T. J. C. Whitehill is a representative and successful farmer of Iowa county, following the most progressive
and advanced methods in cultivating the soil and in raising stock. He was born in this county, July 4, 1869, and
is a son of William and Elizabeth (McLaughlin) Whitehill, in whose family were eight children. Sarah, who was born
in 1854, now resides at home and acts as housekeeper for her three brothers. Charles M., born in 1857 and now living
in Marengo, is married and has one son. William, born in 1860, is a farmer of Marengo. George Herbert, born in
1862, follows agricultural pursuits near Burlington, Kansas. Henry W., born in 1866, lives on the old homestead
farm. John C. died in 1902 at the age of thirty four years. Clarence Eugene, born in November, 1871, was educated
along musical lines in Paris and is now a singer of notable distinction. Luella A. is the wife of M. J. Gates,
a farmer living near Marengo, and they nave become parents of two daughters. The father, who was born in Fayette
county, Pennsylvania, died in Iowa county in 1878. His wife, who was also a native of the Keystone state, died
in January, 1905, having for twenty seven years survived her husband. They came to Iowa in 1854, establishing their
home in Muscatine, where the father worked at the brick mason's trade. He settled eventually in the town of Atalissa
near Muscatine, and after five years there passed removed to Cedar county. Later he became a resident of Iowa county,
where he remained until the time of his death, his attention being given throughout the entire period to the work
of tilling the soil.
T. J. C. Whitehill was educated in the common schools but received no special business, educational or other advantages
at the outset of his career. He was appointed to the office of assessor in 1913 and is now occupying that position.
His brother William was assessor for four years and was also a trustee of Marengo township for four years. The
family attend the Presbyterian church and they stand for all that is elevating in community life, giving their
influence on the side of right, progress and improvement. T. J. C. Whitehill is now connected with his brother
in the conduct of their farming interests and they make a feature of the raising of blooded Hereford cattle. Their
business interests are carefully conducted, their farm work being so directed that excellent results arise, gaining
for them a place with the substantial agriculturists of Iowa county.
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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