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W J Todd


Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/20/2009 at 02:19:01

W J Todd is the owner of 160 acres of land constituting the northwest quarter of Sec 20, Amaqua township, and here he has lived, devoting his energies to agricultural pursuits for fully nine years. He is a native of Madison county, Kentucky, born July 31, 1847, and is a son of William C Todd, also a native of that state. The father engaged in farming in Madison county and is still residing there.
Mr Todd of this review is the only member of the family that ever came to Iowa. He first located in McLean county, Illinois, and was there married to Miss Mary E Campbell, also a native of Madison county, Kentucky, and a daughter of David and Emily J Campbell, who were farming people of that locality, but are now residents of McLean county, Illinois. The home of Mr and Mrs Todd has been blessed wit five children, all of whom are under the parental roof, namely: Rachael, William D, Julia, Eddie, and Charlie.
After his marriage our subject resided in McLean county, Illinois for a time and was there engaged in farming but in 1893 came to Boone county, Iowa and settled upon his present farm on Sec 20, Amaqua township known as the old Andy Valee farm. Here he has 160 acres of rich land and in connection with his sons he is carrying on general farming and stock raising, having placed his fields under a high state of cultivation, while everything about the place indicates his thrift and enterprise. Neatness characterizes the entire farm and a glance indicates to the passerby that the owner is progressive as well as practical, Mr Todd is a stanch Republican who always casts his ballot in support of the men and measures of the party, but has never been an office seeker and has never held political preferment. His wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Beaver and both are highly respected amid a large circle of acquaintances and during their nine years residence in Boone county they have won many friends.

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