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James A. Lusk, proprietor of the Lusk House and livery and feed stable, established business in 1868. He was born in Morris County, N.Y., in 1824; removed to Mills County, Ia., in 1855; thence to Harrison County in 1863; was engaged in farming until he engaged in the hotel business. He married Minerva Roberts, (deceased) in 1846, and afterwards Lydia B. Kelsey. They have fours sons and one daughter.