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Biography of David Crockett Spangler



The Middle West, known as the corn and wheat growing district, is noted for its corn-fed cattle. The people of Missouri contribute their share of the provision of the vast herds of cattle needed to supply the world with beef for the table, Among the Henry County stockmen who are doing this work on a large scale David C. Spangler is one of the real leaders. Mr. Spangler raises from 800 to 17000 head of hogs and about 200 head of cattle each year. This production is brought about on a large scale on a farm embracing 1,000 acres in Shawnee township. The Spangler Stock farm is ideally adapted for the production of live stock in large numbers and is sufficiently watered by a well drilled to a depth of six hundred feet and which has been yielding a good flow of water for the past thirty years. This well is filled with water to within forty feet of the top and is forced to all parts of the feeding lots by a power pump.
David C. Spangler was born in Shawnee township, Henry County, December 3, 1888, and is the son of James W. and Alice (Houston) Spangler. James W. Spangler was born in Illinois and came to Missouri from that State in 1860, making a permanent location in Shawnee township. His farm was located within two and a half miles of Huntingdale. Mr. Spangler is now the owner of 2,235 acres of land, 1,000 acres of which is under the management of his son, David C. Spangler. James Spangler was engaged in farming and stock raising for many years Mrs. Alice Houston Spangler, his wife, was born in Deer Creek township. David C. Spangler was reared in Henry County and has followed in his father's footsteps as a farmer and stockman.
Mr. Spangler was married on January 11, 1917, to Miss Nora Shackleford, the daughter of W. H. and Dora (Linley) Shackleford, both of whom were natives of Kentucky. W. H. Shackleford now resides in Kansas City, Missouri, and his wife is deceased.
Mr. and Mrs. David Spangler reside in Clinton, from which point Mr. Spangler travels to his farm and oversees the operation of his ranch. Mr. Spangler is fraternally affiliated with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Workmen of the World.

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