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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.

  
 

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Edgar M. Zook.

Edgar M. Zook, who operates an excellent farm of one hundred and sixty acres on section 13, Eureka township, has lived thereon for more than a third of a century and is widely recognized as one of the substantial and esteemed citizens of the community.  His birth occurred in Whiteside county, Illinois, December 30, 1876, his parents being Joseph S. and Adeline (Law) Zook, both of whom are also natives of that state.  The father was reared and educated in Illinois and there followed agricultural pursuits until 1876, when he came to Adair county, Iowa, here purchasing the farm of one hundred and sixty acres which is now cultivated by our subject in Eureka township.  He at once began the improvement of the property and was busily engaged in its operation until 1905, when he put aside the active work of the fields and took up his abode in Indianola.  At the end of a year, however, he returned to this county and has since made his home in the town of Adair, both he and his wife being well known and highly esteemed throughout the community.

Edgar M. Zook was reared and received his early education in this county and also pursued a course of study in Simpson College of Indianola.  On attaining his majority he rented the old home farm of one hundred and sixty acres in Eureka township and has since devoted his time and energies to its operation with excellent results.  He owns two well improved farms comprising two hundred and fifty acres in Decatur county, this state, and in connection with the cultivation of cereals is also engaged in raising thoroughbred shorthorn cattle, feeding about a carload of stock annually.  He is a stockholder, director and vice president of the Farmers Lumber Company of Fontanelle and is widely recognized as one of the representative and enterprising citizens of the county.

In June, 1905, Mr. Zook was united in marriage to Miss Dimple Watson, a daughter of H. C. and Eva (Peck) Watson, both of whom are natives of Iowa and became pioneer settlers of Decatur county, this state.  They are now living retired in Decatur City, Iowa.  Mr. Zook gives his political allegiance to the republican party and in religious faith is a Methodist.  He has spent nearly his entire life within the borders of Adair county and his many friends and acquaintances entertain for him the highest regard and esteem.

 

 

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