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Duane R. Sweet


Posted By: Peter Gausmann (email)
Date: 2/7/2010 at 06:56:20


Duane R. Sweet, a well known resident of Forest City, was formerly identified with farming interests in Winnebago county and his well directed efforts along that line brought him success. He was born in Adams county, Wisconsin, April 10, 1872, a son of A. J. and Mary (Pettis) Sweet. He was reared and educated in Hancock county, Iowa, and remained at home until he attained his majority, after which he purchased a farm in that county comprising two hundred and forty acres on section 2, Bingham township. His labors converted that place into a highly improved and productive tract. He made a specialty of the raising and breeding of stock and thereby he contributed much to his income and to his success. He is a stockholder in the Farmers Elevator and in the Farmers Cooperative Creamery Company. He continued to remain upon his farm until March 1, 1917, when he retired and removed to Forest City, where he now owns and occupies a fine residence.

In January, 1889, Mr. Sweet was united in marriage to Miss Etta Carriel, a native of Hardin county, Iowa, and a daughter of Calvin and Lura (Furman) Carriel. The father was born in New York and the mother in Pennsylvania, and both are now deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Sweet have been born seven children, namely: Carriel, Marjorie, Marion D., Bernice, Allen and two who died in infancy. The parents attend the Baptist church and Mr. Sweet votes with the democratic party but has never sought nor desired office, preferring to concentrate his energies upon his business affairs, which, carefully directed, have brought to him substantial and well deserved success.

Source: History of Winnebago County and Hancock County, Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement, Vol. II. Pioneer Publishing Company (Chicago), 1917. pp. 149-150.


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