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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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J. M. Brawdy.

J. M. Brawdy, who owns and operates a quarter section of excellent land in Jackson township, was born in a log cabin in  Adair county on the 2d of March, 1874.  His parents, Grandison and Eliza (Simpson) Brawdy, settled in this county when this part of the state was still a pioneer region.  The first buildings erected upon their farm in Jackson township were of logs, as were most of the pioneer structures.  The father placed his land under cultivation and continued to arm until his demise, which occurred in this county.  The mother also passed away here.  They were the parents of eight children but two are deceased.

J. M. Brawdy received his education in the early schools of this county and during his boyhood and youth had the usual experiences of boys reared upon the western frontier.  He early became familiar with agricultural work and continued to give his father the benefit of his labor until he was of age.  He then worked as a farm hand for several years, after which he farmed independently for five years.  At the end of that time he engaged in the butcher business at Bridgewater and so continued for twelve years, after which he again turned his attention to agricultural pursuits, buying his present farm.  He carries on general farming.

In 1903 Mr. Brawdy married Miss Fannie Davis, who is a native of Iowa and a daughter of Lewis and Alice (Clark) Davis.  Mr. Brawdy is a democrat.  Fraternally he belongs to the Independent Order of Oddfellows at Bridgewater, in which lodge he has filled all of the chairs.  His wife is a devoted member of the Christian church and takes an active part in its work.



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