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Albert Nelson Todd of Iowa

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Albert Nelson Todd9, (Morris8, Allen7, David6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born April 19, 1854, married in 1876, Julia E. daughter of James G. and Sarah J. Hovey, who died Sept. 18, 1916.

Mr. Todd was born in Michigan, in 1854, and when only two months old his parents arrived in Buchanan County, Iowa. He resided with his parents on the farm, attending the common schools winters until he was twenty-one years old when he attended the Iowa State University and in 1876 graduated from the law department of that institution. After graduation and admission to the bar in 1876, he married Julia E. Hovey. In 1878 he and his wife moved to Kansas and while there he was city attorney of Rosedale for four years. Soon after reaching Kansas, he engaged in the practice of his profession in Stockton, but did not continue active in that field, turning his attention to the real-estate business, in which he continued for four years. He then moved to Hiawatha, Kansas, where he practiced law and was engaged in the real-estate business for six years. He next moved to Kansas City, Kansas, where he followed his profession for five years, and in 1896 he returned to Iowa, engaging in the practice of the law in Independence, where he later became city attorney which office he held for four years and then he was elected May or which office he held for two years and since that time for the last four years, he was city attorney again.

In his early life he was a Republican but for the last few years he has gone over to the Democratic party. However, he believes that the party should not be considered in the consideration of questions concerning which the interest of the people demand action, or in other words, he believes that party should not at all times be the paramount issue.

He has held the office of president of the Buchanan County Fair Association.

Mrs. Todd was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1853, her father was born in Vermont, in 1825, and her mother was also a native of that state, born in 1829.

Child:
2727. Christie A., b. in 1880, in Rooks County, Kan.; is a graduate from the Iowa State Normal College at Cedar Falls, Iowa. In 1917, she was living in Greeley, Colo.


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