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Charles H Williams

WILLIAMS

Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/15/2010 at 13:13:28

Charles H William is not only a successful agriculturist of Marcy township, but for a number of years was connected with business affairs, dealing in grain, live stock and implemetns in Ogden. He was born in Wisconsin on July 13, 1861, and is a son of John S and Jane Williams, who are mentioned elsewhere in this work.
Mr Williams of this review attended school in Wisconsin, completing his education in Boone county. He remained on his father's farm until the latter engaged in the mercantile busines, when Charles Williams became a clerk for him, continuing so for about eight months. At the end of that time he went to Mitchell, South Dakota, where he remained a year, after which he returned, farming the old home palce in assocation with his brother. He then moved onto 80 acres which his fahter gave him and which are situated on section 18, Marcy township. He gave his sole attention to imporoving this place and has operated the same ever since, having transformed it into one of the most lucrative agriultural properties of the neighborhood. In 1904 he engaed in the implement, grain and live-stock business in Ogden in partnership with Nylander Brothers, the firm being known as Nylander Brothers & Williams. They continued for about eight years, when they liquidated their business. Mr Williams has since given his sole time to his farm, which stands as evidence of his incessant industry and his enterprise. He today not only enjoys the distinction of owning one of the most profitable farms of Marcy township, but he must be numbered among those men who are forces in the development of their district.
On September 9, 1885, Charles H Williams married Miss Delia Bennett, a daughter of John and Nanny (Crase) Bennett, natives of England. The parents came to America many years ago and in the 40's located in Wisconsin. During the gold excitement Mr Bennett made for the Golden state and during the wild years of the gold fever was killed there. His widow survived him many years, passing away August 1, 1907. Mr and Mrs Williams have three children: Olive M the wife of Al Berglund, residents of Boone, Lillian Fern aged fifteen and Margaret L who is thirteen. Mr Williams has always taken a laudable interest in educational matters and at present is president of the school board. His political allegiance is given to the democratic party, and his religious faith is that of the Methodist church. Along agricultural lines he specializes in cattle-raising and markets about a carload of cattle yearly. He is a valuable and useful citizen and has contribute his full share toward that develpment which has brought prospertiy to Iowa.

1914 Boone County History Book


 

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