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W.B. Field
Cass Twp.

W. B. Field, of the firm of W.B. Field and Son, dealers in agricultural implements, is a native of Jefferson County, N.Y. born Jan. 25, 1827. His parents are Bennett and Fanny Field, the former a native of Vermont, the latter of Massachusetts. W. B. attended the district schools of his native place until he was sixteen years old, when he left school to assist on his father's farm. One years later his parents removed to De Kalb County, Ill., settling on a farm. He worked for his father until he attained his majority, when he purchased a farm of sixty acres, paying for it in grain. In 1855 he sold it, and came to Clayton County, purchasing a farm in Lodomillo Township. In 1856 he removed to Floyd County, Iowa, where he remained one year, then settled in Cass Towhsip. In 1872 he engaged in the machine business, and the following year established a hardware and machine business, and the following year established a hardware and machine store in Strawberry Point. Since 1882 he has been engaged in his present business in partnership with his son Fred Field. They carry a complete stock of good, and do a good business. Mr. Field was married in 1849 to Julia Ann Hill. They have eight children-- Smith, Alice, Ellen, Fred, Willard, Oren, Ruba and Bernice. Mr. Field is a member of A. O. U. W. lodge, and is one of the leading citizens of the place.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 695
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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