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T. M. Crowner was born in Richland county, Ohio, October 29, 1831, and is a son of Thomas and Susanna (Cochran) Crowner, natives of Ireland. Thomas Crowner, Sr., died when the subject of this sketch was very young, and he went to live with his uncle, Thomas Meloy. His uncle afterwards moved to Missouri and he returned home, remaining in Belmont and Richland counties until twenty-three years old. He then went to Griggsville, Pike county, Illinois. He was married in that county, October 29, 1854, to Mary Halferty, a native of Pennsylvania, and daughter of Statler and Elizabeth (Shoop) Halferty. Mr. and Mrs. Crowner lived in Pike county, removing from thence to Morgan county, of the same State, thence to Sangamon, and later, to Christian county, also in Illinois. In the latter county they lived seventeen miles from Taylorville, remianing there until they removed to Cedar county, Iowa. They lived there but a short time, then came to Cass county, where he had previously purchased the farm on which he now lives. It is located on the southeast quarter of section 27, of Brighton township, where he owns one hundred and seventy-five acres of land. He is engaged in general farming. Mr. and Mrs. Crowner have two children: Alice C. and Etta C. Mr. Crowner is a Democrat.

Transcribed by Gloria Goltiani from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 599.

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