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Delaware County, Iowa


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Christopher Carrothers


Prairie Twp.



      Though nearly a quarter of a century has passed since Christopher Carrothers was called to his final rest, he is still remembered by many of the older residents of Delaware county as an honored pioneer agriculturist prominent citizen of Prairie township. He passed away on the 22nd of May, 1891 when in the sixty-third year of his age. His birth occurred in County Fermanagh, Ireland, in November, 1828, his parents being John and Dorcas (Robinson) Carrothers.
       In 1852, when a young man of twenty four years, Christopher Carrothers crossed the Atlantic to the United States and seven years later came to Delaware county, Iowa, here spending the remainder of his life. During the period of the Civil war he loyally defended the union as a member of the Fifteenth Iowa Volunteer Infantry and participated in Sherman's famous march to the sea. General agricultural pursuits claimed his attention throughout his entire business career, and he accumulated four hundred and eighty acres of valuable land now in the possession of his sons.
       In 1862 Mr. Carrothers was united in marriage to Miss Annie Johnston, daughter of James Johnston. Their surviving children are as follows: Elizabeth, Mary, James J., William L., Thomas H., and George W.
      Mr. Carrothers gave his political allegiance to the republican party and served as a school director for a number of years, making a creditable record in that connection. He passed away in the faith of the Methodist Episcopal church on the 22nd of May, 1891, and the community mourned the loss of one if its prominent pioneer agriculturists and most esteemed citizens.



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 127.  Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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