James W Wane
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/27/2010 at 15:14:53
With the farming and stock raising interests of Boone county James W Wane has been indentured for over forty years. He is today the owner of a well improved and highly cultivated farm of 160 acres on section s12, and 13. He was born in that township, December 13, 1848, a son of J M and Caroline (Hull) Wane. The mother was a daughter of Dr James Hull, one of the pioneer physicians of this county. She was born in Ohio and died here in June 1911, at the age of eighty-six years. The father was a native of Baltimore, Maryland and on coming to Boone county, Iowa in May 1848, located in Des Moines township, where he continued to make his home throughout the remainder if his life, dying in 1896 at the age of eighty-four years He was one of the early county commissioners and also served as county clerk, taking a very prominent part in public affairs. Both he and his wife were earnest and consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal church. James W Wane is the eldest of their nine children ,the others being: Mrs W S Sparks of Des Moines township, Samuel R a merchant Boone, W S a resident of Roy, New Mexico, Mrs Mary Latham, living near Boone, Edward H a farmer of Worth township, S C of Salem, Oregon, J M Jr. a merchant of Boone, and Mrs Minnie Latham, who lives on the old homestead near Boone. Mrs Lucy Grayson a half sister of our subject is now deceased.
James W Wane, familiarly known as Jim by his many friends here, was reared on the old homestead in Worth township and attended the public schools of the neighborhood. As soon as old enough to be of any assistance, he began to aid in the operation of the farm and throughout his active life has followed agricultural pursuits. In connection with general farming he has given considerable attention tot eh raising of stock. He was married December 25, 1872, to Miss Laura Boone, a daughter of William M Boone. She died October 29, 1908. Six children were born to Mr and Mrs Wane as follows: Mrs Lena Dyer, now a resident of San Diego, California, Zylph at home, John M a resident of Webster City, Iowa, who married Millie Hull and has one son. Walter, Mrs Eva Franzen of Boone, who has one son, Marvin, George R who died at the age of twenty-six years, and Eunice L twin of Eva also deceased.
The republican party has always found in Mr Wane a stanch supporter of its principles, but he has never accepted office, preferring to devote his entire life and attention to his business interests. He is president often Squire Boone Cemetery Association and never withholds his support for any enterprise which he believes will advance the interests of the community, being a very public spirited citizen.
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