Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/22/2010 at 20:23:29
John Mackey who is today successfully operating his fine farm of 160 acres on section 22, Harrison township, together with the home property of 160 acres was born on the old homestead, November 20, 1867, and is a son of Sebastian Mackey, of whom mention is made on another page of this volume. Reared upon the old homestead, he early became familiar with all the duties that fall to the lot of the agriculturists and is today regarded as one of the leading farmers of his community. His literary education was obtained in the public schools and since laying aside his text books he has given is entire life and attention to general farming and stock raising and is today operating 320 acres, including the farm on which he was reared.
Mr Mackey was married in 1893 to Miss Aggie Marsden, a native of Pennsylvania and a daughter of John and Margaret Marsden, who now make their home at Gilbert Station, Story county, Iowa. For many years, however, her father owned and cultivated landing Boone county. He has now reached the advance age of ninety years, while his wife is eighty-two years of age. Mr and Mrs Mackey have three children, namely: James H , Maggie C and Clark I.
Since attaining his majority Mr Mackey has affiliated with the republic party and takes quite an active and commendable interests in public affairs. Fraternally he is a member of the Modern Woodmen of American and is a man honored and esteemed by all who know him.
1914 Boone County History Book
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