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Christopher Carrothers, Jr.


Prairie Township



       General agricultural pursuits have always claimed the time and energies of Christopher Carrothers who now owns and resides upon a valuable farm of four hundred acres on section 32, Prairie township. His birth occurred in Ireland on the 1st of March, 1841, his parents being William and Margaret (Ramsay) Carrothers. The year 1864 witnessed their emigration to the United States and the family home was established in Prairie township, this county, William Carrothers here passing away in 1866 and his wife about 1875.
        Christopher Carrothers had come to America in 1863, one year prior to the emigration of his parents. He was first employed as a farm hand for some time and then bought a quarter section of land in Buchanan county, where he made his home about twelve years. In 1884 he purchased one hundred and sixty acres of land in Prairie township, Delaware county, where he remained continuously since and now owns about four hundred acres. About a year ago he gave each of his sons a portion of his seven hundred acres. He has devoted his attention to the pursuits of general farming and stock raising throughout his entire business career and the success which has attended his efforts is well merited and gratifying.
        While a resident of Buchanan county Mr. Carrothers was united in marriage to Miss Angene Anderson by whom he has five sons and two daughters, namely: William, Henry, Frank, Erwin, Charles, Sarah, and Mabel. The wife and mother is still living and has shared her husband's joys and sorrows throughout all the years, proving both an able helpmate and loving companion. Mr. Carrothers is a staunch republican in politics and has reared his family in the faith of the Methodist church. He has now passed the seventy third milestone on life's journey and in his declining years may look back with pride upon an active, useful, and honorable career.



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 168.  Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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