Richard F. McLuen, an employe of McFarland, Dickey & Co., was born February 27, 1845 in Noble county, Ohio. In 1856, the family came to this county, settling in Valley township, on Capitol Hill. Richard worked on the fam till he was sixteen years of age, at which time he came to the city and learned the blacksmith trade with William Warrington. In 1863, he went to Panora, and from thence to Carrollton, Iowa, in the spring of 1865, where he was ocupied in doing the blacksmithing for sixty-five miles of the Northwestern railroad. In 1872 he returned to Guthrie Center and engaged in the agricultural business with McLuen Brothers until he accepted his present position in 1881. January 12, 1868, he was married to Miss Rebecca J. Marshman, of Pennsylvania. They have three children--John, Mary and Edward. Mr. McLuen was deputy sheriff from 1874 to 1877, and is a memer of the A. F. and A. M.