JOHN C. CLIME, a successful farmer of Harrison township, was born in 1853, in Indiana, and came to Benton county, Iowa, in 1868. He is a son of Charles and Nancy (McCord) Clime, the former a native of New Jersey, born in 1832. Charles Clime left home when sixteen years old and located in Indiana, where he worked for a number of years, and at the age of twenty was married, after which he rented a farm. Later he moved to Kansas, and to Minnesota then back from Minnesota to Buchanan county, Iowa, and finally settled in Benton county, where he now lives. His wife is a daughter of John C. McCord, of Indiana, who moved to Kansas. They were married in Indiana.
John C. Clime moved west and remained with is father until twenty-one years of age, and after his marriage bought land in Polk township, and also in Harrison township, which he later sold and purchased his present home. The land had few improvements when he settled on it, and he has put up fine outbuildings, a good house, and has all modern conveniences. He raises the best stock, such as Short-horn cattle, Norman horses and Poland China hogs. He is actively interested in public affairs, and is affiliated with the Republican party. He has held various local offices, which he has filled to the satisfaction of all. He received but a common school education and has made the most of his opportunities for gaining knowledge and improvement. He is a member of the Christian church.
When he attained his majority Mr. Clime married Agnes McMillan, and their children are: Cora, wife of H. C. Ralston, of Harrison township, and Myrtle, living at home. Mr. Clime was married on the place he now occupies.