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Frank P Moyers


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/13/2010 at 18:10:50

Frank P Moyers now lives retired in a comfortable home at No 221 Tama street, Boone, having after many years of arduous labor along agricultural lines acquired a competency which enables him to pass the remainder of his days amidst the comforts and conveniences of life. He came to Boone county in 1860 and has ever since made it his home.
Mr Moyers was born in Putnam county, Indiana September 14, 1855, and is a son of H L and Elizabeth (Clark) Moyers, who became resident of Boone county in 1860. The father followed agricultural pursuits throughout his life, passing away in 1904, at the age of sixty-nine. He was a stanch democrat, , prominent in the public life of his neighborhood. His religion was that of the Christian church. He was born in Virginia, subsequently coming to Indiana, where he arrived when a child, his parents becoming at that time settlers of Putnam county. The paternal grandfather of our subject was Cary Moyers and his wife before her marriage was Susan Lockett, both members of Virginia families, H L Moyers was one of their six children, of whom two are yet living: Mrs Frances Zenor, who resides near Ontario, and A T Moyers, of Madrid, Boone county. Elizabeth (Clark) Moyers was also a native of Indiana and was a daughter of Rev John A Clark, who later in life paid extended visits to Boone county. She was an only daughter, but there were four brothers in the family, Perry, Martin, Silas, and James. She died in Boone county in 1895, at the age of sixty-tow years. She was a Baptist in her religious faith, and her father was a minister of that denomination. She bore her husband seven children, of whom the subject of this review is the eldest and of whom four are yet living. Those beside our subject are: John A an agriculturist of Luther, Boone county, A E of Tabor, Iowa, who followed faring for a number of years but is now traveling and Mrs Zelda Kinsley who resides near St Cloud, Minnesota.
Frank P Moyers was but five years of age when he came with is parents to Boone county. Here he attended the public schools and early in life began to assist his father with the farm work. Later he took up stock buying and shipping and was so engaged for about twenty years. In March 1906, he removed to Boone, where he now lives retired, enjoying the comforts of life. He still owns two farms which are highly improved and include his fatherís homestead, the original patent being signed by President Franklin Pierce, He also has a government patent for the other farm, which was granted to a man by the name of Dyer.
In 1879 Mr Moyers married Miss Mary J Johnson, who was born in Warren county, Illinois, in 1858, and is a daughter of Peter and Cynthia Shelton (Johnson) Johnson, both of whom died in Kansas, the father on December 19, 1897 at the age of seventy-one and the mother in 1905. The former was a native of Stockholm, Sweden, and he and his wife came to Boone county, Iowa, in 1868, locating in Colfax township, near Luther. In 1871 they removed to republic county, Kansas and there resided until their deaths. The father was a member of the state church in Sweden and the mother was a Campbellite. The late had been previously married and had three children by her first union and five by the second. The brother and sisters of Mrs Moyers are: Mrs Clara Emma Taylor, of the state of Washington, Mrs Ella A Edwards, of Republic county, Kansas, Mrs Frances Lowell, who resides near Belleville, Kansas, and Joseph H who is engaged in the automobile business in Beatrice, Nebraska. Mr and Mrs Moyers have two children, Lenora who married A E Smith residing near Luther, by whom she has one son, Frances and Arlie Frances at home who is a graduate of the Boone high school and also received a degree in music from Drake University of Des Moines.
Mr Moyers is a democrat and thoroughly conversant with the questions and issues of the day. He ahs contributed toward the development of Boone county and has done valuable work, particularly in raising agricultural standards. Mrs Moyers is a Presbyterian, devoted to her church and a member of the Ladiesí Aid Society.

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