John Arthur, who devotes his attention to farming and live stock interests, is the owner of one hundred and
ninety acres of rich and productive land on section 28, Columbus City township. His birth occurred in Louisa county
on the 31st of May, 1877, his parents being Hugh and Elizabeth (Jones) Arthur, the former a native of Wales and
the latter of Ohio. Hugh Arthur, who for many years was numbered among the successful agriculturists of this county,
passed away on the 25th of January, 1896. His widow makes her home at Cotter. Hunto them were born eight children,
six of whom grew to maturity, as follows: Sarah Jane, who is now deceased; William L., a farmer and stockman of
Columbus City township; Evan H. and Richard, who are residents of Louisa county; John, of this review; and Catharine,
living at Cotter:
John Arthur was reared to manhood under the parental roof and attended the common schools in pursuit of an education.
When twenty three years of age he started out in life as an agriculturist on his own account, farming the old homestead
property. He now owns one hundred and ninety acres of valuable land on section 28, Columbus City township, and
the well tilled fields annually yield golden harvests in return for the care and labor which he bestows upon them:
He also devotes considerable attention to the raising of horses and hogs, which branch of his business adds materially
to his income.
On the 28th of December, 1901, Mr. Arthur was united in marriage to Miss Anna Peters, a native of Wales and a daughter
of Richard and Winifred Peters, who were likewise born in that country. They emigrated to the United States when
their daughter Anna was but a child and are still residents of Louisa county, Iowa. Our subject and his wife have
two children, Hugh S. and Grace.
Mr. Arthur gives his political allegiance to the republican party and is now serving as a school director. Fraternally
he is identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Cotter, and both he and his wife are devoted members
of the Reformed church. He has resided in Louisa county from his birth to the present time and enjoys the warm
regard and friendship of all who know him.
History of Louisa County, Iowa
From Its Earliest Settlement to 1912
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Decatur County, IA
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