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Dan Grundy

DAN GRUNDY is one of the well-known and enterprising farmers of Cedar Township.  He was born in Lancashire, England, November 12, 1856, and is the son of Joseph Grundy, deceased, a well-known pioneer of Cedar Township.  Dan was thirteen years of age when his parents came to Cherokee County; his father took a  homestead of eighty acres, and he being the only son at home, much of the work of clearing and improving the land fell upon him.  He received his education in the common schools of England, and after coming to his country he availed himself of the opportunities afforded by the district school.  Mr. Grundy was united in marriage September 27, 1883, to Miss Agnes Macy, a woman of culture and education, who was a popular teacher.  She is a daughter of D. S. and Delilah (Gardner) Macy, early settlers of Marshall County, Iowa, but formerly from Ohio.  Mr. and Mrs. Grundy have had born to them two children: Paul Macy and Ione; one child died in infancy named Harrison.

To those who came to this county at an early day the task of making a new home was not an inviting one and  hearts less brave and hands less willing would not have overcome all the difficulties.  Mr. Grundy is now in the full enjoyment of all the     efforts made in his young manhood and youth.  He is living in the old home, rests beneath the shade trees planted by his own hand, and gathers fruits from the trees which he tended and watched when a child.  Politically he supports the issues of the Republican party.  He is a faithful member of the Christian Church and has ever been interested in all movements tending to benefit the community in which he has long resided.  He enjoys the respect and esteem of all who know him.

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

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