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Yarwood, Charles F. 1865 1936

YARWOOD, LEE, SMITH, SCHRUBBE, HILLIMAN

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Date: 5/17/2015 at 14:30:42

CHARLES F. YARWOOD.

Charles F. Yarwood, owning and operating two hundred and forty acres of land on sections 18 and 19, Madison township, and numbered among the progressive and substantial agriculturists of this locality, is a native of Winneshiek county, born in Calmar township, October 17, 1865. He is a son of George W. and Maria (Lee) Yarwood, the former a native of England and the latter of Wisconsin. When the father came to America he settled first in New York and in 1855 moved to Winneshiek county where he purchased and improved a farm in Calmar township, operating this until his death in the fall of 1901. His wife survived him, dying November 28, 1908.

Charles F. Yarwood was reared upon his father's farm and acquired his education in the district schools of Calmar township. When he was twenty-three years of age he came to Madison township and bought one hundred and sixty acres of land on section 19, setting himself with characteristic energy to the task of improving and developing this property. He later added to it the eighty adjoining acres lying on section 18 and now owns two hundred and forty acres of well cultivated and productive land. Upon it he has made substantial improvements from time to time, erecting a comfortable residence, good barns and outbuildings and neglecting nothing which would add to the attractive appearance or value of the place. The work of improvement has been carried forward steadily along practical lines and Mr. Yarwood stands today among the representative and progressive farmers of this vicinity.

Mr. Yarwood has been twice married. On November 23, 1893, he wedded Miss Olive Smith, a daughter of John and Susan (Lee) Smith, the former a native of New York and the latter of Wisconsin. The father came to Winneshiek county at an early date and went from here to Allamakee county where he engaged in farming until his death. His wife survives him. By his first union Mr. Yarwood had five children: Harold; Lloyd; Grace; Bessie, who was born in 1894, and died September 21, of the same year; and one, who died in infancy. Mr. Yarwood's first wife passed away August 17, 1899, and on the 9th of March, 1904, he was again married, his second union being with Miss Mary P. Schrubbe. She was born in Decorah, September 14, 1876, and is a daughter of August and Caroline (Hilliman) Schrubbe, the former a native of Germany and the latter of Canada. The father came to America with his parents when he was fourteen years of age and located in Wisconsin. In 1865 he came to Decorah, Iowa, and for a time worked as a farm laborer. He afterwards operated a soap factory for a number of years but eventually resumed agricultural pursuits, renting and cultivating a fine farm. He died in October, 1902, at the age of sixty-three years, and is survived by his wife who makes her home in Decorah. Mr. and Mrs. Yarwood became the parents of four children: Leonard; Herbert; Edward, who died in 1905; and one child, who died in infancy. Mr. Yarwood is a member of the Methodist church. His fraternal relations are with the Yeomen and his political allegiance is given to the republican party. He is at present director of his school district and the cause of education finds in him a stanch and intelligent supporter. He has lived in Madison township and upon his present farm for a quarter of a century and the years have brought him well deserved and substantial success.

Source: History of Winneshiek County, Iowa Vol. II Chicago the S. J. Clark Publishing Company 1913

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