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of mind stamped him as a man of unusual courage and coolness. His company was detailed to guard a trainload of Confederate prisoners being carried from Decatur, Ala., to Louisville, Ky. From his position as guard on board the locomotive with William Jordan, of Tecumseh, Dr. Alverson saw a trestle which the train was about to cross was in flames. Failing to attract the attention of the engineer, who was unable to see the danger, Dr. Alverson instantly shut off the steam and stopped the train within a few feet of the trestle. On examination it was found that a section of the structure, about thirty feet in length, had been fired by the enemy and had the train struck it, it would have meant a disastrous wreck with a heavy loss of life. In the matter of politics Dr. Alverson is allied with the Republican Party, and as a fitting reward for his work in behalf of the organization he was appointed deputy game warden some years ago. Fraternally he is allied with the Godfrey De Bullion commandery of the Knights Templars at Hamilton, Canada, and with Woodbury post, No. 45, Grand Army of the Republic. While engaged in railroading he was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Conductors. On May 26, 1869, Dr. Alverson was united in marriage to Miss Aura A. Myers, of Fairfield township, the daughter of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Myers. Seven children were born to this union, namely: Norman C., of Dover township; Florence E.,. at home; Kittie C., the wife of James S. Fuller, of Palmyra township; Raymond S., married and residing in Monroe, Mich.; Grace M., now Mrs. M. S. Martin, of Illinois; Charles 0., and Mabel A., at home. The eldest was born in Madison township, the next four in Canada, and the two youngest in Adrian. Verne C. Amberson, a prominent young attorney of Lenawee county and a resident of Blissfield, was born in Ogden township of that county on June 5, 1883. He is the son of Clarence and Nettie (Porter) Amberson, the former born in Butler county, Pennsylvania, in 1857, and the latter in Tucker county, West Virginia, in 1863. The parents located in Ogden township when quite young and there for many years the father was engaged as a school teacher. At the present time he is enaged in a clerical capacity in the Stadleman Hardware Company's' store in Blissfield.

Two children were born to the 'parents, the younger of whom, Goldia (Amberson) Driscoll, lives in Hudson, where her husband is a farmer. Verne C. Amberson received his preliminary education in the Blissfield schools and then went to Adrian, where he was graduated in the high school in the class of Igoo. Shortly afterward he matriculated in the literary department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and after he had completed two years of study in that department he entered the law course. In 1go7 the regents of the institution granted him the degree of Bachelor of Laws, when he returned to Blissfield and opened an office over the Blissfield State Bank, for the practice of his profession. Although he has been engaged but a comparatively short time he has a fine clientage and gives promise of becoming one of the legal lights of the county. In his political relations he is allied with the Democratic party and in the fall of 19o8 was the candidate of his party for the office of prosecuting attorney, but with the rest of the ticket went down in defeat after a hard fought campaign. He now holds the office of village clerk. Besides his law practice, Mr. Amberson is the agent for one of the large fire insurance concerns and does a lucrative business in that line. While in college he became a member of Delta Sigma Rho fraternity. He is also prominently identified with the National Grange, Blissfield lodge,

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