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    CHARLES MORTON, who conducts a prosperous business at Fletcher in the farm implement line, owns a valuable farm of 108 acres, on which he resides, in Brown Township. He was born January 10, 1862, in Lost Creek Township, Miami County, Ohio, and is a son of Samuel and Hannah N. (Bowne) Morton. The late Samuel Morton, whose sudden death from heart trouble occurred in 1897, was one of Miami County's most respected citizens. He was born in New Jersey, and came to this part of the country in his youth and spent his entire life here. He married Hannah N. Bowne, and they had three children: Ellen, William and Charles, the latter being the only survivor.

    Charles Morton was educated in the public schools of Lost Creek Township and was a very apt pupil, graduating when sixteen years of age. He then became his father's helper on the home farm and lived there until his own marriage, when he purchased his present farm and in addition to cultivating it, carries on an excellent business in all kinds of farm implements. In 1886 Mr. Morton was married to Miss Irene Boyd, a daughter of J. A. Boyd, and they have three children, Eva Jane, William Edson and Hannah M. Mr. Morton takes a good citizen's interest in public matters, but he has never consented to accept township office, although particularly well qualified for the same. He casts his vote with the Republican party. Fraternally he belongs to the Mason's and the Knights of Pythias.

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