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Mrs. E.A. Shattuck


Mrs. E. A. Shattuck is well and favorably known in Allamakee, her native county, as a woman of excellent business ability, for with the assistance of her sons she manages her extensive landed holdings in Union Prairie township, embracing two hundred and eighty acres on section 25. She was born in Allamakee county and is a daughter of Marcus Clark, a native of Massachusetts and one of the pioneer settlers in Union Prairie township. He married for the second time in this section and here reared his family, dying at an advanced age.

His daughter was reared and educated in Allamakee county and remained upon her father’s farm until October 24, 1874, when she gave her hand in marriage to Lyman Shattuck. The latter was a native of Vermont and there grew to maturity, later coming west and locating in Indiana where his first marriage occurred in 1855. Soon afterward he moved to Iowa and settled in Winnesheik county where he purchased land which he continued to develop and improve for ten years thereafter, making it a valuable and productive property. When he sold this farm he moved to Allamakee county and in Union Prairie township bought two hundred and eighty acres of land, whereon his wife and children now reside. It was a tract of raw and unimproved property, which Mr. Shattuck broke, fenced and cultivated, opening up a new farm. Upon it he later built a large, two story brick residence, good barns and outbuildings and steadily carried forward the work of improvement. His first wife died here and he afterward married the subject of this review by whom he had two sons, Louis and Collins C., who for the past six years have assisted their mother in the operation of the homestead. Mr. Shattuck became one of the prosperous and substantial farmers of Allamakee county and his death in 1893 was a distinct loss to agricultural interests in this part of the state.

After the death of her husband Mrs. Shattuck rented out the farm for a number of years, but in 1906 she again assumed its management, having since carried forward the work with the help of her sons. She owns a neat and well improved farm located one mile beyond Waukon, on section 25, Union Prairie township, the attractive appearance of which indicated her constant supervision and careful labor. In connection with general farming she and her sons engage in stock-raising on an extensive scale, raising pure-blooded and high-grade Durham cattle and Poland China hogs. They also keep a number of fine milch cows in the dairy and they have made this branch of their business important and profitable. They are known as practical and progressive farmers and success has steadily followed their well directed labors. Mrs. Shattuck has acquired a comfortable competency which she does not hoard selfishly but is generous in her helpfulness to the needy and charitable toward every good cause. She has many friends in Allamakee county where her entire life has been spent and all who know her have for her none but words of praise and commendation.

-source: Past & Present of Allamakee County; by Ellery M. Hancock; S. J. Clarke Pub. Co.; 1913
-transcribed by Linda Earnheart

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