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Trowbridge, Fred C.


Posted By: Roseanna Zehner
Date: 7/25/2006 at 19:46:59


Fred C. Trowbridge is a worthy member of the farming fraternity who has dug a competency out of the earth, and has made himself a fortune without taking from other men. What he has accumulated, comes from the bounty of overflowing nature, and when the farmer is prosperous all the world is better off.

Mr. Trowbridge was born in New Lisbon, Wisconsin, July 5, 1865, a son of E. B. Trowbridge, who was a contractor and builder. He died June 10, 1889. They moved to Lyon County, Iowa, in 1871. The Trowbridge family has been long identified with the early history of New England, and among its generations have been men eminent in their day.

Fred C. Trowbridge grew up in his native community, and attended the common schools, and when he was twenty-one years old struck out for himself, beginning on his own account in Lyon county.

Mr. Trowbridge was married March 23, 1892, to Miss Julie Field, who was born in Linn county, Iowa, March 29, 1868. Her father, Hiram Field, a carpenter and contractor, is still engaged in following that occupation in Linn county, Iowa. There have been three children born to this union: Hettie, Robert, and Howard. The latter died June 26, 1901, at the age of three months.

Mr. Trowbridge is a Republican. He has worked hard and has already attained a very substantial success in business life. He owned a quarter section of well i mproved land, on which he put up ample and commodious farm buildings, which farm he has recently sold.

In the fall of 1901 Mr. Trowbridge and family made a trip to the state of Washington, for the purpose of visiting relatives in the west, and with a view to locating if that country suited him. Not finding anything desirable they returned in June, 1902, and built the present home.

Source: Compendium of History Reminiscence and Biography of Lyon County, Iowa. Published under the Auspices of the Pioneer Association of Lyon County. Geo. Monlun, Pres.; Hon. E. C. Roach Sec’y; and Col. F. M. Thompson, Historian. Geo. A. Ogle & CO., Published, Engravers and Book Manufacturers. Chicago, 1904-1905

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