Leland S. Fowler, of the Penfield community of Champaign County, is one of the young and progressive agriculturists of this section. He has the management of his father’s fine farm and he took hold of the business with such vigor as to bring results that are surprising even to himself.
Mr. Fowler was born in Vermilion County, Illinois, and is a son of U. G. and Etta (Wolf) Fowler. His parents were also born in Illinois. There were two sons of the parents, Wylie M. and Leland S. Both of them were educated in the high school at Urbana and the state university.
On October 22, 1914, Leland S. Fowler married Miss Atha Wood. She was born at Gifford in Champaign County, daughter of E. A. and Laura (Rowland) Wood. While the Fowler family had two sons there were two daughters in the Wood family, Edythe and Atha. Miss Atha graduated from the Gifford High School, from the Champaign High School, took up the study of domestic science in the University of Illinois, and also received much musical instruction.
After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Fowler started life on his father’s farm and he now has under his direct management 740 acres. The Fowler residence is one of the finest in the country district of Champaign County, a country home that does credit and is a monument to the industry of Mr. U. G. Fowler. His father built up an estate of approximately 1,450 acres in this part of Illinois.
Mr. and Mrs. Fowler have a bright and attractive young daughter, Beth Louise, now two years of age, also a son, Harold Wood, born July 29, 1917. Mr. Fowler enjoys the complete confidence of his community and has been elected and has served three years as township assessor. He and his wife are active members and supporters of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Penfield, and in politics he is a Republican and a member of the Masonic Order. He and his wife are among the cultured and successful younger families of Champaign County and have already gone far to the attainment of that success which is the object of every worthy ambition.