Biography of Warren Cronbaugh
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Warren Cronbaugh is actively identified with the agricultural interests of Honey Creek township and is specializing in the raising of Hereford cattle, in which he is meeting with gratifying success, His birth occurred in this county on the 21st of April, 1872, and he is a son of David and Elizabeth A. (Hadley) Cronbaugh, natives respectively of Crawford county, Ohio, and Iowa county, Iowa. The father removed to Iowa from his native state and during his active life followed the occupation of farming. He passed away in 1888, when but forty six years of age, and his wife is now living with their youngest son. They were the parents of the following children: Warren; May; Ella, who died when nine years old; Josie; William, who died at the age of twenty two years; Ray; and Myrtle.

Warren Cronbaugh was reared in this county and early became familiar with the various phases of farm work. Since the completion of his education he has concentrated his energies upon agricultural pursuits and now owns a fine farm on section 21, Honey Creek township. He raises the usual crops but specializes in the breeding of Hereford cattle and has a herd of high grade stock.

On the 9th of October, 1901, Mr. Cronbaugh was united in marriage to Miss Susannah After, of Tama county, a daughter of Jacob and Maria (Sparks) After. To Mr. and Mrs. Cronbaugh have been born five children, Neta, Lester, Willis, Melvin and Raymond.

Mr. Cronbaugh is a democrat and keeps well informed on the questions and issues before the public. He is a stanch gupporter of the public school system and as school director does all in his power to further the interests of popular education. He finds the automobile of much practical use in his work and also derives much pleasure from motoring. In all that he does he is progressive and up to date, seeking to benefit by the latest improvements and discoveries affecting the agriculturist. His personal worth is attested by the fact that those who have known him during his entire life are his stanchest friends and all who have come in contact with him speak of him in terms of respect and esteem.

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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