Samuel A. England, a well known and prosperous resident of Marshall township, has devoted his time and energies
to general agricultural pursuits throughout his entire business career. The farm on which he resides has been his
place of abode from his birth to the present time, his natal day being September 17, 1873.
His parents were Joseph and Malinda (Skinner) England, the former a native of Lansing, Michigan, and the latter
of Ohio. The father was brought to Louisa county by his parents when but two years of age and continued to reside
within its borders throughout the remainder of his life, passing away on the 29th of March, 1893. His widow still
survives him and now makes her home in Henry county, Iowa. Unto them were born six children, as follows: Nancy
J., the wife of J. Ross, of Henry county, Iowa; Mary E., who is the wife of Robert Clark and resides in Illinois;
Samuel A., of this review; Ida May, who gave her hand in marriage to Calvin Black and now makes her home in Independence,
Kansas; and two who are deceased.
Samuel A. England attended the common schools in the acquirement of an education, thus becoming fitted for the
practical and responsible duties of life. At the time of his father's death he took charge of the old homestead
farm and has since been busily engaged in its operation. At the present time his landed holdings embrace two hundred
and forty six acres in Marshall township, a farm of one hundred and twenty acres in Henry county, Iowa, and a tract
of one hundred and sixty two acres at Sidney, Nebraska. In addition to the cultivation of cereals he also devotes
considerable attention to raising and feeding stock, finding both branches of his business congenial as well as
On the 28th of December, 1898, Mr. England was united in marriage to Miss Ella Paisley, who was born in Morning
Sun, Iowa, on the 21st of April, 1873, her parents being Robert and Eliza (Swan) Paisley, both of whom were natives
of Ohio. They came to Louisa county at an early day and here Mr. Paisley passed away on the 7th of April, 1902.
His widow still survives him and makes her home in Wapello, Iowa. Their children were eight in number.
Mr. England is a stalwart democrat in politics but has neither sought nor desired the honors and emoluments of
office. Fraternally he is identified with the Masons, belonging to Lodge No. 235 at Winfield, Iowa. He is likewise
connected with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Carroll, Iowa. His wife's religious faith is indicated by
her membership in the Presbyterian church. They have spent their entire lives in Louisa county and enjoy an extensive
and favorable acquaintance here. A diligent farmer and a good citizen, in the enjoyment of a large income, Mr.
England holds the respect and good will of his fellows, though his popularity is not determined by his success,
but by the strong traits of honesty and integrity of purpose which have ever characterized his intercourse with
History of Louisa County, Iowa
From Its Earliest Settlement to 1912
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Decatur County, IA
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