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Uriah H. Stults

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Uriah H. Stults

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 2:38PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Stults, Shutt
From Biographical Memoirs of Huntington County, 1901, pages 581-582

Among the prominent farmers and stock raisers of Clear Creek township, and one of its representative men, is Uriah H. Stults. Like many of the substantial citizens of Huntington county, he is a native of Ohio, his birth occurring in Stark county, that state, February 27, 1856. When in his fourth year he was brought by his parents to Huntington county, and his early years were spent on a farm in the township of Huntington, where he attended the district schools at intervals during his minority. At the age of twenty-one he took charge of the home place and continued to manage the same until his marriage, which was solemnized February 26, 1880, with Miss Mary Shutt, and in 1881 removed to the farm on which he now lives in Clear Creek township. Previous to his moving Mr. Stults took possession of his present farm, and made numerous improvements thereon, among which may be mentioned a large and commodious barn, one of the best buildings of the kind in the township, besides doing much other work calculated to enhance the value of the place. As a farmer and stock raiser he readily ranks with the most successful in Huntington county; and as a citizen none occupy a more commendable standing in the confidence and esteem of their fellow men. His farm consists of one hundred and thirty acres, of which one hundred are improved, while his breed of cattle, horses and hogs have been selected with care and return him each year a lucrative income.

In politics he is a Republican, and as such has rendered efficient service by his counsel and his personal work in the ranks, although he has never held nor sought public position of any kind whatever. As a member of the Methodist church he has exemplified his religious profession by a life singularly free from fault, no one ever having called in question the rectitude of his actions or intentions.

Mr. and Mrs. Stults have a family of four children, whose names are as follows: Lodema, Irvin, Marshal and Mildred, all of whom are still under the parental roof.

Such is the record, brief though it may appear, of the life of one of Huntington county’s most estimable men. It has been truthfully said, “Happy is the man with a brief history. More might well be said of the life of this worthy man, but, doubtless, sufficient has been given to enable the reader to form a correct estimate of his character and to teach a useful lesson to all young people with doubtful or uncertain futures. His life is worthy of imitation, not only as a successful, self-made man in material affairs, but in the greater matters of character and right living. From the beginning he endeavored to measure his life by the standard of the true gentleman, and how well he has succeeded is attested by the profound respect in which he is now held by the community where he resides. In a quiet way he has accomplished much toward bettering the conditions of his neighborhood, and it is with pleasure that this tribute to his worth is accorded a place in this volume.

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