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    Blaine Holopeter. A continuous resident of Miami county throughout his life, Blaine Holopeter is one of the substantial farmers who have given Newberry township such a high agricultural standing during recent years. Mr. Holopeter was born on the farm which he now owns and operates in Newberry township, and is a son of Charles and Anna (Reish) Holopeter, natives of this county. The parents of Mr. Holopeter passed their entire lives in this county, where they were known as reliable, honorable and God-fearing people, supporters of education and religion and eminently worthy members of their community. They were the parents of four children, who were given educational and other advantages and reared to lives of usefulness and honesty, the children being: Ollie, who became the wife of Ray Hawn, an agriculturist of Concord township, Miami county; Mary, the wife of Mr. Perkins, a resident of Miamisburg; Sarah, who is unmarried, and Blaine. The only son of his parents, Blaine Holopeter attended the district schools of his native locality and grew up on the home farm, where he assisted his father in the work of cultivation. He has always resided on this property, which now consists of 150 acres, and which under his careful management and industrious cultivation is producing handsome returns for the labor expended upon it. Mr. Holopeter has good buildings and modern improvements, and conducts himself in every way like a thorough, practical, skilled and scientific agriculturist. He does not allow outside matters to divert his mind from his agricultural work, save where the duties of good citizenship demand his co-operation and support, when he is ready to give of his time or his means or labor to assist some good movement. This was particularly true during the great World war, when he was a liberal supporter of all war activities. Mr. Holopeter married Hazel, daughter of Roland Shellabarger, a member of a well-known agricultural family of Miami county. Mrs. Holopeter's sad death occurred in February, 1919, at which time she left two small sons, Charles William, who was born in 1916; and James Poland, born in 1918.

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