milton High School; Randall Morris; Joseph Calvin; and Margaret Elizabeth. The three last named are attending the public schools of Union Township. Religiously they are members of the Friends Church. Mr. Iddings, is a Democrat, but is in no sense a politician.

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