Biography of Robert S. Scandridge
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Robert S. Scandridge, who is farming one hundred and twenty acres on sections 15 and 16, Sumner township, was born upon that place on the 1st of January, 1883. His parents, James and Sarah (Strawhorn) Scandridge, were both natives of Ireland but emigrated to America in the '50s. They first located in Pennsylvania but later removed westward and settled in Iowa county, Iowa. The family home was established on the farm where our subject still lives and both parents passed away there. To their union were born eleven children: Jennie, at home; William, who is married and lives in this county; Sarah, the wife of Albert J. Stark, of Wisconsin; Elizabeth, at home; James; Joseph and Thomas, both residing in this county; Anna, the wife of "Walter G. Davis, of Williamsburg; Robert S.; and Mary and Agnes, both deceased.

Robert S. Scandridge was reared upon the home farm and in the acquirement of his education attended the local public schools. After he became of age he and his sisters, Elizabeth and Jennie, purchased the home farm, which comprises one hundred and twenty acres on sections 15 and 16, Sumner township, and they still reside thereon. They have made a number of improvements and have erected several fine buildings upon the farm, which is in a high state of cultivation. Mr. Scandridge is an energetic and efficient agriculturist and the sale of grain and stock yields him a good annual income.

He is a republican and is serving his second term as township trustee, proving conscientious and able in the discharge of his duties. Fraternally he belongs to the Masonic blue lodge at Victor and the York Rite chapter at Marengo, Iowa. He is also identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Marengo. Both of his sisters are members of the Congregational church and take an active part in its work. For a half century the name of Scandridge has been connected with agricultural pursuits in Sumner township and Robert S. is successfully carrying on the work which his father began.

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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