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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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Alvin L. Bevercombe.

Alvin L. Bevercombe, one of the enterprising and progressive young farmers of Union township, residing on section 15, owns and cultivates a well improved tract of land embracing one hundred and sixty acres.  His birth occurred in Winterset, Madison county, Iowa, on the 11th of December, 1882, his parents being William H. and Elizabeth (McDole) Bevercombe, who were born, reared and married in this state.  The father established his home on a farm in Union township, Adair county, and continuously resided thereon until about 1907, when he removed to Twin Falls, Idaho, where he is now spending the evening of life in honorable retirement.  The home farm in Union township, which he still owns, is now being operated by our subject.

Alvin L. Bevercombe was reared under the parental roof and attended the district schools in the acquirement of an education.  He was married when not yet twenty-one years of age and then rented the Oscar Burns farm in Union township, which he cultivated for one year.  During the next year he operated his father's place and in 1905 purchased forty acres of his present home farm on section 15, taking up his abode thereon.  Two or three years later he bought an adjoining tract of one hundred and twenty acres, so that his holdings now embrace an entire quarter section.  He also operates his father's farm in Union township and in the conduct of his agricultural interests is meeting with a most gratifying and well merited measure of success.

On the 11th of February, 1903, Mr. Bevercombe was united in marriage to Miss Ella E. Reed, her parents being William H. and Emma (Witham) Reed, extended mention of whom is made on another page of this work.  To Mr. and Mrs. Bevercombe have been born two children, Gale R. and Wilma H.  Mr. Bevercombe gives his political allegiance to the democracy and is now serving as treasurer of Union township and as a member of the school board, making a most creditable record in both connections.  Both he and his wife belong to the Christian church and enjoy an extensive and favorable acquaintance in their home community.



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