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Posted By: Norma Nielson (email)
Date: 12/31/2004 at 12:45:41

Charles E. Ticknor, a resident farmer of Walnut township, his home being on section 20, is now actively engaged in the cultivation of a farm of two hundred acres in partnership with his brother. He is a native son of Walnut township, his birth having occurred within its borders, July 7, 1884, his parents being Allen J. and Elizabeth M. (Lee) Ticknor, of whom mention is made in connection with the sketch of Walter T. Ticknor on another page of this volume. In their family were five children, of whom one died in infancy, namely, Mina B., who passed away January 4, 1897. The surviving daughters are Margaret D. and Verdie M. The former is the wife of Ernest Gander, who is a professor in the schools in Guthrie Center, Iowa. The latter is the wife of Walter Hartman, a hardware dealer of Stuart, Iowa, and they have one cild, Gertrude Elizabeth, who was born November 18, 1914.

The usual experiences of the farm boy came to Charles E. Ticknor in his youthful days. As soon as age and strength permitted he became an active factor in the work of the fields and in the meantime acquired a good English education in the public schools. He continued to assist his father in the further development and improvement of the home farm until the father retired, when he and his brother assumed the management of the home place, which comprises two hundred acres of rich and arable land on section 20, Walnut township. They have since operated the farm and they also cultivate an additional tract of eighty acres. They are most careful in the management of the place, the work being systematically conducted, and their enterprising methodsmake sure the results. In addition to his farming interests Charles E. Ticknor is a stockholder in the Farmers Lumber Company at Casey.

On the 10th of February, 1909, Mr. Ticknor was united in marriage to Miss Grace L. Fitzgerald, a daughter of T. W. and Minta (Law) Fitzgerald, both of whom were born in New York. They became pioneer settlers of Adair county and here the father has been successfully identified with agricultural pursuits for many years. He is now a member of the board of county supervisors. To our subject and his wife have been born three children, namely: Wilma A., who is five years of age; Vivian F., a little maiden of three summers; and Veryl C., who is one year old.

The parents are members of the Methodist chirch, their lives being governed by its teachings. In his political views Mr. Ticknor is a republican but is not an aspirant for office. He feels that his business affairs make entire demand upon his time and energies and he has won for himself a place among the representataive farmers of his part of the county, his labors being so conducted that he is gaining substantial success.

Source: "History of Adair County Iowa and its People," Volume II (Chicago, The Pioneer Publishing Company), 1915.


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