Mrs. E. A. Shattuck is well and favorably known in Allaniakee, her native county, as a woman of excellent business
ability, for with the assistance of her sons she manages her extensive landed holdings in Union Prairie township,
embracing two hundred and eighty acres on section 25. She was born in Allamakee county and is a daughter of Marcus
Clark, a native of Massachusetts and one of the pioneer settlers in Union Prairie township. He married for the
second time in this section and here reared his family, dying at an advanced age.
His daughter was reared and educated in Allamakee county and remained upon her father's farm until October 24,
1874, when she gave her hand in marriage to Lyman Shattuck. The latter was a native of Vermont and there grew to
maturity, later coming west and locating in Indiana where his first marriage occurred in 1855. Soon afterward he
moved to Iowa and settled in Winnshiek county where he purchased land which he continued to develop and improve
for ten years thereafter, making it a valuable and productive property. When he sold this farm he moved to Allamakee
county and in Union Prairie township bought two hundred and eighty acres of land, whereon his wife and children
now reside. It was a tract of raw and unimproved property, which Mr. Shattuck broke, fenced and cultivated, opening
up a new farm. Upon it he later built a large, two story brick residence, good barns and outbuildings and steadily
carried forward the work of improvement. His first wife died here and he afterward married the subject of this
review by whom he had two sons, Louis and Collins C., who for the past six years have assisted their mother in
the operation of the homestead. Mr. Shattuck became one of the prosperous and substantial farmers of Allamakee
county and his death in 1893 was a distinct loss to agricultural interests in this part of the state.
After the death of her husband Mrs: Shattuck rented out the farm for a number of years, but in 1906 she again assumed
its management, having since carried forward the work with the help of her sons. She owns a neat and well improved
farm located one mile beyond Waukon, on section 25, Union Prairie township, the attractive appearance of which
indicated her constant supervision and careful labor. In connection with general farming she and her sons engage
in stock raising on an extensive scale, raising pure blooded and high grade Durham cattle and Poland China hogs.
They also keep a number of fine mulch cows in the dairy and they have made this branch of their business important
and profitable. They are known as practical and progressive farmers and success has steadily followed their well
directed labors. Mrs. Shattuck has acquired a comfortable competency which she does not hoard selfishly but is
generous in her helpfulness to the needy and charitable toward every good cause. She has many friends in Allamakee
county where her entire life has been spent and all who know her have for her none but words of praise and commendation.
Past and Present of Allamakee County, Iowa
A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievemant
By: Ellery M. Hancock
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Allamakee County, IA
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