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
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.
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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