“Mark Charles Ware, on of the best-known and most progressive young farmers of Lakeside township, Cottonwood county,whose home at ‘Clover Leaf Stock Farm’ is one of the pleasantest in The Bingham Lake neighborhood, is a native son of Minnesota and has lived in this part of the state all his life. He was born in Mapleton, in the neighboring county of Blue Earth, January 25, 1880, son of C.E. and Eliza Jane (Moore) Ware, the former a native of the state of New York and the latter of Wisconsin, who are, now living retired in the pleasant village of Bingham Lake.
Mark C. Ware, who is now occupying ‘Clover Leaf Stock Farm’ and who is developing the same in accordance with modern methods of agriculture, has given his best thought to the subject of farming and is making a success of his operation. Upon completing his schooling at Mapleton, he took his place on his father’s farm and became a thorough going farmer. Upon his father’s retirement in 1915 he took over the active management of the home place and he and his wife have since then made their home there. Mrs. Ware, who, before her marriage, was Jennie Oleana Larson, taking an equal interest with him in the progress of their agricultural operations. In addition to his general farming, Mr. Ware keeps an active interest in stock raising and has a fine herd of Shorthorn cattle.
He is a Republican and gives his earnest attention to local political affairs. In 1911 he was elected township clerk and served until 1916. Mrs. Ware is a member of the Norwegian Lutheran church and both she and her husband take an earnest interest in the general good works of their home community. Mr. Ware is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, and in the affairs of that organization takes a warm interest.”
Source: History of Cottonwood and Watonwan Cos., Minnesota, Vol. 2, by John A. Brown, B.F. Brown and Co. Inc., 1916, pages 169-170