Jacob J Cline
Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/20/2009 at 00:57:46
Jacob J Cline, Few residents of Boone county who have so long made their home here can claim to be native sons of this locality, but the birth of Jacob J Cline occurred in Yell township August 3, 1856. His parents, Joseph and Rebecca (Jones) Cline, had settled here in 1855. The mother was a native of Indiana. On coming to this county the father secured a tract of land on Sec 4, Yell township, being one of the first residents of this part of the county. He at one began the work of cultivating his fields and placing them in a condition to yield good crops. Throughout his remaining business life he carried on farming and was one of the respected and honored agriculturists of his community. He is now, however, living retired at the age of seventy-eight years and makes his home with his children. His wife died in March 1900.
This worthy couple were the parents of eleven children: S Gilgreth, who is living in Kansas, Nancy the wife of John Moriarty, of Clay county, Iowa, Sarah the widow of James Mann, a resident of Hancock, Iowa, Mary the wife of Hiram Vance, who is living in Calhoun county, Iowa, Elizabeth the wife of A J Moriarty of Centerville, Iowa, A N who makes his home in Hancock, this state, Jacob J of this review, Harriet E now deceased, Hulda the wife of John Phipps of Yell township, Florence the wife of Ben Hickman of Yell township, and Rebecca W the wife of Parris Phipps, w ho is living in Jackson township. The children were all given good educational advantages and were thereby well fitted for life’s practical and responsible duties.
Jacob J Cline, whose name introduces this record, was educated as were the others and was trained to farm work upon the old family homestead, gaining experience in all the departments which constitute agricultural life. On starting out for himself he followed the pursuit to which he had been reared, cultivating the fields and raising the stock on the old homestead. He needed an assistant and companion for life’s journey and was united in marriage to Martha Cadwell, a native of Illinois and a daughter of Sherman W Cadwell who came to Boone county in 1865, spending his remaining days within its borders, his death occurring in Yell township in 1902. Mr Cline has always lived in this township, his home being now on Sec 10, where he owns 260 acres of valuable land. This constitutes a well improved farm and in connection with the cultivation of the grains best adapted to the climate he is carrying on stock raising and stock, feeding, having a large business in that line.
The home of Mr and Mrs Cline has been blessed with eight children: Ella, the wife of William Fairchild, a resident of Yell township, Sherman, who married Anna Hays and is also living in that township, Edith the wife of William Harris a resident of Des Moines township, Herman, Clinton and Vernon all at home, Sylva deceased and one who died unnamed.
Mr Cline exercises his right of franchise in support of the men and measures of the Republican party. He served for two years as constable in his township and for twelve years filled the position of trustee. For eighteen years he has served as school director and the rust reposed in him has never been betrayed in the lightest degree, for he is always loyal to public duty as well as to the obligations of private life. Fraternally he is connected with the Odd Fellows Lodge of Fraser. He is regarded as one of the prominent farmers of Yell township and is a worthy representative of an honored pioneer family. The county was just emerging from pioneer conditions when the line family was established within its borders. They found here large traits of unbroken prairie and unclaimed land and as the years have passed representatives of the family have borne their part in making this one of the rich agricultural districts of this portion of the state.
1902 Boone County History Book
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