Biography of John G. Umphrey
Louisa County, IA Biographies





James Garland Umphrey, an enterprising farmer and stock raiser of Morning Sun township, was born in Louisa county on the 30th of September, 1878. His parents Thomas J. and Mary B. (Copeland) Umphrey, are mentioned at greater length on another page of this work. He attended the common schools in the acquirement of an education and on attaining his majority started out as an agrit culturist on his own account, renting a tract of land comprising fifty acres. Since that time he has devoted his attention to the pursuits of farming and stock raising with excellent results.

On the 3d of October, 1907, Mr. Umphrey was united in marriage to Miss Jessie Ruth Hupp, a daughter of Ezra and Elizabeth (Doty) Hupp. The father still survives and makes his home in Wapello but the mother has passed away. Their children were three in number, namely: Belle, the wife of F. B. Tierley, of Portland, Oregon; Ethel, who gave her hand in marriage to George Nicholas and also resides in Portland, Oregon; and Mrs. Umphrey.

Since age conferred upon him the right of franchise Mr. Umphrey has supported the men and measures of the democracy, believing firmly in its principles. In religious faith he is a Methodist. In the community where his entire life has been spent the circle of his friends is almost coextensive with the circle of his acquaintances.

From:
History of Louisa County, Iowa
From Its Earliest Settlement to 1912
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1912


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