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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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C. H. Shade.

C. H. Shade, residing on section 6, Orient township, owns one hundred and sixty acres of land constituting one of the best farms in the county and enjoys an enviable reputation as an enterprising and progressive agriculturist.  His birth occurred in Peoria county, Illinois, on the 9th of August, 1862, his parents being Alexander and Lucinda (Eads) Shade, who were natives of Pennsylvania and Illinois respectively.  They were married in the Prairie state and located on a farm near Bloomington, where they made their home until 1876.  In that year they came to Iowa, first locating in Union county and subsequently removing to Cass county.  Alexander Shade passed away at the home of our subject in December, 1903, but the mother survives and yet resides in Cass county, Iowa.

C. H. Shade was reared under the parental roof and in his youth acquired but a limited common-school education.  The work of the home farm largely devolved upon him, as his father was in poor health, and he remained with his parents until his twenty-sixth year, assisting his father and also cultivating independently a small tract of rented land adjoining the home place.  He was married in 1890 and about two years later purchased a farm of one hundred and sixty acres in Union county, operating the same successfully until 1900, when he sold the property.  In 1901 he came to Adair county and bought a tract of one hundred and sixty acres on section 6, Orient township, which he has cultivated continuously to the present time with excellent results.  He is a stockholder in the Greenfield Creamery Company and has long been numbered among the substantial agriculturists and representative citizens of his adopted county.

On the 26th of March, 1890, Mr. Shade was joined in wedlock to Miss Mary V. Haynes, her father being M. Frank Haynes, who removed from Ohio to Union county, Iowa.  To Mr. and Mrs. Shade have been born three children, namely:  Ara Laurie, Addis Darline and Mildred Clair, all at home.

In politics Mr. Shade is a stanch republican, while his religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Methodist Episcopal church, to which his wife also belongs.  He has a host of friends in this part of the state who have found him to be active and enterprising, faithful in the discharge of his obligations and entirely trustworthy in every relation of life.



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