One of the younger farmers of Fayette county is Glenn Hire Brock, who has always lived in the county where he was born. except ten years spent in Madison county, Ohio. Having receixed an excellent education, he is thoroughly in touch with all of the latest methods of agriculture and is regarded as one of the most progressive farmers of the county. He takes an intelligent interest in everything pertaining to the farmers' interests and is active in all movements which have for their object the effective organization of rural interests. More attention is being paid to the farmer by the United States government at the present time than ever before and millions of dollars are being spent every year by the department of agriculture for the benefit of the farmers of the country. Experts are hired to collect all data concerning farming, and the results of their investigations are published and distributed to the farmers free of charge. so that the farmers are thus enabled to have scientific information regarding all phases of their work.
Glenn Hire Brock, the manager of the H. L. Hire estate, was born in this county on July 31, 1886. He is the son of A. J. and Laura (Thomas) Brock, natives of Madison county, Ohio. A. J. Brock is the son of Jackson and Sarah (Little) Brock, natives of Virginia and early settlers in Madison county, Ohio, where they located about 1850. A. J. Brock is a prosperous farmer of that county, although he owns land in Fayette county as well. He and his wife have reared a family of three children to maturity, one son, Lowell, being deceased. The three living children are Floyd, Glenn H. and Eva. Floyd married Merta Mowery and has two children.
Glenn H. Brock received his education in Madison county, and also in Fayette county, finishing the high school course at Jeffersonville, this county. He then entered Ohio State University, where he was in attendance rwo years, after which he married and took charge of his uncle's large farm in Jefferson township. While attending schools during the winter seasons, he worked on his father's farm during the summer vacations and thus obtained an intimate knowledge of all phases of agriculture, so that when he took charge of his uncle's farm, in 1909, he was thoroughly conversant with all the best methods of farming.
Mr. Brock was married February 25, 1909. to Myrtle Watkins, the daughter of James A. and Lauretta (Mock) Watkins. Mr. Watkins and his wife were early pioneers of Greene county, this state, and have a family of two children, Myrtle and Frances.
Politically, Mr. Brock is a Democrat, but as yet has never been active in political matters, the management of his uncle's large farm demanding all of his time and attention. Fraternally, he is a member of the Free and Accepted Masons and has attained to the degree of Knight Templar. He is also a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Grange, while he and his wife are both members of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Pythian Sisters.
From History of Fayette County Ohio - Her People, Industries and Institutions by Frank M. Allen (1914, R. F. Bowen & Company, Inc.)