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AVERITT, WILL F.: 1889-

Will F. Averitt was born in Greenwood, Ind., on Jan. 15, 1889, the son of LaFayette T. and Mary Frances Law Averitt. He graduated from Greenwood High School and attended Franklin College. On Oct. 14, 1915, he married Helen Lockwood and they had four children: Virginia, William, Mary Lou, and John. Averitt's occupations have included those of schoolteacher, farmer, store clerk, and working in the circulation department of a newspaper. While engaged in the business of farming, he served as secretary of the Johnson County Farm Bureau and was employed in Washington, D.C. During 1931-33 he was roll clerk in the Indiana house of representatives and was an agent and distributor for the Oelwine Chemical Company for twenty years. Well known as a humorist and entertainer, Averitt has presented "one-man shows" to many clubs.

Information from Hawkins and McClarren--Indiana Lives.

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