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    John Lincoln Honeyman, Horticultural science, than which no broader or more fascinating pursuit is open to the student landsman, has an intelligent and resourceful exponent in John Lincoln Honeyman, whose activities long since have passed the experimental stage and developed into one of the most successful enterprises of the kind in Miami county. He comes by his predilection by inheritance and the name of Honeyman has been identified with this vocation for many years in Monroe township. Mr. Honeyman was born on the property on which he now resides, in 1864, a son of John and Sarah (Syler) Honeyman. His father, an early resident of this locality, and a man esteemed and respected for his many excellencies of mind and heart, bought a farm of 118 acres in Monroe township and many years ago started a grape arbor which is today regarded as one of the finest to be found in the locality. He passed his entire life in agricultural and horticultural operations and made a success of his ventures. Of the ten children in the family, seven are still living. John L. Honeyman ,acquired a public school education and early became interested in horticultural experiments. In August, 19I4, he obtained the home place and thirty-six acres of land, and has carefully tended the arbors in a scientific manner, while his vegetable garden and fruit bearing trees have also received the best of attention and bear a maximum yield. Mr. Honeyman has made a close and careful study of his chosen vocation and has accomplished results which have gained him a reputation for originality, insight and resource. Few homes in the country have more artistic or tasteful surroundings, as the owner has a keen eye for natural effects and thoroughly understands the scenic value of plants; shrubs, trees and vines. Mr. Honeyman was a substantial contributor to various war measures and has always supported good civic measures. He is unmarried and keeps bachelor hall.

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