biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
JEFFERSON G. HARROLD, an enterprising farmer and stock-grower of West Des Moines Township, is a native of Mahaska County, and was born in Des Moines Township Oct. 14, 1855. He is a son of Jacob and Mary (Bonnett) Harrold, the former a native of Pennsylvania, and the latter of West Virginia, both of whom are still living and reside in Des Moines Township. Our subject assisted in the cultivation of the home farm until twenty-five years of age, receiving in the meantime a more than average common school education. On the 9th of December, 1880, Mr. Harrold was united in marriage with Miss Ella, a daughter of Capt. J. H. and Lucy (Gerard) Evans. Her father was a native of Maryland, born in the year 1822, and came to this State in 1853. He served as a soldier in the late war as Captain of Co. G, 31st Iowa Vol. Inf. He has represented this county in the Legislature of Iowa, and at the present time is serving as member of the Board of Supervisors. His wife, the mother of Mrs. Harrold, was born in Miami County, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1827. Mr. and Mrs. Harrold are the parents of two children: Howard, born March 29, 1882, and Paul, Aug. 11, 1884, died Oct. 13, 1885. Mr. H. is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He is an ardent Republican, and is the versatile correspondent of the Oskaloosa Herald from that portion of the county. He has held the office of Assessor for his township. The home farm consists of eighty acres of excellent land, in good cultivation and well improved. In addition to the business of general farming, Mr. Harrold is engaged in raising thoroughbred Short-horn cattle, and is gathering together a herd of excellent animals, selected from the best families in this country. He handles his business intelligently, is prospering fairly in life, and has a host of friends, in whose esteem he stands very high.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy