||In the history of Jones county's representative and progressive citizens-mention should be made of Arthur Lister, one of the owners of the Ridgewood Stock Farm, a valuable property of four hundred acres in Fairview township. The place is pleasantly and conveniently located within three miles of Anamosa and here Mr. Lister has spent his entire life, having erected a nice residence on the farm just across the road from his brother's home. He was born in 1872 and spent his boyhood and youth on the farm where he now lives, his time being divided between the duties of the schoolroom, the pleasures of the playground and the work of the fields. After arriving at years of maturity he joined his brother Thomas in business and they are now the owners of an excellent farm property of four hundred acres, the Ridgewood Stock Farm being regarded as one of the representative interests of this character in the county. The place is well equipped with large barns and sheds, giving ample shelter for grain and stock, and they handle cattle and horses of high grades, while their shipments are now quite extensive.
On the 13th of April, 1908, Mr. Lister was united in marriage to Miss Janet McLean, a daughter of Alexander and Christina McLean, both of whom are natives of Scotland. They came to America in early life and have here since resided. Mr. and Mrs. Lister have a hospitable home, its good cheer being greatly enjoyed by their many friends. Mr. Lister belongs to Anamosa Lodge, NO. 40, I.0.0.F., and is a republican, with firm faith in the principles of the party but without desire for office. He and his brother are numbered among the most progressive and successful farmers of Jones county and are highly esteemed as honorable and worthy citizens.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Past and Present, R. M. Corbitt, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1910, p. 520.
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