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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.

  
 

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Oscar J. Sullivan.

Oscar J. Sullivan, a prosperous farmer and stock-raiser, residing on section 34, Jackson township, is well known throughout the county as a breeder of graded Percheron horses.  He was born in the house which is till his residence on the 27th of February, 1879, a son of Jahu B. and Margaret J. (Roberts) Sullivan.  At the usual age he entered the public schools and he and his brothers and sisters all went to school to James Pierson, one of the most widely known teachers of early days.  Subsequently our subject attended the schools taught by his two brothers and two sisters and after completing his public-school course he entered Drake University and there continued his study.  When twenty years of age he began teaching but after devoting his time to that profession during two winter terms he turned his attention to farming and stock-raising, in which he is still engaged.  He owns two hundred acres of land but in addition to that operates two hundred and eighty acres of leased land, his labors returning to him a gratifying annual income.  He specializes in breeding graded Percheron horses and is the owner of the Percheron stallion, Bengal Edgewood.  He has at present twenty-eight graded horses upon the farm, all of which he has raised.  In addition to his agricultural interests he owns stock in the Bridgewater Savings Bank and is a director of that institution.

In 1903 Mr. Sullivan married Miss Hannah J. Warrior, a daughter of Thomas Warrior, one of the well known citizens of Bridgewater, who is now living retired.  To Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan have been born three children, Euclid J., Richard R. and Thomas H.

Mr. Sullivan casts his ballot in support of the candidates and measures of the democratic party and is now serving as a member of the school board.  Both he and his wife hold membership in the Christian church and contribute of their means to the support of its work.  The success which he has attained is the natural result of his industry and progressiveness, and he is justly ranked among the enterprising farmers and stock-raisers of Adair county.

 

 

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