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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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B. T. Strong.

B. T. Strong, a well known resident of Orient township, is engaged in raising hogs, sheep and Shire horses and also conducts a dairy.  He was born in that township, January 13, 1871, a son of W. H. and Amy M. (Tuttle) Strong.  The father, who was born in Pennsylvania, removed to Illinois at an early day in the history of that state and was there married.  In the '60s he came to Adair county, Iowa, and located in Orient township, where both he and his wife passed their remaining days.  More detailed mention of the family is found elsewhere in this work.

B. T. Strong remained under the parental roof until he became of age and then, in partnership with his brother, A. O. Strong, bought one hundred and seventy-five acres of fine land in Orient township.  They pay a great deal of attention to the raising of hogs and sheep for the market and also breed high grade Shire horses.  They likewise have a number of fine Jersey cows and conduct a dairy.  Their various lines of business are well managed and their labor returns them a gratifying annual income.

In October, 1898, occurred the marriage of B. T. Strong and Miss May Ross, a native of Missouri.  Her father, Mack Ross, is still living, but her mother, who bore the maiden name fo Mattie Tipton, is deceased.

Mr. Strong is a republican and is at the present time serving for his third term as assessor of Orient township, his reelection proving the acceptable manner in which he discharges his official duties.  He and his wife attend the Congregational church, and fraternally he is connected with Lodge No. 539, A. F. & A. M., at Orient.  In his life he practices the principle of brotherhood, which is the foundation of the craft, and his friends are many.



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