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.
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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