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James M Noland


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/27/2010 at 15:31:36

James M Noland is one of the most substantial landowners of Boone county, holding title to 760 acres of choice land on sections 19, 20 21, and 29 Cass township. Moreover, he has always participated in public affairs and has proven himself a useful citizen, serving at present as mayor of Woodward and president the board of education.
He was born in Highland county, Ohio April 26, 1850 and is a son of William and Rachel (Bennett) Noland, the former born in Pike county, Ohio in February 1822, and the later in Highland county, that state, March 13, 1823. They came overland to Iowa on October 26, 1850, when our subject was but a few months old. The trop was made by boat to Keokuk, Iowa whence they proceeded to Cass township, this county, locating on section 27. There the father followed farming and stock raising. In 1865 he enlisted form Boone county for service in the Union army with the Thirteenth Iowa Regiment and died at Newbern, North Carolina, being buried in that place. His wife passed away in Cass township, June 20, 1886. They were married in Highland county, Ohio September 2, 1842, and became the parents of ten children as follows: Mrs Elizabeth Jane Dickerson who was born July 2, 1843, Mary born January 6, 1845, deceased, Albert C who was born November 16, 1846, and died at Huntsville, Alabama, while a member of Company D, Thirteenth Iowa Volunteer Infantry and is buried at that place, John W who was born April 25, 1848, and is residing in California, James M of this review, George W who was born August 4 1852, and lives in Cass township, Mrs Margaret Ellen Newell, who was born January 26, 1856, and resides in Woodward, F S born October 3, 1859, of Modesto, California, Joshua Marion born July 31, 1861, of Alberta, Canada, and Nathaniel born July 28, 1864, of Alberta, Canada. The elder children were born in Highland county, Ohio and the five younger in Cass township, the county, where all were reared. When they came her pioneer conditions yet prevailed and the family endured all the privations and hardships incident to pioneer life.
James M Noland removed with his parents to Cass township and there attended the common schools, subsequently taking up farming and stock raising. He has been very successful, now owing today 760 acres of choice land on section 19, 20, 21, and 29, Cass township, improved with three sets of buildings. He has always followed most modern and up to date methods and by close application and industry has attained to prosperity. He now resides in Woodward but still supervises the operation of his farms in Cass township.
On November 9, 1883, Mr Noland was married in Cass township, Boone county to Miss Emma Vernon who was born in that township, March 28, 1861. Her parents were Joseph B and Persosia (Gregg) Vernon, the former born near Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, February 23, 1828, and the latter in Virginia, June 30, 1832. They were among the earliest settlers of Boone county, having come overland from Pennsylvania to Illinois and thence to Iowa in a covered wagon. The father served in the Union army, enlisting form Boone county. He died in Cass township October 1, 1879, and was survived by his wife until August 21, 1882, the latter also dying in Cass township. In their family were the following children: Oliver C born June 20, 1853, no a resident of Kansas, Mrs Laura Mowrer born September 25, 1854, of Perry, Iowa, Mrs Mary L Bernard born February 29, 1856, who died November 29, 1901, Mrs Ella P Ramsey, born April 10, 1859, of Cass township, Mrs Emma Noland, Charles K born July 30, 1864, of Cass township. Morris T born March 8, 1868, of Fresno, California, and Mrs Lucy A Allshouse born January 5, 1871, of Perry, Iowa. Two sons died in infancy. The two eldest children were born in Pennsylvania, the third in Illinois and the younger ones in Cass township. Here Mrs Noland attended the common schools and grew to womanhood. She and her husband became the parents of five children, all of whom were born in Cass township: Ralph E born August 29, 1884, of Cass township, Mrs Lucy A Grant born November 10, 1885, of Peoples township, Morris K born August 26, 887, of Cass township, Mrs Lillie E wade born August 18, 1889, of Cass township and Flossie May who was born October 19, 1898, and is residing with her parent in Woodward, attending the high school. There are seven grandchildren Ralph has two children: Emmet who makes his home with his father in Cass township, and Jennie May residing with her grandparents. Wilbur, Kenneth, and Doyle are children of Mrs Grant, and Orlee and Winifred are daughters of Morris K Noland.
James M Noland has always given his allegiance to the republican party and for a number of years was trustee of Cass township. At present he is serving as mayor of Woodward, giving the city a businesslike administration. He is president of the board of education, having ever taken a deep interest I that cause, and both he and his wife belong to the Methodist Episcopal church of Woodward. Fraternally he is a member of the Peaceful Lodge, No 454, A F & AM and Woodward Lodge, No 460, I O O F. There is much that is admirable in his career, which may served as an example to the young men of today, demonstrating that high qualities of character are the fundamentals upon which is built a successful life.

1914 Boone County History Book


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