|Birth: ||Aug. 24, 1870|
A pleasant home life had its beginning in his marriage to Miss Mynelia Fellows, who was born in Jefferson Township, August 24, 1870, and is a daughter of Arthur G. and Catharine (North) Fellows. The father was born in New York, July 17, 1847, and the mother's birth occurred in Pennsylvania, October 27, 1843. They arrived in Butler County in 1868, and Mr. Fellows continued to make his home here until his demise. It was on the 16th of December, 1869, that he married Catharine North, after which he purchased what is now the Toll farm, becoming the owner of eighty acres in October, 1870. Upon this place he resided until his death, which occurred May 22, 1884. His widow survived him for about nine years, passing away March 1, 1893. They were the parents of two children, Mrs. Toll and Clara, the latter the wife of Charles Toll, a brother of our subject and also a resident of Jefferson township. As the years passed Mr. Fellows prospered in his chosen life work and, adding to his holdings, was the owner of one hundred and seventy acres of rich farm land when he died. There were no buildings upon this place when he made his first purchase, but he energetically began the work of improvement and that work has been still further carried on by Mr. Toll since he came into possession of the property. Mrs. Fellows left Pennsylvania when a little maiden of six summers and was a resident of Ohio until she came to Iowa. She started for this state with her first husband, who died, however, while on the way. She then returned to Ohio, but five years later, or in 1867, came to Iowa. Here she married Mr. Fellows and in 1870, they became the owners of the farm upon which Mrs. Toll has lived from her infancy, save f pr one year after her marriage, when they resided upon a rented farm in the neighborhood. Mr. Toll purchased from his sister-in-law her interest in the property and has added eighty acres to the original tract, so that he is now the owner of a valuable farm of two hundred and fifty acres, constituting one of the fine properties in Jefferson Township. In the midst of the place stands a comfortable residence, in the rear of which are good barns and substantial outbuildings and these in turn are surrounded by well kept fields annually producing rich harvests as a reward for the care and labor bestowed upon them.
As the years have gone by Mr. and Mrs. Toll have become the parents of seven children: Elsie C.; Vera, who died at the age of six years; Arthur, who has also passed away; Vern; Hazel; Kenneth and Marjorie. Mr. Toll is a member of the German Lutheran and Mrs. Toll of the Congregational church, and Mr. Toll is a republican in politics.
Source: History of Butler County, Iowa
Arthur G. Fellows (1848 - 1884)
Catharine R. North Fellows (1843 - 1893)
Fred H. Toll (1870 - 1952)
Mynelia Fellows Toll (1870 - 1966)
Clara M. Fellows Toll (1873 - 1962)*
Maintained by: James Tomlinson
Originally Created by: Thelma Jane Dorsey
Record added: Jul 06, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9049220
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