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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.

  
 

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Frank M. Eversull.

Farming interests in Lincoln township find a worthy representative in Frank M. Eversull, who is living on section 35.  It was in that townshp that he was born, his natal day being October 14, 1881.  His parents were Roland C. and Mary Eusebia (Rigg) Eversull.  The father was born in Hamilton county, Ohio, September 3, 1843, and was a son of George W. and Elizabeth (Ogden) Eversull, both of whom were natives of the Buckeye state, where they spent their entire lives.  Their family numbered seven children, of whom but two are now living.  Roland C. Eversull remained at home until he enlisted in 1862 for service in the Civil war as a member of Company D, Seventieth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, serving until the close of hostilities.  He participated in the battle of Atlanta, in the engagement at Missionary Ridge, in the siege of Vicksburg, was with Sherman on the celebrated march from Atlanta to the sea and in the meantime had taken part in various engagements throughout the Atlanta campaign.  In a word, he participated in many hotly contested engagements which led up to the final victory that crowned the Union arms.  On several occasions he was slightly wounded and at the close of the war was mustered out at Cincinnati, Ohio.

After the war Roland C. Eversull remained at home for two years and then removed to Warren county, Illinois.  A year later he took up his abode in Marion county, Iowa, and after a year there passed came to Adair county, purchasing one hundred and twenty acres of land where he now lives.  He has added to his property from time to time until he has become the owner of eleven hundred acres of valuable farm land, a part of which is in Madison county.  He has always made a specialty of raising and feeding stock and he has added to his place many fine improvements in the way of good buildings, while he has likewise planted a grove and orchard.  In 1870 he married Miss Mary Eusebia Rigg, who was born in Marion county, Iowa, and they have become the parents of seven children,  Arthur, George, Edna, Frank, Joe, Harry and Eva.  The two last named are now deceased and the daughter Edna is the wife of David Pryor.  The wife and mother died in 1903 and was laid to rest in Fairview cemetery.  In politics Mr. Eversull is a democrat and for twenty years he served as school director.

His son, Frank M. Eversull, was reared upon the home farm and acquired a district-school education.  After reaching manhood he continued to assist in the operation of the home place and in 1911 he began farming for himself, cultivating a portion of his father's land on shares.  On the 1st of August, 1914, his father deeded him one hundred and twenty acres, which constitutes his present home place, his time being given to the further development, improvement and cultivation of that tract.

 On the 9th of February, 1915, Mr. Eversull was united in marriage to Miss Jessie May Seeley, a daughter of W. W. Seeley, of Lincoln township, of whom extended mention is made elsewhere in this work.  Mr. Eversull votes with the democratic party.  He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church and he has manifested his interest in educational progress by serving as school director.  He is one of the younger representative men of Lincoln township, widely and favorably known, his many good traits of character winning for him the warm and enduring regard of those with whom he is associated in business or social relations.

 

 

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