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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.

  
 

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Harrison R. Bevington.

Harrison R. Bevington, numbered among the enterprising and successful young agriculturists of Adair county, is the owner of an excellent farm embracing two hundred acres on section 34, Grand River township.  His birth occurred in Madison county, Iowa, on the 16th of January, 1889, his parents being Peter A. and Sarah C. (Mackey) Bevington, both of whom are natives of Ohio.  In an early day they settled on a farm in Madison county, Iowa, and subsequently came to Adair county, being now well known and esteemed residents of Greenfield.  To them have been born seven children, all of whom survive.

Harrison R. Bevington attended the common schools in the acquirement of an education and remained under the parental roof until he had attained his majority.  Subsequently he cultivated rented land for two years and on the expiration of that period purchased a farm of two hundred acres on section 34, Grand River township, which he has operated to the present time with good success.  In connection with the production of cereals he makes a specialty of raising and feeding stock of all kinds, both branches of his business bringing him a gratifying annual income.  His success has come as the direct reward of his own efforts and he is a self-made man whose record may be a source of just pride to him and an inspiration to others.

In 1910 Mr. Bevington was united in marriage to Miss Edith Givan, a native of Madison county, Iowa, and a daughter of Robert and Ada L. (McFarland) Givan, the former born in Ireland and the latter in Iowa.  Both are yet living and make their home on a farm in Madison county, this state.  Their children are ten in number.  To Mr. and Mrs. Bevington have been born three children, namely:  Elmo H., Robert A. and Mac.

In his political views Mr. Bevington is a republican but the honors and emoluments of office have never had any attraction for him.  His wife is a devoted and consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church.  He is held in favorable regard by his neighbors and fellow townsmen, who have found him to be strictly honest and honorable in his transactions and accord him their respect and confidence.

 

 

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