Biography of A. Earl Newcomer

A. Earl Newcomer, born on June 16, 1882, was a thriving agriculturist and dairy farmer operating on his birthplace farm near Bryan, his home county’s judicial center. Educated at district schools, Bryan High School, and a business college in Toledo, Newcomer began by renting and then buying an 80-acre farm from his father. Focused on dairy farming with Holstein cattle and breeding Spotted Poland China hogs, he was recognized as an energetic and successful young farmer in Pulaski Township. Politically a republican, he and his wife, Virga E. Wise, were active in the Church of the Brethren and parents to two daughters, Pauline and Katherine.

A. Earl Newcomer is staging his progressive activities as a general agriculturist and successful dairy farmer on the fine old homestead farm which figures as the place of his nativity and which is eligibly situated one mile south and one-fourth of a mile east of Bryan, the judicial center of his native county. Here he was born June 16, 1882, and he is a son of Nathaniel H. and Barbara (Brown) Newcomer, well known and highly honored citizens of the county where the father has long been a prominent and successful exponent of farm industry.

No minor valuation does A. Earl Newcomer place on the youthful experience which he gained in connection with the varied activities of the old home farm, and in the meanwhile he made good use of the advantages afforded in the district schools, besides which he attended the Bryan High School two years and thereafter completed a course in a leading business college in the City of Toledo. Upon his return to the parental home he rented the farm from his father for one year, and he then purchased of his father the well-improved eighty-acre place upon which he now resides and where he is giving special attention to dairy farming, with an excellent herd of Holstein cattle, including a goodly number of the best type of milch cows, and breeder of Spotted Poland China hogs. He is one of the progressive young men of Pulaski Township, is energetic and enterprising in his business activities and is making his dairy industry a distinctive success. He is a republican in political adherence. He and his wife hold membership in the Church of the Brethren.

In December, 1906, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Newcomer to Miss Virga E. Wise, who likewise was born and reared in Pulaski Township, and they have two winsome little daughters — Pauline and Katherine.

Source: Bowersox, Charles A. ed. A standard history of Williams County, Ohio: an authentic narrative of the past, with particular attention to the modern era in the commercial, industrial, educational, civic and social development , 2 vols. Publisher Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co. 1920.

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