From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 261, Prairie Township, White County, Indiana "W. T. ALKIRE was born in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, February 13, 1843, and was married in White County to MISS REBECCA J., daughter of SAMUEL and NANACY RAMEY, and a native of White. The year after his marriage, he settled on his present farm on Section 28, this township, within a half mile of Brookston, and comprising 600 acres. He deals in live stock, and ships from 100 to 150 short-horn and graded cattle per annum, and about 200 hogs; he has eighteen to twenty horses, and his staple farm product is corn, of which he raises from 5,000 to 6000 bushels per year; of hay, he raises from 100 to 150 tons, chiefly for feed on the farm. He has a fine dwelling, and his farm buildings are convenient and commodious. MRS. ALKIRE is a member of the Christian Church, and their two children, REED C. and EDWARD F., are both attending the academy at Brookston."