"History of Huntington County, Indiana"1914 By Frank S. Bash pg.540-41
Herbert S. Satterthwaite. One of the model properties of Huntington county, which illustrates what may be accomplished on a country place through modern methods and intelligent operations, is the Echo Lodge Farm, a beautiful tract of 225 acres, located in sections 3 and 9, Polk township. This property is owned by Herbert S. Satterthwaite, one of the most progressive of his communityâ€™s agriculturists, who has combined practical cultivation of the soil with a love for attractive surroundings. Mr. Satterthwaite has been a lifelong resident of Polk township, having been born on a farm south the Salamonie river, January 4, 1877, a son of H. W. and Margaret (Weller) Satterthwaite. There were twelve children in the family, of whom seven are living: Laura, who is the wife of David Thomas, of Huntington; Beatrice, the wife of James Thorn, a farmer of Wayne township; Fannie, the widow of Thomas Hart, and now a resident of New Mexico; Hiram U., engaged in farming in Dallas township, this county; Mollie, who lives in Huntington, Indiana; and Herbert S.
Herbert S. Satterthwaite was reared on the old homestead farm in the southern part of Polk township, and as a lad divided his time between the district schools, which he attended during the winter terms, and the home farm, where he assisted his father and brothers during the summer months. Later his education was completed in the Monument City High school. He remained under the paternal roof until he was eighteen years of age, and when nineteen was married and began operations on his own account. He has been engaged in general farming operations ever since that time, and his progressive, energetic and intelligent labor has resulted in the development of one of the finest farms in the township. In 1913 he erected a two-story bungalow, 32Â½ by 44 feet, modern in construction, with every convenience, including electric lights, furnished by an electric light plant operated by a gasoline engine, and hot and cold water in all parts of the house. The other buildings on the property are proportionately attractive and commodious, and everything about Echo Lodge Farm indicates the presence of thrift and good management. Mr. Satterthwaite has built up a substantial reputation for integrity and honorable dealing in business affairs, and as a citizen is always foremost in assisting movements calculated to benefit his community. For years he was affiliated with the republican party, but in 1912 was one of the stanch supporters of the new progressive movement. His fraternal connection is with Huntington Lodge No. 93, Knights of Pythias, at Huntington.
Mr. Satterthwaite was married in 1896 to Miss Ica Duffey, daughter of Amos and Milla Duffy, of Polk township, and a graduate of the Monument City High school. Two children have been born to this union, namely: Thelma L., who is a student in the Andrews High school; and Myrneth V., who is attending the grammar schools. The family is widely known in Polk township, and its members have numerous friends.