TERRELL, CHARLES W.
TERRELL, ENNIS, WILSON, ROGERS, TILLON, PAUL, SHELEY, EVANS
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The 1880 History of Poweshiek County Iowa
Sugar Creek Township
TERRELL, CHARLES W. -- Merchant. Of the firm of Terrell & Ennis. Was born in Clinton county, Ohio, on the 28th day of February, 1851. Removed with his parents to Iowa at the age of five years, settling at Forest Home. Mr. Terrell is a son of Dr. Terrell, of the before mentioned place, who resides on the farm and follows his profession. Young Terrell was here brought up on the farm, where he followed farm work in youth in the summer and in the winter attended the public school, until he was about seventeen years of age, when he entered the business house of Wilson & Rogers, in Montezuma, as a clerk, remaining with this house about eighteen months, or until the dissolution of the firm, when he continued with John W. Wilson, successor to Wilson & Rogers, for about two years. He then engaged as a clerk in the mercantile house of James Tillon, in Montezuma, for about three years, when he entered into a partnership with Mr. Paul, and started into business at Searsboro, this county, under the firm name of Paul & Terrell, in September, 1874, which firm continued to run in this place for about eighteen months, then removed to Galesburg, Jasper county, continuing the business in Galesburg about eight months. Mr. Terrell, by reason of bad health, sold out, and for a short time was out of business. He then engaged himself to James Sheley & Son, in closing out bankrupt goods, and was sent to Searsboro for that purpose. After closing out the same he went into business for himself, which he continued to conduct alone until September, 1878, when he associated with him his father-in-law, Mr. Vestus Evans, under the firm name of Terrell & Evans, which firm is still doing business in Searsboro, carrying a fine stock of general merchandise and doing a fine business. Besides their mercantile business the firm own in partnership two farms, one consisting of 160 acres of fine land just south of Searsboro, immediately adjoining the town plat, and one of forty acres, three miles south of town. He was married July 1, 1877 to Miss Ida Evans, a lady of intelligence and refinement, by whom he has one child, Mary, who is now two years of age. While Mr. Terrell is still quite young, he has accumulated a considerable quantity of this world's goods and bids fair at no distant day to be one of the wealthy men of the county.
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