Location: Independence Iowa

Edward Payson Todd of Independence KS

Edward Payson Todd8, (Silas7, Elam6, Edmund5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 24, 1834, in Mina, Chautauqua County, N. Y., married Feb. 2, 1858, Jane M. Lemon, who was born Oct. 7, 1838, in Canada, near Niagara Falls, died July 19, 1912, in Independence, Iowa, where he now (1914) lives. He was reared on a farm and had very little opportunity to obtain an education. In Aug., 1862, he enlisted in the 96th Illinois Infantry, in which he served his time of enlistment and returned home to family and friends without being wounded; he was in fourteen heavy battles and many skirmishes. On his return home, he began farming again. In the spring of 1874, he sold his farm in Illinois, and went to Kansas where he bought another near the town of Independence. In 1896, he retired from active business life on the farm, and since then has lived quietly in Independence, Kan. Children: *2085. Frank Elmer, b. Dec. 12, 1858. 2086. Jennie M., b. Dec. 16, 1862, d. Oct. 19, 1871. 2087. Howard E., b. June 11, 1866, d. Feb. 3, 1890. *2088. Herbert Walter, b. June 19, 1869. 2089. Wilbur B., b. July 29, 1873, d. Oct. 19, 1874. 2090. Elsie A., b. Sept. 12, 1878, m. Nov. 25, 1902, Frank E. Stoops; they live in Independence, Kan. No...

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Emma Viola Todd Shillinglaw of Independence IA

SHILLINGLAW, Emma Viola Todd9, (Morris8, Allen7, David6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born in 1859, in Quasqueton, Iowa, married in 1882, C. M. Shillinglaw, who at that time was a merchant in Rockley, Iowa. Afterwards they moved to Independence, Iowa, where he became cashier of the Commercial State Bank. His health failing, he purchased a farm about twelve miles from Independence, Iowa, and one mile from Rowley, where he lived until his death in 1901. She also was a teacher before her marriage. After her husbands death she remained on the farm for four or five years and then she moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for the purpose of educating her children in the State Teachers College located there. Children: I. William M., b. in 1884, in Rowley, Ia., m. in 1908, Gertrude Nemo. He resided with his parents until the death of his father in 1901, when he took charge of the interest of his father in a stock of merchandise in Brandon, Ia. After his marriage he moved to Las Vegas, San Miguel County, N. M., and engaged in the real-estate business and there he was living in 1917. They had issue; (1) William M.; (2) Owen H.; (3) Dorothy E. II. Robert A., b. in 1885, in Rowley, Ia., d. in 1912, m. in 1907, Myrtle Page. He, too, resided with his parents until the death...

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Jessie V. Todd Lynch of Independence IA

LYNCH, Jessie V. Todd9, (Morris8, Allen7, David6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born in 1862, in Quasqueton, Ia., married in 1888, H. T. Lynch. They reside in Independence, Ia., where he is largely interested in real-estate and also in the oil fields of Kansas and Oklahoma. Mrs. Lynch taught school for some years before her marriage. Children: I. Harry C., is a civil engineer and lived in Independence, Ia., he graduated from Wis. State College. II. Percy L., in 1917 he was attending the State Teachers College in Greeley, Col. III. Frank T., resides in Dennison, Ia., where he is one of the instructors in the High School, he graduated from the college at Grinnell, Ia. IV. Claire R., graduated from the State University of Ia., at Iowa City, in...

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Biography of Dr. Louis Ostrom

Dr. Louis Ostrom, A. B. M. D., was born in Helsingland, Sweden, May 1, 1874, and came to America when six years old. His father is a pipe-organ builder, known among hundreds of churches all over the country. Young Ostrom attended public schools, and as soon as he was able to work, was at one time or another employed during vacations in nearly all the shops of Moline. After becoming a student of Augustana College, he worked during the different vacations as section hand on the street car line, printer in a job office, and pressman to the Moline Daily Dispatch, etc. While a student, he also studied music under Dr. Gustav Stolpe; was director of the band, orchestra, and mandolin clubs, cornetist, and later elaeionetist with the Sixth Regiment Band, Illinois National Guard, of Moline, and Strasser’s Second Regiment Band of Davenport, Iowa. He also took active part in all college athletics, being a member of both baseball and football teams. He graduated from Augustana College in 1895, in the English classical course, receiving the degree of Bachelor of Arts. During the summer before graduation he was assistant organist to Dr. Stolpe in the Moline Lutheran Church, and after graduation was at Moor’s Prairie, Minnesota, as organist and music teacher. While there he received a call from Augustana College to become professor of wind and stringed instruments in...

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Biography of Edward P. Cadwell

EDWARD P. CADWELL. – This substantial capitalist of Washington, and leading member of the legal profession of Tacoma, was born in Independence, Iowa, December 23, 1855, and was the son of Carlos C. and Emily E. (Ross) Cadwell, his mother having been a sister of Chief Justice Ross of Vermont. He resided in his native town, where he attended a public school, and in his seventeenth year entered the Iowa State Agricultural College, graduating as civil engineer in 1875. Returning home, he became principal for one year of the grammar department of the high school at Independence. Upon the completion of this task, he entered Simpson’s Law College of Des Moines, Iowa, form which he graduated in1877. On receiving his degree, he located in Logan, Iowa, and began the practice of his profession. Two years later he removed to Council Bluffs, where he built up a large business. Learning of the possibilities of the greater West, he came in 1885 to Washington, locating at Tacoma, where he opened an office and invested largely in real estate, from which he has reaped a golden harvest. In 1887 Mr. Cadwell for a time made Ellensburgh his home, and while there purchased a large amount of valuable real estate, among which was the well-known Johnson Hotel, a large three-story frame building. In 1888 he built as an addition a beautiful three-story brick,...

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