Clement V. Carr. (1863 ~ 1947) It is not merely his official position as sheriff of Wayne County (he was twice elected as Sheriff of Wayne Co. & served in that capacity from 1916-1920) which makes Mr. Carr one of the most widely known and appreciated citizens of that section of Indiana. He had a strong hold on the confidence and esteem of the community before he was chosen to the office of sheriff, and has shown business judgment and integrity through all the varied relationships of his life.
He was born in Butler County, Ohio. February 2, 1863, a son of Jacob G. and Katherine (Zeller) Carr. He is of Scotch Irish ancestry. He was born on a farm, lived in one of the rural districts of Ohio until he was ten years old, when his parents moved to Wells County, Indiana, and there as a boy he assisted his father in working the 160 acre farm. At the age of eighteen, in 1882, he came to Richmond and learned the trade of molder in the plant of the Hoosier Drill Company.
He remained with that one firm as one of its most reliable workers for thirteen years. He then took employment with the Jones Hardware Company. He gave up this business connection to go to Solomon, Kansas, and take charge of a large ranch of 4,220 acres owned by J. M. Westcott. This was one of the famous ranches of the Solomon Valley in Dickinson County, Kansas, near Abilene. Mr. Carr remained as its manager for five years, and for the next two years was engaged in cattle raising at Boulder, Wyoming. Returning to Richmond in 1911, he began farming for himself on a place of 172 & 1/2 acres near Richmond. He left the active management after five years to enter politics as primary candidate for the office of sheriff in 1916.
There were ten aspirants for the republican nomination, and he won out over them all and in the succeeding election he defeated his democratic opponent, Ben Drischel, by 1,700 votes. In 1918 he was again successful at the primaries and defeated Isaac Burns for a second term by a similar plurality. The sheriff’s office on all accounts has never been in better hands than since Mr. Carr took its management. He is a man of vigor, courageous and prompt in decisions, and thoroughly well qualified for his duties. On May 10, 1917, he was appointed chairman of the Wayne County Conscription Board No. 1, and had those duties throughout the war period. Mr. Carr is a popular member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Knights of Pythias, and the Wayne Lodge of Moose No. 167. He is a member of the Grace Methodist Episcopal Church at Richmond,
He is properly proud of his fine family. February 27, 1883, he married Lillie A. Fasold, daughter of John Fasold of Richmond, Indiana. There were four children horn to their marriage: Herbert A., born January 24, 1884, died at the age of twenty-one; Clifford H., born September 21, 1888, accounts for the star in the service flag in the family home. He graduated with the degree electrical engineer from the Kansas State Agricultural College at Manhattan in 1907, and for several years was engineer of the sales department of the Allis-Chalmers Company at Kansas City. Early in the war he enlisted and is at present in the warrant office of the United States Navy. He married at Manhattan, Kansas. The two younger children of Mr. and Mrs. Carr are Katharine Zeller, now a junior in the Richmond High School, and Earle W., also a high school student, born in 1906, on the Westcott Ranch, Soloman, Kansas. Source; Indiana & Indianans; Vol. 5; Jacob Piatt Dunn; 1919
  
Additional Information; Clement V. Carr was also a superintendent of the city park. He resigned that position in 1930. His death (at age 84) was reported in the Palladium Item on March 10, 1947. (page 1; col. 7)