Buena Vista County, IA
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Extracted from:  Wegerslev, C. H. and Thomas Walpole. 
 Past and Present of Buena Vista County, Iowa
Chicago:  S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1909, p. 310.

Transcribed by Paul Nagy

Biography of  Fawcett Wetherall

Fawcett Wetherall, who is successfully engaged in farming and stock-raising on his finely improved farm of one hundred and twenty acres in Coon township, was born in Cumberland county, England, November 13, 1850, his parents being John and Jane E. Fawcett Wetherall, who were also natives of England but are now deceased. Our subject had but one sister, Eleanor, who died at the age of eleven years.


Fawcett Wetherall attended the schools of his native land until sixteen years of age and then took up the work of farming, which line of activity claimed his attention until he had attained his majority.  Having determined to establish his home in the new world, he crossed the Atlantic to the United States, locating first in Summit county, Ohio, where he followed general agricultural pursuits for five years.  Coming to Buena Vista county, Iowa, in 1877, lie took up his abode near his present farm of one hundred and twenty acres of land, four miles north of Newell, which he purchased in 1903.  He has a number of fruit trees and in addition to the work of general farming is also engaged in raising stock, both branches of his business bringing to him a gratifying annual income.


Mr. Wetherall was united in marriage in 1877 to Miss Anna Point, a native of Ohio, whose parents are now deceased.  The record of their children is as follows:  Shirley E., who wedded Leonida Lee; Fra A., the wife of Hanford Pyle; Nellie K., who is attending school; and Nealia E., who died in infancy.


Mr. Wetherall and his wife, having resided in this county for more than thirty years, have gained many warm friends here and are, moreover, widely recognized as people of genuine personal worth, whose lives have ever been upright and honorable.