|Birth: ||Jan. 7, 1868|
|Death: ||Apr. 29, 1951|
Roy H. Gammon, who owns and operates an excellent tract of land on section 2, Eden township, was born in that township on the 1st of July, 1868, a son of William and Caroline (Jenkins) Gammon, natives respectively of Tennessee and Indiana. In 1851 the father came to Decatur County, Iowa, and entered one hundred and sixty acres in Eden township, which he at once began clearing and improving. He soon had his place under cultivation and continued to devote his time to farming until 1909, when he felt that he had accumulated sufficient of this world's goods and retired to Leon, where he is still residing. His wife also survives.
Roy H. Gammon was reared under the parental roof and at the usual age entered the district schools. He supplemented the education there acquired by attending the Leon high school and a business college in Burlington. He then returned home and remained with his parents until they removed to Leon, at which time he purchased the homestead of two hundred acres on section 2, Eden township. He has made additional improvements on the property and has met with gratifying success as a farmer and stock-raiser. He raises only high grade stock and has found that branch of his business very profitable.
Mr. Gammon was married on the 12th of August, 1903, to Miss Nellie Caine, a daughter of Henry and Emily (Walton) Caine both natives of Illinois. The father, who carried on mercantile pursuits in that state for many years, is now operating a farm in New Mexico. The mother died in July, 1880. Mr. and Mrs. Gammon have one son, Lester M., who is nine years old.
Mr. Gammon is a democrat and has served as assessor of his township, while he is now holding the office of trustee. A lifelong resident of Eden township, he has thoroughly identified his interests with those of his community and is known as a citizen of unusual public spirit.
William Eaton Gammon (1827 - 1916)
Caroline Jenkins Gammon (1830 - 1919)
Nellie C. Cain Gammon (1879 - 1960)*
Lester Morris Gammon (1906 - 1920)*
Ellen Emma Gammon Long (1855 - 1949)*
Laura C. Gammon Allbaugh (1859 - 1946)*
Docia Rachel Gammon Mitchell (1863 - 1937)*
Leroy Hugh Gammon (1868 - 1951)
Maintained by: Nancy Stout
Originally Created by: Clarence Priest
Record added: Jan 05, 2011
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