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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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Dennis L. Wambold.

Dennis E. Wambold, successfully engaged in general agricultural pursuits, is the owner of one hundred and sixty acres of rich and productive land on section 18, Grand River township.  His birth occurred in Harrison township, this county, on the 7th of March, 1882, his parents being Henry S. and Anna (Lott) Wambold, both of whom were natives of Pennsylvania.  The father made his way to California in 1859, returned to the Keystone state in 1865 and a year later removed to Polk county, Iowa, where he was married in 1868.  Four years later he and his wife took up their abode on a farm in Harrison township, Adair county, where the latter passed away in 1888, and where the former is still living.  Henry S. Wambold has now been a resident of this county for forty-three years and has long enjoyed an enviable reputation as one of its representative agriculturists and esteemed citizens.  His ten children are all living.

Dennis L. Wambold acquired his education in the common schools and remained under the parental roof until twenty-three years of age, when he was married and established a home of his own in Harrison township, where he cultivated rented land for three years.  On the expiration of that period he purchased a farm of one hundred and twenty acres in Lee township and four years later traded the property for a tract of one hundred and sixty acres on section 18, Grand River township, which he improved and has operated continuously to the present time.  In connection with the production of cereals he devotes considerable attention to raising and feeding stock, both branches of his business yielding him a gratifying annual income.

On January 17, 1905, Mr. Wambold was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Lydon, a native of Harrison township and a daughter of Thomas and Julia (McQuaid) Lydon.  The father, who was born in Ireland, emigrated to the United States when a youth of eighteen years, while the mother, a native of Illinois, came to Iowa at an early day.  They now make their home in Stuart, Guthrie county, this state.  To Mr. and Mrs. Wambold have been born four children, namely:  Florence G., who is deceased;  Edward B.;  Jessie A.;  and Evelyn M.

Mr. Wambold gives his political allegiance to the republican party and is now ably serving as president of the school board.  His wife is a devout communicant of the Catholic church.  They have always lived in Adair county and enjoy an extensive and favorable acquaintance here.



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