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    B. F. KENDIG

    B. F. Kendig. Among the well-known farmers of Monroe township whose careers have been especially remarkable for enterprise, perseverance and tenacity of purpose, and who have advanced themselves from modest beginnings to conditions of substantial prosperity, is B. F. Kendig, who has resided on his present farm for a period of forty-five years. Mr. Kendig was born in Monroe township August 29, 1854, a son of Benjamin and Eleanor (Perry) Kendig. His parents, early residents of this locality, both passed away when our subject was eleven years of age. They had two children: B. F., and Elizabeth, who is deceased. B. F. Kendig received the usual common school education in the rural districts and until he reached his majority, had a guardian, and worked as a farmhand. At the age of twenty-one years he commenced farming ventures on his own account, and for forty-five years has been the occupant of his present farm, a highly fertile and productive property, with a comfortable residence located on Tippecanoe City R. F. D. No. 3. Mr. Kendig has been a public-spirited citizen an as given his unqualified support to all worthy measures both in times of war and in peace. He married, April 6, 1879, Sarah, daughter of Solomon and Emely (Yount) Smith, agricultural people of Miami county, who resided in Monroe township until their death. He was one of the prominent and influential farmers of Miami county. There were twelve children in the family, of whom six are living, and to this union there have been born four children: Emma, the wife of Irvin Furlong, and they live near West Milton and have one son, Kenneth; Anna, the wife of Ira Beegley, and they live west of Dayton; Leona, the wife of Charles Campbell, and they reside in Dayton, Ohio, and have three children: Kendig, Byron and Martha Ellen, and Independence, single and living at home.

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