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The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 652, City of Winamac, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"G. W. DOLPH, a native of Wayne County, New York, was born April 8, 1845, and is one in a family of four sons born to ANSON and JULIA (BARTLETT) DOLPH, who were also natives of the Empire State. The father was a farmer by occupation but the latter part of his life turned his attention exclusively to dealing in live stock. He and family moved to Michigan in 1866, and located near Detroit, where he died April 7, 1881, and was buried in the cemetery at Burr Oak. MR. DOLPH was a Republican in politics, a member of long standing in the Baptist Church, and was three times married, his first wife, the mother of his four sons, dying in York State April 8, 1854. G. W. DOLPH is among the substantial men of Winamac. He was educated in the common schools of his native state, resided with his parents until he reached his majority, and in 1866 began learning telegraphy in Detroit. In December, 1866, he came to Winamac as night operator for the C. & G. E. R. R. Co., but at the end of eight months was advanced to the position of day operator, a position he has ever since retained, but his employers have changed from those by whom he was first employed to the C., C. & I. C. Company, and from that to the P., St. L. & C. Company, the latter being his present employers. Aside from his duties as operator, MR. DOLPH is a partner in one of the best drug stores in Winamac. This partnership was formed in 1877, under the firm name of DOLPH & HARPER, the junior member of the firm having general charge of the business while the senior attends to his duties at the depot. In politics, MR. DOLPH is a Republican, and is a member of both Masonic and Odd Fellows fraternities. His marriage with MISS R. F. WALKER was solemnized January 17, 1869, his wife having been born in Ohio January 17, 1850."
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