Grinnell. H. C. Buswell was born in Peoria, Illinois, on the 5th of April, 1836, and was there partly educated. In the fall of 1856 he went to Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois, remaining for one year when he commenced farming, and continued the same until 1860. Then became engaged in buying horses for the government, which business he followed until 1865, when he commenced dealing in stock. In 1867 he came to this county and resumed farming, and in the spring of 1876 came to Grinnell, owning a fine residence, and 10 acres of land in the city.
Mr. Buswell was married in Bureau county, Illinois, October 3, 1867, to Miss Mary J. Pratt. The complement of their family circle are: Charles P. and James.