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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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Clarence L. Ridout.

Clarence L. Ridout is a farmer living on section 26, Union township.  He was born in Jasper county, Iowa, on the 18th of August, 1871, a son of William S. and Arabella (Logsdon) Ridout, who are mentioned elsewhere in this volume, in connection with the sketch of their son, I. C. Ridout.

The subject of this review was educated in the district schools but his opportunities there were limited.  It was necessary that he aid in the work of the home farm and thus his textbooks were put aside.  On attaining his majority he began farming for himself as a renter and he purchased his first land about 1902, buying eighty acres of his present home farm.  To this he has added until he now has one hundred and twenty acres, constituting a good farm property in Union township.  He is busily employed in the work of the place and he is winning added success as the years go by.

On the 30th of May, 1899, Mr. Ridout was married to Miss Mary Brooks, a daughter of E. W. Brooks, mentioned elsewhere in this work.  Mr. and Mrs. Ridout have become the parents of ten children, of whom nine are living:  Dorothy, Pearl, Glen, Opal, Verl, Nora Belle, Edward, Theodore and Maxine.  The parents hold membership with the Christian church and Mr. Ridout is a republican in politics.  He is always true to his honest convictions and loyal in defense of what he believes to be right, so that the republican party finds in him an earnest supporter and the church a faithful worker.



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