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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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E. E. Savage.

E. E. Savage is a worthy native son and representative agriculturist of Adair county, owning and cultivating one hundred and sixty acres of valuable land on sections 10 and 15, Grand River township.  His birth occurred on the 22d of March, 1871, his parents being Joel E. and Charlotte I. (Collins) Savage, who were natives of Maine and Ohio respectively.  After coming to Adair county the father devoted his attention to the operation of a farm throughout the remainder of his life, passing away in August, 1897.  His widow survives and is well known and highly esteemed throughout the community.  They became the parents of four children, as follows:  E. E., of this review;  Flora L. and John E., both of whom are deceased:  and William O., who is a resident of Des Moines.

E. E. Savage attended the common schools in the acquirement of an education and remained under the parental roof until he had attained his majority.  Subsequently he cultivated a rented tract of land for four years and on the expiration of that period purchased a farm of one hundred and twenty acres in Grand River township, while later he bought an additional tract of forty acres, so that his holdings now embrace a quarter section.  He cultivates the cereals best adapted to soil and climate and also devotes considerable attention to the raising of cattle, hogs and horses, both branches of his business returning to him a gratifying annual income.

In 1900 Mr. Savage was united in marriage to Miss Rhoda M. Lents, a native of Adair county, Iowa, and a daughter of George and Cordelia (Fuller) Lents, both of whom have passed away.  They had eleven children, ten of whom are yet living.  To Mr. and Mrs. Savage have been born five children, namely:  Flora M., Mary E., John E., Margie Ruth and Francis Dale.

In his political views Mr. Savage is a republican and he has served as justice of the peace and as school director, making a most creditable record as a public official.  He well merits the proud American title of a self-made man, for his present prosperity is the direct reward of his own labors.  Both he and his wife have spent their entire lives in Adair county and are widely and favorably known within its borders, the circle of their friends being almost coextensive with the circle of their acquaintances.



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