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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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Madison M. Macy.

During the past eleven years Madison M. Macy has been busily engaged in the operation of a valuable farm of one hundred and twenty acres which he owns on section 33, Harrison township.  His birth occurred in Indiana on the 13th of June, 1858, his parents being Milton and Mary (Barnett) Macy, the former a native of Indiana and the latter of Ohio.  They were married in the Hoosier state and in 1867 came to Iowa, locating in Guthrie county on a farm of one hundred and sixty acres which the father purchased near Dexter.  Milton Macy later bought one hundred and twenty acres more and there continued to engage in agricultural pursuits until within two years of his death.  His last days were spent in honorable retirement in Dexter, where he passed away in 1903.  He was twice married, having chosen for his second wife Mrs. Letitia Walton.

Madison M. Macy was reared under the parental roof and acquired his education in the district schools.  After attaining his majority he worked for two years as a farm hand and then rented the farm of an uncle near Dexter, operating the place for one year.  Subsequently he removed to Avoca, Pottawattamie county, where for one year he was engaged in the furniture business in partnership with Frank Dutton, a brother-in-law.  Returning to Dexter, he again turned his attention to agricultural pursuits and continued the cultivation of rented land until 1904, when he purchased his present home farm of one hundred and twenty acres in Harrison township, Adair county, which he has operated continuously since.  His farming has been practical and therefore productive of good results, abundant harvests having each year rewarded his care and labor.

In 1883 Mr. Macy was united in marriage to Miss Olive Perdun, of Guthrie county, by whom he has five children, as follows:  James, who is a resident of Nevada, Iowa;  Laura, the wife of Carl Vonstein, a farmer of Lincoln township;  Ward, who follows farming in Harrison township;  Leatha, who gave her hand in marriage to Ray Rice, an agriculturist of Harrison township;  and Ray, at home.  Mr. Macy gives his political allegiance to the republican party, loyally supporting its men and measures at the polls.  His wife is a devoted and consistent member of the Christian church.  He has many friends and acquaintances, all of whom regard him as a man of exemplary character and high standards.



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