Biography of Hiram Wallingford, Jr.
Washington County, IA Biographies





Hiram Wallingford, Jr., who is energetically and successfully engaged in farming and stock raising on his farm of eighty acres in Jackson township, was born in Washington county, Iowa, on the 23d of December, 1859. His parents, Hiram and Eveline Wallingford, who were natives of Kentucky, came to Washington county in 1849, locating first in the city of Washington, where the father worked at the tailor's trade. Subsequently he conducted a general store and also served as sheriff of this county for one term, being elected on the whig ticket. In 1865 he enlisted for service in the Union army as a member of Company I, Eighteenth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, serving until honorably discharged at Little Rock, Arkansas, at the close of hostilities. On returning to this county he became identified with agricultural pursuits in Jackson township, where he continued to reside until called to his final rest on the 20th of June, 1894. His wife passed away on the 8th of January, 1905, and thus the community lost two of its most respected and esteemed early residents. Their family numbered nine children, namely: Susan J., who has followed the profession of teaching for thirty two years and makes her home with her brother Hiram; Dulla A., deceased; Mary E., the wife of Joseph A. Hetherington, of Colorado; David H., who is a resident of Washington, Iowa; James, who has also passed away; Hiram, of this review; Sarah E., the wife of J. E. Glasgow, of Nebraska; one who died in infancy; and Clara O., the wife of C. K. Warren, of Henry county, Iowa.

Hiram Wallingford obtained his education in the common schools and remained under the parental roof until he had reached adult age. He then took charge of the old homestead farm of eighty acres in Jackson township and has since been engaged in its cultivation and improvement, also making a specialty of raising horses, cattle and hogs. He owns this place in association with his sister, Susan J., who lives with him and they are well known and highly esteemed throughout the community, while Mr. Wallingford is numbered among its progressive, prosperous and enterprising citizens.

Since age conferred upon him the right of franchise Mr. Wallingford has cast his ballot in support of the men and measures of the democracy, and is now serving his fellow townsmen in the capacity of school director, the cause of education finding in him a stalwart champion. Both he and his sister belong to the Presbyterian church, in the work of which they take an active and helpful interest. During the half century of his residence in Washington county, covering his entire life, he has so lived as to win the regard and friendship of all with whom he has been associated, having ever displayed those sterling traits of character which in every land and clime awaken admiration and respect.

From:
History of Washington County, Iowa
From the First White Settlement to 1908
Vol II
BY: Howard A. Burrell
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1909


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