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Milo N. Feightner

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Milo N. Feightner

Posted: 4 Feb 2002 8:03PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 9 Feb 2002 12:36AM GMT
Surnames: FEIGHTNER, LANTZ, MCNAUGHTEN
" History of Huntington County, Indiana" 1914 By Frank S. Bash pg 409

Milo N. Feightner. From 1910 to January 1, 1914, Mayor of Huntington, Mr. Feightner is one of the citizens whose long residence, success in profesional affairs and high personal character entitle them to the best distinctions in public life, where their previous record insures faithful and intelligent service in the public interest. Mr. Feightner is a lawyer, enjoys a high standing in the Huntington county bar, and is a member of the firm of Bowers & Feightner.
Milo N. Feightner was born at Canal Dover, Ohio, March 22, 1873. His parents, Reuben and Mary (Lantz) Feightner, in 1875 moved from Ohio to Huntington county, where the father bought a farm in Union township. He has for nearly forty years been identified with the agricultural interests in that section of Huntington county, and among his relations with the community has served in the office of justice of the peace.
The education of Milo N. Feightner was obtained by attendance at the common schools, and later at the Valparaiso College and the State University at Bloomington, Indiana. His early environment was that of the country, and in 1891 he began an eight years' experience as a school teacher, teaching in the common schools five years and three years in high school. He took up the study of law while teaching school, continuing his reading in the office of Whitelock & Cook and afterwards with Judge James C. Branyan of Huntington. His first association in active practice was with his former perceptor, Judge Branyan, under the firm name of Branyan & Feightner. That partnership was dissolved by mutual consent when Judge James C. Branyan was elected to the Bench in November, 1900. Mr. Feightner then became associated with John Branyan, son of Judge Branyan, a partnership which lasted until May, 1905. At the latter date a partnership was formed with Ferd H. Bowers, under the present firm name of Bowers & Feightner. Their general law practice extends to all the courts, and embraces participation in much of the more important litigation in the local profession.
In 1909 Mr. Feightner was elected on the Democratic ticket as mayor of Huntington for the term of four years. His duties began in January, 1910, and his term expired in January, 1914. He has also been county attorney and is now city attorney. As a leading Democrat he was for two years chairman of the Democratic City Central Committee, and also for two years chairman of the Democratic County Central Committee. Fraternally Mr. Feightner is affiliated with LaFontaine Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Knights of Pythias and the Elks Lodge. He lives on Henry street in Huntington and his family resides in one of the fine homes of the city.
On April 4, 1900, occurred his marriage to Miss Nina McNaughten, a daughter of A. A. McNaughten, one of the old residents of Huntington county.

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