1865 - 1911 (45 years)
||Cary Hammond Cloud |
||Sep 19, 1865
||Jackson, Wells county, Indiana, USA
||Jun 26, 1880
||Montpelier, Blackford county, Indiana, USA 
||Mar 07, 1911
||Montpelier, Blackford county, Indiana, USA
CARY HAMMOND CLOUD. A quarter of a century of association with the business interests of Montpelier established for the late Cary Hammond Cloud a reputation for ability, integrity, resource and unflagging industry, and placed his name well to the front among those who have contributed to the prestige of this thriving Blackford county city. Born in Jackson township, Wells county, Indiana, September 19, 1865, he was brought to Montpelier by his parents in 1868, and before his school days had closed he had identified himself with the jewelry business, with which he was most prominently and honorably associated until his death, which occurred March 7, 1911. His career was characterized by a strict adherence to the highest business principles and was a credit to his community, to his training and to the business which he represented.
Noah and Lydia (Pugh) Cloud, the grandparents of Cary H. Cloud, were natives of Pennsylvania, the former being of Scotch ancestry, and the latter of French descent. In 1840 they came West as far as Highland county, Ohio, bringing with them their children, among them: William, born June 14, 1836; Margaret, who is now the wife of Percival E. Johnson; and John, who was married in Blackford county to Emma Buckland, and became first a farmer and later a furniture dealer of Montpelier, and died in this county in November, 1913, after several years of retirement. His widow now lives on North Main Street, Montpelier, and has a son, Bruce, an oil worker, who is married and has two children.
William Cloud, the father of Cary H. Cloud, was a child of four years when taken to Highland county, Ohio, subsequently went with them to Grant county, Indiana, and in 1851 located with the family in Wells county, Indiana, on a farm in Jackson township. There he grew to manhood and was married November 24, 1861, to Mary Hammond, who was born in Darke county, Ohio, November 11, 1843. After his marriage William Cloud lived in Wells county until 1868, in which year he brought his family to Montpelier, becoming a dealer in hardware and stoves. He was thus successfully engaged until 1883, when he established the first livery business at Montpelier. Through good management and business judgment he succeeded in making this a prosperous venture and continued to conduct it until his retirement, at which time he went to live at the home of his eldest daughter, Mrs. Alpha Henderson, and is now, in spite of his seventy-six years, is hale and hearty. His wife died in 1878. He is a faithful member of the Church of Christ, at Montpelier, as was his wife. Mr. Cloud is a democrat. The following children were born to William and Mary Cloud: Alpha E., who is the wife of Grant Henderson, a grocer of Indianapolis, and has one child, Mary, fourteen years of age and attending high school; Cary Hammond; Lucy, the wife of Edward J. Hanrahan, an oil worker and gauger at Sapulpa, Oklahoma, and has one daughter, Lucile, aged eighteen years, who is decidedly musical; Anna, a resident of Indianapolis, who conducts a select boarding house; and Isma, engaged in the jewelry business, who travels because of ill health, married Louise Mackey, of Ossian, Indiana, and has no children.
Cary H. Cloud was educated in the graded and high schools of Montpelier, graduating from the latter in 1886. During his schooldays he began his association with the jewelry business, which he studied under the direction of Samuel Covault, who subsequently admitted him to partnership with a capital of but $13.75 for his part of the business. Mr. Cloud was given a good opportunity by Mr. Covault, however, and soon made the division equal, and in 1886 purchased the entire business, which he continued to conduct until his death in 1911. Mr. Cloud was a thorough master of his chosen vocation, a skilled workman, a business man of keen perception and judgment, and a man of the strictest integrity in his transactions. His contributions to the building interests of Montpelier included the erection of a fine, modern, two-story....
||Mar 27, 2009 |
||William Cloud, b. Jun 14, 1836, Ohio, USA , d. |
||Mary Ann Hammond, b. Nov 11, 1843, Darke county, Ohio, USA , d. 1878, Montpelier, Blackford county, Indiana, USA (Age 34 years) |
||Nov 24, 1861
||Jackson, Wells county, Indiana, USA
- 1880 census, IN, Blackford, Montpelier, p. 40, sd 6, ed 163, (T9-266, p.407)
June 26, 1880, HH 348/357
Cloud, William, W, M, 44, hardware mcht, OH, PA, PA
" , Alpha, 15, dau, IN
" , W. Cary, 14, son, IN
" , D. Lucy, 12, dau, IN
" , J. Annie, 10, dau, IN
" , T. James, 6, son, IN
||Della Breidigan, b. Mar 27, 1873, Circleville, Fairfield county, Ohio, USA , d. |
||Oct 06, 1900
||Hancock county, Ohio, USA
- [S3193] Gedcom - Hiatt, Bruce Carter.
- [S135] 1880 US federal census, 1880 census, IN, Blackford, Montpelier, p. 40, sd 6, ed 163, (T9-266, p.407).