J P Carrel
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/22/2010 at 21:13:24
J P Carrel, actively engaged in the produce business in Woodward since 1909, was born in Peoples township, Boone county, May 29, 1881. His father, James William Carrel, was a native of Decatur county, Iowa, born on February 8, 182, and in 1860 he was brought by his parents to Boone county, the family being among the early settlers of this part of the state. Here he was reared and educated, becoming actively identified with agricultural interests. He married Catharine Nason, who was born in New York, April 8, 1853, a daughter of John and Catharine Nason, who is 1855 left the east and made their way westward to Iowa, settling in Council Bluffs, where they cast in their lot wit eh pioneers who were the founders and promoters of the then little city.
It was in Boone county, in 1875 that James William Carrel wedded Catharine Nason, and they became the parents of eight children, the first two being born in Cass township and the others in Peoples township, upon the family homestead which the father there established. IN order of birth they are as follows: Mrs Mary Nelson, who was born June 14, 1876, and is residing in Boone county, William Edward who was born September 28, 1877 and is living on the old home farm in Peoples township, Everett, who was born May 17, 1879, and is now a resident of Mankato, Minnesota, J P of this review, Nellie who was born May 18 1884, and is residing with her mother in Woodward, Mrs Grace Guthrie who was born May 16, 1886 ad is also a resident of Woodward, Grover who was born December 19, 1888, and is living in Peoples township and Eugene who was born November 5, 1892, an is a resident of Woodward. The Carrel family have a well improved farm in Peoples township, which is the property of the mother. From a early day the family has been widely and favorably known in this section of the state. They stand for all that is progressive not only along agricultural lines, but in those fields of actively which promote culture, intellectual, esthetic admiral progress.
Spending his boyhood under the parental roof, J P Carrel attended the public schools near the old home and through the summer months aided in the work of the fields. After his text books were put aside he concentrated his energies upon farming and stock raising, in which he engaged until the fall of 1907, when at the age of twenty six years he removed to Woodward, where he conducted a draying business for two years. In 1909 he turned his attention to the produce, including butter, eggs, cream, poultry, etc. . he has built upon a good business at Woodward, his establishment furnishing an excellent market for the producers of his section of the county, and his trade is now extensive.
In his native county, on February 4, 1903, Mr Carrel was united in marriage to Miss Mary Vickroy, who was born I Dallas county, Iowa, February 11, 1882, and was reared to womanhood in this community. She attended the common schools while spending her girlhood days in the home of her parents. Charles and Elizabeth (Walters) Vickroy, both of whom were natives of Woodward. In their family were the following named: Joseph now a resident of Peoples township, Edward living in Montana, Mrs Kate Barger of Kansas City, Missouri, Mrs Carrel of this review, Mrs Lottie Shannon of Woodward, and George who also makes his home in Woodward.
Unto Mr and Mrs Carrel has been born a daughter, Kathryn Eloise, whose natal day was November 13,m 1904, and who is now a pupil in the public schools of Woodward. IN his political views Mr Carrel is a democrat, earnest in his support of the party yet not an office seeker. His wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and he belongs to Woodward Lodge, No 460, I O O F and the Modern Woodmen Camp of Woodward, while both he and his wife are connected with the ladies auxiliary of the latter, known as the Royal Neighbors. From pioneer ties the Carrel family has been represented in this section of the state, following the arrival of the grandfather , Philip Carrel in Boone county, and since that time representatives of the name have taken an active and helpful part in the work of progress and improvement. They have always cooperated in measures and movements that have been features in advancing the welfare of the community also on many lines, and the name of Carrel is now a synonym for progressive and honorable citizenship throughout Boone county.
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