|Glenn A. Peet
Born January 22, 1870
|Glenn A. Peet, one of the native farmers of this county, was born in Greenfield township, January 22, 1870, and is the son of E. G. and Oriana (Chapin) Peet. He grew to manhood on the old homestead, and as he was the second in a family of nine sons, he early assumed his share of the work which was carried on there. He attended the public schools, from which he received a fair education, and when he decided to start in life for himself he came to Fairview township. Here he has one hundred and forty acres of land, well improved, showing a good state of cultivation and the use of modem methods of agriculture.
Mr. Peet has been twice married. On the 28th of September, 1893, he was united to Miss Clara Robbins, whose father is living in Martelle, Iowa, but her mother, who was Miss Mary Durant in her maidenhood, has passed away. To this union was born one child, Harlan Gail, who died at the age of one year and seven months. Mrs. Peet died March 20, 1900, and on the 7th of February, 1901, Mr. Peet married again, the bride of this union having been Miss Evelyn Miller, a daughter of Abraham Miller and his wife. He passed away June 11, 1892, but Mrs. Miller resides near Anamosa. They had twelve children, eight sons and four daughters: Charles Nelson, of Los Angeles, California; Jesse, who is living near Springville, Iowa; Sylvester, living near Morley; Evelyn, who is Mrs. Peet; Mrs. Isabel Colwell, of Los Angeles, California; Mrs. Caroline Hay, who lives near Martelle; Mrs. Myrtle Kyes, who lives in Arizona; Wilbur, of Los Angeles, California; Clifford Caspar, who lives near Martelle; Amon, a resident of Los Angeles, California; Carl, of Anamosa; and Chauncey, of Anamosa. To Mr. Peet's second union have been born four children: Ray Cecil, born April 28, 1902; Ora Fern, January 15, 1904; Lottie Pauline, May 17, 1905; and Grace Isabel, January 22, 1909.
Mr. Peet has for a number of years been school director and is now secretary of the board of education of Fairview township, and has ever exerted his influence toward promoting better institutions of popular instruction. He enjoys pleasant fraternal relations with White Rose Lodge, No. 279, K.P., of Martelle, and among his brothers has made many strong friends.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Past and Present, R. M. Corbitt, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1910, p. 486.
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