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Page 16 Daniel Jackson Lovell


Page 17 Daniel Jackson Lovell


Daniel Jackson Lovell Text File




Daniel Jackson Lovell who is engaged in the cultivation of a hundred and twenty acre farm on section 5, Union township, was born in Scott county, Iowa, on the 15th of December, 1859. He is a son of William and Sarah (Grace) Lovell, the father a native of New Jersey and the mother of Pennsylvania. William Lovell was a son of John and Elizabeth (Rush) Lovell, also natives of New Jersey, where he was reared and educated. In his early manhood he came west to Iowa, being one of the first settlers in Davenport, where for a time he followed his trade, which was that of carpentry. Later he settled in the vicinity of Walnut Grove, Scott county, where he engaged in agricultural pursuits. In 1877 he came to Carroll county, where he passed away in 1895 at the age of eighty-seven years and ten days. His wife survived until 1900, her demise occurring a few days before celebrating the seventy-eighth anniversary of her birth. They were both originally members of the Methodist Episcopal church. The maternal grandfather, Michael Grace, was a native of Pennsylvania, but of German extraction. To him and his wife were born the following children: John, Eunice, Sarah Jane, Lois Catharine, Margaret, Mary Ann, Michael, Nelson, Daniel, Hannah and Jackson. Mr. and Mrs. William Lovell were the parents of eleven children, as follows: Nelson G., who is a resident of Miller, South Dakota; Sarah Jane, the wife of William Trucks, of Calhoun county. Iowa; Mary Elizabeth, the deceased wife of J. D. Binford; John G.; Michael William, who is a resident of Colorado; Lois, the wife of G. H. White, of Marion, Iowa; Joseph Henry, who lives in Oklahoma; Reuben D., who is deceased; Eliza Ann, the wife of William Bolan, of Fort Dodge, Iowa; Daniel J., our subject; and James Washington, who is deceased.


The first eighteen years of his life Daniel Jackson Lovell spent in Scott and Clinton counties, Iowa, in whose district schools he obtained his education. He removed with his parents to Carroll county in 1877, continuing a member of the parental household until he attained his majority. After his marriage he farmed in Union township as a renter until 1882, when he bought eighty acres which he disposed of later, again operating leased land until 1905. In the latter year he purchased his present place in Union township, where he has ever since resided.


On the 3d of February, 1881, Mr. Lovell was united in marriage to Miss Annis Parker, a daughter of Asa and Margaret (Boyle) Parker. Mrs. Lovell was born in the state of Oregon, her parents having moved to the west in the early days. The father died in California, following which the mother returned to Iowa, passing away at her home in Union township. To them were born seven children: Seth, Honor, Annis, Estella, Longley, Dora and Carrie, who is deceased.


The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Lovell was blessed by the birth of six children: Irwin, a resident of Guthrie county, who married Mabel Rabuck and has two children, Mary Edna and Tama Evelyn; Mona, who is a graduate of the Iowa State Teachers' College, Cedar Falls, Iowa; Harry; Raymond; John; and one who died in infancy. All the members of the family surviving with the exception of the eldest son are still at home.


Mr. Lovell gives his political support to the republican party, and is now serving in the capacity of township trustee, the responsibilities of which office he is discharging in a manner highly satisfactory to his constituency.


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