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    A. G. THUMA

    A. G. Thuma. Although he is numbered among the more recent acquisitions of the farming industry in Miami county, A. G. Thuma has already established his position as an energetic and progressive agriculturist, belonging to the young and virile generati on whose work is imbued with the spirit of enthusiasm and the result-attaining qualities of energy, ambition and vim. He is a native of this county, having been born at Pleasant Hill, January 7, 1891, a son of H. E. and Elizabeth (Burkholder) Thuma, agricultural people who have always been held in the highest esteem in the communities in which they have lived. There are five children in the family: A. G.; William, an electrician at Dayton; Grace, who resides with her parents; Bertha, the wife of Joe Kraus, of Piqua, Ohio; Melford, who is engaged in farming in Miami county. A. G. Thuma received his education in the public schools and as a young man went to Dayton, where he secured employment with the National Cash Register Company, a concern with which he was identified for five years. While his position was a steady and remunerative one and his connections congenial and attractive, he was called back to the soil, and resigning from the big Dayton plant, he went to Indiana, where he followed farming for several years. March 1, 1920, he came to his present farm in Monroe township, a well-cultivated and highly productive property of sixty acres, on which he has already made a number of modern improvements, thus adding to the value and attractiveness of the farm. He follows modern methods in his work, is a close student of his chosen vocation, and has been accepted as an intelligent and industrious farmer, one alive to his opportunities and capable of making the most of them. Mr. Thuma has been too busy getting himself started on the road to agricultural success to think of mixing in public affairs as a seeker after preferment, but has not neglected the responsibilities of citizenship and will be found behind all good movements. He married, February 19, 1914, Marie, daughter of Albert E. and Margaret E. (Waters) Sites, of Muncie, Ind. Mrs. Sites is now deceased. Three children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Thuma: Bearl, Esther and Gale, all at home. The pleasant family residence is located on Tippecanoe City R. F. D. No, 3, a community in which Mr. and Mrs. Thuma have already made a number of warm friends.

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