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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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Frank C. Hoakison.

Frank C. Hoakison, one of the substantial and representative agriculturists of Union township, residing on section 34, owns and cultivates three hundred and seventy acres of Adair county's most fertile land.  His birth occurred in Jefferson county, Iowa, on the 8th of October, 1874, his parents being Alfred and Louisa (Larson) Hoakison, the former a native of Des Moines county, Iowa and the latter of Sweden.  They were married in Jefferson county, Iowa, and in 1875 came to Adair county, the father purchasing eighty acres of land on section 31, Union township.  Subsequently he bought adjoining property until his farm embraced two hundred and forty acres.  Thereon he continued to reside until 1902, then he put aside the active work of the fields and took up his abode in Creston, where he has since lived in honorable retirement.  The period of his residence in the community now covers four decades and he has long been widely recognized as a prosperous and esteemed citizen.

Frank C. Hoakison spent the period of his minority under the parental roof and attended the district schools in the acquirement of an education.  When twenty-two years of age he started out as an agriculturist on his own account, renting land from his father, and three years later he purchased a tract of ninety acres in partnership with his brother William, the property lying on section 31, Union township.  The brothers conducted their interests together until the death of William Hoakison in 1905 and the following year our subject purchased the latter's portion of the farm.  In 1910 he bought another place comprising one hundred and twenty acres on section 31 and in 1914 came into possession of his present home farm of one hundred and sixty acres, so that his holdings now embrace three hundred and seventy acres of valuable land.  The work of the fields is conducted along progressive lines and the sale of large crops each year brings to him a gratifying income.

In February, 1911, Mr. Hoakison was united in marriage to Miss Mirtelle Igoe, who was born and reared in Creston, Iowa, and by whom he has two children, Edith Eloise and Irene Vaneta.  In his political views he is a stanch republican, exercising his right of franchise in support of the men and measures of that party.  His wife is a devoted member of the Baptist church.  He has spent practically his entire life within the borders of Adair county and enjoys an enviable reputation as one of its successful agriculturists and respected citizens.



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