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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.

  
 

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H. P. Proctor.

Among the representative and enterprising agriculturist of Adair county is numbered H. P. Proctor, who owns and operates a well improved farm embracing one hundred and sixty acres on section 20, Grand River township.  His birth occurred in Indiana on the 12th of February, 1867, his parents being G. M. D. and Nancy A. (Alexander) Proctor, the former a native of Ohio and the latter of Indiana.  They came to Adair county, Iowa, in 1870.

H. P. Proctor, who was but a child of three years when brought to this county, remained under the parental roof until twenty-three years of age, when he was married and established a home of his own.  He purchased a farm of one hundred and twenty acres which he operated for fifteen years and then sold, buying his present home place of one hundred and sixty acres on section 20, Grand River township.  On this property he has made excellent improvements and as an agriculturist is meeting with well deserved success, cultivating the cereals best adapted to soil and climate and also raising and feeding stock of all kinds.  The prosperity which he now enjoys is attributable entirely to his own efforts and he may justly lay claim to the proud American title of a self-made man.

In 1890 Mr. Proctor was united in marriage to Miss F. E. Jordan, a native of Iowa county, Iowa, and a daughter of John and Rebecca (Reed) Jordan, both of whom were born in Ohio.  They came to Iowa in the early '70s,locating first in Iowa county and at the end of three years making their way to Adair county, while at present they are residents of Madison county, this state.  To them have been born ten children.  Mr. and Mrs. Proctor have become the parents of seven children, as follows:  Nellie T., who is the wife of Samuel Zellweger;  Laura G., who has completed a course in a musical college;  Lester T., who is a college graduate and now a minister of the Christian church in Nebraska;  Floyd E.;  Forest R.; Mabel I.;  and Zetta, who is deceased.

Since age conferred upon him the right of franchise Mr. Proctor has supported the men and measures of the democracy, believing firmly in its principles.  He has served as president of the school board for four years and also held the office of road supervisor for four years, making a most creditable record in both connections.  Fraternally he is identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, belonging to Lodge No. 375 at Greenfield.  His life has been upright and honorable in every relation and he enjoys an extensive and favorable acquaintance throughout the county in which he has made his home since early childhood.

 

 

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