CLARK D. SHEAFOR.
One of the citizens of Jefferson township who for more than twenty years has been actively identified with the
agricultural development of Louisa county is Clark D. Sheafor, who is engaged in the cultivation of a fine farm
of one hundred and nineteen acres. He was born in Butler county, Ohio, on the 28th of October, 1858, and is a son
of Haden and Rebecca (Vanscoyk) Sheafor. The father, who was a native of Kent, Ohio, migrated to Clark county,
Missouri, with his family in 1859, and after residing there for two years they came to Louisa county, where both
the father and mother passed away. Of the seven children born to them three are now living: Mary K., who is the
widow of George Shaw, of Wapello; Sarah E., the wife of Samuel Herlick, of Oakville; and Clark D., our subject.
Clark D. Sheafor has spent practically his entire life in Louisa county, in whose district schools he acquired
his education. At the age of sixteen years he began his business career by engaging as a farm hand, continuing
to be identified with that occupation until he attained his maturity. He then rented a farm, which he cultivated
for several years, after which his wife inherited their present homestead, located on section 16, Jefferson township.
Here he has ever since engaged in general farming and stock raising.
In February, 1891, Mr. Sheafor was united in marriage to Miss meda J. Spitsnogle, a daughter of John H. and Sarah
(Shaw) Spitsnogle, the father a native of Indiana and the mother of Iowa. Five children were born unto Mr. and
Mrs. Spitsnogle, three of whom are still living. Mr. and Mrs. Sheafor have four children, as follows: Delmar G.,
who is at home; Desdemona G., attending school in Wanello; Cornelia M.; and Abie Rebecca.
His political allegiance Mr. Sheafor gives to the republican party and he is now serving as school director. Both
he and Mrs. Sheafor affiliate with the Methodist Episcopal church and take an interest in all religious activities.
Mr. Sheafor, who is one of the substantial and competent agriculturists of Jefferson township, is held in high
regard in the community where he resides, as is also his family.
History of Louisa County, Iowa
From Its Earliest Settlement to 1912
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Decatur County, IA
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