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Biography of roger fogarty

Roger Fogarty is busily engaged in the further development and improvement of his farm, which is situated on Section 14, Howard township, in Howard County. He is a native son of this county, his birth having occurred within its borders March 22, 1874, his parents being John and Mary ( Richards) Fogarty, both of whom were natives of Ireland. Coming to America, they established their home in this state and the father passed away in Afton township, Howard County, on the 14th of May 1918. To him and his wife were born the following children, the brothers and sisters of Roger Fogarty being Mrs. Mary Beaumeister, Mrs. Kate Conley, Mrs. Hannah Conley, John, Mike, and Patrick. Another son, Edward G. was killed in the World War in France in 1918 and his brothers, Patrick and Roger, were made trustees of the estate for ten years, at the end of which time the property will come to them. [Click here to view photos of the Roger Fogarty family.]

In the district schools near his father's home, Roger Fogarty pursued his education and in the summer months he worked in the fields, early acquainting himself with the best methods of tilling the soil and caring for the crops. He has always carried on farming and in 1900 purchased eighty acres of his present farm property, while upon the death of his father, he became in possession of an eighty acre tract adjoining, so that he is now the owner of one hundred and sixty aces of good land, which he has brought under a high state of cultivation and to which he has added various modern improvements. He uses good machinery to facilitate the work of the fields and everything about the place indicates his careful supervision.

Mr. Fogarty is a member of the Catholic church of Elma. His political endorsement is given to the democratic party but he has never sought or desired office, preferring to concentrate his energies and attention upon his business interests, and his diligence and determination have been the basis of his success.

History of Chickasaw and Howard Counties, Iowa
By Robert Herd Fairbairn (Published 1919 - Volume II, page 437)

Transcribed by Leonard Granger, 2008