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F. Morell Hamblin




     F. Morell Hamblin, a worthy representative of an honored pioneer family of Delaware county, owns and operates a valuable farm of one hundred and twenty acres on section 28, Milo township. His birth occurred thereon July 11, 1879, his parents being Russell and Margaret E. (Smith) Hamblin, natives of Ohio and Kentucky respectively. David Smith, the maternal grandfather of our subject, served as the first clerk of Milo township, this county. Russell Hamblin came to Delaware county prior to the outbreak of the Civil war and preempted a tract of eighty acres from the government, which property has remained in possession of the family to the present time and has had but two mortgages against it.

    F. Morell Hamblin, one of a family of ten children, acquired his early education in the public school of his home locality and also pursued a course of study in the high school at Manchester. General agricultural pursuits have claimed his attention throughout his entire business career and are the source of his present prosperity. He was identified with the implement business at Manchester for two years but during the greater part of his life has operated the old homestead farm in Milo township. As a stock-raiser he has made a specialty of Durham cattle and Poland China and Chester White hogs.

      On the 5th of March, 1897, Mr. Hamblin was united in marriage to Miss Flora Wenger, a daughter of John and Anna (Hauttorn) Wenger, who emigrated from Switzerland to the United States about thirty-six years ago and took up their abode in Jones county, Iowa, where they spent the remainder of their lives. Mr. and Mrs. Hamblin have one son, Harl, who was born on the 5th of June, 1904. In his political views Mr. Hamblin is a stanch republican and for six years has ably served as clerk of Milo township Delaware county has always been his home and the circle of his friends and acquaintances is very wide.


~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 163.

               Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.


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