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T. C. Danforth, a native of Union county, Ohio, was born on the 14th of September, 1849, and is the son of J. M. and Mary Ann (Smith) Danforth. His father was a farmer, and owned a great deal of land in Union county. Thomas came to Cass county in June, 1876, and lived the first year with Henry McElfish in Massena township, and also with Allen Smith. He remained there until 1882, when he went to Anita and was there employed in the bank until the 24th of June, the same year, when he started for Chicago in charge of livestock, and was injured in a railroad accident, being thrown about sixty-three feet, and his nervous system was so shocked that he has never recovered, and since that time has never been able to do manual labor. He owns two hundred acres of land on section 26, nearly all under cultivation. Mr. Danforth was united in marriage in April, 1884, to Lotta Langworthy, a daughter of C. G. and M. E. Langworthy, now residing in Audubon county, Iowa.

Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex 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. 784-785.

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