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Charles K Vernon


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/27/2010 at 15:29:25

Charles K Vernon owns a valuable farm of 110 acres of choice land on section 16, Cass township, having upon his property two set of buildings. He has not only contributed toward agricultural development but has taken and active interest in public affairs and has served in several official positions. He was born on the Vernon homestead in Cass township, July 30, 1864, and there attended school and grew to manhood, early taking up farming and stock raising. He is a son of Joseph B and Persosia (Gregg) Vernon the former born near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, February 23, 1828, and the latter in the state of Virginia June 30, 1832. The parents were among the early settlers of Boone county, having come to the county from Illinois, whither they had made their away overland form Pennsylvania. The father was a soldier in the Union army, enlisting form Boone county. He died in Cass township October 1, 1879, his widow surviving him until August 21, 1882, also passing away in Cass township. In their family were the following children: Oliver C of Kansas, Mrs Laura Mowre, of Perry, Iowa. Mrs Mary L Bernard who died November 29, 1901, Mrs Ella P Ramsey of Cass township, Mrs James Noland of Woodward, Charles K our subject, Morris T of Fresno, California, and Mrs Luc A Allshouse of Perry, Iowa.
Mr Vernon of this review has followed agricultural pursuits for many years and now owns a property comprising 110 acres in Cass township. He has always followed the latest and best methods and has installed modern machinery upon his farm. His fields a re in a high state of cultivation. And he has made many improvements which have enhances the value of is property. He is competent, industrious and energetic and such success as has come to him is well merited.
On February 21, 1884, Mr Vernon married in Cass township Miss Carrie B Swisher who was born in Worth township, this county January 2, 1868, attending the common schools there . Her parent were George and Emma (McMichels) Swisher, the former born in West Virginia May 6, 1842, and the latter near Burlington, Iowa March 5, 1848.The father died in Cass township February 2, 1913, being survived by his widow, who resides on the home farm where she and he husband settled in 1880. Mr Swisher remembers the time when the cows were herded where the city of Boone now stands. In their family were five children: Carrie B the wife of our subject, Mrs Mollie Parsal born January 5, 1870, of Dallas count, Iowa, B M who was born May 14, 1871 and also resides in that county, George Jr who was born March 5, 1874, and resides in Cass township, and J V whose birth occurred October 28, 1877, and who makes his home on the Swisher homestead in Cass township. Mr and Mrs Vernon were the parents of four children Mrs Belva K James who was born July 7, 1888 was married February 12, 1905 and is now residing in Peoples township. She has one daughter Pauline Alice, who was born February 21, 1913. They second in the Vernon family is Mrs Catharine M Lemaster, born August 8, 1891 who was married February 16, 1910 and resides on the old home farm in Cass township, Lucy born October 23, 1892 died December 12, 1892, Helen G whose birth occurred March 28, 1897 resides with her parents. These children were born and reared in Cass township and in the acquirement of their education attended the Liberty school.
Politically Charles K Vernon is a democrat and has always taken a laudable interest in the progress of his township and county. He has served as road supervisor and has been a member of the school board of Cass township, taking and intelligent interests in the cause of education. He and his family are members of the Liberty Methodist Episcopal church. He has many friends in Cass township and is highly esteemed and respected by all who know him and most respected by those who know him best.

1914 Boone County History Book


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