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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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E. R. Faurote.

E. R. Faurote, a successful farmer who is residing on section 12, Jackson township, was born in Marion county, Ohio, on the 16th of June, 1850.  His parents, Lytle and Clara (Root) Faurote, removed from Ohio to Madison county, Iowa, in 1854 and were numbered among the pioneers of that county.  The father engaged in merchandising in Winterset, where he passed away in 1864.  Five years later his widow removed to Adair county, where she continued to live until called by death.

E. R. Faurote was reared under the parental roof and during his boyhood spent considerable time at work in his father's store.  In 1866 and 1867 he was employed in the mercantile establishment of W. W. Moore, of Des Moines, being a resident of that city when the first passenger train was run into it.  In 1868 he and his brother John purchased eighty acres of land in Summerset township, Adair county, and in 1869 he took up his residence upon the farm.  Two years later his brother came to the county and they subsequently sold the place.  John Faurote then returned to Winterset but our subject purchased one hundred and sixty acres in Eureka township.  In 1871 he removed to his present home farm, on section 14, Jackson township, which was the homestead of his wife's grandfather, John H. Bryant.  Our subject and his wife subsequently acquired title to the farm, which comprises three hundred acres of excellent land, which is now owned jointly by our subject and his son, G. Frank Faurote.  The family continued to reside there until 1890, when a removal was made to Fontanelle.  In company with F. W. Kaemmerer, Mr. Faurote engaged in general merchandising in that place, under the firm name of Faurote & Kaemmerer for sixteen years.  In 1906 our subject disposed of his interet in the business and again turned his attention to the management of his farm.  However, he continued to reside in Fontanelle until the spring of 1915, when he returned to the farm, which he and his son are operating in partnership.  They make a specialty of raising high grade Aberdeen Angus cattle.  Our subject still owns his farm in Eureka township and also has residence and business property in Fontanelle.  He owns stock in and is vice president of the First National Bank of Fontanelle and is recognized as one of the substantial men of Adair county.

In 1872 Mr. Faurote married Miss Josephine Leabo, and to this union have been born four children:  Elsie M., the wife of Dr. E. C. Schneider, of Colorado Springs, who is biologist at the Colorado State College;  John J., deceased;  Jennie M., who married Dr. R. E. Green, of Medford, Oregon;  and G. Frank, who is farming with his father.

Mr. Faurote is a member of Fontanelle Lodge, No. 138, A. F. & A. M., and St. John's Chapter, No. 73, R. A. M., and he has been found true to the high moral teachings of the craft.  Both he and his wife belong to the Congregational church and in its work take an active interest.  His political belief is that of the republican party.  He is alert, progressive and energetic and the large measure of success which he has gained is due to his enterprise and ability.  He is widely known throughout the county and all who have been associated with him hold him in the highest esteem.



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