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    George K. Youart, engineer, Tippecanoe City; one of the enterprising citizens of Tippecanoe, was born in Concord Township, this county, in 1841, and is the son of James and Mary (Kerr) Youart; the latter, a daughter of George Kerr, who died in 1861. James was born in 1804, in, the county of Antrim, North of Ireland, and emigrated to America in 1819, and at once found his way to Miami Co. worked from 1820 to 1827 in the Kanawha salt works of Virginia; was a carpenter by trade and a farmer by occupation. He had a family of eight children, four of whom grew to maturity, and two of whom still survive; he died in 1874. Our subject lived on farm till the age of 13, attending the common school, and in 1855, attended the Troy school, thus obtaining a fair practical education. In 1856, Feb. 7, he came to Tippecanoe City with his parents, and in the following July took charge of an engine, and has since been following engineering with eminent success. By careful attention to, and adaptation for, his profession, he enjoys the reputation of being a first-class engineer. He is a Republican in politics, and is first engineer of the " Fire Department." He was married Dec. 7, 1862, to Candace Kerr, of this county, and a descendant of early settlers. They have a family of four children.

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