WINFIELD SCOTT WOLFE, who is numbered among the enterprising retail merchants of Sullivan, and the proprietor of one of the hardware stores of the city, was born February 6, 1880, in Sullivan county, Indiana, on a farm, and is the son of John W. and Mary O. (Sproatt) Wolfe. The father is also a native of Sullivan county, born there January 16, 1848. The mother, a native of Knox county, together with her husband, is now leading a quiet and somewhat retired life at Sullivan. The father was a farmer in Sullivan county up to 1881, when he went to the town of Sullivan and there engaged in the clothing trade, continuing until May, 1906, when he sold to Glidden & Douthitt, the style of the firm at that time being J. W. Wolfe & Son. Since then, he has led a retired life. Politically, he is a Democrat. In his religious faith, both he and his wife are of the Christian church. He belongs to the Odd Fellows order and is ever alive to the best interests of his community.

The son, Winfield S., of this notice, was reared in Sullivan. He was graduated from the Sullivan high school with the class of 1900, and then entered into business with his father, having put in his spare hours at the store before this time. He continued with the business until his father sold in 1906, when Winfield S., with Charles Riggs, purchased a hardware stock, which they dealt in until 1907, when he bought out his partner, and now conducts the store alone. He carries a full and complete line of shelf and heavy hardware, with stoves and buggies, together with a few farm implements.

In his political views he is a Democrat and holds that the doctrine of that party best suits the masses of American citizens. He is connected with the Odd Fellows and Elks orders. Mr. Wolfe was married, in 1901, to Roxa Willard, who was born in Gill township, Sullivan county, Indiana, and died March 17, 1907. She was educated in this county and was the daughter of Rufus O. and Mary (Owens) Willard. Her parents are now residing in Gill township. She left one son and one daughter: Willard W. and Mildred Louise. Mr. Wolfe is a member of the Christian church, as was his wife in her lifetime.

Mr. Wolfe's sisters are Teresa, born August 9, 1883, is unmarried, and at home; she was graduated with the class of 1902, and attended the Conservatory of Music, taking both the vocal and instrumental courses; Edna, born August 3, 1886, is a graduate of the high school of Sullivan, with the class of 1905; is unmarried and at home.