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Carver, Chester M. 1828 1915


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 1/12/2021 at 11:46:43

Source: Cresco Plain Dealer Aug. 6, 1915 P-8 C-5

Chester M. Carver was born in Stockbridge, Madison county, N. Y., March 16, 1828. He was the seventh son of Austin and Peggy Carver, both descendents of sturdy New England ancestry. His early years were spent in his native village, with the exception of a few months in the summer of 1844, when he went on an ocean voyage to Newfoundland.
In the spring of 1856, actuated by the spirit of progress and adventure, he left New York for the west intending to try his fortunes in Kansas. While visiting in Ohio he became acquainted with parties interested in Iowa and decided to look over Iowa property before selecting a location.
In April 1856 he bought a preemption claim to a quarter section in Howard county, Iowa, located between what was at that time the villages of New Oregon and Vernon Springs. This became his home. On Dec. 29, 1859 he was married to Mary L. Fall, at Prairie du Chien, Wis., and spent that winter in Evanston, Ill.
In the summer of 1860, he, with his brother-in-law, R. W. Beadle, and a cousin from the east, left by mule team
overland for Pikes Peak. The summer was spent in the mountains of Colorado with some profit and much interesting experience and adventure. In the fall Mr. Carve returned to Howard county and in the winter he and his wife established their home on his claim, where they lived for a number of years, enduring the the{sic} hardship and experiencing the adventures and pleasures of pioneer life.
Removing to Cresco in the fall of 1871, he engaged for several years in various lines of business, being associated at one time with the late C. I. White, and afterwards with Capt. C. V. Jocobs in the lumber business. In 1875 he purchased an eighty adjoining the corporation of Cresco on the west, where in 1888 he built the home of his declining years.
Mr. Carver experienced religion in his early manhood, and altho not a member of any church, always lived a clean, consistent Christian life. The summons to come up higher came quietly at the noon hour, July 30th, and he was mercifully spared the tortures of a long and painful illness.
He is survived by his loving life companion, his youngest sister, Dora Carver, and his daughter, Mrs. Dora Swenson; a son, Charles Austin Carver, having died in infancy.

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