Fred Earl Dunham, who owns a fine farm of three hundred and twenty four acres in Louisa county, where he engages
in general farming and stock raising, was born in this county on the 19th of May, 1883, and is a son of Sylvanus
and Martha (Jamison) Dunham. Reared on the home farm, his early education was acquired in the common schools and
later he pursued a commercial course in a business college at Burlington, Iowa. After laying aside his text books
he returned to the home farm, which he operated for his mother. He now owns three hundred and twenty four acres
of land, upon which he engages in general farming, but makes a specialty of breeding and raising fine stock. In
partnership with his brother, Harry A. Dunham, he owns a thorough bred registered stallion named Bridge Hill Conqueror
and nine registered mares, named: Dunsby May Queen, Keepsake 10573, Burglefield Trinket 11882, Bethlehem Surprise,
March Lulu, Dunsby March Queen, Countess Drafter, Horbling Julia II and Princess 10559. Success has attended the
efforts of Mr. Dunham and he is becoming recognized as one of the capable agriculturists and horsemen of the state
On the 12th of April, 1905, Mr. Dunham was united in marriage to Miss Leila Ethel Lowe, a daughter of George B.
and Alice (Wagner) Lowe, natives of Iowa, in whose family were three children, as follows: Bert, Ralph and Leila,
all residents of this county. Mrs. Dunham is a member of the Eastern Star.
His political support Mr. Dunham gives the republican party, considering that its policy is best adapted to protect
the interests of the majority. Although he is a public spirited citizen, he has never sought political honors.
An ambitious, as well as industrious and enterprising young man, he has given proof beyond question of possessing
the essential factors of success, and gauging his future by his past it gives every assurance of being most promising.
History of Louisa County, Iowa
From Its Earliest Settlement to 1912
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Decatur County, IA
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