Biography of Harry H. Reed
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HARRY H. REED.
Harry H. Reed, owner and proprietor of the Heatherdale Stock Farm, is one of the most progressive and enterprising agriculturists and stock raisers of the county. He was born in Marengo township on the farm which is still his home, his natal day being June 4, 1879. His parents were George W. and Margaret (Hunter) Reed, in whose family were two children, Harry H. and a sister, Edna M. The father was born in England but in his boyhood days came to the new world and settled in Ohio. After coming to this state he took up his abode in Iowa City and afterward removed to Marengo. He was a wagon maker by trade but, turning his attention to agricultural pursuits, became the owner of the farm near Marengo. His wife was born in Iowa township and is now sixty six years of age. They are a worthy and highly esteemed couple and have the friendship of many with whom they have come in contact. They now reside in Marengo.

At the usual age Harry H. Reed became a public school pupil. He was reared to the occupation of farming, early becoming familiar with the best methods of tilling the soil, and he has always occupied the old homestead farm on which he was born. He gave to his father the benefit of his services until he reached the age of twenty two years, at which time he was married and took possession of the farm, which he has since cultivated. His methods are at once practical and progressive, he keeps in touch with the trend of modern progress along agricultural lines and he is today one of the foremost stock raisers of his part of the state, making a specialty of Aberdeen cattle and Shropshire sheep. He has owned some very fine specimens of both and has exhibited his stock at the Chicago live stock exhibits and at the State Fair at Des Moines. He has thoroughly informed himself concerning conditions which bear upon the raising of live stock and his business has been conducted so systematically that success has attended his efforts in a most creditable measure.

On the 13th of October, 1901, Mr. Reed was united in marriage to Miss Bessie L. McFall, of Marengo, a daughter of Charles V. McFall, a merchant. Mr. and Mrs. Reed are members of the Presbyterian church and contribute generously to its support. In politics he is a republican and he has filled the office of township clerk. As proprietor of the Heatherdale Stock Farm he is widely known.

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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