Fremont County >> 1881 Index

History of Fremont County, Iowa
Des Moines: Iowa Hist. Co., 1881.

Benton Township
Transcribed by Cay Merryman


BLAIR, J. J., farmer, section 9, P.O. Plum Hollow; born December 11, 1831, in Mason county, Kentucky. When five years of age accompanied his parents to Ohio, and located in Brown county, where he grew to manhood, receiving his education in the common schools, and in the graded schools of Georgetown. Came to Iowa in 1855 and located near Tabor, where he resided until 1862 when he went to the far west to engage in mining. In 1865 he returned to the states to remain. In 1871 he purchased his farm, which he has greatly improved. He has held numerous public offices and is thorouhly independent in views and ways.

BAYLOR, SAMUEL, farmer, section 32, P. O., Percival; born October 5, 1814, in Fairfield county, Ohio, where he attained his majority and was educated. In 1850 he removed to Edgar county, Illinois, where he remained until 1869. In that year he came to Iowa and settled on the farm he now occupies. He was married April 17, 1834, to Miss Elizabeth Julien. They are the parents of eleven children, seven now living: Stephen L., William A., John, Arthur C., Melissa H., Sarah and Susan.

BENNETT, JOSEPH, merchant, P. O. Percival; born March 12, 1832, in the town of Sandwich, New Hampshire. In 1855 he moved to Illinois, remaining but a short time, for in the same year he came to Iowa and located in Linn county. In 1857 he located in Otoe county, Nebraska, where he was engaged in farming until 1864, when he opened a store for the sale of general merchandise, in the same county. Shortly after, he moved to Lincoln, and opened the first store and sold the first goods ever sold in that place. In 1869 he came to Percival where he has since resided. He was married October 18, 1853 to Miss Nancy Hart. He and his wife are members of the Baptist Missionary church of Percival. He held the position of postmaster at Percival, from 1869 to 1875.

BEBOUT, GEORGE C., boatman, P. O. Eastport; born in Warrington, Jefferson county, Ohio, September 23, 1850, where he lived until eight years of age. In that year he came to Iowa with his parents. He was educated in the public schools of Fremont county and of Nebraska City. He was married Janury 24, 1870, to Miss Dora Heskin, by whom he has four children: William, Alice, Hattie, and Ross.

BETCHEL, D. W., farmer, section 21, P. O. Percival; born in January 1836, in the state of Pennsylvania. When still a young child, moved with his parents to Illinois and located at Rock Island, where he reached man's estate and was educated. In 1869 he moved to Kansas, and in the same year to Missouri. He came to this county and township in 1872. He enlisted in company F., 23rd Iowa infantry, August 19, 1862. He was in the battles of Port Gibson, Raymond, and all the other engagements in which his regiment figured. Wm. Betchel was married August 14, 1862, to Miss Anna Wilkinson, a native of Illinois. They are the parents of five children: David B., Sarah E., Amos F., Annie C., and Carrie M.

BOTSFORD, O. D., farmer, section 30, P. O. Percival; born January 30, 1812, in Franklin county, New York. When five years old he moved with his father's family to Genesee county, and was educated in the common schools and the high schools of Bethany and Rochester. His college course was taken at Oberlin, Ohio. He studied theology in the same college intending to enter the ministry, but after a few years service he was obliged to desist. He also read medicine and graduated from the Homeopathic college in Cleveland, Ohio. He was married in 1849 to Miss A. J. Hall. He came to Iowa in 1856, and located on the farm he now occupies. He owns a fine farm under a high state of cultivation, and is an intelligent, active gentleman.

DAILY, MRS. MARY, farmer, section 33, P. O. Percival; the daughter of Henry and A. O'Neal, who were natives of Ireland, where Mrs. Daily was born in 1840. She was eight years of age when her parents emigrated to America, and located in Jeffersonville, Indiana. In 1853, she came to Iowa and lived at Muscatine. There she was married to Findley Daily, and soon afterwards came to Fremont county. Mr. Daily was a native of Cork, Ireland, where he lived until coming to America. Mrs. Daily is the mother of nine children, eight of whom are now living: Henry, William, James, Ellen, Mary A., Daniel, Annie and John. Mr. Daily died September 2, 1880, at his home from typhoid fever. He was a good citizen and bore the respect of all who knew him. Mrs. Daily is a conscientious member of the Catholic church.

FITZGERALD, WILLIAM, farmer, section 25, P. O. Percival; born in Limerick county, Ireland, November 14, 1831. When twelve years of age he came with his parents to America. In 1858 he located in this county, and has remained here ever since. He had been a member of the regular army, enlisting in 1851, and being engaged in the frontier war with the Indians. He was in the Sioux expedition of 185-, and was twice wounded by arrows. In the war with the Confederacy he participated as a soldier in company F., Fifteenth Iowa infantry. He was in the battles of Shiloh, Iuka, and all the other engagements in which his regiment participated. He was several times wounded, and was finally mustered out of the service - covered with glory - July 25, 1865. He was married January 18, 1869, to Miss Margaret Carl, by whom he has six children, one deceased: Robert E., Mary E., Nora, Nellie and Susan.

FRENCH, S. T., grain dealer and broker, P. O. Percival; born January 19, 1845, in Merrimac county, New Hampshire, where he grew to manhood. He was educated in the common school and in Pittsfield academy. When seventeen years of age he began to clerk in a dry goods store for an uncle, R. L. French. In 1868 moved to Illinois and located in Macon county, in 1859 he came to Iowa, of which state he has since been a resident. In the township where he now resides he has held the office of justice of the peace for two years. He is now agent for the K.C.,St.J. & C.B. RR

FOX, FRANK, merchant, P. O. Percival; born October 6, 1840, in Woodstock, Grafton county, New Hampshire, where he grew to manhood. He was educated in the common schools of his native state, and in the Congregational Seminary at Northfield. His health failing him he resorted to a voyage at sea which he followed for five years and succeeded in recovering the most complete health. He engaged in various kinds of business until coming to Iowa in 1875. He was married November 21, 1870, to Miss Louisa Peaslee, a native of New Hampshire. He is a member of the I.O.O.F.

GORE, ALLEN M., farmer, section 8, P. O., McPaul; born November 5, 1835, in Monroe county, West Virginia. When six years of age he moved with his parents to Buchanan county, Missouri, where he resided until seventeen years of age. He then went to Atchison county, from which place he came to Iowa in 1863. In 1877 he moved to Kansas, but returned in 1880. He was married March 27, 1859, to Miss Mary F. Ware. They have eight children, Robert W., Samuel, Eliza C., Maggie L., Emma J., Friel, Fred. and Stephen.

HILL, CHARLES E., house and sign painter, P. O., Percival; born in Northwick, Connecticut, in 1843, where he received his education. When seventeen years of age he enlisted in company C, Fourth Connecticut volunteers. He was promoted from time to time, and in 1863 he was commissioned first-lieutenant, and then became captain of company. He was in the battles of Ball's Bluff, Palmetto, Antietam, South Mountain, Cedar Mountain, Bull Run, and all the engagements in which his regiment participated. He was discharged-full of honor- June 21, 1865.

HOWELL, JAMES P., blacksmith, P. O. Percival; born October 23, 1830, in Howard county, Missouri. When twelve years of age he went with his father's family to Andrew county, same state, where he grew to manhood and was educated. When eighteen years of age he learned the blacksmith trade, which he has since mainly followed. He enlisted in the confederate army under General Price, and was in the battles of Blue Mills, Lexington, Pea Ridge, Shiloh, and numerous other engagements, serving in all a period of four years. In 1867 he came to this county. He was married in 1850 to Mrs. Margaret Davis, a native of Virginia. They have three children; Frances M., Robert J. and Mary M. Mr. Howell commands the esteem and respect of all who know him, as a man true to his convictions of right.

HAWLEY, E. R., farmer, section 29, P. O., Percival; born March 31, 1822, in the state of Vermont; at the age of three years he moved with his parents to New York, where he grew to manhood and was educated. In 1844 he moved to Jefferson county, in northern New York, and maintained a residence there until 1864, when he came to Iowa. He has been intimately connected with the educational interests of the county for many years, having held the office of school director uninterruptedly for twelve years. He has held other township offices and filled the same with the highest honor. He is a member of the Sons of Temperance, and the Masonic fraternity. He was married January 22, 1847, to Miss Amelia Sheldon, a native of Watertown, N. Y. From this union there resulted the birth of eight children, four sons and four daughters: Ann E., Henry E., Mary, Frank W., Etta L., Arta L., Jay S. and Bertrand. Mr. Hawley has filled the office of justice of the peace since 1877.

HORSLEY, JOHN, farmer, section 9, P. O. Percival; born March 16, 1827, in Cambridgeshire, England, where he grew to manhood and was educated. He came to America in 1851, and located in Steuben county, New York. After a residence of one year he went to Cook county, Illinois, and in 1858 came to Iowa, Fremont county., He was married March 22, 1848, to Miss Elizabeth Peacock, a native of England. Mr. Horsley has been a successful farmer, all his life having been spent in that business. When he came to Iowa he had scarcely anything, but by industry and frugality has secured a comfortable competence.

HOYT, NELSON, farmer, P. O. Percival; born February 7, 1838, in the Province of Quebec, Canada. His youth was passed on the farm and in seeking to obtain an education in the faulty free school of that day. In 1866 Mr. Hoyt came to Iowa, where he has since resided in the county of Fremont. He was married in 1869 to Miss Maria Gibbon, by whom he has five children: Sarah, Geneva C., Gracia L., Lottie and Mable M.

JACOBS, CHARLES M., farmer section 21, P. O. Percival; born January 1, 1826, in New Haven, Connecticut, where he grew to manhood and was educated. At the age of seventeen he went to sea, as a whaler, under the command of Capt. W. H. Sherman, as jolly a tar as ever sailed the briny deep, and a good skipper. His voyage lasted two years. He made seven voyages to the West Indies, and one voyage to the East Indies, following the sea for ten years. He was five years in the mines of California engaged in mining pursuits. In the spring of 1858 he came to this county and located at Civil Bend. The farm he now occupies passed into his possession in 1870. He was married August 6, 1857, to Miss Ruth Johnson, a native of Connecticut. They are the parents of three children, two living: H. E., and Stella M.

KELLOGG, J. M., farmer, P. O., Percival; born in Hartford county, Connecticut, where his youth was spent and his education obtained. In 1847 he was in the city of New York, actively engaged in the insurance business. In 1857 he came to Iowa and located in this township. He was married in 1858 to Miss Harriet M. Rogers, a native of Waterford, Connecticut. they have two children: Samuel L. and R. Welles. Mr. Kellogg is a successful farmer, and an energetic, reliable business man.

KEYSER, J. R., farmer, section 12, P. O. Percival. Mr. Keyser was born in Cobbal county, Virginia, April 27, 1835, where he remained until 1848, when he moved to Andrew county, Missouri. In 1849 he came to Fremont county and located in Benton township, then unmarried. He was married September 15, 1852, to Miss Ellen Davison by whom he has three children living: William H., Rosetts L., and Sarah A. This wife died March 19, 1867. Mr. Keyser again married June 30, 1868, to Miss Mary C. Jenkins, by whom he had eight children, seven living: Annie E., Clarence E., Nora L., Hattie A., Katie M., Thomas P., and Berissia.

KEYSER, W. P., farmer, section 29, P. O. Percival; born November 30, 1837, in Wayne county, Virginia. When eleven years of age he moved with his parents to Missouri, where he remained two years. In 1849 he came to Fremont county. He enlisted in company E, 29th Iowa infantry, and was in all the battles in which his regiment participated. Mustered out August 15, 1865. He was married March 27, 1857, to Miss Melissa J. Moore, by whom he had twelve children, eleven now living: Henry, Charles E., Mary E., Leonard M., Luella, John, Effie M., William H., James F., Loy M. and Rufus.

KING, THOMAS, farmer, section 34, P. O. Percival. His parents John and Martha King, were natives of England, where Mr. Thomas King was born, in Cambridgeshire, September 13, 1832. He was educated in his native country. He came to America in 1851, and located in the state of New York, where he remained three years. He then moved to Illinois, remaining there until he came to Iowa, June 20, 1858, locating near Sidney. In 1873 he became a resident of Benton township. He was married in December 1851, to Miss Sarah Carter, a native of England. they are the parents of ten children, nine of whom are living: John W., Solomon J., George W., Adelaide, Annetta, Franklin P., Charles T., Emma V. and Albert W. Mr. King owns a farm which embraces 520 acres of choice land.

LAMBERT, M'KINNEY, farmer, section 24, P. O. Percival; born January 3, 1829, in Cobble county (now Wayne county) West Virginia. In 1833 he went with his parents to Boyd county, Kentucky, where he was educated and where he matured. He came to Iowa in 1851. He was married April 22, 1852, to Miss Lydia Blanchard, the daughter of Dr. Blanchard, formerly of Civil Bend and so intimately identified with the early history of the county. They are the parents of seven children: Derestus S., Mary E., Charles W., Therson P., Eldon K., Leman F. (deceased), Edward B. and Margaret A. Mr. Lambert is one of the earliest settlers in the township, and has done much to forward its interests. He has held many township offices, and all with ability and satisfaction.

LUMM, DR. D., postmaster, P. O. Percival; born June 25, 1834, in New Haven county, Connecticut, where he grew to manhood and received his education. He came to Iowa and located in this county in 1858. In 1859 he began the study of medicine under Dr. R. R. Hanly, under whose instruction he remained for five years. He has been a successful practitioner of medicine for more than seventeen years. He has held numerous township offices, and been a justice of the peace for twenty years. Dr. Lumm was married April 13, 1855, to Miss Matilda Smith. They have four children; Mary A., Frank R., Sarah E., and Lula I., and one deceased.

LOCHRIDGE, J. J., engineer, P. O. Eastport; born September 27, 1844, in Bath county, Kentucky, where he grew to manhood and was educated. Enlisted in company K, fourteenth Kansas cavalry in 1862, and was in all the numerous battles in which his regiment was engaged. He was discharged in 1865. From this time until 1877 was a resident of various places, and engaged in various kinds of business. In that year he came to Eastport and engaged in his present occupation. He was married March 10, 1867, to Miss Rebecca Griffin, a native of England, by whom he has three children: Fred., Anna B., and Grace. He is a member of I. O. O. F.

McELROY, M. H., farmer, section 19, P. O. Percival; born August 1, 1837, in Holmes county, Ohio. In 1844, he became a resident of Atchinson county, Missouri, and in 1855, came to Fremont county, Iowa. He has held the offices of deputy sheriff and constable in this county. He was married in 1869 to Miss Mary H. Coy, a native of Indiana, by whom he had six children: William A., Amos B., Flora M., Matthew E., and Clyde, living, and one, Eva, deceased. Mr. McElroy enlisted May 21, 1864, in company B, forty-sixth Iowa infantry, but was discharged in September of the same year. He enlisted a second time in company D. twelfth Iowa infantry, November 27, 1864.

MURRAY, G. B., farmer, section 8, P. O. Percival; born April 12, 1843 in Iowa City. When still very young he went with his parents to Keokuk where he lived until eight years of age. He came to this county in 1855, and located at Civil Bend. He enlisted February 8, 1862, in company F., fifteenth Iowa infantry, at Sidney. He was in the battle of Shiloh, where he was wounded, and in that of Corinth and numerous other engagements. He was married December 26, 1861, to Miss Sarah A. Kelsey by whom he had ten children, eight now living: Charles B., Florence E., Edward, George, Joseph P., Eva D., Jesse and Frank.

MURPHY, WILLIAM H., farmer P. O. Eastport; born September 6, 1818, in Westchester, Pennsylvania, where he grew to manhood and was educated. When sixteen years of age he went to learn the machinist and engineer's trade, which he followed for many years. He then moved to Ohio, but remained only three years, when he went to Nebraska City. In the following year he came to Fremont county. In 1864 he went to Pittsburg. He came to Iowa to remain in 1871. He was married in 1842 to Miss Hannah Baker, by whom he has three children: Charles W., Mary C., and Clara E. This wife dying he was married to Eliza E. Pinney, whose maiden name was Scoville, a native of Connecticut. By her first husband she had four children: Cordelia E., Nelson R., Newton E. and Frank C.

McFARLAND, A. B., farmer, section 17, P. O. Percival; a native of Kirtland, Lake county, Ohio, where he was born November 12, 1840. He there grew to manhood, and was educated. In October, 1855, he went to the mining regions of Colorado, where he remained until 1861, when he came to Iowa. He was married June 18, 1863, to Miss Jennie S. McElroy, a native of Missouri, by whom he has four children; Frank E., Carrie A., Fred S., and Lulu. Mr. McFarland is one of the enterprising men of his township, and very successful in his business.

NEWTON, I. D., merchant, P. O. Eastport; born in Oregon, Missouri, February 17, 1860. He was the son of James W. and Julia Newton, natives, the one of Missouri, the other of Kentucky. When very young he moved with his parents to Nebraska City where he received his education. He came to Eastport in 1870, and in 1876 began business. He is a young man of steady habits and great energy, and has already demonstrated a most remarkable talent for business.

ORR, WILLIAM, farmer, P. O. Percival; born January 17, 1830, in Wayne county, Virginia, where he grew to manhood and was educated. His youth was passed in the quiet of life on a farm. In 1852 he moved to Missouri, locating at a place called California in Morton county. He remained here until 1865, when he came to this county. He has held the offices of township clerk, road supervisor and others. He was married in 1856 to Miss Mary A. Crum. They have nine children living: Mary E., James W., Charles C., Ella E., William S., George E., Walter, Ida M., and Frank. One deceased.

PADDOCK, JAMES M., farmer, section 19, P. O. Percival; born August 15, 1824, in Tioga county, New York. He went with his parents to Michigan when he was fourteen years of age, and there grew to manhood and completed his education In 1857 he came to this county and fixed upon his present place of residence as one suited to him. He was married in 1847 to Miss Chloe Green, a native of Michigan, by whom he had three children, two living now: Orrin K. and Alvoretta V. He was again married in 1860 to Miss Olive Blanchard by whom he had seven children, one of whom is now deceased: Ira J., Clarence J., Truman M., Pearl W., Arthur J. and Ulysses W. Mr. Paddock held numerous offices of trust in Michigan before coming to Iowa, and since his residence here he has served his county almost continuously. He was census enumerator in 1860.

PADDOCK, ORRIN K., grain merchant, P. O. Percival; born March 24, 1848, in Oakland county, Michigan. In 1858 he moved with his parents to this county, being then ten years of age. His preliminary education was received in the common schools of the county, and finished at Tabor college. He has been engaged in business since eighteen years of age. He has held many offices of trust, and is prominently identified with the interests of religion and education. In 1864 he enlisted in company B, 46th Iowa infantry, but saw no service. He was married August 23, 1870, to Miss Mary Hawley, by whom he has four children, three living: Minnie M., William B., and George W.

PATTON, T. W., farmer, section 16, P. O. Eastport; the son of Thomas and Sallie S. Patton, natives of Kentucky and Tennessee, was born May 12, 1839, in Howard county, Missouri. His parents moved to Tennessee when young Patton was nine years of age, and where his father died. His mother subsequently returned to the native place of young Patton, where he grew to manhood and was educated. He attended Macon College for a period of four years. Mr. Patton enlisted in 1863, and served as a captain. He came to Iowa in the spring of 1873, and in 1876 settled on the farm he now owns. He owns five hundred and fifty acres of most excellent land, the result of years of patient toil and frugal endeavor.

PILE, HENDERSON, farmer and mechanic, P. O. Eastport; born November 21, 1819, in Fulton county, Tennessee. He spent his youth in work on the farm, attendance at the common school, and in learning the carpenter and joiner's trade. In 1840 he went to Wisconsin, and in 1857 came to Iowa, locating at Sioux City. In 1868 he came to his present place of residence, having entered the county some years previously and been located at Eastport. March 29, 1864, Mr. Pile enlisted in the Black Horse Veteran cavalry, which was afterward consolidated with the 7th Nebraska. He was disabled for service by scurvy, and has not yet completely recovered. He was married January 21, 1840, to Miss Dorothea Westbrooks, a native of Petersburg, Virginia. They have by this union ten children, six of whom are living: Emma, Loresia, Matthew, Amelia C., Libbie A., and John F. He owns 120 acres of land under a high state of cultivation.

ROGERS, DUANE, farmer, P. O. Percival; born February 12, 1841, in Jefferson county, New York. In 1855, he came with his parents and located in this township, thus having witnessed the remarkable growth of the county and helped contribute to the same. He has held several township offices with great success and usefulness. He was married April 2, 1868, to Miss Eliza A. Hawley, a native of Jefferson county New York. They have by this union four children, Ella A., Jessie B., Henry M. and Pitt A.

RICKETTS, MRS. C. B., farmer, section 12, P. O. Percival; a native of Milford, New Haven county, Connecticut, where she was born January 7, 1816. She was educated in the common school of her native place and at Oberlin College, Ohio. When eighteen years old she moved with her parents to the state of New York, remaining but a short time, when she moved to Ohio. For five years she employed her time alternately in teaching school and attending Oberlin College. She was married January, 1843, to Richard Ricketts, a native of Baltimore, born February 6, 1802. Mrs. Ricketts-whose maiden name was Platt- came with her husband to Iowa in 1855. She is the mother of four children: Elizabeth C., Platt S., Asabel E. and Myra G. Her husband died September 1, 1877. His life had been one of usefulness, and as he was one of the old settlers of the county had much to do with shaping its destiny.

SHELDON, WALTER B., farmer, section 30, owns four hundred acres of land, P. O., Percival; born October 27, 1818, in Watertown, Jefferson county, New York, where he grew to manhood and was educated in the select schools of his native place. Mr. Sheldon has always been a farmer. In the fall of 1865 he came to Iowa and located on the farm on which he today resides. He was married at Sackett's Harbor, June 1, 1845, to Miss Sarah A. Hawley, a native of Vermont. By this union they are the parents of seven children, five of whom are now living: Charles E., Clark W., William H., Till W. and Edward W. Mr. Sheldon is a member of the Masonic fraternity. He has served his county in various official capacities and always with entire satisfaction. He has a son, William H., in the employ of the Burlington Hawkeye company, with whom he has engaged the past six years.

STILES, AMOS, farmer, section 16, P. O. Percival; a native of Athens county, Ohio, where he was born January 1, 1832. While very young he went with his parents to Logan county, Illinois, and received his education in the pioneer schools of that state. In 1852 he moved to Knox county, Illinois, and in 1854 cme to Iowa and located in this county. He was married September 30, 1858, to Miss Mary E. McElroy, a native of Holmes county, Ohio, by whom he has seven children: Rosa M., Jennie A., Charles E., Marcus E., Hattie E., Lillie A., and John A. Mr. Stiles has held numerous township offices and given entire satisfaction, while his integrity has won for him the utmost esteem of his neighbors.

TREAT, J. R., farmer, section 7, P. O. Percival; born April 15, 1829, in Milford, New Haven county, Connecticut, where he was raised and educated. He came to Iowa in 1856. In 1856 he was married to Miss Sarah E. Merwin, a native of the town of Orange, Connecticut. they are members of the Congregational church and of high standing in the community.

THRAILKILL, ANDREW J., farmer, P. O. Percival; born May 19, 1817, in Knox county, Tennessee. When quite young he accompanied his parents to Saline county, Missouri, where he was educated and grew to manhood. When seventeen years of age began to clerk in a store which occupation he followed until 1844, when he entered the stock business on his own account. In 1855 moved to Kansas, where he engaged in farming and stock-raising until 1861, when, the war occurring, he lost his all. He came to Iowa in 1864, and in 1867 located at Plum Hollow. He then went to Nebraska, but returned in 1870. He was married June 30, 1844, to Miss Elizabeth Hank, a native of Missouri. they have seven children: James W., Susan J., Madora A., Ellen C., John L., Chester A. and Baxton L., living, and two deceased.

WOODS, WILLIAM, farmer, section 18, P. O. Percival; born August 28, 1817, in Washington county, Pennsylvania. When four years of age moved with his father's family to Knox county, Ohio, where he reached man's estate and was educated. When fifteen years of age he had learned the shoemaker's trade. In 1850 he went to Indiana and in 1853 came to this state, locating in Webster county. Three years later he came to this county. He was married in 1840 to Miss Susan Baltzell by whom he had twelve children, six now living: Joseph, Timothy, Eunice J., Hester A., William H., and Edward D. Has held several township offices.

WILLIAMS, STURGIS, farmer, section 25, P. O. Percival; born June 1, 1837, in the town of Jordan, New York. When five years of age he moved with his uncle to Ohio, locating in Summit county, where he grew to manhood and was educated. When nineteen years of age he came to Iowa with his uncle, R. S. Williams. He came to this county in May, 1856. He enlisted in compny A., fourth infantry, July 23, 1861, was in the battle of Pea Ridge, Chickasaw Bayou, and all the other engagements in which his regiment participated. At the last named battle he was wounded in the arm. He received several promotions for gallant conduct. He has held many township ofices, which fact testifies to the esteem in which he is held. Mr. Williams was married December 6, 1865 to Miss Fanny Forrester, by whom he has five children: Ada M., Mertie H., Roscoe S., Charlotte E. and Ethel B.

WHITE, A. C., merchant, P. O. Eastport; born in Wayne county, Indiana, August 31, 1845. When quite young moved to this state with his parents, locating in Oskaloosa, Mahaska county, where he was educated. He enlisted July 7, 1862, in company K, eighteenth Iowa infantry. Was in the battles of Springfield, Missouri; Newton, and all the engagements in which his regiment participated. was discharged in February, 1864, on account of disability. For three years after his return he followed farming, and at the expiration of that time engaged with a St. Louis firm, which position he retained for three years. He came to Fremont county quite recently. He was married June 10, 1874, to Miss Angelina Harris, a native of Williams county, Ohio. They are the parents of four children: Bertha V., Bessie, Jessie A., and William C. He is a member of the Knights of Honor.

WOODS, E. E., farmer, section 21, P. O. Percival; born September 25, 1850, in the town of Orange, Worcester county, Massachusetts. Came to Iowa, and located at Tabor in September, 1870. He was married November 26, 1874, to Miss Martha E. Harless, a native of Lawrence county, Ohio. By this union they have one child Clarence. Mr. Woods and lady are members of the congregational church, and have been identified with religious and moral interests for nearly ten years.