Moon, Charles Walter
MOON, ROSS, ALLEN
Posted By: Mary H. Cochrane, Volunteer
Date: 7/2/2019 at 16:40:08
Charles Walter Moon
History of Decatur County, Iowa And Its People
Prof. J.M. Howell & Heman C. Smith. p. 143. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. Chicago. 1915.
Since 1890 Charles Walter Moon has operated an excellent farm on section 15, Fayette township, and previous to that year he resided just north of Lamoni. He was born in Laporte county, Indiana, November 19, 1866, a son of John Orrin and Maggie (Ross) Moon, who removed to Decatur county, Iowa, with their family about 1880. The mother is deceased but the father, who during his active life was an agriculturist, is still living at the age of seventy-six years and resides at Leon.
Charles W. Moon remained at home until he was twenty-one years of age but since then has farmed on his own account. He had no capital when he began but he now owns eighty acres of excellent land on section 15, Fayette township, which is finely improved. He is very progressive and was one of the first in his section to erect a silo. He carried on general farming and stock-raising and derives a good income from his labor.
On the 6th of May, 1891, Mr. Moon married Miss Sarah Allen, a native of Kewanee, Illinois, and a daughter of James Allen, who came to the United States from England, his native country, about 1887 and is still running a mill in Lamoni. To Mr. And Mrs. Moon have been born four children: Walter, a student in Graceland College at Lamoni; Willard and Orrin, both of whom are attending the Lamoni high school; and George Milton, who is a public-school student.
Mr. Moon is a republican and has served in a number of township and school offices, making a very creditable record as an official. His wife and three eldest sons are members of the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints. He is justly held in high esteem by those who know him and his success in his chosen occupation is due to this energy and good management.
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