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Frank M. Tuttle, 1863-1930


Posted By: Clay County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 1/15/2011 at 06:27:04

Tuttle, Frank M., farmer and stock raiser is of Iowa birth, having been born in Clear Lake, May 18th, 1863, where he lived until his parents removed to Spencer in 1878, when he was fifteen years of age. He attended the public schools of Clear Lake and Spencer, was a student at Mt. Vernon College for several years, and then received a course of instruction at the Iowa Business College at Des Moines. He was, therefore, well equipped to enter business and encounter the practical things of life. He had been carefully trained for an active business pursuit by his father, Senator M. Tuttle, a man of large experience, a successful financier and a man of excellent judgment. When his father died, several years ago, his large estate was in the main entrusted to Frank's charge, and so signally has he carried out his parent's intention and so successfully has he been in his transactions, that it has stamped him as a young man possessing more than ordinary discernment and business enterprise and sagacity. He is the owner of one thousand acres of very choice land, and has under cultivation something over five hundred acres. The remaining portion is used as stock farms. He has been an extensive dealer in thoroughbred short-horn cattle, also different breeds of hogs, and is owner of some of the finest graded cattle that treads the soil of Clay county. His influence has ever been lent to encouraging, promoting and raising the breeding of every class of stock, and few men have devoted more time and money–residing in Clay county–to this than Mr. Tuttle. His theory is, that the better the breed, the better the price, and in the end it costs no more for a well-bred animal than for a poorly bred one. His ventures have been successful in this line, and have demonstrated that his theory is correct. He is an active, progressive young farmer, and has demonstrated his complete knowledge of all the requirements necessary to make him eminently successful in his chosen avocation. He is liberal and possesses generous qualities, and is a contributor to every worthy object. He was married in October 1888, to Miss Carrie Randall, daughter of P.E. Randall, cashier of the First National Bank.

Source: A History of Clay County, Iowa, by W. C. Gilbreath, 1889, p. 135.

Interment in Riverside cemetery

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