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Sarah (Sally) and John Front Page

This is the William W. and Mary Evelyn (Eva) (Barngrover) Rudrow family page.


Children of William and Eva:

1. Edwin B. Rudrow, b. 16 Jan 1875


Dallas County, Iowa

William W. Rudrow, a resident of Adel, is extensively engaged in general farming and in feeding and raising cattle and hogs. He
is owner of four hundred and ninety-seven acres of valuable land near the county seat and his possessions are the visible evidence of his life of industry and thrift.Mr. Rudrow was born in Randolph county, Indiana, May 4, 1849. His parents were William S. and Mary G. (Vandergriff) Rudrow, both natives of Camden, New Jersey, the former born October 24, 1826, and the latter in 1825. They were married in Indiana. The father was a farmer in New Jersey and also followed the same pursuit in the Hoosier state. In 1856 he came west to Iowa, settling in Marion county, near Knoxville. He was one of the pioneer residents of that locality and aided in its early improvement but in 1858 he sold his land there and removed to Madison county, establishing his home near where the town of Earl now stands. There he carried on farming until 1864, when he sold that property and bought a farm two miles north of Adel. His time and energies were given to the further development and improvement of that land until 1893, when he sold out and came to Adel, where he spent his remaining days in honorable retirement from labor. Be was a lover of fine horses and engaged in breeding them quite extensively. He believed in
living an honest, upright life and largely followed the golden rule. In politics he was a republican and cast his first presidential vote for Abraham Lincoln. He died in Adel, May 24, 1903, while his wife passed away in February, 1891. They were the parents of two sons and two daughters: Ezra V., who married Lucy A. Slaughter and for his second wife chose Mary Field; William W., of this review; Mary, the wife of Joseph M. Parker, living near Dexter, Iowa; and Hannah A., wife of Albert G. Parker, whose home is near Adel.William W. Rudrow was educated in the common schools and was reared to the occupation of farming accompanying his parents to Iowa at an early date. He began farming on his own account, in 1871 in Adel township, where he rented fifty acres of land. He carefully cultivated that tract, saved his earnings and later on bought forty acres of land, to which he has added from time to time until he is now the owner of four hundred and ninety-seven acres, constituting a well improved and valuable property. He is a feeder of cattle and hogs and in 1906 fed two hundred and ten head of cattle and two hundred head of hogs, which he shipped to the Chicago market. He operates very extensively in these lines and has met with a gratifying measure of success.Mr. Rudrow has a fine home in Adel, where he and his family are now living. On the 25th of March, 1874, he married Miss Eva Barngrover, who was born in this county, October 27, 1854,
daughter of John S. and Sarah A. (Kinnick) Barngrover. The father was born near Cincinnati, Ohio, September 26, 1822, while the mother's birth occurred January 23, 1830. They were married in Indiana, April 13, 1848. The father was the son of a farmer and when a young man left home, settling in Indiana, where be lived until 1854, when he came to Dallas county, Iowa, and aided in the reclamation of the heretofore wild region for the purposes of civilization. He made his home in Adel township near the present city of Adel and engaged in the breeding of Durham shorthorn cattle. His life was honorable and upright, in conformity with his belief as a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He was a member of Adel lodge, No. 80, A. F. & .A. M., and in politics was a Jacksonian democrat. Be served his country in the Mexican war and lived to an advanced age, passing away February 21, 1900. His wife still survives and makes her home with Mrs. Rudrow. In their family were ten children: Nancy A. and George W., both deceased; Sarah A.; Mary E., wife of William W. Rudrow; John W., who has departed this life; James A.; Charles E.; Harvey M.; Nettie B.; and Frank L.The home of Mr. and Mrs. Rudrow has been blessed with one son, Edwin B., who was born January 16, 1875. The family are prominent in the community, the hospitality of the best homes being cordially extended them, while their circle of friends is very large. Mr. Rudrow belongs to Ellsworth lodge, No. 154, K. P. In politics he is a republican and is now serving as a member of the city council. He is interested in all that pertainsto the welfare and upbuilding of the community and his labors have brought him a measure of success which is gratifying, for his prosperity is due not only to his diligence, but also to his business probity.

Source: Past and Present of Dallas County, Iowa

Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1907.

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