Transcribed by Pamela Wagler from: Biographical Review of Des Moines County, Iowa: Containing Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of Many of the Prominent Citizens of To-day and Also of the Past, Hobart Publishing Company, Chicago, 1905.


Clarence Edward Cameron, who resides on Section 34, Union township, is one of the enterprising young farmers of Des Moines county whose thorough understanding of agricultural interests has enabled him to so care for his property that he has profited in all his undertakings. He was born May 30, 1874, his parents being Edward W. and Dorcas H. (Leffler) Cameron. Edward W. Cameron, the father of our subject, was a native son of Union township, Des Moines county, having been born at his father's farm home, which he had established in pioneer days, March 19, 1859. In the district schools of the locality Clarence E. Cameron pursued his studies until eighteen years of age, when he entered Elliott's Business College, at Burlington, spending two winters in that institution. He has always remained upon the home farm, to which he returned upon the completion of his business course, and to his father gave the benefit of his services until 1898, when he was married. After Mr. Cameron, of this review, had by his marriage established a home of his own. Edward W. Cameron, with his family, removed to Burlington, where he is living retired, enjoying a well-earned rest from his former active life. He devotes his time and attention to general agricultural pursuits, and the neat and thrifty appearance of the place justifies one in the opinion that its manager is a successful agriculturist, thoroughly understanding his business, and bringing to his work practical and sound common sense.

On the 23d of February, 1898, Mr. Cameron was united in marriage to Miss Olive May Prieman, of Burlington. They attend and support the Episcopal church, and Mr. Cameron gives his political allegiance to the Republican party, but is not an aspirant for office, preferring to concentrate his energies upon his business affairs. He is regarded as one of the bright and intelligent young farmers of the county, and is well known in the locality where he has always made his home, residing throughout his entire life upon the farm which is yet his place of residence.


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