Biographical sketch of Edwin J. Hiatt, from "Portrait and Biographical Record, Randolph County, Indiana", by A.W. Bowen & Co., Chicago, IL. Published 1894.
Edwin J. Hiatt, the popular liveryman and dealer in horses at Winchester, was born at Ridgeville, Randolph County, July 6, 1859, a son of Allen R. and Mary A. (Clark) Hiatt, a sketch of whom is printed upon another page of this volume. Edwin J. Hiatt received a good common-school education at the public schools of the county, came to Winchester in early boyhood, and has been here ever since. For some three years he was in the boot and shoe business with his father. In 1887 he began the livery business in Winchester and has since continued the same, meeting with much success. He is an expert in his judgment of stock, and ever since he began this business he has been buying and selling horses. He was most happily married March 18, 1885, to Miss Alberta Brown, born in Wayne County, Indiana, and a daughter of John S. Brown, of the firm of Kelly, Sands & Brown, pork packers of Richmond, this state. To this union three children have been born, and named Bessie, Lulu and Russell.
Fraternally Mr. Hiatt is a member of the I.O.O.F and in politics a Republican. Mrs. Hiatt is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the family enjoys the respect of a large circle of friends in the city and in the county.