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W. T. GoldenW.
T. GOLDEN is a successful member of the farming community of
Silver Township. He was born in Delaware County, Ohio, June
1856 and is a son of Benjamin and Catherine Groves (Golden) Weise.
The father of Mr. Golden died when he was two years old.
His mother came to Iowa, and was married to Henry Weise,
prominent citizen of Silver Township. For several years Mr.
Golden made his home with his uncle, J. H. Groves, Esq., a well known
resident of the county. In 1869 he went to Cedar County,
and the country being new and game plentiful, he engaged in hunting and
trapping, in which he was very successful. At the end of two
years of this wild and adventurous life he obtained a Government
position in one of the large wood yards of the Upper Missouri River,
near Fort Hale, He had Government contracts for supplying
Government steamboats. After continuing in this business for
years, he went to the Black Hills on a prospecting trip. He
returned to his former occupation on the Upper Missouri River, and
remained there until 1882, when he came to Silver Township and engaged
in farming. He owns 240 acres of rich land, well watered by
Silver Creek. There is a comfortable dwelling, and a large
especially arranged with a view of feeding swine, Mr. Golden feeding
from 300 to 600 annually. In 1883 occurred the marriage of W.
Golden and Miss Sophia Hahn, a native of Clayton County, Iowa.
this union two children have been born: Charles and Katie.
Mr. Golden casts his suffrage with the Independent
preferring the man to any declaration of party principles. He
led an unusually eventful life, having spent much time in wild portions
of the West, uninhabited by an one but the savage red man. He
of a frank disposition, and his agreeable manners, with integrity of
character, have won for him many friends.
Biographical History of Cherokee
County, IA, W. W. Dunbar & Co Publishers, 1889
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