W.W. FOWLER, a popular attorney at law of Union City, Randolph county, Ind., and now in his mental and physical prime, was born in Darke county, Ohio, November 5, 1851. His grandfather, Hezekiah Fowler, a native of Frederick county, Md., and of English descent, located in Holmes county, Ohio, prior to, and took part in, the war of 1812; moved to Darke county in 1818, settled on what is now the Winchester and Greenville pike, made an improvement, and lived there until 1830. In November, 1831, he moved to the state line of Indiana, entered 150 acres, forty of which are now within the corporation of Union City, Ohio, but there was no village there at that time, and Hanson T. Fowler (father of W. W.) then eight years of age, after he had grown, killed a three-spike buck ont he site of Hon. N. Cadwallader's present residence. Piqua, Ohio, was the nearest grain point, and Greenville was a small trading post. Hezekiah traveled on horseback to do his trading, never having owned a wagon until he was a man grown. Hezekiah Fowler married Isabel Duval, of Darke county, Ohio, and to the union were born nine children. Hanson T., the eldest son, received eleven month's schooling, and with that exception was self-taught; yet he taught in the common schools, both of Ohio and Indiana, for many terms. He served in several township offices, and was a shrewd business man withal. He and a brother made an addition of thirty-two lots to Union City, which is now well built up with residences and factories, and is known as Fowler Bros.' addition. Hanson T. first married, in 1830, Sarah Livengood, daughter of John Livengood. She was then a resident of Randolph county, Ind., but had been reared in Darke county, Ohio, and was of Pennsylvania German parentage. Four children resulted from this union, of whom three are living, viz: william W., Hezekiah and Jacob L. William W. Fowler was educated in the common schools of country and city. In 1871 he began teaching, and taught in Randolph and Jay counties, Ind., and in Darke county, Ohio, and at one time was principal of Castine, Hillgrove and Dawn. He continued to teach until February, 1889, and since 1890 has been engaged in the practice of the law, having been admitted to the bar, in that year, at Columbus, Ohio. He had been prepared for the profession by study at Greenville, Ohio, since 1885, in the office of Allready & Bickel. In politics Mr. Fowler is a republican, has been a delegate of his party to its state convention, and for two years has served as corporation clerk of Union City. He was married, in 1879, to Miss Ella Brambaugh, and is now the happy father of one son.

 

A PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF DELAWARE AND RANDOLPH COUNTIES, IND., A.W. Bowen & Co., 1894