Peter J. Hallowell
Peter J. Hallowell, who engages in general farming and stock-raising on one hundred and sixty acres of land in Paradise township, Crawford county, is a native of this state, having been born in Fayette county, on the 16th of October, 1855.
He is the youngest son of the late Joseph and Marcia (Adams) Hallowell, who were among the early residents of this county. He acquired his education in the district schools of Fayette and Crawford counties, remaining a member of his father's household until he had reached the age of twenty-nine years. In 1882 he began working as a farm hand, continuing in this occupation for three years, and at the end of that period he located on the quarter section where he continues to live.
In 1882 Mr. Hallowell was united in marriage to Miss Matilda Scott, a daughter of William and Mary Ann (Garland) Scott, who were also early residents of this county, migrating here from Canada.
Four children have been born unto Mr. and Mrs. Hallowell, who are as follows: Ada E., the wife of J. G. Rule, of Red Oak, Iowa; Inez A., the house secretary of the Young Women's Christian Association of Des Moines; Joseph E., who married Daisy Glassburner and lives at home; and Jennie E., who is also at home.
Fraternally Mr. Hallowell is identified with the Modern Woodmen of America, his local affiliation being with the lodge at Dow City. He has always been a strong advocate of the principles of republicanism and gives his support to the candidates of that party. Although he has never taken a particularly active part in local politics he served for two years as trustee of his township. He is considered one of the successful and substantial agriculturists of the community, his being one of the valuable homesteads in the township.
Source: History of Crawford County, Iowa. Vol. II. Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1911.