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Standard Historical Atlas of Jasper County, Iowa

The Huebenger Survey and Map Publishing Co.,
Davenport, Iowa, 1901.

Biographical Sketches

~ Zachary, L. E. Jr. ~

L. E. Zachary, Jr., was born in Polk County, Iowa, in September 1850. He is the son of L. E. and Eliza (Blee) Zachary, early pioneers in this part of the state, locating in Jasper County in the spring of 1852. Our subject was united in marriage March 15, 1872, to Mildarine Turley. Five children have been born to them: Myrtie, Jesse, William, Lida, and Cecil. Page 11

~ Zachary, Larkin E. ~Photo

Larkin E. Zachary, residing at Prairie City, was born in Old Virginia November 20, 1818. In 1839 he located in Ohio. In his native state he learned the painter's trade, which he usually followed outside during the summer months and in a furniture factory during the winter, which business he followed for many years. On coming to Jasper County in 1851, his cash capital amounted to about $80.00, $50.00 of which was paid for a 40-acre tract of land. He immediately engaged at farming and stock raising, and how well he succeeded can be imagined when we state that he now owns 2,400 acres of Jasper County soil. In 1876 the Draper & Zachary Bank was started in Prairie City, which they operated together for about three years, when Mr. Zachary purchased his partner's interest. It was then operated as the Zachary Bank, by which it is still known, although the bank passed out of his hands January 15, 1901. Mr. Zachary was united in marriage January 29, 1840, to Elizabeth Blee, a native of Ohio. Eight children were born to them, six of whom are living. Five are residents of Jasper County and one in Polk. His wife departed this life May 27, 1890, and he is thereby deprived of his only comfort during his declining years. Part III, page 7

~ Zachary, William F. ~Photo

William F. Zachary, farmer, stock raiser and fruit grower, residing on Section 27, Washington Township, was born in Highland County, Ohio, March 28,1842. In 1850 the family came to Polk County, Iowa, and in 1851 located in Jasper County. His parents were Larkin E. and Eliza W. Zachary, natives of Old Virginia and Highland County, Ohio, respectively. Our subject is the oldest of a family of seven children. In 1882 he went to Dakota, and the following year was on the coast in California, Washington and Oregon. He has always followed agricultural pursuits, but during his stay in the west, followed painting. Our subject has been twice married. He was first married in 1857 to Anna Wagner. His second marriage was in 1888 to Amanda McUllough, a native of Iowa. Socially, Mr. Zachary is a member of Preston Lodge No. 218, of Prairie City A. F. & A. M.; Geber Chapter No. 87 at Colfax; Oriental Commandery No. 22 at Newton, and Za Ga Zig Temple at Des Moines; I. O. O. F. Lodge No. 476 of Colfax, and Easter Lodge of Prairie City. Page 23

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