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History of Kossuth, Hancock, and Winnebago Counties, Iowa

History of Kossuth, Hancock, and Winnebago Counties, Iowa together with sketches of their cities, villages and townships, educational, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent persons, and 641 biographies of representative citizens. Also included is a history of Iowa embracing accounts of the pre-historic races, and a brief review of its civil and military history.

Sons of Quebec 1778-1843

The Sons of Quebec (Fils de Qu├ębec) were written by Pierre-Georges Roy and published in 1933 in a four volume set. They provide a series of short biographies of one to three pages of Quebec men from 1778-1843. Warning… this manuscript is in French!

Biographical Sketch of John A. Huston

The above named gentleman was born in Washington County, Virginia, November 8, 1832. His parents, John and Easter Maxville Huston, were both natives of the Old Dominion. He was reared to the age of sixteen upon a farm in his native County, and then migrated to Missouri and settled in Livingston County, where he resided nine years. From Livingston County he moved to Daviess County, where he has since made his home. On the 12th of March, 1856, Mr. Huston was joined in marriage to Miss Mary J. Minnick, daughter of Isaac Minnick. The issue of this marriage was five children, all of whom survive; namely, George W., Nancy E., John W., Elizabeth C. and Isaac F. Mrs. Huston was called to her long home on the 23d of December, 1868. Her memory is revered by all who knew her. September 2S, 1871, Mr. Huston married Miss Sarah McCrosky, daughter of Isaac McCrosky, of Livingston County. They have one child, Andrew. Mr. and Mrs. Huston are both members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mr. Huston, in politics, is a straight Democrat; he served three years on the school board, as director, and is a prominent citizen of the...

Biography of Joseph W. Huston

The history of a state as well as that of a nation is chiefly a chronicle of the lives and deeds of those who have conferred honor and dignity upon society. The world judges the character of a community by those of its representative citizens, and yields its tributes of admiration and respect for the genius or learning or virtues of those whose works and actions constitute the record of a state’s prosperity and pride. Among the distinguished citizens of Idaho is Judge Joseph Waldo Huston, of Boise, who holds distinctive precedence as an eminent lawyer and jurist, as a statesman, as a man of high scientific and literary attainments, a valiant and patriotic soldier and as one who occupied a most unique and trying position in an important epoch in our judicial history, in which connection he bore himself with such signal dignity and honor as to gain the respect of all. Judge Huston was born in Painesville, Ohio, April 10, 1833. On the paternal side his ancestors were from County Tyrone, Ireland, and were early settlers in the state of New Hampshire. The military record is one of which the family has every reason to be proud. The grandfather of the Judge valiantly aided in the struggle for independence, and his father, Caleb C. Huston, defended the new republic in the second war with England, after which he emigrated to Ohio at an early day. There he married Pamelia Hall, whose people were also early settlers of New York and northern Ohio. By this marriage were born seven sons and a daughter. Four of the sons loyally...

Biographical Sketch of Frederick Wilhelm Huston

Huston, Frederick Wilhelm; attorney-at-law; born, Millersburg, O., 1889; son of John and Sarah Close Huston; educated, Western Reserve University, LL. B.; member the firm Huston, Huston & Bricker; member Theta Lambda Phi, William R. Day Chapter, The Singers Club and Trinity Cathedral...

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