Marion P Ramsey
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/27/2010 at 15:27:32
Along the line of agricultural activity Marion P Ramsey has made continuous progress since starting out n life on his own account. He makes his home in Cass township, where he has resided the greater part of the time since the spring of 1879. He is a native of Des Moines township, born June 27, 1857. His father, John Ramsey was a native of Green township, Harrison county, Ohio born March 13, 1832. After arriving at years of maturity he married Esther Ann Paxton, who was also born in Green township, Harrison county, Ohio her natal day being January 13, 1834.
In and early day the family removed westward to Illinois and in 1853 arrived in Boone county, Iowa settling in Boonesboro. They were among the early residents of this section of the state and took an active part in promoting progress and development along various lines. For almost six decades the father continued to make his home in Boone county, his death occurring in Worth township on February 26, 1911. For about five years he had survived his wife, who died in Woodward, Iowa, July 25, 1906.Both had attained an advanced age the mother being seventy-two at the time of her demise, while the father was in his seventy-ninth years. In their family were five children, namely: George who was born December 18, 1853, and died five days later, Mrs Margaret Hemm who was born July 7, 1855, and is now a resident of Woodward, Iowa, Marion P of this review, S A who was born November 4, 1860, and is now residing in Woodward, and C E who was born November 22, 1864, and makes his home in Woodward. All were born and reared in Boone county, and the family has been widely and favorably known in this section of the state for sixty-one years.
Marion P Ramsey spent his boyhood and youth in the usual manner of arm lads. In his youthful days he attended the public schools in order to acquire an education that would qualify him for life’s practical and responsible duties. When his text books were put aside he concentrated his energies upon farm work, taking up his abode in Cass township in the spring of 1879, and with the exception of a decade spent in the Sunflower state, where he carried on general farming, he has since made his home in Cass township, where he now resides, owning and cultivating 114 acres of choice land on section 17. His place is well improved and his home is modern and attractively furnished . There are good barns and outbuildings for the shelter of grain and stock, and the latest makes of farm machinery facilitate the work of the fields. In addition to rising various cereals Mr Ramsey is also engaged in raising a good grade of Poland China hogs, and this branch of his business is bringing him substantial returns. His work has been crowned with gratifying measure of success that makes him now the possessor of a comfortable competence.
In Cass township, on November 10, 1880 Mr Ramsey was untied in marriage to Miss Ella Persosia Vernon, who was born in Cass township, April 10, 1859, and was here reared to womanhood, her parents being among the pioneer settlers of the township. Unto Mr and Mrs Ramsey have been born three children. Harry V who was born August 3, 1882, and attended the common schools and high school at Perry is now interested in the drainage business at Owatonna, Minnesota. Marion Earl, born in Kansas, July 23, 1888 is residing with his parents upon the home farm. Mrs Esther Fay Kirtley born May 23, 1893 is a resident of Peoples township.
In his political views Mr Ramsey has always been a democrat since he became a voter and he keeps well informed on the questions and issues of the day. He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church at Cass township, and there lives conform to their professions. All who know them esteem them for their genuine worth, and they have a circle of friends in Boone county almost coextensive with he circle of their acquaintances.
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