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C. S. Peet
Born October 26, 1873


C. S. Peet, well known in business circles of Greenfield township as a dealer in grain, coal and feed, is also the efficient rural free delivery carrier of route No. 1, Martelle, Iowa, which position he has filled for about a year and a half. A native of this township, he was born on the 26th of October, 1873, and is the fourth son in a family of nine sons whose parents are E. G. and Oriana (Chapin) Peet, of whom mention is made on another page of this volume. Through the period of his boyhood and youth he remained upon the home farm, assisting in its operation until 1903. He then went to Pennsylvania, where for a time he was variously engaged, and later entered the service of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company, with whom he continued until 19--. In that year he returned to his native township and since that time has been identified with the elevator business, dealing in grain, coal and feed. His enterprise has already reached gratifying proportions and is constantly expanding in volume. He has made a close study of the business and keeps well informed on the conditions of the market, so that he is able to buy and sell to the best advantage. For a year and a half he has served as the rural free delivery carrier of route No. 1, of Martelle, in which capacity he is proving efficient and entirely satisfactory, while his genial disposition has made him popular throughout the community.
Mr. Peet was married on the 6th of April, 1904, to Miss Myrtie E. Pierce, a native of East Smithfield, Pennsylvania, her parents being Charles and Nellie (Wood) Pierce, prominent farming people of East Smithfield. She had one sister who passed away in infancy, while two brothers survive, namely: Harry L., residing in Greenfield township; and Loren A., making his home with his parents. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Peet was born one daughter, Florence Lillian, aged four years. The mother passed away on the 28th of September, 1907, in Rochester, Minnesota, whither she had gone for her health, and the little daughter is now living with an uncle, Harry L. Peet.
Politically Mr. Peet gives his allegiance to the republican party, having been a stalwart supporter of its principles since age conferred upon him the right of franchise. Fraternally he is a member of Anamosa Lodge, NO. 46, A.F.&A.M., and also is identified with White Rose Lodge, K.P., of Martelle, both of which organizations find in him a worthy exemplar. Mr. Peet is an enthusiastic lover of outdoor sports of all kinds and was a member of the famous ball team of Martelle which was instrumental in bringing that town before the public eye. Public-spirited in his citizenship, he has taken a deep interest in all community affairs and his influence is ever upon the side of improvement, progress and reform. During the period which he and his wife traveled life's journey together their home life was largely ideal, their dwelling being the abiding place of a perfect understanding and happiness. They occupied a high place in the community and Mr. Peet today enjoys the unqualified honor, respect and good will of every one with whom he has been associated.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Past and Present, R. M. Corbitt, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1910, p. 439.

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