George H. Rose, living on section 6, Liberty township, was born on the farm which is still his home, his natal
day being April 25, 1872. His parents were Richard and Matilda (Glenn) Rose. In his youthful days he worked in
the fields when not busy with his text books, his education being acquired in the public schools. He early became
familiar with the best methods of tilling the soil and caring for the crops and he has engaged in general farming
and stock raising throughout his entire life. He keeps Durham cattle for his own use and he has other good grades
of stock upon his place. The farm comprises two hundred acres of rich and arable land practically all cleared and
under cultivation. He has made many improvements upon the farm, erecting all of the present buildings save the
residence. The barns and outbuildings are substantial and give ample shelter to grain and stock and modern farm
machinery and implements are used in the development of the fields. It was in 1904 that Mr. Rose purchased two
hundred acres of the old homestead from the other heirs and since that time he has occupied and cultivated the
On the 22d of April, 1896, Mr. Rose was united in marriage to Miss Jennie Hammond, a daughter of Jacob and Nancy
(Beard) Hammond. A sketch of the father, a retired agriculturist residing in Clay township, appears on another
page of this work. Mr. and Mrs. Rose have four children, as follows: Glenn, who was born February 18, 1899; Irma,
whose birth occurred on the 29th of July, 1900; Velma, whose natal day was February 27, 1907; and Merle, born August
12, 1909. The family is well known throughout Liberty township and this part of the county and Mr. and Mrs. Rose
have a large circle of warm friends, while the hospitality of the best homes is freely accorded them.
In politics Mr. Rose is a democrat and gives to his party stalwart allegiance but does not seek nor desire office.
On the contrary, he concentrates his efforts and energy upon the further development and improvement of his farm
with the result that he has made it one of the valuable properties of this section of the state.
History of Marion County, Iowa
And its People
John W. Wright, Supervising Editor
W. A. Young, Associate
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Marion County, IA
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