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Delaware County, Iowa


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Chester G. Coleson


Richland Twp.



      C. G. Coleson, a worthy native son and representative agriculturist of Delaware county, is the owner of an excellent farm embracing two hundred and thirty four acres on section 22, Richland township. His birth occurred in Coffins Grove township on the 26th of November, 1862, his parents being William and Jane (Sheffield) Coleson, the former a native of New York and the latter of Canada. They came to this county about 1856 and located on a farm in Coffins Grove township, where both passed away. Six of their eleven children survive.

     C. G. Coleson attended the common schools in pursuit of an education and on attaining his majority started out as an agriculturist on his own account, cultivating the old home farm as a renter. In 1897 he purchased a tract of land near Masonville, this county, and resided thereon for eleven years. On the expiration of that period he disposed of the property and bought an improved farm of two hundred and thirty-four acres on section 22, Richland township, in the operation of which he has been busily engaged to the present time. He likewise conducts a dairy and devotes considerable attention to the raising of full blooded registered Angus cattle, meeting with well merited success in all of his under takings.
    In 1893 Mr. Coleson was united in marriage to Miss Ella Morris, a native of Delaware county, Iowa, and a daughter of Peter and Alice (Parson) Morris. The father is still living, but the mother has passed away. Mr. and Mrs. Coleson have four children, as follows: Boyd, who assists his father in the operation of the home farm; Millard; Alice; and Ella.
    Mr. Coleson gives his political allegiance to the prohibition party and has ably served in the capacity of school director. His religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Wesleyan Methodist Episcopal church, to which his wife also be longs. They have spent their entire lives in Delaware county and are numbered among its esteemed, respected and representative residents.



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 92-93.  Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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