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1890 Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Story County, Iowa

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next spring, March 12, 1854. Cambridge consisted of only a few houses, and the nearest market of any importance was Des Moines, which was also their nearest post-office. Mr. and Mrs. Warren have in their possession a fine farm of 160 acres, on which they live. They are comfortably and independently fixed, and are perfectly contented here to spend the rest of their days, surrounded by their children and many friends, by whom they are honored for their generosity, benevolence and sterling worth and integrity. Mr. Warren's father was a native of Wythetown, Va., a farmer by calling, and died at the age of fifty-six years. Her mother was a North Carolinian, who died when seventy-nine years of age.

A. Wortman, merchant and postmaster, Kelley, Iowa. One of the most successful business men in the town of Kelley to-day is Mr. Wortman, who came to Story County, Iowa, in 1874, and located on a farm two miles north of Kelley. He was originally from Mercer County, Penn., where he was born in 1844, and is the son of Samuel and Susan (Basel) Wortman. The parents were also natives of Pennsylvania, but emigrated to Illinois in 1850, and the father died in Rockford of that State. The mother is still living at that place. Their family consisted of seven children, six of whom are living. A. Wortman was reared, principally, at Rockford, Ill., where he was educated in the public schools, and in 1864 he enlisted in Company G, One Hundred and Fifty-third Illinois Volunteers, and served faithfully and well until cessation of hostilities. He then returned home, remained there until 1874, and then came to Story County, Iowa, as mentioned above. He tilled the soil successfully until about 1881, when he embarked in the creamery business at Kelley, and this he still carries on. During the summer season he turns out about 400 pounds of creamery butter. In 1884 he also engaged in merchandising at that place, and since 1889 lie has been postmaster. He has held several township offices, and is regarded as a thoroughly upright and conscientious citizen. His marriage to Miss Alice Banks, a native of New York State, occurred in 1869, and four children have blessed this union George, Florence, Raymond and Frank. Socially, Mr. Wortman is a member of the I. O. O. F.

Milton P. Webb, attorney, Slater, Iowa. Prominent among the successful legal lights of the county stands the name of Milton P. Webb. He is a native-born resident of the State, his birth occurring on October 4, 1849, and is the youngest of seven children who are named as follows: Porter J. (is engaged in farming in Sioux County, Iowa, and married Miss Margaret Kelsey, a native of Iowa), Granville D. (a farmer of Nebraska, married Miss May Allen), Abbott K. (attorney by profession, held the county judgeship of Greeley County, Kas., for some time; he married Miss Fannie Van Wechel), Margaret J. (married Stephen B. Baird, a farmer, and is now residing in Sioux County, Iowa), Mary E. (married James W. Donahue, a farmer, and now resides in Story County), and Martha A. (married John Q. Moore, a farmer, and resides in Story County). Nathan Webb, the father of the above mentioned children, was born in West Virginia in 1808, and can remember the War of 1812. He was a farmer by occupation, and was an early settler of Story County, where he built the first flouring mill. The mother was also a native of West Virginia, and died when about fifty-four years of age. Milton received his early education in the common schools and afterward attended Cornell College, Linn County, Iowa, where he took a scientific course of two years. Later he entered Simp-

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