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A Marion Harlow


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/27/2010 at 17:55:05

A Marion Harlow, is a self made man to whom is due great credit for what he has accomplished. Some one has said of him: “He is a splendid man, large in stature and just as broad-minded.” He was born in Cass township, this county, September 23, 1863, and has always resided here with the exception of a brief period spent in Nebraska.
His father, Abner Harlow, was born in Saratoga county, New York, on June 4, 1834, and is residing on the old Harlow homestead near Woodward, Iowa. He wedded Mary E Waldo, who was born in Madison county, Ohio, April 12, 1840, and died in Cass township, January 14, 1905. The Harlow family came to Boone county, at an early day, arriving on October 26 1854, and thus for six decades Abner Harlow has resided in this part of the state. He was married in this county and reared his family in Cass township. There were ten children born unto him and his wife, nine sons and a daughter of whom four are living. The record of the family is as follows: William Holmes, the eldest, died at the age of four and a half years. Mrs Ella Staker died in 1906. Samuel D died at the age of six weeks. Abner Lycurgus died in 1907. A M is the next younger. Orin died at the age of twenty-tow years. Oscar died at the age of eighteen years. Charles D born July 10, 1872, is residing in Des Moines, Iowa. George is a resident of St James, Minnesota. Jacob born June 15, 1877, is residing on the old home farm in Cass township. All were born and reared in Cass township. They were among the early settlers here, an the family has been prominent and successful. The old frame house which was the original home of the family was supplanted in 1876 by a substantial brick residence, the only brick dwelling in their part of the county.
A M Harlow had the usual experiences of the farm boy. He was trained to habits of industry and economy and these have constituted the basic element in his success. He was married in Nebraska December 24, 1890, to Miss Genevieve Grandell, who was born in Wisconsin and died in Henningford, Nebraska, April 30, 1893. Unto them was born a daughter, Mrs Winnie White, whose birth occurred n a sod house in Nebraska on May 5, 1892, and who is now residing in Cass township. Mr Harlow was gain married November 24, 1899, when Miss Mary Shultz became his wife. She was born in Germany, November 28, 1875, and came to America with her parents, Gottlieb and Mary Ann (Anton) Shultz, who were also natives of Germany, the former born May 1, 1836, and the latter in 1846. Mr Shultz died in North Dakota, January 14, 1914, and his widow is still living in that state. In the Shultz family were six children, who survive and all of whom were born in Germany namely: Mrs Lena Weilhus, of Illinois, Herman who is living in North Dakota, August a resident of Canada, Mrs Minnie John who makes her home in North Dakota, Mrs Laura Lee of Canada, and Mrs Harlow the wife of the subject of this review.
Mr and Mrs Harlow became the parents of five children, all of whom were born in Cass township and whose names follow: Ella born June 28, 1901, Olive born December 28, 1902, Laura January 25, 1904, Abner Marvin and Abbie May twins born July 25, 1907. Abner died at the age of one week. They were all born in the same community in which the farther spent his youth and are attending the schools of the neighborhood.
In his political views Mr Harlow is a democrat and keeps well informed of the questions and issues of the day. He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church of Woodward and are interested in its work and the adoption of its principles. He had led a life of a busy, energetic man dna is now the owner of 205 acres of choice land on section 28 besides the 10 acres of land on section 29 Cass township, where on he has place many modern improvements .He and his wife deserve much credit for what they have accomplished. He has won his competency entirely through is own efforts and that, too, in the face of difficulties that would discourage the average man. They are giving their children ever possible advantage. Their home is pleasantly, comfortably and attractively furnished, and they surround their children with the best literature. They are broad and liberal minded people and are publicly spirited, as is manifest in their active and helpful interest in the many movements for the general good. In addition to developing and cultivating his farm Mr Harlow raises all kinds of live stock of good grades and has won success in that undertaking.

1914 Boone County History Book


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