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History of Western Iowa

This collection consists of 412 brief biographical sketches and 3 short sketches of companies extracted from the History of Western Iowa. It contains sketches from Harrison, Ida, Manona, and Woodbury Counties in Iowa. The sketches are sorted alphabetically by first name.

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Biographical Sketch of I. Cummings

I. Cummings, dealer in groceries and provisions, was born in N.Y., in 1844; removed to Fremont County, Ia., in 1855; thence to Chicago, Ill., in 1871, where he remained five years, and located in Onawa, Ia., in 1877. In 1881,...

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Biographical Sketch of M. Morgan

M. Morgan, of the firm of Butler & Morgan, grocers, was born in Scott County, Ia., in 1846. He enlisted in May 1864, in the 44th Ia. regiment, and was discharged in the autumn of the same year. He re-enlisted in Jan., 1865,...

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Biographical Sketch of James Butts, M.D.

James Butts, M.D., was born in Genesee county, N.Y., in 1822; remained at home until twenty-one years of age; then began the study of medicine. He moved to Wis. in 1856, and engaged in the practice of medicine; was also...

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Biographical Sketch of J.R. Thurston

J.R. Thurston, proprietor of the Onawa House, was born in Herkimer county, N.Y., in 1833; removed to Cass county, Ia., in 1856; thence to Onawa in 1860, and engaged in farming, until 1877, when he engaged in the mercantile...

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Biographical Sketch of T.C. Walton

T.C. Walton, proprietor of the Walton House, was born in Somerset county, Me., in 1829; removed to Wis., in 1854, and remained two years and returned to Me. In 1864 he again removed to Wis., settling in St. Croix county, and...

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Biographical Sketch of Porter Hamilton

Porter Hamilton, of the firm of Hamilton Bros., dealers in farm machinery and lumber, was born in Ill.; moved to Cedar Rapids, Ia., in 1872; thence to Mapleton in the autumn of 1877, and engaged in his present business. During...

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Biographical Sketch of P. Sawyer

P. Sawyer, proprietor of city blacksmith shop, was born in Oxford County, Me., in 1846. He enlisted in 1862, in Co. D., 28th Me. Vol.; was discharged in 1863, and went to Concord, Mass.; thence to Onawa in 1865. He was married...

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Biographical Sketch of A.G. Wright

A.G. Wright, dealer in general merchandise, was born in Ohio; moved to Ia. in 1865, and settled in Monona county in 1867. In 1875 he moved to Whiting and engaged in the hotel and livery business which he still continues, and in...

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Biographical Sketch of J.R. Chapman

J.R. Chapman, dealer in lumber, coal and builders’ supplies, is a native of N.Y.; moved to Ohio when young, and to Scott County, Ia., in 1860. He came to Mapleton, in 1877, and engaged in his present business. Garrison,...

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Biographical Sketch of J. Garrison

J. Garrison, hardware dealer, was born in Ill.; moved to Iowa in 1873, and located in Calhoun County, and engaged in farming. He moved to Dunlap, and engaged in the mercantile business; thence to Mapelton, in the autumn of 1877,...

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Biographical Sketch of C.G. Perkins

C.G. Perkins, postmaster, and dealer in general merchandise, was born in Rockingham County, N.Y., in 1830; removed to Wis. in 1855, and engaged in farming. He enlisted in 1862 in Co. G. 19th Wis., and was discharged in 1865;...

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