William H. Buswell, who owns and operates one hundred and sixty acres of land in Washington township, was born
in Iowa county on the nth of February, 1888, a son of Joseph and Edith (Salisbury) Buswell, the former a native
of France, born in 1846, and the latter of Ohio, born in 1851. The father was brought to this country when au infant
and grew to manhood here. He has made farming his life work and he and his wife are still living in Hilton township,
where they have many friends. They are the parents of eleven children, Florence, George, Grace, Mina, Charles,
Emma, Frederick, Edith, William H., David and Burt.
William H. Buswell early aided his father with the work of the homestead and as his strength increased he performed
the more difficult tasks in connection with cultivating the land and raising stock and by the time that he was
grown he was an experienced farmer. He began his independent business career after reaching maturity and now owns
a quarter section of rich and productive land in Washington township the cultivation of which demands his whole
time and attention. He is one of the most successful of the younger farmers of the county and his energy and progressiveness
insure his continued prosperity.
Mr. Buswell was married on the 5th of April, 1911, to Miss June Heckler, of Marengo, a daughter of John and Phoebe
(Hess) Beckler. Her father passed away on the 28th of October, 1913, but her mother is still living at the age
of sixty four years. She has four sisters living, Dora, Letta, May and Lily, while another sister, Cora Frances,
is deceased. To the union of Mr. and Mrs. Buswell have been born three children: John Howard, whose natal day was
the 5th of March, 1912; Grace Victoria, born March 29, 1913; and Brenton Oliver, whose birth occurred on the 26th
of November, 1914.
Mr. Buswell casts his vote for the candidates and principles of the republican party, whose policies he believes
to be for the good of the country. He has many warm personal friends and is highly spoken of in his locality.
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Iowa County, IA
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