Fremont County, Iowa

Fisher Township

Biographies

Source: History of Fremont County, Iowa
(Des Moines: Iowa History Co., 1881)
Transcribed by Cay Merryman

  • ADAMS, WM. E., physician and surgeon, P. O. Farragut; born September 5, 1848, in Warwick county, Indiana, where he resided with his parents until he became of age. He there read medicine until 1873, when he came west and located in Farragut, and taught school and continued to read medicine until the fall of 1874, when he took his first course of medical lectures before a college of physicians and surgeons at Keokuk, Iowa. He then clerked in a drug store for a time, and again in the winter of 1875-6, he was again at the college at Keokuk, and graduated in the spring of 1876. He then returned and engaged in the practice of medicine, and is so engaged at the present time. Was married March 20, 1877, to India Mason, a native of Indiana. They have one child: Albert.
  • BUTLER, GEO., implements and furniture, P. O. Farragut; born December 7, 1842, in Stark county, Illinois, and resided in that vicinity until 1858, when he emigrated to Washington Territory, and located at Olymphia, where he was employed by the government, and also dealt in merchandise. He remained in that country until 1869, when he returned and located in Fremont county, at Farragut, where he followed farming for about six years. He then engaged in the implement and furniture business, under the firm name of Butler & Jones. He is also engaged in farming.
  • BUTT, FRANK, farmer, P. O. Farragut; born January 4, 1849, in England. When quite small his parents emigrated to America and located in Chicago, where they remained about eleven years. Mr. Butt's father died in Chicago. After leaving Chicago he and his mother went to Keenonce, Illinois, where he remained about eleven years. He then came to Fremont county, Iowa, working by the month for a time and then rented a farm. Four years later he settled on his farm in section 32, where he now resides. He was married February 12, 1873, to Miss Inez G. Fuller, a native of New York, born February 22, 1850. They have four children: Jennie L., Anna E., Toy A. and Frank W.
  • BLAIR, SAMUEL, miller, P. O. Shenandoah; born March 19, 1819, in Augusta county, Virginia. At an early day he emigrated to Illinois, and engaged in the milling business in Rock Island county, until 1870, when he became a resident of Jones county, Iowa. In 1875, he returned to Illinois, to again come to Iowa, Fremont county, in 1879. He was married in 1844, and has three children: William, Samuel and Preston. William and Preston are in partnership in the farming business. They have a fine farm and are energetic and prosperous.
  • CRAIG, CLARENCE F., hardware dealer, P. O. Farragut; born October 18, 1851, in Van Buren county, Iowa. A few years later he moved with his parents to Council Bluffs, where they resided until the beginning of the war, when his father enlisted in the army, and his family returned to Van Buren county, and remained there until the close of the war. In 1868 they returned to Council Bluffs, and there resided until 1870, when they moved to Fort Madison, where Clarence learned the tinner's trade. In 1872 he came to his present location, in Farragut, and engaged in the stove and tinware business. Was married to Miss Maggie R. Winther, December 24, 1873. they are the parents of one child, Seth H.
  • COX, JOHN C., farmer, P.O. Farragut; born March 2, 1842, in Peoria county, Illinois. When sixteen years of age became a resident of Henry county, where he resided until January, 1873, when he came to this county. He was married May 30, 1872, to Miss Lucinda Carson, a native of Henry county, Illinois, born May, 6, 1841. They are the parents of four children, two living: Bessie A. and Florence M. Mrs. Cox died December 27, 1879.
  • COX, SAMUEL A., dealer in grain and coal, P. O. Farragut; born September 20, 1851, in Peoria county, Illinois, where he resided until February, 1855, when he moved to Henry county, same state. In April, 1872, he came to Fremont county, Iowa, to engage in farming, which occupation he followed until October, 1878, when he began his present business.
  • COX, WILLIAM B., farmer, P. O. Farragut; born September 21, 1839, in Richmond, Virginia. In the winter following his parents moved to Peoria county, Illinois. In 1857 he moved to Henry county, same state. In September, 1860, he attended Lombard University, remaining one year. In 1862 he taught school, and in 1864 was employed in the quartermaster's department until the latter part of June, when he was discharged. He was married February 6, 1866, to Miss Almedia Bennett, a native of Ohio, born August 11, 1846. They have four children: Willie T., born November 29, 1866; Eddie, born November 27, 1868; Errie L., born September 24, 1874; and Thomas, born January 8, 1877. They came to this county in the spring of 1875. He is one of the township trustees, and holds the respect of all his neighbors.
  • CROCKETT, JAMES G., traveling agent for the McCormick harvesting and machine company, and grain dealer. P. O. Farragut; born November 11, 1843, in Virginia, and remained there until six years of age, and then moved with his parents to Sullivan county, Tennessee. Here he remained until sixteen yers of age, when he went to Atchinson county, Missouri, and resided there about three years. From thence he went to Nebraska City, where he was engaged in the grain trade until 1864, when he went to Helena City, Montana Territory, where he was engaged in freighting with his father for three years, and then returned to Watson, Atchinson county, Missouri, and engaged in the grain business at that place for two years. He then went to work for the McCormick machine company and in 1879 moved to Farragut, where he now resides, engaged in the same business. Was married May 9, 1872, to Miss Maggie R. Ross, a native of Cass county, Illinois. they have two children: Joel R. and Gracie L. Mr. Crockett is a descendant of the renowned Davie Crockett, of Tennessee.
  • CROSSER, SIMON, merchant, P. O. Farragut; born July 6, 1838, in Wood county, Ohio, and remained there until about twelve or thirteen years of age, when he moved to Cedar county, Iowa. From there he went to Hardin county, Iowa, staying about eighteen months, and from there removed to Atchinson county, Missouri, where he attended school for some time. He then located in Hamburg, Iowa, from which place he enlisted in company F., fifteenth Iowa volunteer infantry. He participated in the battles of Pittsburg Landing and numerous skirmishes. Was discharged at Corinth, Mississippi, about the first of July, 1862. He returned to Hamburg, Iowa, and continued in poor health for about two years. He then commenced clerking in a general merchandise store, and remained until about the spring of 1873, when he located in Farragut and commenced business for himself. Was married November 27, 1870, to Miss Harriet E. Miller, a native of Missouri. They have one child, Carrie D.
  • CRAIG, H. D., grocer, P. O. Farragut; born July 12, 1858, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and at the age of three years moved with his parents to Keokuk, Iowa, remaining in that city about four years, when, in 1869, he returned to Council Bluffs. Here he remained about three years, and then moved to Fort Madison, Iowa, remaining there about one year, when he came to Fremont county. Here he was engaged in farming during the summer season, and attended school during the winter season at Fort Madison, where his parents then resided. This he continued for six years, when he located permanently on a farm in this county, and continued farming until 1879, when he engaged in the grocery business in Farragut. Was married January 6, 1880, to Miss Kate L. Wilcox, a native of Indiana.
  • CARTER, WM. B., farmer, P. O. Farragut; born in Kentucky, December 20, 1847, and when less than one year of age moved with his parents to Indiana, locating near Boonville, where he remained until 1868. He then came west and settled in Fremont, county, Iowa, and remained in that county two years, where he was married to Nellie Mahow, a native of Knox county, Illinois. Is the father of four children: Robert L., Viola B., Charles and George. After his two year's residence in Fremont county he went to Page county, and settled near Shenandoah, and improved a nice little farm of eighty acres, where he lived until the fall of 1874, when he returned to Fremont county, and located where he now resides. He has 160 acres of good new land.
  • DICKEY, JAMES J., farmer, P. O. Farragut; born July 22, 1833, in Louisville, Kentucky. When nineteen years of age he moved to Fulton county, Illinois, and after a four year's residence, to Henry county, locating near Keewanee. In the spring of 1876 he came to Fremont county, and located on the farm he now occupies near Farragut. He was married March 13, 1856, to Miss Caroline Jones, a native of New York, born November 22, 1835. They have a family of seven children, five living: Emma J., George S., Addie, John S., and Margaret J.
  • EGGLESTON, URIAH, farmer, P. O. Shenandoah; born April 14, 1838, at Kirlilin, Ohio. Removed with his parents at the age of thirteen months to Warrick county, Ind., where they remained about three years. Thence in company with his parents to LaHarpe, Hancock county, Illinois. He remained there about two years and then emigrated to Mills county in the fall of 1846, residing there about seven years, when they came to Manti, in this county, remaining there about seventeen years, when he settled upon his present farm, where he has been engaged in farming and stock raising ever since. Mr. Eggleston makes a specialty of breeding thoroughbred Kentucky horses and Cotswold sheep. Was married March 4, 1863, to Asenoth A. Fisher, a native of Illinois. they are the parents of two children: Nelson L. and Edmond H. Mr. Eggleston has been quite a prominent citizen of the county, having been a member of the county board of supervisors for several years, and served also as deputy recorder for one term.
  • FLEMING, GEO. C., P. O. Farragut; was born in Franklin county, Pennsylvania, April 23, 1845. His parents removed to Warren county, Illinois, 1849. He was apprenticed to learn the drug business in 1860 to W. S. Fleming, in Baltimore city, Maryland. Served three years and then opened a drug store in Young America, Illinois. Remained but a short time, his health requiring out door pursuits. Was married to Louisa Carr, at Young America, in 1865. Removed to Farragut in 1873, engaging in the grain business. Has been elected three times justice of the peace, and is now serving in that capacity. During the war he was quartermaster's transportation clerk for some time at Paducah, Kentucky in 1864. Has four children: Will C., Fred C., Mary H. and Ralph C.
  • GRAY, AMOS D., blacksmith and wagon maker, P. O. Farragut; born November 24, 1843, in Belmont county, Ohio. He moved with his parents to Morgan county, Ohio, about the year 1846, and lived there until about 1853, when he moved to Salem, Henry county, Iowa, remaining there until about seventeen years of age. Enlisted in company A, thirteenth Iowa infantry, and participated in the battle of Shiloh, and in second battle of Corinth and the seige of Vicksburg; was with Grant on the Black river expedition; was wounded on the 22nd of July in front of Atlanta, which compelled him to retire from active duty. Was also in the battles of Nashville, Tennessee, and Kingston, North Carolina. He was mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky, and was discharged at Davenport, Iowa. He then engaged in blacksmithing at Salem, Iowa, remaining there for more than two years. He then moved to Canton, Illinois, and entered the plow factory of Parlin & Orendorf, remaining with that firm about eight months. From thence he went to Ellisville, Illinois, and was there six months, then went to Minnesota, and remained there one year. He then went to Waterloo, Iowa, remaining about eight months. from thence to Steamboat Rock, Iowa, remaining there six months. Then to Franklin grove, Page county, Iowa, remaining there about four months. From there he moved to Red Oak, Iowa, where he lived about three months. From Red Oak he went to Greenfield, Adair county, remaining there one year. He next came to Farragut, Fremont county, Iowa, where he is at present located.
  • GUDGEL, JOHN M., farmer, P. O. Farragut; born June 29, 1847, in Ohio. At the age of four years he moved with his parents to Putnam county, Illinois, where he resided until nine years of age, when he became a resident of Milo township, Bureau county, Illinois. When twenty-seven years of age he came to this county. He was married November 2, 1867, to Miss Wilmina Laramon, a native of Delaware. They are the parents of three children: Edwin L., Charles H. and George A. Mr. Gudgel was a member of company K, 148th Illinois infantry, mustered in February 12, 1865, and mustered out August 21, 1865, at Louisville, Kentucky.
  • GOODBRIDGE, JAMES B., farmer, P. O. Shenandoah; born June 15, 1818, in Steuben county, New York. When three years of age he removed to Alleghaney county, same state. In 1856 he emigrated to Fulton county, Illinois, engaging in farming near Canton some six years, when he moved to the adjoining county of Knox. In 1866 he came to Fremont county, Iowa. He was married December 21, 1840, to Miss Amanda M. Thorp, a native of New York. They had three children: James M., died in the army; Frank G. and Emma F.
  • HOPKINS, AMOS L., blacksmith and wagonmaker, P. O. Farragut; born January 22, 1833, at Ellington, New York. At the age of six years he moved with his parents to Summit county, Ohio, and resided there about ten years, when he in company with his parents, went to Crawford county, Pennsylvania, where his parents both died. He was engaged in blacksmithing there for a time, but sold out and came to Hamburg, Fremont county, Iowa, in 1875, and remained there about one year and a half, and then went to Phelps City, Missouri, remaining there about one year. He then came to his present location and engaged in blacksmithing and wagon making. was married February 12, 1854, to Miss Jane Smith a native of Crawford county, Pennsylvania, who died May 1, 1860, by whom he is the father of two childen: Stanley S. and Harmogene W. (deceased). Was married a second time to Minerva A. Sanderson, a native of New York, July 17, 1862, by which union they are the parents of four children: Effie M., Willie W., Bertie F. and Estella C. Mr. Hopkins weighs 230 pounds, is six feet one inch in height, and attributes his size and good health to being an anti-tobacconist.
  • HANLEY, C. S., editor of the Farragut News, is the only son of Dr. R. R. and Mary Hanley, and was born in Schuyler county, New York, May 5, 1854. Two years after this parents removed from New York to the far west, and took up their residence at Civil Bend (now known as Percival), Fremont county, Iowa. Since that period the family have resided in this county. Thus the subject of this biography, young Hanley, became a Hawkeye, drawing his inspirations and ideas of men and things from western sources, and with Shakespeare we may say that "he is to the manor born." He received preliminary course of instruction at Tabor College, and in the year 1872, entered the Sophomore class of the Iowa State University at Iowa City, from which he graduated, receiving his honorary degree of Master of Arts, in 1878. Life's broad and often rugged road now lay before him, so, casting a glance round him, he selected the field of journalism as the one most congenial to his tastes and best suited to his capabilities, and began life as the publisher of the Malvern Leader in 1876. One year afterwards he sold his interest in it to E. F. Korns, and in the spring of 1877 purchased the Riverton Advocate of T. K. Tyson, which he conducted until the spring of 1878, when he sold it to his father, Dr. R. R. Hanley. Coming to Farragut at the solicitation of its principal citizens, who admired his talents and ability, a stranger among strangers, at once they rallied around him and the course of his conduct and management of the Farragut News has furnished them no cause of regret. September 12, 1878, he married Miss Minnie George, of Corning, Iowa. Their happy union is since blessed with the birth of two children, a boy and a girl. But the relentless hand of death has removed their blooming boy and for a while has shrouded their hearts and home with the gloom of grief. The subject of this sketch is a member of the Baptist church, belongs to the Ancient Order of United Workmen, and expects to make Farragut his permanent abode. His life so far is an evidence that virtue, intelligence and industry, directed to the public good, is sure to receive the support of a moral, enlightened and liberal community.
  • HENDERSON, JOSIAH, farmer, P. O. Farragut; born December 24, 1825, in Coshocton county, Ohio, where he lived until he was eleven years of age. He then moved with his father's family to Hancock county, same state, where his father died leaving him to support his widowed mother. In 1849 he was married to Miss Catharine A. Walters, a native of Clinton county, Pennsylvania, born September 10, 1831. In 1861, Mr. Henderson came to Iowa and located in Cedar county, thence to Keokuk county, where he resided five years, and in 1873 to Fremont county. they have ten children: Charles O., Matilda A., William H., Ira J., Nathan T., Albert, Amanda J., Frank, Elisha S. and Melissa M.
  • HAGUE, JAMES L., farmer, P. O. Shenandoah; born July 4, 1852, in Brownsville, Indiana. When two years old his parents moved to Knoxville, Knox county, Illinois, and located upon a farm, where they resided for four years. they then went to Stewardsville, DeKalb county, Missouri, and resided on a farm for twenty years. In 1878 they emigrated to Fremont county, Iowa, where they now live. His father, John Hague, was born March 22, 1816, in Fayette county, Pennsylvania, and was married to Miss Mary Thompson, August 11, 1841. Mrs. Hague was born January 4, 1822, in Chester county, Pennsylvania, and is the mother of nine children: Alfred B., Louis C., James L. (the subject of this subject (sic)), Emily F., Celia M., Clara A., Charles W., Henry H. and Chester S. Mr. Hague, Sr., died in June, 1879, while on a visit to Ohio, and James L. then took his father's place in the care of the family, carrying on the farm and superintending the running of a threshing machine and corn-sheller.
  • HAND, GILES F., farmer, P. O. Shenandoah; born in Warren county, Illinois, April 27, 1841, where he resided until 1856. He then went with his father's family to McDonough county, and for five years was a clerk in his father's store. He enlisted October 7, 1861, in company F, 55th Illinois volunteers, and was in the army of the Tennessee. He participated, among others, in the battles of Shiloh, Russel House, Corinth, Vicksburg, Mission Ridge, and all the engagements of his regiment. He enlisted as a private, but was steadily promoted through all the grades to that of major. He was discharged in January, 1865, at Chicago. He was married May 12, 1864, to Miss Eliza Brink, born August 5, 1840. They have seven children: Wm. A., born February 1, 1866; Cora L., born September 30, 1868; Eva L., born December 23, 1870; Maggie L., born June 6, 1872; Nellie, born September 1, 1874; Arthur, born April 22, 1877, and Charles, born September 20, 1879. Mr. Hand came to Fremont county in 1867, and has since resided here.
  • JONES, J. C., merchant, P. O. Farragut; born September 24, 1848, in Canton, Illinois, and resided there until 1854. He then removed with his parents to Stark county, Illinois, where he remained until he reached his majority. He then engaged in farming and remained there until 1877, when he came to Farragut, Fremont county, and engaged in the dry goods business, in which he continued for two years, and then engaged in his present business. was married in September, 1874, to Mary A. Tucker, a native of Illinois. They are the parents of one child: Carrie A.
  • JACOBSON, AUGUST, shoemaker, P. O. Farragut; born December 27, 1853, in Sweden. At the age of eleven years he came with his parents to the United States, and arrived at Chicago in 1865. Soon after he went to Porter county, Indiana. While in Chicago he learned the trade of a shoemaker, and followed the occupation of a journeyman shoemaker until August, 1880, when he came to this county, and located in Farragut, where he now resides. He is a young man just starting in life, and from what can be observed, will make his mark in the world.
  • KNAPP, CHARLES D., farmer, P. O. Farragut; born July 20, 1844, in Washington county, New York, and remained on a farm until he was twenty-one years of age. In 1869, he came to Iowa and located in Sidney, Fremont county, where he was engaged as a carpenter and builder. In the spring of 1873, he located on section sixteen, Fisher township, where he now resides. Was married December 13, 1865, in Washington county, New York, to Miss Martha A. Grover, a native of Rutland county, state of Vermont. They have one child: Rolland L., now eight years of age. Mr. Knapp has sold the farm where he is now living and bought another four miles southwest of Tabor, in this county. He will be established in his new home in January, 1881.
  • LESTER, JAMES B., farmer, P. O. Shenandoah; born January 5, 1823, in New York, where he remained with his parents until twenty-two years of age, when he emigrated to Henry county, Illinois, near where Keewonee now stands. He settled on government land in 1848, opened up a farm, and participated in the trials and hardships of the life of a pioneer. On this farm he remained for about thirty years. He then emigrated to Fremont county, Iowa, locating about three miles northeast of Farragut, on section nine, where he has a fine farm of 200 acres. Was married in March, 1852, to Miss Barbara S. Kimberling, a native of Ohio. They are the parents of ten children, seven of whom are now living: Cyrus J., Frank D., Geo. W., Grant, Eddie E., Minnie B. and Emma E. Mrs. Lester died October 28, 1878, leaving Mr. Lester with a number of young children unable to care for themselves. Mr. Lester's mother, who is now eighty years old, makes her home with her son, and is very sprightly and intelligent for one of her years.
  • LATIMER, THOMAS PEARCE, P. O. Shenandoah; born September 15, 1857, near the town of Abingdon, Knox county, Illinois. He remained on his father's farm until the fall of 1861, when he enlisted as a private in company K, fifty-fifth Illinois volunteer infantry, October 22, 1861. Re-enlisted March 31, 1864, and served until the close of the war. Was discharged at Chicago, and mustered out at Little Rock, Arkansas, in September, 1865. He took part in the following engagements: Pittsburg Landing, Corinth, Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, Jackson, Black River Bridge, Vicksburg, Missionary Ridge, and all the other engagements in which his regiment participated, and witnessed the surrender of Johnson in North Carolina. He was regimental color bearer at the grand review at Washington, May 22 and 23, 1865. After the close of the war he returned to his home in Illinois. In the spring of 1866, he started west to "grow up with the country" and settled in Fisher township, May 2, 1866, where he has been engaged in farming and stock raising ever since.
  • McCALLISTER, SAMUEL E., physician, P. O. Farragut; born December 4, 1848, in Barnham, Maine. He left home at the age of seven years, and had to make his own living from that time forth. At the age of fourteen years he entered the Berdmefau Commercial College, and attended the same for two and a half years. He then entered the Boston Medical Institute and studied for three years, and graduated in the theory of medicine. By this time his health was greatly impaired, and he was obliged to travel for several months. After regaining his health he went to Nodaway county, Missouri, and located at Graham, where he practiced medicine for four years. In 1874 he came to Farragut, where he has been in practice, when his health would admit, ever since. Was married to Miss Mary E. Shults, a native of Iowa City, December 25, 1873. They have three children: Rosa B., deceased; Fred. B., and Ada.
  • MILLER, DOCTOR D. W., physician, P. O. Farragut; born November 28, 1828, in Highland county, Ohio, and resided there ten years. He then removed with his parents to Knox county, Illinois, and resided there until May, 1866, when he came to Iowa and located at his present home near Farragut, Iowa. Was married August 29, 1852, to Eliza J. Lotimer, a native of Knox county, Illinois. Doctor Miller enlisted in the service in August, 1862, in company G, eighty-third Illinois volunteer infantry, and was engaged in the battles of Waverly, Tennessee; Fort Donelson, and numerous skirmishes. Performed garrison duty at Clarksville. Was mustered out at Nashville, June 28, 1865, and was discharged and paid in Chicago, the loyal ladies of that city giving the eighty-third regiment a free dinner. He returned to Knox county, Illinois, and again resumed farming until he came west, as above stated. He is the father of ten children, seven of whom are now living: Wm. H., Jasper N., Kirby L., Doctor T. W., Naro, Anna and Clara.
  • MORGAN, THOMAS J., farmer, P. O. Farragut; born October 9, 1848, in Clermont county, Ohio, and remained on a farm until he reached his majority, when he emigrated to Abington, Illinois. He has been engaged in farming for about five years. In 1873 he came to Farragut, Iowa, and located on and improved a farm in section 27. This he disposed of and purchased another in section 33, which he also sold and purchased the farm in Fisher township where he now resides. Was married January 28, 1878, to Miss Saronia J. Hedges, a native of Clermont county, Ohio, and one of his old schoolmates. Mr. Morgan left his home in Ohio in 1869, a penniless youth, but by his untiring industry and strict integrity, has amassed a competence.
  • McCLOY, JAMES M., farmer and auctioneer, P. O. Farragut; born January 4, 1843, in Pennsylvania, near Pittsburg, and remained there until twenty years of age, when he went to Knox county, Illinois, and located at Abingdon. There he commenced working by the month and worked four years for one person. He came to Fremont county in the spring of 1869, and went to farming for himself, and has been so engaged ever since, and has bought and improved four tracts of land. Married January 1, 1870, to Miss Emily E. Maxwell, a native of Illinois. they have four children: Mary E., Archie G., Vesper, and Clarence Millard. Mr. McCloy has an extensive reputation as an auctioneer, in southwestern Iowa and northwestern Missouri.
  • PERKINS, GEORGE W., farmer and stock raiser, P. O. Farragut; born October 23, 1832, in Derry, Rockingham county, New Hampshire, and remained with his parents until he became of age. He then went to Massachusetts and taught school in Peabody for two years. He emigrated from there to Illinois, locating in Keewonee, Henry county, where he entered the dry-goods and grocery house of Lytle & Terry. He remained with this firm for two years, when he embarked in business for himself, forming a prtnership with C. J. T. and C. F. Lytle, under the name of Lytle, Perkins & Co., which partnership continued for about two years, when Mr. Perkins withdrew and again went to clerking, this time for James L. Platt, and remained with him for seven years, at the expiration of which time he engaged in farming and raising hedge plants. In this business he formed a partnership with G. N. Palmer under the firm name of Palmer & Perkins, the firm existing four years. On the 1st of May, 1871, Mr. Perkins emigrated to Fremont county, Iowa, locating where he now resides. He now owns one section of land, which is finely improved. He is also a large stockfeeder, and raises a great amount of corn for that purpose. Was married July 13, 1857, to Miss Ellen E. Lytle, a native of Wethersfield, Henry county, Illinois. He is the father of four children: Fred., Charles F., George W., and Mary E. Mr. Perkins has been a member of the board of supervisors one term.
  • ROBBINS, WILLARD, physician and surgeon, P. O. Farragut; born December 21, 1837, in Breckinridge county, Kentucky. When sixteen years of age he emigrated to Union county, Maine, remaining four years. He then returned to Kentucky and began to read medicine with Dr. D. A. DeFarres. He soon after left the state and became a resident of Evansville, Indiana, and shortly after of Columbus, Ohio. After a term in the medical college of Columbus, he returned to Indiana and began the practice of medicine, remaining seven years, when he came to Fremont county. He is a member of Friendship lodge, A.F. and A.M. He was married February 5, 1859, to Miss Mary A. DeFarres, a native of Indiana, by whom he has one child: Charles.
  • ROGERS, HARRISON, merchant, P. O. Farragut: born February 17, 1841, in Duchess county, New York, and remained there until about twenty years of age, when he removed to Keewonee, Illinois, and engaged in the hardware business, remaining there some four or five years, when he emigrated to Carver, Minnesota, and resided there about two years, when he returned to Keewonee, Illinois, and remained there about two years. He then emigrated to Iowa, locating in Fremont county, in the spring of 1870, and engaged in farming. Mr. Rogers was for a time connected with the bank of Farragut as Cashier. He engaged in his present business in 1878. was married in November, 1877, to Miss Eliza C. Cory, a native of Illinois. They have two children: James W. and William.
  • RUSSELL, FRANKLIN, farmer and stock raiser, section 30, P. O. Farragut; born in Michigan February 22, 1840, and moved with his parents when quite young to Ohio, where he grew to manhood and was educated in the common schools. Moved to Illinois when seventeen years of age, and located in Fulton county. Came to Iowa in 1870, and located in Riverton township. Came to his present farm in 1874. He enlisted in the Federal army in company A, Eighty-ninth Illinois infantry, August 13, 1862. Was in the battles of Stone River and Chickamauga. Was captured at Stone River and remained a prisoner twenty one days. He was in every engagement in which his regiment participated. Was discharged in June, 1865. Was mustered out at Nashville, Tennessee, and discharged at Chicago. His life has been almost entirely spent on the farm, and he now owns a good farm of eighty acres. Was married in 1867, to Elizabeth Adams, a native of New York state. By this union they are the parents of six children: George, Gertrude, Eddie, Judson, Elizabeth and Frank, all at home. Are members of the Missionary Baptist Church.
  • SLAUGHTER, HERBERT J., merchant, P. O. Farragut; born February 24, 1856, in Warrick county, Indiana. Moved with his parents to Evansville, Indiana, in May 1871, and resided there about six years. He then moved to Pueblo, Colorado, and from thence to Central City, remaining there about a year, when he returned to Evansville, Indiana. In March, 1878, he went to Fairfield, Illinois, and remained there until 1880, when he located in Farragut, Fremont county, and engaged in his present business.
  • SMITH, GEO. A., P. O. Farragut; born March 19, 1836, in Ontario county, New York. At the age of seven years he removed with his parents to Monroe county, New York, where he resided until 1856, when he emigrated to Hillsdale county, Michigan. In April, 1858, he came to Fremont county, Iowa, and located at Fisher's Grove, upon a farm, and two years later located two miles north of Hamburg. Here he remained until July 11, 1863, when he enlisted in company A, Eighth Iowa cavalry. He was in the army of the Cumberland, and was discharged March 17, 1865, at Chickasaw, Alabama, for disability, and is now a pensioner. when discharged he returned to Fremont county, locating in Sidney. Moved to Hamburg in 1866. they resided in Hamburg until 1877, when they moved to Farragut, where Mr. Smith is now engaged in the confectionery business. They have three children, by adoption: Floyd A., Dulcie E. and Julius G., the children of Henry and Rachael Wisecarver; the latter being a sister of Mrs. Smith.
  • STALNAKER, CLAUDIUS C., farmer P. O. Farragut; born May 27, 1833 in Randolph county, West Virginia, and remained there until twenty-one years of age. He emigrated with his parents to McHenry county, Illinois, in 1854. He commenced working in that vicinity by the month and so continued for six years. In 1860 he went to Knox county, Illinois. Was married December 12, 1860, to Miss Anna E. Mahon, a native of Greenbriar county, Virginia. Mr. S. then rented a farm and continued farming in that way until 1870, when he emigrated to Fremont county, Iowa, locating on section 22, Fisher township, and improved a farm of forty acres, where he remained for five years. He then sold out and bought eighty acres on section 28, same township, where he now lives. They have had five children, four of whom are living: Lizzie M., Wm. Henry, Robert F. and Samuel A.
  • TORRANCE, DANIEL, born in Jay, Essex county, New York, December 6, 1833, and remained there until 1856, when he went to Illinois. He remained in Illinois until 1875, and then came to Fremont county, Iowa, locating on a farm of 120 acres in section 14, which he now owns. was married April 8, 1854, to Perlena Burtt, of Jay, Essex county, New York. By this union Mr. T. is the father of six children living and one deceased: Hattie, Ellah, Arrilla, Riley, Loraine and Agnes May. He received his education in the common schools. Has been elected to the office of township trustee. He was the one who first found the body of John Long, who was murdered on the night of February 14, 1879.
  • WILLIAMS, JOHN M., carpenter, P. O. Shenandoah; born September 27, 1850, in Syracuse, New York. When six years of age he moved with his father's family to Rochester, same state. In 1868 went to Cincinnati, Ohio. From that time until coming to this place he was engaged in numerous branches of industry, and in many states west and east, was employed in stone cutting, railroad building and surveying, among others. He is industrious and energetic, thoroughly reliable and an exemplary citizen.
  • WINGATE, JOHN, carpenter and builder, P. O. Farragut; born March 3, 1812, in Dover, New Hampshire, where he remained until about twenty years of age. Here he was engaged in learning a trade for about three years. He then went to Rome, New York, working there and at Utica, being engaged in the railroad shops at the latter place. In 1854 he moved to Davenport, Iowa, where he worked for about one year, then went to Council Bluffs, and remained about fifteen years, and in 1870 went to Salt Lake, and remained in the west for more than a year, traveling in California and Nevada, and then returned to Council Bluffs. He then moved to Farragut, where he now makes his home. He is also engaged in improving a fine tract of land in Locust Grove Township.
  • WHITE, JOHN H., druggist, P. O. Farragut; born August 14, 1858, in Keewanee, Illinois, where he remained until 1868, when he came to Farragut with his father's family. He was occupied in farming until August, 1880, when he engaged in the drug business in Farragut. He was married October 12, 1880, to Miss Annie M. Robbins, a native of Kentucky, born August 15, 1862.
  • WHITAKER, ISAAC N., farmer, P. O. Farragut; born November 14, 1849, in Clinton county, Ohio, where he remained with his parents on a farm until eighteen years of age, and then went with his parents to Knox county, Illinois. When he arrived at his majority he commenced working by the month for his father and brother, and two years later was married to Miss Mary A. Sniff, a native of Muskingum county, Ohio. Two children is the result of this union: Bertha Z. and Emerson E. He remained in Knox county until March, 1878, when he emigrated to Fremont county, Iowa, and finally settled on the northeast quarter of section 21, in Fisher township. Mr. Whitaker owns a fine farm of 160 acres, well improved.
  • VAUGHN, A. J., P. O. Farragut; born at Sandy Hill, Washington county, New York, March 20, 1844, and remained there until 1864, when he enlisted in company I, 16th New York heavy artillery, and remained with his regiment until August 28, 1865, during which time he participated in all the engagements and skirmishes which occurred to General Grant from Dutch Gap until the close of the war. Was laid up about four months at Ft. Magruder, caused by an accident which occurred to him while cutting trees for building an abatis around the fort. On getting well he was detailed in the commissary department, for about four months. When mustered out he went back to Sandy Hill, and from there to Poughkeepsie, and attended Eastman's College at that place, after which he was engaged in farming for four years at Sandy Hill. In 1869 he came to Fremont county, Iowa, and followed farming until the fall of 1879, when he went into the grain business, which he is at present engaged in. Was married March 5, 1868, to Miss Emma Knapp, of Washington county, New York. They have two children living: Clayton E., born June 18, 1870; Charles A., born April 5, 1880. Mr. V. was educated in the common school, with the exception of a term in Eastman's College. He is secretary of Farragut lodge, number 368, I.O.O.F. Is a deacon in the Congregational church.
  • WILCOX, ELIAS C., grocer, P. O. Farragut; born in New Jersey, February 4, 1822, and remained there until eighteen years of age, when he emigrated to Covington, Indiana, where he was engaged in clerking for about five years. In 1847 he received the appointment as collector of tolls on the Wabash and Erie canal, holding the position eight years. He was then elected clerk of the courts of Fountain county, serving two terms, eight years. In 1862 he was appointed provost marshal, a position which, at that time in that county, was a perilous one. He continued in this capacity until the close of the war. In 1868 he emigrated to Union county, Iowa, settling on a farm near where Creston is now located. In 1869 he was elected auditor of that county, and at the close of his term was re-elected. He came to Fremont county in 1877, locating in Farragut, where he has since remained, being actively engaged in business. Was married February 8, 1848, to Rachael V. Fields, a native of Clarksburg, Virginia by which union he is the father of four children, three now living: Albert C., Kate L., and Frank F.


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