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Anthony Hale 1833 - 1913


Posted By: Reginald Day (email)
Date: 6/16/2015 at 21:54:33

Anthony Hale was born in ENGLAND and Jane in New York. Anthony Hale came to America at 18 years of age with his parents. After his marriage in New York State he removed to Cook Co., Illinois, and with his father where he engaged in farming and dairying on a place eighteen miles west of Chicago and drove daily to the city with milk. In 1871, on the day of the great Chicago fire he started in a wagon for Iowa, coming directly to Story Co., where he purchased one hundred sixty acres of raw prairie land. He set vigorously to work and improved the property until about 1891, when he disposed of it at forty dollars per acre. It was the first farm that had been sold in that immediate action at an advanced price and the people of the neighborhood declared that forty dollars per acre was preposterous and altogether too high. However, it is not probable that this opinion prevails today, as the same land could not be purchased for less than one hundred and forty or one hundred and fifty dollars per acre. The father removed to the town of Nevada and later to State Center, but is now living with his wife in Webster City. He is an earnest advocate of the Republican Party and while a resident of Story County a prominent factor in its councils. He had various public offices and served for six years as a member of the board of county supervisors. (Allens History of Story Co., Iowa pp 450-451)

Anthony Hale was listed as a coal miner in the 1851 Gloucestershire ENGLAND Census in his father Aaron's household. Anthony Hale was born in Gloustershire ENGLAND September 20,1833. He emigrated to America in May 1851settled in Oswego Co. New York. He moved to Cook Co., Illinois in October 1858, Then moved to Story Co., Iowa. in October 1871 where he resided on a farm until May,1891 when he moved to Nevada Iowa. Living there until November 1894 when they decided to locate in State Center, Marshall Co., Iowa. Living there until 1901. They then located at Webster City Iowa, residing there until 1904 when they moved to Blairsburg Iowa. Where he resided until his death February 3,1913. This document was transcribed by Reginald Day from a document, which was not completely readable, thought to have been written by Alice Hale. Anthony Hale's daughter. The letter was found with Clearence Vernon Day's personal papers upon his death. Clarence was the son of Alice Hale who was the daughter of Anthony Hale and grandfather of Reginald Day

There is a park in Blairsburg IA. called Anthony Hale park. Anthony donated the land for the park. Anthony Hale served as Story County superintendent of roads and then Mayer of Blairsburg, IA. in the early 1900's

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