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Charles B. Waggoner
Born September 15, 1838

Charles B. Waggoner, who is residing on his well developed farm of one hundred and sixty acres on section 22, Jackson Township, is one of the representative farmers of Jones County, as well as one of its best citizens. He was born in Hardin county, Ohio, September 15, 1838, a son of Anthony and Ruth (King) Waggoner, natives of France and New York state, respectively.
Charles B. Waggoner was brought to Iowa by his father and step-mother and was reared to manhood in Jones county, having lived in Jackson township ever since coming to the state. His well developed farm of one hundred and sixty acres shows that his understanding of farming is complete, and the fine buildings on his property, all of which were put up by him, demonstrate that he is a carpenter as well as a farmer.
In 1863, Mr. Waggoner married Mary May, who was born in Lewis county, West Virginia, March 8, 1846, but was brought to Jones county, Iowa, in 1855 by her parents. She is the daughter of Valentine and Elizabeth (Erbach) May, natives of Germany, where they were married, later emigrating to the United States. They both died after coming to Jones county, Iowa. There were six sons and five daughters in their family. Mr. and Mrs. Waggoner have four children as follows: Jacob, who lives four miles south of Anamosa; Frank, who lives in Jackson township; Walter, who lives in Anamosa; and Ruth, who is at home.
Mr. Waggoner is a republican, but, as his time has been so taken up with his agricultural duties, he has never aspired to public honors, preferring to lend his influence and exert himself for the good of the community simply as a private citizen. He and his family occupy an enviable position among their neighbors for they are well liked and held in gratifying esteem.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Past and Present, R. M. Corbitt, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1910, p. 258.


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