The Dell Family

Charles L. Dell born in Buffalo, New York on July 6, 1851.   In 1882 he moved west to Washington territory, returning to Lyon County in 1889 where with his brothers, aided in breaking prairie.

In 1889 he was united in marriage to Effie Pendleton of Lester, and moved to their farm one mile east of that place, where he resided up to the time of his death January 19, 1932.

Charles and Effie had five children:

Effie Pendleton Dell was born in Clarmont, Iowa January 15, 1879 and died November 20, 1951.   Effie worked very hard on their farm. She often encouraged her children and grandchildren to get an education.   In later years she moved to Lester after selling her farm.