Here is the entire biography. I thought perhaps I had misinterpreted what was stated in the bio, so I read it again. I'll leave it to you for interpretation. BIO: James F. GAMET - One of the earliest families to locate in Harrison county, Iowa, was the GAMET family, and James F. GAMET has spent his whole life of nearly half a century within the limits of this county. As a young man he worked for a few years in his father's store at Mondamin, and since then has engaged in general farming and stock raising. He now has one of the best-improved farms in Morgan township and a beautiful country home equipped with all of the modern conveniences. In the welfare of his community he has always taken an active part and manifested a worthy zeal toward all public-spirited measures.
James F. GAMET, the son of David and Nancy (HUTCHISON) GAMET, was born September 16, 1866, one-half mile south of his present home in Morgan township. His parents were natives of New York and Ohio, respectively, and located in Harrison county in its early history. His father was an extensive land owner and had about twelve hundred acres of land in the county at one time. The grandfather of James F. GAMET was the second recorder and treasurer of Harrison county. The sketch of George L. GAMET, which appears elsewhere in this volume, gives the genealogy of this family.
James F. GAMET was one of nine children born to his parents and the eldest son. He lived at home until he was married and in his boyhood days received a good common-school education. Later he attended a business college and received a good commercial training. After he was married his father gave him eighty acres of land and to this he has since added eighty acres. While his father was engaged in the mercantile business in Mondamin he worked for him in the store for three years. Since then he has devoted all of his time and attention to general farming and stock raising. He raises Duroc-Jersey hogs and Polled Durham cattle. He also has been an extensive raiser of full-blooded Buff Orpington chickens. He has placed extensive improvements upon his farm and has equipped it with all of those conveniences which will insure the best results.
On October 23, 1888, Mr. GAMET was married to Minnie M. BEAMAN, who was born in Greene county, Indiana, a daughter of Jacob W. and Elizabeth (WONDER) BEAMAN. Mr. and Mrs. GAMET have nine children, Everett E., Eva, David W., Burl, Clarence, Anna, Carroll, Elma and Mildred. All of these children are still single and living with their parents with the exception of Everett E. He married Birdie ROBINSON, and has two children, Bruce and Vida. He lives in Mondamin.
The family are all loyal members of the Church of the Latter-Day Saints. Mr. GAMET is a Democrat and has been one of the school directors of his township for nearly twenty years. He always has been actively interested in educational matters and gives his hearty support to all measures which he believes will benefit the schools of his neighborhood. The family are highly respected and esteemed in the community where they have lived so many years, and Mr. GAMET is eminently entitled to the hearty approbation which he receives from his friends and neighbors.
Source: 1915 Harrison County Iowa History, pp. 748, 749
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