Location: Washington Iowa

1884 Directory of Washington Iowa

Last First and Middle Section Post Office Township Business Origin Arrival County State Birks Thos R 2 Persia Washington Farmer Illinois 1876 Harrison Iowa Bray Alfred 9 Persia Washington Farmer Iowa 1877 Harrison Iowa Bray Edward 9 Persia Washington Farmer Iowa 1877 Harrison Iowa Bennett Samuel 5 Persia Washington Farmer/Engineer England 1881 Harrison Iowa Bailey R H 7 Persia Washington Farmer/Stock Raiser/Supervisor Ohio 1881 Harrison Iowa Booher E B 7 Yorkshire Washington Farmer Pennsylvania 1879 Harrison Iowa Chapman Jno Jr 4 Persia Washington Farmer England 1870 Harrison Iowa Chambers Wm 5 Persia Washington Farmer Scotland 1868 Harrison Iowa Chambers Jno 5 Persia Washington Farmer Scotland 1877 Harrison Iowa Collins E A Jr 21 Persia Washington Farmer/Treas School Board Illinois 1880 Harrison Iowa Dewell Chas E 14 Persia Washington Farmer Pennsylvania 1876 Harrison Iowa Dunn Edward 23 Shelby Washington Farmer/Road Supervisor Ireland 1878 Harrison Iowa Dupree A C 28 Persia Washington Farmer/School Director Missouri 1880 Harrison Iowa Fall M M 6 Persia Washington Farmer Iowa 1880 Harrison Iowa Graham J K Persia Washington Farmer Indiana 1866 Harrison Iowa Goff A D 7 Persia Washington Farmer Illinois 2876 Harrison Iowa Graybill S R 20 Persia Washington Farmer Ohio 1869 Harrison Iowa Graybill Wm A 32 Neola Washington Farmer Illinois 1863 Harrison Iowa Groman H 27 Minden Washington Farmer Germany 1877 Harrison Iowa Gary A D 13 Shelby Washington Farmer Pennsylvania 1879...

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Biography of William Clinton Bardo

William Clinton Bardo, vice president of the Security National Bank of Arkansas City, was a pioneer in the Cherokee Strip of Oklahoma, was a homesteader and farmer there for a number of years, but finally moved across the line to Arkansas City, where he had become prominent in financial and business affairs. Mr. Bardo is of an old Pennsylvania family. The lineage goes back originally to France. Four brothers of the name during the turbulent times that led to the French Revolution came from France and landed in Pennsylvania, and from there their families became widely scattered. One of the number, Abraham Bardo, settled near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and left two sons, Abraham and Daniel. The latter was W. C. Bardo’s paternal grandfather and was born in Pennsylvania in about 1790. Daniel Bardo and his wife in about 1820 moved to that part of Pennsylvania later organized into Penn Township of Lycoming County, and he had to make a road through the forest to reach his homestead. The emigrants left the river bottoms, for the “hills, big trees, good lands” was their motto. Daniel Bardo lived the sturdy life of a farmer, and died there in 1863. His wife, Catherine (Sellers) Bardo, died in Lycoming County when ninety-six years of age. Seven children were born in the pioneer home of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Bardo. They were George, Sarah, Samuel,...

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Biography of Shepard Keene Linscott

Shepard Keene Linscott. The late Shepard Keene Linscott, who was born March 6, 1887, and died December 11, 1905, represented in the best sense the highest type of American manhood. A farm near Chesterville, Maine, was the place of his nativity and he was the only son of Shepard and Esther (Keene) Linscott. The house in which he was born was built by his grandfather, Samuel Linscott, who was a soldier of the Revolutionary war. When but sixteen years of age, Shepard Keene Linscott left the parental roof and became a pioneer farmer of Henry County, Indiana. Realizing the importance of an education, he became a student at Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, and while there met, and on March 8, 1858, married Myra Simmons. That he might contribute his mite to the preservation of the Union, he became a member of the Ninth Illinois Cavalry and served in Alabama and Mississippi until after peace was declared. It is worthy of note that he was one of the few soldiers of the Civil war who never applied for a pension, although legally entitled to one. From Illinois Mr. Linscott moved to Washington County, Iowa, and there engaged in mercantile pursuits at Dayton, and later at Washington, and still later was identified with the lumber business at Seymour. His wife died in Iowa after bearing him two children: a boy...

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Biography of William Clyde Tomlinson

William Clyde Tomlinson. As one of the representative and old established undertakers of Southeastern Kansas, William Clyde Tomlinson, of Chanute, belongs to that class of men in his line who have elevated the calling to a profession and conduct their work scientifically and expertly. Mr. Tomlinson established his business in Chanute seventeen years ago and with the exception of an interval of three years, has been here continuously since. During this time has witnessed remarkable advancements made in his field of endeavor. The modern undertaker and embalmer must be the possessor of qualities which fit him for his calling, for he must not only thoroughly understand it, but must be possessed of infinite tact and sympathy of manner. He is called into a family at a time of greater grief, when ordinary duties are suspended and there is a necessity for kindly action and expert advice. As the possessor of these qualities Mr. Tomlinson is gratefully remembered in many homes which have been visited by death. William C. Tomlinson was born in Mercer County, Illinois, April 19, 1865, and is a son of Joseph F. and Adelaide (Rendall) Tomlinson, and belongs on both sides to families which have long been residents of this country and who have been distinguished in a number of fields of endeavor. On the paternal side the family is traced to three brothers who emigrated...

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