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from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa

Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, Pp. 331-32


Cyrus B. DAMAN, residing on section 3, Jefferson Township, was born in Ontario County, New York, February 22, 1817, his father, Benjamin DAMAN, being a native of Connecticut, and among the early settlers of Ontario County, New York. Our subject passed his youth on the home farm, where he was reared to agricultural pursuits, receiving such education as the rude log-cabin schools of that early day afforded. He accompanied his parents to Medina County, Ohio, in 1833.

He was united in marriage, October 15, 1840, to Miss Fannie A. DAKE, daughter of John DAKE. They are the parents of eight children -- Eunice A.; W. Adelia; John H., deceased; Aurelius O.; Sarah E.; Rosanna A.; Charles B. and Francina M.

Mr. DAMAN came to Iowa with his family in 1852, when he located in Marion County, where he followed farming till 1859. In 1857 he came to Ringgold County, and after purchasing his present farm he returned to his home in Marion County, settling on his farm in Jefferson Township in 1859, which was then entirely unimproved. On first locating in this county he experienced many of the hardships incident to a life in a new country. His nearest milling place was at Osceola [Clarke County], and he drove his hogs to market to Afton. He has met with success in his farming pursuits, and is now the owner of 215 acres of choice land, most of which he has rented out to tenants.

Since becoming a resident of Jefferson Township Mr. DAMAN has held the office of township trustee for two years, and has been a member of the School Board several years. In his religious views he is a Disciple.

NOTE: Cyrus B. DAMAN died at the age of 96 years, 10 months and 26 days on January 16, 1914. Fannie Abigail (DAKE) DAMAN was born in New York on April 23, 1823, and died in Union County, Iowa, on July 30, 1906 at the age of 83 years, 6 months and 17 days. Cyrus and Fannie were interred at Harmony Cemetery, Shannon City, Union County, Iowa.

John H., son of Cyrus B. and Fannie Abigail (DAKE) DAMAN, died at the age of 32 years, 8 months and 9 days on September 9, 1878. He was interred at Harmony Cemetery, Shannon City, Union County, Iowa.

Charles Warren DAKE was Fannie's brother.

Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa, Pp. 331-32, 1887.

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Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2009

Biographical Sketches Pages Index: A - F,   G - L,   M - R,  S - Z

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