"History of Huntington County, Indiana"1914 By Frank S. Bash pg. 825-26
Charles W. McClurg. Included among the progressive and enterprising business men of Huntington county is found Charles W. McClurg, proprietor of the Plumtree Breeding Barn, the owner of a handsome farming property in Salamonie township. Starting out on his career with a capital that was composed principally of ambition and willingness to work, he has steadily forced his way upward and forward, until now he is at the head of a prosperous business and holds a place in the esteem and confidence of the people of his community. Mr. McClurg is a native of Huntington county, having been born on a farm in Rock Creek township, February 22, 1868, a son of John and Elinore (Randol) McClurg. His father was a Pennsylvanian and his mother was born in Ohio, and they were early settlers of Rock Creek township, where they assisted in paving the way for those who came later. Mr. McClurg devoted his activities to agricultural pursuits, was known as a reliable and industrious citizen, and contributed his full share to the development of the community. He and his wife were the parents of the following children: Eliza J., who is the wife of Nelson Sharp; James W., who is a resident of Rock Creek township; Mary A., the wife of Isaac L. Dungan; George W., engaged in farming in Salamonie township, and Charles W.
Charles W. McClurg was reared on the home farm and received his educational training in the district schools, which he attended during the winter months. He remained at home until he was twenty-one years of age, and at that time embarked upon a career of his own as a farmer in Rock Creek township. On October 11, 1910, he came to Salamonie township, and settled on a farm of 140 acres in section 3, lying three and one-half miles north and one mile east of Warren, Indiana, which he still cultivates. He carries on general farming, and has been successful therein because of his industry, well-applied effort and good management, and his property is known as one of the valuable ones of the township. Mr. McClurg has always been interested in stock breeding, and not long after coming to this township he established the Plumtree Breeding Barn, where he makes a specialty of Belgian and Percheron horses, of the imported breed. This venture has also proved a successful one, and he is in the enjoyment of a trade attracted from a wide radius. Most of Mr. McClurgâ€™s life has been spent in handling horses, and no man in the community is a better judge of horseflesh than he. In his transactions he has never been known to take a mean advantage, so that his business standing is high. Mr. McClurg is a member of Barbers Mills Lodge of the Improved Order of Red Men, in which he is past sachem. A democrat in politics, he has never cared for public office, being content to busy himself with his numerous private interests. With his family, he attends the Christian church at Plum Tree.
On February 7, 1892, Mr. McClurg was married to Miss Jennie Rittenhouse, who was born in Wabash county, Indiana, September 18, 1869, and came with her parents in 1881 to Huntington county, where she completed her education in the public schools. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. McClurg, namely: Irene J., born July 19, 1902; and Donald J., born October 30, 1905.