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Posted By: Jake Tornholm (email)
Date: 4/23/2020 at 13:41:30

J. R. ARNOLD who lives on section 18, Colony township; was born in Kentucky, May 8, 1851. His father was C. B. Arnold, born in Kentucky, July 25, 1828; he died in October, 1889. The mother's name before marriage was Mary Carpenter. They were the parents of thirteen children, of whom Mr. Arnold is the eldest. He lived in Kentucky until he was eleven years of age, when he removed to Jones county, Iowa, with his parents. He came to Carroll county in 1872, and lived there until his removal to Adams county in the year 1874, when he settled near the town of Nevinville, but has since removed to his present location.

Mr. Arnold has 240 acres of land in section 18, adapted to general farming and stock-raising. The house is 30 x 22 feet, one and a half stories high. The barn is 32 x 34 feet, and there are stock scales, windmill, granaries, etc. There are about 200 apple trees, and three acres of artificial grove. Mr. Arnold in politics is a Republican. He has had no political aspirations, but has served on the school board. He has a fine herd of cattle, and quite a number of high grade Norman and Clydesdale horses; also Poland-China hogs. He is one of the substantial men of the county, and enjoys the respect and confidence of the people.

He was married December 13, 1875, to Miss Alice Gibson, of this county. She is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.


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