Source: Clarkson W. Weesner, History of Wabash County Indiana (1914), Vol. II, p. 855.
CHARLES O. SIGNS. A native of Wabash county, Charles O. Signs has made a prosperous career through the avenue of educator and as a farmer, and is a valuable citizen, an efficient business man, and stands high in the regard of his fellowmen wherever known.
Charles O. Signs was born August 7, 1870, a son of Peter and Delilah (Creager) Signs. His father, who was a native of Ohio, and came to Wabash county when a boy with his parents, was married in Kosciusko county, but subsequently engaged in farming in Wabash county, where he still lives. There are just two children in the family, and the other is Esta A. Signs, who married Cora Tyner.
Charles O. Signs received an education in the common schools, and largely through his own efforts gained a training much beyond the ordinary. He later graduated from the North Manchester high school and was a student of the Indiana State University. Mr. Signs became identified with teaching in Chester township, was connected with the schools there some four or five years, and later was in school work at Servia and North Manchester. From the school room he has turned his attention entirely to farming, and now resides on a highly improved and valuable place of one hundred and thirty-two acres in Pleasant township, which is owned by his father. His own labors have added a great deal to the further improvement and enhancement of the value of this property. With general farming he combines in prosperous proportions stock raising, and by the application of energy and good judgment has accumulated a gratifying share of the world's goods.
Mr. Signs married Cora Mowrer, whose family were early settlers in Wabash county. Mrs. Signs had ten brothers. Their own children are two sons: Frederick W. and Charles Frank. Both these children were born on the present fine farm. They are members of the Christian church, and Mr. Signs affiliates with the Knights of Pythias, is a republican, and his father has the same political faith.