Everett E. Inman:
"Everett E. Inman is a prosperous young farmer of Inman Township, who in 1914 purchased one hundred and fourteen acres of land in section 3, was not only the first white child born in Inman Township, but it was his grandfather for whom Inman Township was named. Naturally, the Inman family has been prominent for many years in the history of this township.
Everett E. Inman was born in Inman Township July 25, 1872. His parents, John B. and Hattie (Donahue) Inman, were natives of New York and Indiana, respectively, born in 1846 and 1847. Mr. Inmans paternal grandfather was Thomas E. Inman also a native of New York State, who, with his family came very early to this township and took up one hundred and sixty acres of land. He was a minister in the Baptist church and preached at various places in Otter Tail County during his life. He was also a farmer and spent his last days in the township which was named for him.
John B. Inman, the
father of Everett E., accompanied his parents to Otter Tail County and he homesteaded a
farm in section 26, of Inman township. The father's homestead farm was in section 34. John
B. Inman improved his land, but a number of years ago, moved to Springfield, IL where he
now lives. To John B. and Hattie (Donahue) Inman were born five children; James
M., Ada M., Everett E., Guy (deceased) and Charles.
Everett E. Inman was reared in Inman Township and educated in the public schools of Otter Tail County. Mr. Inman has always been engaged in farming. Since purchasing his farm, in section 35, of Inman Township a tract of one hundred and twenty acres in 1914, Mr. Inman has been engaged in general farming and stock raising.
In 1901, Everett E. was married to Amelia M. Battis, who was born in Olmstead County, MN and who is the daughter of Richard A. and Sarah M. (Rank) Battis. The latter was the daughter of William J. Rank, who married Jane Donaldson. They were among the pioneer settlers of Olmsted County. Both are now deceased. Mrs. Inmans father has always been a farmer and is now living retired. His wife died in 1914 at the age of sixty-seven years. They had a large family of children, of whom Guy and John are deceased. The living children are Jay, Amelia, Ida, Genevieve, Alice, Mary, Jessie, Cora and Mark.
Mr. and Mrs. Everett E. Inman have no children. Mr. Inman is known in the township, where he lives and with which his name is so closely identified, as a successful farmer and business man and one of the rising young citizens in this part of Otter Tail County. He has a host of friends in the neighborhood where he resides."