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James A Drury
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Birth: Jul. 16, 1874
Death: Oct. 27, 1951
Storm Lake
Buena Vista County
Iowa, USA

1914 - James A Drury received his first education in Marshall County, Iowa, and when eleven years of age accompanied his father to Louisiana, where he attended school until he was seventeen years of age. His mother had died before he went to Louisiana and his father died after he had been in Louisiana six years. When he was seventeen years of age he came to Sac County and lived for a year with his brother, then returned to Louisiana and remained a year, but permanently located in Sac county in 1893. In 1898 he was married and purchased his first farm in Delaware township, this county, but a year later sold it and returned to Boyer Valley township, where he purchased one hundred and sixty acres for fifty dollars an acre. This land is now worth two hundred dollars an acre, and his corn in 1913 averaged fifty bushels to the acre.

James A Drury, of Boyer Valley township, was born July 16, 1874, in Marshall county, Iowa. He was the son of Isaiah and Margaret Jane (Leach) Drury, who were both natives of Indiana. His parents moved to Marshall county, Iowa, from Indiana in 1862 and in 1884 they moved to Louisiana. Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah Drury were the parents of nine children: Samuel, of Marshall county; Mrs. Mahala Daugherty of Marshall county; J Reese; Albert, of Marshall county; Mrs. Mary Ellen Cline of Louisiana; Lafayette of Oregon; William of Nebraska; Clara of Louisiana; and James A with whom this narrative deals.

Mr. Drury was married on September 21, 1898, to Grace Kelley, the daughter of (Frank and Elizabeth Kelley, natives of Pennsylvania, who came to Cedar County in the late fifties. In 1868 the Kelley family settled in Dallas county, and in 1873 they permanently located in Douglas township, Sac county. Mr. Kelley died in 1909 and his wife in 1884. Mr. and Mrs. Drury have one daughter, Gladys May, who was born on May 25, 1905.

Nov 2, 1951 - Carroll Daily Times - WALL LAKE Mrs. Alvin Herrig's father, James Drury, passed away Sunday morning at his home in Storm Lake. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon. 
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  Grace M Kelley Drury (1877 - 1950)
Early Union Cemetery
Sac County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Geo Clinton
Record added: Sep 26, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21776536
James A Drury
Added by: Geo Clinton
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