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    CHARLES A. HARSHBARGER is engaged in general farming and tobacco raising on his farm of fifty acres, located two miles northwest of West Milton, and is, a representative of one of the old and prominent families of that vicinity. He was born in Union Township in 1870, and is a son of Lloyd and Electa (Sherer) Harshbarger, and a grandson of George and Mary (Penny) Harshbarger. His parents now reside about two and one-half miles west of West Milton.

    Charles A. Harshbarger attended the public schools of Union Township and at an early age took up agricultural pursuits. He farmed in different parts of the township until 1900, when he purchased his present excellent farm of fifty acres. He remodeled the house and erected a tobacco shed, and has one of the most attractive places in this section of the county. He has always followed general farming and at the present is meeting with much success at tobacco growing. In January, 1891, Mr. Harshbarger was united in marriage with Florence E. Black, a daughter of Joseph E. Black, who is a well known resident of Miami County. They have one daughter, Gladys. In religious attachment they are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church of West Milton. Politically, he is a Republican.

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