Men of Muncie, F.L. Shinkle life story


Publication: The Muncie Daily Herald

Muncie, IN, United States


Who Have Helped to Make the City of Muncie.

The Thirty-Seventh of a Series of Biographical Sketches That Will Appear In the Herald From Day to Day.

By vim and force of character, F. L. Shinkle, the subject of this sketch has forged his way far to the front among the successful business men of Muncie. He is a native of Ohio having been born at Nigginsport, Brown county, Sept. 23, 1842. His father, Charles Shinkle, was also a native of the Buckeye state and was born at Nigginsport in 1817. He (Charles) was a schoolmate of U. S. Grant at Georgetown. The two separated, Grant to go to West Point, Mr. Shinkle to run a flat boat to New Orleans. They saw no more of each other until they met in front of V