BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
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H. M. CRAWFORD, member of the Board of Supervisors of Cass County, Iowa, was born in Indiana, October 25, 1835. He lived there until he came to Cass County in 1870, when he located in Bear Grove township and lived there until 1900. In that year he moved into Cass township where he has since lived. He was trustee and school director in those townships and in 1901 the Republicans nominated him for membership on the Board of Supervisors and he was elected. He is a farmer and has been engaged in that business ever since coming to Cass County.
Frank M. CHAPMAN, of Atlantic, member of the Board of Supervisors of Cass County, was born near Jacksonville, Illinois, in 1852, and came to Atlantic in 1868, and has resided here ever since. He served as a member of the city council previous to his election as a member of the board, and was elected to the latter position in the fall of 1902. He has taken a deep interest in the affairs of the county and is equipped with a business experience that is invaluable in the position he occupies. He is genial in temperament and a Republican in politics, and alive to everything that represents the advancement of the interests of Atlantic in particular and Cass County in general
Richard R. BELL, chairman of the Board of Supervisors, was born in Ohio, August 26, 1857, and came with his parents to Guthrie County, Iowa, in 1865. In the spring of 1867 they came to Cass County, settling in Grove Township and engaging in farming. Twelve years ago Mr. BELL bought his present farm in Franklin township and has lived there ever since. He has always been interested in public affairs and served his township acceptably on the school board before his election as a member of the board of supervisors, which occurred in the fall of 1901. He is a Mason and enjoys the confidence and friendship of all who knew him. He is President of the Wiota State Bank, one of the solid financial institutions of this county.
Henry E. HOLLEN, member of the Board of Supervisors of Cass County, Iowa, was born near Fairfield, Iowa, January 29, 1855, and when three years old moved to Decatur County, Iowa, where he was raised. He came to Cass County in 1878 and located in Victoria township, engaging in farming. In 1902 he lost a hand in a corn shredder and was compelled to give up active farming, but he still lives in Victoria township and supervises his farm. He was elected a member of the Board in the fall of 1902 and his term will expire January 1, 1906. If alive and well he will be a candidate for re-election in 1905. He has made many friends throughout the county by his courteous attention to the demands of his constituents. He is married and has two children, the eldest fourteen years of age.
Junis CHILDS member of the [ board ] of supervisors of Cass County, was born in Bureau County, Illinois, November 8, 1844. Until he was twenty-six years old he lived in that county. Attracted to Iowa he came west in 1870 and bought eighty acres of land in what was then Atlantic, but is now Grove township. Since then he has added to the original homestead and today owns 825 acres of good land as lies out doors. Of late years he has fed cattle and is considered one of the best feeders in the State. He has not sought political preferment, but is now serving his third term as a member of the Board of Supervisors. He has attained his independence by strict attention to business and by hard work in the earlier years, and his success has not taken away his geniality nor lessened his interest in everything that is for the good of Cass County.
From: Exposition Souvenir Album, published by Democrat Publishing Company, Atlantic, Iowa, 1904. Transcribed by Brenda Magee, June, 2010.