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Delaware County, Iowa


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Arthur McEnany


Adams Twp.



      Arthur McEnany is a worthy native son and prosperous agriculturist of Delaware county, owning and cultivating four hundred acres of land in Adams township. His birth occurred on the 10th of February, 1872, his parents being Arthur and Ann (Woods) McEnany, both natives of Ireland. They emigrated to the United States in 1854 and made their way direct to Delaware county, Iowa, taking up a tract of government land on section 20, Adams township. Here the father carried on agricultural pursuits successfully throughout the remainder of his life, passing away on the 19th of January, 1889. He had lived in the community for more than a third of a century and had gained an extensive circle of friends who sincerely mourned his loss. Mrs. McEnany, who survives, now makes her home with her youngest daughter, Mrs. F. C. Farrel in Buchanan county, this state. She had five children, four of whom are yet living, as follows: Rose F., who gave her hand in marriage to F. N. Beacom and resides in Pierre, south Dakota; Katherine, who is the wife of F. C. Farrel and lives in Buchanan county, Iowa; James, also a resident of Buchanan county; and Arthur, of this review.
     The last named has devoted his attention to general agricultural pursuits throughout his entire business career and has won success by dint of close application, perseverance and well directed energy. He now owns four hundred acres of rich and productive land in Adams township, one hundred and sixty acres comprising the old homestead on section 20 and two hundred and forty acres lying to the southwest. In addition to the cultivation of cereals he also devotes considerable attention to live-stock interests, raising Aberdeen Angus cattle and Duroc Jersey hogs. Both branches of his business have returned to him a gratifying annual income, and he well deserves representation among the successful and enterprising citizens of the community.
     On the 2d of July, 1902, Mr. McEnany was united in marriage to Miss Sadie A. Keegan, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Keegan. Our subject and his wife both have five children, namely: Bernice A., born July 3, 1903; Gertrude A., born February 17, 1906; Eileen A., born November 8, 1908; Louis A., born Oct 6, 1911; and Sadie A., born Mar., 9, 1914. Mr. McEnany enjoys an enviable reputation as one of the progressive and prosperous native sons of Delaware county and is held in high esteem by the people among whom his entire life has been spent.



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 477.  Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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