biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
WILLIAM JENNINGS, of Spring Creek Township, is a farmer and stock-raiser, residing on section 33. He was born in Lee County, Ill., Nov. 13, 1861, and is a son of William and Julia (Long) Jennings. The first-named is a native of Ireland, who removed from Lee County, Ill., in 1868, settling in Harrison Township, this county, where he still lives, and pursues the occupation of farming. The latter was a native of Pennsylvania, and died Dec. 19, 1875. The subject of this sketch is the elder of a family of two boys. In the fall of 1883 he moved to his present farm in Spring Creek Township, where he pursues the occupation of general farming and stock-raising. Dec. 5, 1883, Mr. Jennings was united in marriage to Miss Mary Gaylord, a daughter of Homer and Louisa (Chaderton) Gaylord. She was born in Syracuse, Jan. 31, 1861. To them have been born two children: Harry W., Sept. 12, 1884, and Arthur C., in September, 1886. The father of Mrs. Jennings was born in East Bloomfield, Ontario Co., N. Y., March 14, 1825, came to Burlington, Iowa, in March, 1855, and engaged in the furniture and upholstering business until 1858, when he removed to Missouri, thence to Wapello County, Iowa, thence to Mahaska County, where he and his wife now reside. They are members of the Congregational Church. Mr. Jennings owns eighty acres of excellent land, all of which is in a good state of cultivation, and well improved. Our subject is a Democrat, greatly devoted to the interests and success of that party. He is a man of very positive convictions upon all subjects, and equally as decided in the expression of his views. He has made a success of his business enterprises by untiring energy and industry, and deserves and receives the commendation of his friends. Mrs. Jennings is a member of the Congregational Church.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy