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S. N. Dawson

S N DAWSON - This substantial and reliable young farmer is a resident of Cedar Township, Cherokee County, where he located in 1880.  He was born in Green County, Wisconsin, October 21, 1854 and is a son of John J and Mary A (Parrot) Dawson.  John J Dawson was a native of West Virginia and settled in Green County in 1839, being one of the earliest pioneers of Southern Wisconsin. He was twice married and had fourteen children, six daughters and eight sons.  S. N. Dawson, the subject of this brief biography, was reared in the county of his birth and obtained his education in the public schools and in the Broadhead Academy.  He was united in marriage May 27, 1880 to Miss Kate M. Fleek, a daughter of Jerome B. and Margaret Fleek and the same year settled in Cedar Township.  In 1883, he returned to Wisconsin and remained there three years and then in 1886 he came back to Cedar Township, and located on his present farm; it contains 440 acres, 400 of which are under cultivation.  He has made many valuable improvements on the place and today it is considered one of the best in the county.  Mr. Dawson devotes his time exclusively to farming and stock-raising and has met with marked success in his undertakings.  Two children have been born to Mr and Mrs Dawson:  Jerome B. and Maggie May.  In political thought and action Mr. Dawson affiliates with the Republican party.  Although a young man he has attained an enviable position in the county, both from a social and financial point of view, and has the confidence and respect of all who know him.

  Biographical History of Cherokee County, IA, W. W. Dunbar & Co Publishers, 1889

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