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Gilbert L Enfield

ENFIELD

Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/20/2009 at 00:24:23

Gilbert L Enfield, is a very progressive and wide awake citizen belonging to the class of enterprising men who has promoted the improvement and development of the state until it now ranks among the leading districts of the great commonwealth of Iowa. Mr Enfield follows farming and is also president of the Marcy Telephone Company. He was born in Marcy Township March 221, 1862, and is a son of Joseph and Susan ( Van Winkle) Enfield, the former a native of Indiana and the latter of Illinois. In the year 1852 the father came to Boone county and settled upon a farm on Sec 1, Marcy township. He afterward purchased a tract of land on section 14, the same township, and there made his home through a long period but subsequently removed to Woodward, Iowa where he is now living a retired life enjoying the rest which he has truly won and richly merits. His wife passed away in October 1884. Ten children have been born unto them of whom four are yet living. Of those now deceased the most of the number died in infancy. The four surviving are as follows: Norris a resident of Humboldt county, Iowa, Gilbert Lumas of this review, Thomas Theodore a painter of Ogden Boone county, and Homer a resident of Washington.
Gilbert L Enfield pursued a common school education and during the months of vacation he assisted his father in the work of the home farm, remaining under the parental roof until he was twenty-three yeas of age, when he made preparation for having a home of his own by his marriage to Miss Elizabeth A Winfield, a native of Henderson county, Illinois, and a daughter of Benjamin F Winfield, who is a farmer and now resided on Sec 12, Marcy township at the age of seventy-six years. The home of Mr and Mrs Enfield has been blessed with three children, Ralph, Helen and Florence.
In 1891 Mr Enfield removed to his present farm, the north one-half of the old William Enfield place, located on Sec 14, and 11, Marcy township. Here he owns 120 acres of well improved farm land and is devoting his attention to the cultivation of the soil and to stock raising. His labors are vigorously prosecuted and his thorough understanding of all the best methods of caring for his fields and his stock has resulted in bringing to him a good financial reward for his labors. He has also been quite prominent in public affairs. I the winter of 1901 he was elected president of the Marcy Telephone Company and now holds that office. He has served for three years as a trustee of Marcy township and has also been a school director for three years. In his political views he is a Republican and his wife holds membership with the Methodist Episcopal church of Quincy, Iowa. Both are people of sterling worth, having he warm regard of many friends in the community in which they make their home.

1902 Boone County History Book


 

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