Genealogytrails Harrison County, Missouri

L. Underwood -a leading farmer and stockman of Union Township, was born in January 4, 1864, in Hamilton Township, a son of James and Sarah (McCarty) Underwood, the former a native of South Carolina, who died when L. Underwood of this sketch was eleven months old.  The mother died in 1896.

L. Underwood received his education in the public schools and has been engaged in farming and stock raising since early manhood.  He is the owner of 280 acres of highly improved and productive land.  Much of his place is devoted to grass and with an ample supply of water makes it an ideal stock farm.  Mr. Underwood is one of the successful men of affairs of Harrison County.

L. Underwood was united in marriage in 1886 with Miss Mary Thompson, a native of Harrison County.  She was a daughter of John and Comfort Thompson, early settlers in this section.  To Mr. and Mrs. Underwood were born three children:  John T., farmer and stockman, Union Township;  Maude M. married B.H. Burckett, Union Township; and Olin K., farmer Hamilton Township.  Mrs Underwood departed this life July 20, 1920, and her remains are buried at Eagleville, Missouri.  She was a highly esteemed woman and had many friends in Union Township.

Mr. Underwood is a progressive and public spirited citizen and ranks as one of the substantial men of Harrison County.

Source: History of Harrison County, Missouri, Geo. W. Wanamaker, 1921

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