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Delaware County, Iowa


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E. R. File


Milo Township



    E. R. File is a well-to-do farmer residing on section 32, Milo township, where he owns one hundred and sixty acres of fertile land. He was born in Delaware county on the 28th of May, 1864, a son of Frederick and Theresa File. His education was acquired in the public schools and he early learned the most practical methods of agriculture as he assisted his father in the farm work. Since coming to mature years he has continued to devote his energies to the cultivation of the land and his farm on section 32, Milo township, is one of the well improved farming properties of the county. He is a man of marked enterprise and industry, and his labors yield him a good annual income.
    On the 20th of February, 1892, Mr. File was united in marriage to Miss Hattie Guthrie, and to this union was born one child, Austie. The wife and mother passed away in November, 1900, and Mr. File was again married on the 24th of December, 1903. Miss Ida Halstead, a daughter of W. C. and Mar­garet (Kerr) Halstead, becoming his wife. Her father was born in New York state and her mother was a native of Canada.
    Mr. File is a republican in politics and has held a number of local offices, serving as township trustee and school director. He possesses laudable public spirit and can always be depended upon to do his share in the furtherance of any movement which has as its object the material, moral or social welfare of his community.



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 463-464.

               Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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