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    O. C. MOTE

    O. C. MOTE, who for many years was engaged as an instructor in the schools of Miami County, is at the present time engaged in agricultural pursuits in Union Township, where he owns a farm of forty-eight acres about two miles from West Milton. He was born near Laura, in Union Township, in 1870, and is a son of Daniel and Lavina (Glunt) Mote.

    Daniel Mote, who has been a resident of Union Township for many years and is now past sixty-five years of age, is a veteran of the Civil War. He enlisted in 1862 as a member of the 110th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served with credit until the close of the war, participating in many of the important engagements. Upon his return from the front he took up farming which he has always followed. He was united in marriage with Lavina Glunt, also of Miami County, and they became parents of the following children: Cora, who died young; Clara; O. C. Mote, whose name heads this record; Edith; Jasper, deceased; Elizabeth; Jennie; William, deceased; and Minnie.

    O. C. Mote received a good educational training in the public schools of Union Township, and Darke County, and at Pleasant Hill, after which he engaged in teaching. He taught school for a period of seventeen years and with marked ability. In 1905 he began devoting his entire time to farming, and by following modern and approved methods has been more than ordinarily successful. He follows general farming and tobacco growing.

    Mr. Mote was joined in marriage with Miss Emily Pearson and they have had six children, namely: Harry; Rollie; Nellie; Della, deceased; Portia; and Donna. Religiously, they are members of the Church of Christ. He is an independent in politics, exercising his franchise in favor of the man he deems best fitted for the office in issue.

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