biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
D. A. HIMES, a well-known and highly respected resident of Garfield Township, was born in Pennsylvania in 1846, and is a son of Jacob and Mary A. (Lamer) Himes, whose biography appears elsewhere in this volnme. Our subject came to this county in May, 1856, and settled on section 32 of Garfield Township, remaining there one year, thence removed to section 10, of Scott Township, where he remained three years, and then again to section 5. of Garfield Township, where he lived thirteen years. He then went to Adams County, in the western part of the State, and purchased a quarter section of land, which he improved and lived upon from 1873 to 1877, when he came back to Garfield Township and purchased the seventy-five acres of land on section 4, where he now resides. Mr. Himes was married, Oct. 13, 1875, to Sarah A. Dixon, daughter of Hon. John N. Dixon, whose biography appears elsewhere in this book. To them have been born two children; Mary Elizabeth, Sept. 30, 1876, and John Jacob, April 10, 1878. Mr. Himes owns altogether 235 acres of land, all of which is in cultivation. His wife is a member of the Christian Church. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, belonging to Hiram Chapter No. 6. R. A. M. Mr. Himes and his estimable wife are highly regarded wherever the circle of their acquaintance extends. Theirs is a hospitable home, where exists plenty and to spare, and where the really needy ones are never turned empty away. He is an upright, honorable man in all his dealings in life, and merits and receives in a superlative degree the appellation of a good citizen.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy