Biography of William Clyde
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William Clyde, a retired farmer residing in Ladora, was born in Canada on the f6th of January, 1838, a son of James and Agnes (Marshall) Clyde, both natives of Scotland. They were married in that country and about 1830 crossed the Atlantic to Canada, where they lived for thirty three years, but in 1863 they removed with their family to this county and settled upon a farm, where both passed away. Four of their six children survive.

William Clyde passed the days of his boyhood in Canada and there attended the public schools. In 1857, when nineteen years of age, he came to Iowa and worked as a farm hand in this county. He was industrious and thrifty and at length saved enough money to enable him to buy a farm in this county. He resided thereon and devoted his energies to its cultivation and improvement until 1904, when he bought property in Ladora and took up his residence there.

In 1867 Mr. Clyde married Miss Katherine E. Stoner, who was born in Ohio of the marriage of John E. and Martha E. (Rosenberger) Stoner. The father was born in Maryland and the mother in Ohio but in 1850 they emigrated to this state and both passed away here. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde became the parents of seven children: Clara C., now the wife of J. N. Wedin; J. W., a resident of Nebraska; Nettie E., who gave her hand in marriage to Orville Hinder, now a resident of Colorado; Christina, the wife of John H. Bale, of this state; Gertrude, who married Sylvester Sherman, of this county; Della, the wife of George V. Fiser, who resides in Ladora; and James E., who died in infancy. Mrs. Clyde died on the 1st of November, 1914, and was laid to rest in the Ohio cemetery.

Mr. Clyde is a republican and has stanchly supported that party since acquiring the right of franchise. For many years he has held public office, having served as trustee, assessor and school treasurer for thirty consecutive years. Fraternally he is a member of Ladora Lodge, No. 192, I. O. O. F., and his religious faith is that of the Methodist Protestant church, of which he is a member. He has displayed that rugged strength of character and strict honesty that is characteristic of the Scotch race and the name of Clyde is an honored one in Iowa county.

From:
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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