HOMER NARBER owns and operates his well improved farm of six hundred and eighty acres, in sections 17 and 18, Canton township. He is a native of the township, born August 20, 1860, to George and Nancy (Gordner) Narber, early residents of the county, now deceased. The former came to Benton county in 1857 and died in 1893, aged about seventy-three years; he was born in Pennsylvania, October 23, 1820, and was married in Williamsport, where his first two children were born. His wife was also a native of Pennsylvania. They had a good-sized family of children, as follows: Ellis, who died in February, 1910 at Vinton; Bartley, of Shellsburg; Luther, of Minnesota, a stock buyer; Emanuel, a farmer of Benton county; Irving, a farmer living near Vinton, and Homer. Amanda died in childhood.
Homer Narber was reared in Benton county; he received a common school education and has always followed farming as an occupation. He started on his own account when a young man, and by his energy, ambition and industry has attained unusual success. Politically he is a Democrat, and he has served as township trustee. He is a member of the Masonic Order of Shellsburg, and of the United Brethren church.
Mr. Narber married Anna, sister of John M. Beatty, given further mention elsewhere in this work. He and his wife have three children, all at home, Elsie, Grace and Helen Louise.