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    William E. See. Among the honored and substantial families of Miami county, none are held in higher esteem than that bearing the name of See. A worthy representative of this name is found in William E. See, who is carrying on extensive and profitable agricultural operations in Elizabeth township, where he is the owner of a valuable property. Mr. See was born in this township, January 5, 1863, a son of Jacob and Ellen (Jackson) See. Jacob See, a native of Pennsylvania, was a young man when he migrated to Ohio, and, taking up his residence in Miami county, met and married Miss Jackson. They were engaged in agricultural operations here throughout the rest of their lives, living to advanced age and securing and holding the confidence and good will of those among whom their lives were spent. Of their children, two survive: William E., and Amanda, now the widow of Charles D. Martin, of Troy. William E. See was given his educational training in the district school located near the home farm and passed his boyhood and youth in assisting his father in the, duties of the place. When he reached man's estate he adopted farming for his life work, and this vocation he has followed to the present, being the owner of a good property of eighty acres, on which he has commodious buildings and modern improvements. He is a practical farmer of modern tendencies and his intelligent use of up-to-date methods and machinery has assisted him in the working out of a worth-while success. Mr. See has discharged faithfully the duties of citizenship, and his financial help was freely given to various war movements during the time of his country's need. He has not been a seeker for public preferment. Mr. See married Clara, daughter of Wilson S. and Margaret (Wells) Hoover, of Elizabeth township. Mr. Hoover, a veteran of the Civil war, throughout which he served as a soldier of the Union, was for many years engaged actively in agricultural pursuits in Elizabeth township, but is now living in retirement near Troy, Ohio. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. See: Lauren W., the owner of a garage at Tippecanoe City, a sketch of whose career will be found elsewhere in this work, and Verna B., the wife of Joseph Curtis, who is associated with his father-in-law in the cultivation of the See farm.

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