ARTHUR DENNY CUTLER, representing the legal profession in an able manner at Carlisle, Indiana, is a native of the state of Illinois, and was born at Dallas, Hancock county, of that state, November 15, 1875. He is a son of Rev. William Alonzo and Mary Ann (Denny) Cutler. William Alonzo Cutler was born at Alton, Illinois, November 28, 1843, and he was the son of Alonzo Cutler, born in Massachusetts, October 16, 1804, at Warren, and who died August 26, 1896, at Brooklyn, New York. He was a manufacturer and real estate dealer and resided in Chicago and St. Louis for some years. He married Elizabeth Upham, who was born November 2, 1804, in Enfield, Massachusetts, and who died in Chicago, December 25, 1863. They were the parents of the following named children: Marshal, deceased; Julia, deceased; Harriet; Mary; William Alonzo.

Rev. William Alonzo Cutler was reared and received a common school education at Alton and was graduated from Jacksonville College, in Illinois, where he took the literary course. In the days of the Civil war he was a soldier from Illinois, enlisting in April, 1864, for one hundred days, and mustered into Company "C," One Hundred and Forty- fifth Illinois Regiment Volunteer Infantry, at Camp Butler, Springfield, Illinois. He served about six months in southwestern Missouri, near Rolla, under General Rosecrans, and was mustered out in the fall of 1864, at Camp Butler. He then chose the ministry and followed that profession in the Presbyterian church all his life. Among the places in which he was pastor may be named: Fairmount, Minnesota; Broadhead, Wisconsin; Clear Lake, Iowa; Kansas, Illinois; Charlestown, Knightstown, Sullivan and Carlisle, Indiana; Rankin, Illinois, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the last named place being where he is now preaching. His wife, the mother of Arthur Denny, was born in England, in Staffordshire, July 31, 1852, a daughter of John and Ellen (Samuels) Denny. Her parents came to America in the sixties and settled in Morrison county, Minnesota, where they remained until overtaken by death. They were the parents of six children.

The children of Rev. William Alonzo Cutler and wife were as follows: Everett Alonzo, born June 3, 1873, now pastor of the Westminster church at Milwaukee, Wisconsin; he is a graduate of Hanover College and McCormick Theological Seminary, of Chicago; Arthur Denny, of this notice, of whom further mention is made; William Murray, born December 20, 1877, now a cashier in the bank at Rankin, Illinois; he graduated from the Sullivan high school; Grace Hattie, born December 18, 1881, resides with her parents at Milwaukee.

Arthur Denny Cutler was educated in various towns in Illinois and Indiana, after which he entered Earlham College, at Richmond, Indiana, for one year and one term, then entered Hanover College, remaining four years and two terms, graduating with the class of 1894. Having chosen the law for his life's profession, he began the study of that science with John T. Hays, of Sullivan, Indiana, in 1894, remained under his preceptorship one year and then located in Carlisle in 1896, since which time he has carried on an independent law practice. He is the only attorney of the place. He was admitted to the bar November 14, 1896, and was admitted to practice in the supreme and appellate courts in 1900. He was owner of the Carlisle News from September, 1899, to April, 1907. He is a director and one of the organizers of the First National Bank of Carlisle. In his political affiliations, Mr. Cutler is a supporter of the Republican party. He belongs to the Modern Woodmen of America, and is fully up with the advanced age in which he lives. He was united in marriage, November 7, 1900, to Tillie H. Sallee, born in Carlisle, November 23, 1875, daughter of William H. and Rebecca (Ford) Sallee, both now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Cutler are the parents of three children: George, Charles Nelson, and Mary Rebecca. Mrs. Cutler is an exemplary member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. Cutler has a library of over five hundred volumes, professional and otherwise, and his neat and well arranged office is commendable.