CARL L. HEDGES, manager of the Indiana Dairy Marketing Association, with executive headquarters in the City of Muncie, judicial and commercial center of Delaware County, was born on the parental home farm in Linton Township, Vigo County, Indiana, near the City of Terre Haute, and the date of his nativity was January 31, 1884. He is a son of Abner and Emily (GRIFFIN) HEDGES, both like-wise natives of Vigo County, where they were reared and educated, where their marriage was solemnized and where they were representatives of sterling pioneer families. Abner HEDGES became one of the substantial exponents of farm industry in his native county, and there his death occurred in 1888, when his son Carl L., of this review, was a child of four years. His widow survived him more than a quarter of a century, her death having occurred January 28, 1914, and the remains of both being interred in the Prairie Creek Cemetery of Vigo County, where rest likewise the mortal remains of Wilford HEDGES and his wife, parents of Abner. Abner HEDGES was, as noted, a son of Wilford HEDGES, the latter having come to Indiana from Shelby County, Kentucky, and having, as a pioneer, taken up Government land in Vigo County, where he did his part in civic and industrial progress and where he passed the remainder of his life. Wilford HEDGES was a son of Charles HEDGES, who was born in Virginia and whose father came from England and became a Colonial settler in the Old Dominion State, where he established his home about forty miles distant from Quantico. Abner HEDGES and his wife were earnest members of the Baptist Church. Their only child is Carl L. Carl L. HEDGES gained practical experience in connection with the activities of the old home farm in Vigo County in his boyhood, though he was a child at the time of his father's death, as previously noted. His public-school education reached its maximum in his course in the high school at Pimento. He thereafter attended business college in the City of Terre Haute, and after leaving that institution he there passed about two years in the employ of the American Hominy Company. During the ensuing ten years he gave his attention to the management of the old home farm on which he was born, and he then became associated with the Model Ice Cream Company of Terre Haute, in the capacity of sales manager and in charge of the purchasing of the requisite raw materials from farms. He was thus engaged four years, and he then, on the 1st of January, 1925, came to Muncie and assumed his present executive office, that of general manager of the Indiana Dairy Marketing Association. In addition to giving a distinctly progressive and productive administration of the affairs of this important organization he has served also since 1927 as general manager of the Indianapolis district of the Dairy Producers Exchange, besides which he further proves his versatility and resourcefulness by having charge of the dairy department of the Indiana State Farm Bureau. Mr. HEDGES is a Republican in political adherency, is a member of the Muncie Chamber of Commerce, the local Exchange Club and the Dynamo Club, and he is affiliated with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. From pioneer ancestry in Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana Mr. HEDGES may be said to have an inherited predilection for sports field, and he has become specialLy prominent and influential as an adept in fox hunting, for which ancient and glorious sport he maintains a fine kennel of Walker fox-hounds for the chase and has participated in many representative field meets. Mr. HEDGES is not only a progressive business man but is also a loyal and public-spirited citizen who takes lively interest in all that concerns the welfare of his home city and native state. He and his wife have membership in the Methodist Episcopal Church. At Terre Haute, on the 18th of September, 1904, Mr. HEDGES was united in marriage to Miss Nellie D. KEMPER, a daughter of George KEMPER, who was long a farmer near Terre Haute and who also followed the trade of carpenter, both he and his wife being deceased, and the closing years of their lives having been passed at Martinsville, Illinois. Mrs. HEDGES received her education mainly at Martinsville, Illinois, where her discipline included that of the high school, and she has been specially active in various phases of work in connection with the Methodist Episcopal Church, besides being a gracious figure in social and cultural circles. Byron D., only child of Mr. and Mrs. HEDGES, completed his high school course in the City of Terre Haute, where he thereafter was a student in the Indiana State Teachers College, as the former normal school in that city is now designated. He is a coadjutor of his father in directing the business of the Indiana Dairy Marketing Association. He married Miss Geraldine SHEPHERD, of Mooreland, Henry County, and their one child is a winsome daughter, Joy Eloise.
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