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H. U. Carpenter

For practically forty years Hiram U. Carpenter has been identified, in one way or another, with the livestock business at Sioux City, and during this period he has been a witness of and a participant in the wonderful growth of the business from a small beginning to its present mammoth proportions, Sioux City now being one of the chief livestock markets of the world.  He is now vice president and general manager of Long & Hansen, one of the old and reliable livestock commission houses of this city, and because of his success and his splendid personality has gained an enviable place in the esteem of all who know him.  Mr. Carpenter was born in Chickasaw county, Iowa, on the 27th of May, 1869, and is a son of Alpheus and Sarah (Layton) Carpenter.  His father was a native of Montpelier, Vermont, while his mother was born in England, from which country she was brought to the United States in childhood.  She became the wife of Alpheus Carpenter in Nashua, Iowa.  Mr. Carpenter was a man of progressive and enterprising spirit and established the first steam sawmill in Chickasaw county, operating it a number of years in Bradford.  Later he engaged in the livery business.  He and his wife are now both deceased.

Hiram U. Carpenter secured his educational training in the public schools of Charles City, Iowa, and his first employment was in carrying bricks used in the building of the courthouse  at Spencer, Iowa, being sixteen years of age at the time.  Later he worked four or five summers at railroad construction work, mostly grading, in Nebraska and South Dakota, and in November, 1887, came to Sioux City, being for some years employed at the stockyards.  In 1899 he began his identification with the live stock commission business as yard man for Long & Hansen.  Later he was made hog salesman for this firm, which position he held until 1910, when he became a partner.  Eight years later he became vice-president of the company and on March 1, 1925, was made the active manager of the business, which position he still fills.

In 1893, Mr. Carpenter was united in marriage to Miss Mary Niven, of Hampton, Iowa, and to this union have been born two children, namely:  Orpha, who died in 1896; and Harry U., who is connected with his father's company.  Mr. Carpenter is a member of Morningside Lodge, No. 615, A. F. & A. M.; Sunrise Chapter, No. l 141, R. A. M.; Sioux City Consistory, No. 5, A. A. S. R.; Abu-Bekr Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S.; Isis Chapter, No. 173, O. E. S.; Mispah Shrine, No. 13, Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem; the Knights of th Maccabees, and the Homesteaders.  Mrs. Carpenter belongs to the Eastern Star and the White Shrine.  Mr. Carpenter is vice-president of the Sioux City Live Stock Exchange, and belongs to the Chamber of Commerce.  He is also a member and director of the Morningside Country Club and of the Morningside planning commission.  The family are all members of the Morningside Presbyterian church.  Mr. Carpenter is of the highest type of progressive citizen, standing for all that is best in community life and supporting every measure calculated to advance the public interests.  Candid and straightforward in all of his relations, he has long held a high place in public esteem and is regarded as one of the representative men of his community.

Scott Case

Scott Case, who proved his loyalty to the Union by gallant conduct on the battlefields of the south, was one of the venerable residents of Spencer.  He started out in life empty handed and earned the right to the respect and esteem of his fellow citizens and the honorable title of "self-made man."  He was born February 6, 1841, in Springfield, Erie county, Pennsylvania, and his parents, Almond and Charlotte Case, were natives of Connecticut.  His father was killed in a railroad accident which occurred in Wisconsin and the mother passed away in Pennsylvania.  Four children were born to them, namely:  Margaret, George, Hastings and Scott, all of whom are deceased.  After the death of his first wife Almond Case married Sallie Huff and there were two children of that union, Charlotte and Martha.

Mr. Case came to Iowa when he was a child of six years and earned his first money by working on a farm in Clinton county.  He afterward went to the Badger state and in Jefferson county in 1863 enlisted in Company C, of the Eleventh Wisconsin Infantry.  He fought for two years in the Civil war and lost a leg while in the service.

On March 25, 1864, Mr. Case married Miss Frances Vienna Gundell, and four children were born to this union.  Edmond Almond, the eldest, died at the age of fifteen.  Olive Loretta married Charles Bell, and they now make their home in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Edna married G. L. Bowden, and to this union were born two children, Donna and Bonnie.  She later married Louis Lahoda, of Omaha, Nebraska, and they have one child, Crissy.  Parepa became the wife of Frank M. Hill, and they had two children, Frances Merrill and Hellen Virginia.  Some years after his death she married August Claussen, and they have two girls, June Ann and Scottie Lavonne, and she has made her home in Spencer, Iowa, since the death of her first husband.

Mr. Case is a faithful member of the United Brethren church and a staunch republican in his political views.  He was a valued member of the local post of the Grand Army of the Republic and also connected with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.  Although he had reached the advanced age of eighty-four years, his mental and physical powers were well preserved and his conversation was enriched with interesting accounts of his experiences as a pioneer.  In the hard school of experience he learned many valuable lessons and time proved his worth.  He passed away June 27, 1926, of old age and complications, and left behind the thoughts of "Well done, good and faithful servant."  His wife still resides in the little home he provided for her and which they occupied for over fifty-four years, and at the advanced age of eighty-four years she also bears her burdens faithfully.

Harry Chamberlain

Harry Chamberlain, a widely known attorney specializing in probate cases, has been a resident of Spencer during the past half century and has figured prominently in public affairs as well as in professional circles.  His birth occurred in Glover, Vermont, on the 5th of July, 1849, his parents being Alonzo and Betsey N. (Phillips) Chamberlain, who were also natives of that place, the former born May 7, 1818, and the latter in 1824.  In the paternal line he comes of English and French descent.  He traces his ancestry back to the Chamberlain who killed the Indian chief Paugus in the battle of Lovewell's Pond on May 8, 1725, which so discouraged the red men that they withdrew and left the whites in possession of the field.  A great-grandfather of Harry Chamberlain in the paternal line participated in the Revolutionary war.  His wife melted and ran into bullets the lead weights of the family clock, replacing the weights with bags of sand.  This clock and the old Queen's Arm musket which the great grandfather used are still in possession of members of the Chamberlain family in Vermont.  It was in the year 1802 that the Chamberlains removed from Keene, New Hampshire, to  the Green Mountain state.  Spencer Chamberlain, the paternal grandfather of Mr. Chamberlain of this review, served as a soldier of the War o f1812 and participated in the battle of Plattsburg.  Most of the representatives of the Phillips family, which is of English and Welsh lineage, still live in Glover, Vermont.

Harry Chamberlain was a little lad of less than six hears when his parents removed from Glover, Vermont, to Winnebago county, Illinois, where the family home was established on the 14th of May, 1855.  He acquired a common school education in the latter place and there remained until after he had attained his majority.  It was in May, 1871, that he came to Clay county, Iowa, and took a homestead in Clay township, where he farmed during the summer seasons and taught school in the winter months until the fall of 1876, at which time he was elected clerk of the district and circuit courts.  He then took up his abode in Spencer, Iowa, the county seat, and most acceptably filled the office of clerk of courts until January 1, 1887.  In the meantime he had studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1885.  Mr. Chamberlain engaged in law practice in association with E. C. Hughes for two years and subsequently was in partnership with Robert M. Bush for several years or until the latter's removal to New York.  Thereafter he continued in the practice of his chosen profession independently, also handling loans and insurance.  As above stated, he specializes in probate cases and is accorded a most gratifying clientage.  He is also deputy auditor of Clay county, Iowa, for his son, Alonzo W. Chamberlain, who has served as auditor for eighteen years.

Mr. Chamberlain is a stanch republican and has taken an active part in local politics.  In addition to filling the office of clerk of the courts for ten years, as above mentioned, he made a commendable record as a member of the city council of Spencer from 1889 to 1891, inclusive, and again from 1901 until 1906.  He served as mayor of Spencer from 1892 until 1896 and again from 1910 to 1912, giving the city a most progressive, beneficial and businesslike administration.  During a period of twenty years he was a member of the board of education of Spencer, Iowa.  Fraternally he has been affiliated with the Masonic order since 1887, being a member of Evening Shade Lodge No. 312, A. F. & A. M. Since November, 1878, he has belonged to Spencer Lodge No. 247, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and he has held all the offices in the subordinate lodge and camp.  His name is also on the membership rolls of the Spencer Commercial Club.  He is a consistent member of the Christian church and helped organize the first church of that denomination in Clay county in 1875.  Mr. Chamberlain has passed the seventy-seventh milestone on life's journey and can look back over an active, honorable and useful career.

Mr. Chamberlain has been twice married.  On the 20th of June, 1875, in Clay township, Clay county, Iowa,  he wedded Mary E. Ellis, who was born in Polk county, Iowa, December 15, 1855, and came of New England stock.  Her father, Walter Ellis, whose birth occurred near Rochester, New York, in 1818, passed away at Rising Sun, Iowa, in December, 1904.  Her mother, who bore the maiden name of Clarissa J. Nichols, and who was born near Rochester, New York, in 1820 died at Rising Sun, Iowa, July 2, 1893.  Harry and Mary E. (Ellis) Chamberlain became the parents of four children, as follows:  Alonzo W., who wedded Lydia Skyles and lives at Spencer, Iowa; Myrtle May, who is the wife of Harry G. Keese and resides at Visalia, California; Ernest C., who married Esther Chapman and died September 21, 1904; and Harry E., who wedded Anna Ankerstrand and makes his home in Salt Lake City, Utah.

On the 22d of December, 1918, at Spencer, Iowa, Mr. Chamberlain was again married, his second union being with Ineze. Palmer, who was born at Madrid, Boone county, Iowa, August 11, 1878.  Her father, Daniel Clark Palmer, whose birth occurred in Erie county, Pennsylvania, September 17, 1845, departed this life at Spencer, Iowa, on the 6th of September, 1920.  He served in the Civil war as a member of Company D, Thirty-fifth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, from January, 1864, until March, 1866, and took part in the siege of Mobile.  After the cessation of hostilities between the north and the south he was stationed at Brownsville, Texas, for a year.  It was in 1869 that he took up a homestead claim in Lincoln township, Clay county, Iowa.  In this county, with the exception of a period of about five years, he continued to reside, most of the time in Spencer, until his death in 1920.  His widow, who bore the maiden name of Margaret Elizabeth Lahmon and who was born at Mount Vernon, Ohio, July 4, 1847, is a resident of Spencer, Iowa.  Mrs. Enez E. (Palmer) Chamberlain, whose ancestors lived in Connecticut prior to the Revolutionary war, is a member of Lydia Alden Chapter, D. A. R.  She also belongs to Rebekah Lodge No. 28.  Mrs. Chamberlain was graduated from the University of Iowa with the degree of Bachelor of Arts and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, an honorary scholastic fraternity.

G. H. Clark

George H. Clark has been an active representative of the legal profession in Ida county during the past three decades and since July, 1921, has been engaged in practice at Ida Grove in association with his son and namesake under the firm style of Clark & Clark.  His birth occurred in Dewitt, Iowa, on the 6th of December, 1869, his parents being Adoniram J. and Matilda (Bell) Clark, the former born in Stark county, Ohio, February 1, 1837, and the latter at Greensburg, Ohio, in August, 1842.  The ancestry in both the paternal and maternal lines is traced to early colonial settlers in the territory of the original thirteen colonies.  Adoniram J. Clark, the father of George H. Clark of this review, passed away on the 31st of October, 1921, while the mother departed this life in December, 1907.

In the acquirement of  an education George H. Clark attended public school in his native city from 1874 until 1887, while the two succeeding years were spent in the law  department of the University of Iowa.  From 1890 until 1896 inclusive he lived at Everett, Washington, engaging in timber cruising and in general law practice.  During the last two years of his residence, there, from 1894 until 1896, he served as police judge.  Returning to the Hawkeye state, he devoted his attention to the practice of law at Battle Creek for a period of eleven years or until 1907, when he took up his permanent abode at Ida Grove.  here he has continued in general law practice to the  present time and since the 1st of July, 1921, has been in partnership with his son, George H. Clark, Jr., under the firm name of Clark & Clark.  He has long enjoyed an enviable reputation as an attorney of broad legal learning and pronounced analytical powers and is accorded a clientage of extensive and gratifying proportions.

On the 14th of June, 1894, at Everett, Washington, Mr. Clark was united in marriage to Elizabeth Reicheneker, who was born at Golden, Colorado, July 24, 1874, and whose parents are Mr. and Mrs. William C. Reicheneker, residents of Berkeley, California.  She has membership in the P. E. O. and the Federation of Women's Clubs.  By her marriage she has two sons:  George H. Clark Jr., who married Ferne R. Jones and makes his home in Ida Grove, Iowa; and Bruce R. Clark, also residing in Ida Grove.

Politically Mr. Clark is a staunch republican.  He filled the office of mayor of Battle Creek from 1904 until 1907, giving the city a businesslike and beneficial administration characterized by many measures of progress, reform and improvement.  He belongs to the Commercial Club and the Kiwanis Club of Ida Grove.  Fraternally he is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, while his religious faith is that of the Baptist church.  Mr. Clark is friendly and affable in his social relations, is public spirited in his interest in the welfare of his community and liberal in his attitude towards charitable and benevolent objects, so that he has gained an enviable place in the estimation of all who know him.

G. H. Clark, Jr.

George Harold Clark, Jr., member of the law firm of Clark & Clark, well known attorneys of Ida Grove, with offices in the First National Bank building, is now serving for the third term as county attorney of Ida county.  he was born at Everett, Washington, on the 11th of June, 1895, a son of George H. and Elizabeth (Reichenekeer) Clark, the former born at Dewitt, Iowa, December 6, 1869, while the birth of the latter occurred at Golden, Colorado, July 24, 1874.  The ancestral record of the family in both the paternal and maternal lines goes back to the original colonial settlements in America.

George H. Clark, Jr., received his early education as a public school pupil at Battle Creek, Iowa, where he completed the work of the first to fifth grades inclusive.  He took up the studies of the sixth grade in a public school at Ida Grove and there continued his education until graduated from high school.  From September, 1814, until May, 1917, he attended Stanford University of California for pre-legal work and thereafter devoted the period between June, 1917, and September, 1920, to the study of law in the same institution.  He completed his preparation for the legal profession in the state University of Iowa, which he attended from September, 1920, until June, 1921.

Mr. Clark was but two years of age when his parents removed from Everett, Washington, to Battle Creek, Iowa, where the family home was maintained for a decade, at the end of which time, in 1907, it was permanently established at Ida Grove.  It was on the 1st of July, 1921, that he there joined his father in law practice as junior member of the firm of Clark & Clark, and he has already become widely recognized as a young attorney of marked ability in the work of the courts.  He has shown himself well grounded in the basic principles of jurisprudence, is faithful to his clients and hold to the highest ethical standards of the profession.  He has made a most commendable record in the position of county attorney of Ida county, for which office he was nominated and elected in 1922, 1924, and 1926, and in which he has served continuously since January 1, 1923.

At Ida Grove, Iowa, on the 9th of June, 1924, Mr. Clark was married to Ferne Rosalia Jones, whose birth occurred at Charter Oak, Iowa, March 30, 1903, her parents being Frank M. and Phila Belle (Kepford) Jones.  The father, who was born at Iowa City, Iowa, May 29, 1870, is assistant manager of the Green Bay Lumber Company at Indianola, this state.  The mother, born at Oxford, Iowa, July 31, 1872, departed this life on the 3d of November, 1919.  Mr. and Mrs. George H. Clark, Jr., are the parents of a daughter, Shirley Elizabeth, born January 17, 1926.  The wife and mother has membership in the Eastern Star, the Federation of Woman's Clubs and the Delphian Society.

Since age conferred upon him the right of franchise Mr. Clark has supported the men and measures of the republican party, believing that its principles are most conducive to good government.  His military record shows service between July 14, 1917, the date of his voluntary enlistment, and December 27, 1918, the date of his honorable discharge.  During the months from July, 1917, to May, 1918, he served successively as private, corporal and sergeant in the One Hundred and Ninth Ammunition Train at Deming, New Mexico.  From May until August, 1918, he served with the Field Artillery Officers' Training School and from the latter date until December, 1918, was second lieutenant of United States Field Artillery, in Battery D, Fiftieth Field Artillery, at Camp Bowie, Tesas, and Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

The religious faith of Mr. Clark is indicated by his membership in the Methodist Episcopal church, while in fraternal circles he is known as a Knight Templar Mason who has also attained the thirty-second degree of the Scottish Rite and has crossed the sands of the desert with the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.  He also belongs to the Greek letter society Alpha Delta Phi an to Phi Alpha Delta, a professional fraternity.  His name is likewise on the membership rolls of the Commercial Club, the Kiwanis Club, the American Legion and the Ida Grove Golf and County Club, all of Ida Grove, and of the Izaak Walton League of America.

C. C. Collester

Dr. Charles C. Collester, a physician of high reputation, is worthily following in the professional footsteps of his father and for thirteen years has engaged in practice at Spencer.  He was born November 6, 1885, in Pierre, South Dakota, and is a son of Dr. Joseph C. and Laura (Chapman) Collester, both natives of Wellington, Ohio.  The father is a man of varied talents and has achieved success in the fields of literature, education and medicine.  He was superintendent of the public schools of Pierre and in 1889 came to Spencer.  He was long numbered among th leading medical practitioners of Clay county and since his retirement from the profession has lived in Whittier, California.  He has two children:  Clara, who is the wife of Lloyd C. Jones, of Sheldon, North Dakota; and Charles C.

Dr. Collester obtained his early education in Spencer, completing his high school course in 1905, and then matriculated in the University of Iowa, which he attended for three years.  He next entered the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia and was graduated with the class of 1909.  For eighteen months he was house surgeon at Delaware Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware, and this was followed by a year's post-graduate work in London, England.  Well equipped for his profession, Dr. Collester returned to Spencer in 1912 and an extensive practice is indicative of the confidence reposed in his skill.

On June 30, 1913, Dr. Collester married Miss Ethel Lewis, of Cleveland, Ohio, and they now have two children, Marion and Madeline.  The Doctor is allied with the republican party and has attained the thirty-second degree in the Masonic order.  Realizing the importance of his mission, he is constantly striving to perfect himself in his profession and renders to his fellow citizens that service which only the experienced medical practitioner is capable of giving.

E. M. Corbett

Self-made men, who, beginning life in modest circumstances, have through their inherent ability and their determined effort along rightly defined lines, achieved success and have put the impress of their individuality upon their community, and who affect for good such institutions as are embraced within the sphere of their usefulness, build monuments more enduring than marble obelisk or granite shaft.  To this class unquestionably belongs the gentleman whose name forms the caption to this sketch, for he has literally been the architect of his own fortunes and today stands in the forefront of the able and successful lawyers of Iowa.  Edward Maloney Corbett was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, on the 25th of December, 1868, and bore the family name of Maloney.  His parents died when he was a child of four or five years and he was then sent to the family of William Corbett, a farmer of Cherokee county, Iowa, where he was reared to manhood, taking the family name of Corbett.  His early years were devoted to farm work and he attended the district schools.  He graduated from the Cherokee high school in 1890 and then entered the University of the Northwest, now Morningside College, where he was graduated in 1894, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts.  He next entered the law school of Iowa State University, where he received the degree of Bachelor of Laws in 1896.  Immediately following his graduation he came to Sioux City and opened an office in the Security Bank building, where he has been located since.  He practiced alone throughout his professional career up to 1924, when his son, Carlton M., entered into partnership with him, under the firm name of Corbett & Corbett.  Mr. Corbett has specialized in corporation and probate law and is now recognized as one of the leading and most successful corporation and probate lawyers of the Sioux City bar.

In June, 1899, Mr. Corbett was married to Miss Edith Van Sickle, and to them have been born three sons:  Carlton M., who was graduated from Morningside College in 1922, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts, and from the law school of the University of Chicago, with the degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence, in 1924, is now in partnership with his father.  Edward V. is a student in the South Dakota State University.  Stanley M. is a student in the Sioux City high school.  Mr. Corbett is a member of Tyrian Lodge, No. 508, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; Sioux City Consistory, No. 5, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, and Abu-Bekr Temple, Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.  He belongs to the Sioux City County Club, the Sioux City Chamber of Commerce.  He served one term as president of the latter body.  he is a member of the official board of the First Methodist Episcopal church.  Mrs. Corbett is prominent in club and social circles, being a member of a number of women's clubs and other organizations.  Mr. Corbett is a man of broad views and well-defined opinions, a close student of the great questions of the day, and is a pleasing and effective speaker, being frequently called upon on public occasions.  Friendly and cordial in his social relations, he has long enjoyed marked popularity throughout the community.

S. F. Cusack

Sylvester F. Cusack has been prominently and closely identified with the upbuilding of one of the most important industries in Sioux City-the Sioux City Serum Company, which is now the largest concern of its kind in the world, this city now ranking second in the production of anti-hog cholera serum.  There are but two companies engaged in this business here, while Kansas City, which ranks first, has about twelve plants in active operation.  Mr. Cusack has devoted himself closely to this business and has had the pleasure of seeing the patronage grow year after year until now the company employs ninety people and markets annually over seventy-five million cubic centimeters of serum.

Sylvester F. Cusack was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on the 31st day of December, 1887, and is a son of Martin and Alice (Ryan) Cusack, both of whom were born and reared in Buffalo, New York.  They were married there and subsequently moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where the father, who is now deceased, was engaged in the hat making business.  Sylvester F. Cusack attended the Catholic schools of Kansas City and while still a youth went to work there in the stock yards, where he was connected in various capacities with meat packers until March, 1913, when he came to Sioux City and became connected with the Sioux City Serum Company.  In 1915 Mr. Gilchrist and Mr. Cusack acquired the interest of C. I. Peters in the Sioux City Serum Company and in the reorganization of the company, William F. Gilchrist, who had been vice-president and treasurer, became president, and Mr. Cusack became vice-president and manager, which positions he still retains.  He is also vice-president and manager of the Spring Valley Farm Company, a subsidiary of the Serum Company.  The Farm Company grows and fattens thousands of hogs annually which are used by the Serum Company for the production of anti-hog cholera serum.

In 1917 Mr. Cusack was united in marriage to Miss Pearl Marie De Maranville of Sioux City, and to their union were born three children, Mary Frances, Alice Kathryn and Raymond Jack.  Mr. Cusack is a member of Sioux City Lodge, No. 112, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, and of the Knights of Columbus.  He is a member of the Sioux City Country Club, Sioux City Commercial Club.  He is a communicant of the Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic church.  He takes an active interest in all civic affairs, supporting such movements as are calculated to be for the material, civic or moral welfare of the community.  He is a man of splendid personal character, possessing to a marked degree the essential attributes of good citizenship, and is held in held regard by all who know him.

S. L. Cutshall

To such men as Samuel L. Cutshall is the great state of Iowa indebted for its development and progress along agricultural lines, for he devoted many years of his life to improvement of his land, which he brought to a splendid state of productivity, and while he was advancing his individual interests he was at the same time contributing to the general prosperity and progress of the community in which he lived.  Samuel L. Cutshall was born at Fort Wayne, Indiana, November 7, 1845, and is a son of Eli and Dorcas (Price) Cutshall, who were natives of Maryland and Pennsylvania respectively, and went to Indiana in an early day, the father devoting his attention to farming pursuits there until 1839.  In 1855 he came to Iowa,   locating in Buchanan county, where he continued farming during the remaining active years of his life.  To him and his wife were born eleven children, of which number six are  still living.

Samuel L. Cutshall received his educational training in the public schools of Indiana and Iowa.  He remained at home until October, 1863, when he enlisted in Company B, Fourth Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Cavalry, with which command he served until the close of the war, taking part in a number of hard-fought engagements, through which he came without injury.  He was mustered out of the service at Atlanta, Georgia, August 8, 1865, and returned home, where he remained until his marriage, in 1870, when he rented a farm in Black Hawk county, Iowa, living there for two years.  In the fall of 1871 he came to Clay county and took up a homestead of one hundred and sixty acres in Lake township, to which he later added eighty acres by purchase.  he is still the owner of the two hundred and forty acres, all of which he improved, erecting a good set of farm buildings and otherwise making of it one of the best and most productive farms in that locality.  In 1906 Mr. Cutshall moved to Dickens, where he bought ten acres of land, which he improved and on which he lived until 1915, when he sold that place and bought a nice home in Spencer, where he now resides, enjoying the fruits of his former years of earnest and well-directed effort.

On March 10, 1870, Mr. Cutshall was united in marriage to Miss Janette Moyer, a native of Ohio, and daughter of Isaac and Betsy A. (Leach) Moyer.  To them have been born eleven children, ten of whom are living as follows:  A. B.; Mary D., the wife of Roy C. Swingley, of Minnesota; Fred B., who lives in California; Effie L., the wife of J. O. Davidson; Raymond L.; Samuel G., who lives in California; Ruby J., the wife of A. W. Johnson, of Montana; Inez Belle, at home; Eugene H., who lives on the Home farm; Laura P., the wife of Martin Peterson, of California; and William, who died when eight months old.  Politically, Mr. Cutshall is a republican and has served as school treasurer and commissioner, as well as in other local offices.  He is a member of Annett Post, No. 124, G. A. R., and he and his  wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.  He has been true and loyal in every relation of life and has so ordered his actions as to command the unqualified respect of his fellow citizens.


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