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Eckenberger, N.C., railroad agent.

Eckert, William, photograph artist; born in Delaware Co., N.Y., April 27, 1846; removed from there to Wisconsin in 1864, and studied his profession in Madison, Wisconsin; he came to Iowa in 1869, and came to Vinton in 1876. Married Miss Jennie E. Dwryee, from Delavan, Wisconsin, in Sept., 1868; they have one son-Ernest C.

Eddy, G.W., dry goods.

Eddy, H.G., dry goods.

Eddy, Henry H., firm of Eddy Bros., dealers in dry goods, notions and carpets; born near Sandusky, Ohio; came to Iowa and was engaged in mercantile business at Mechanicsville, Cedar Co., for seven years; came to Vinton in 1873, and engaged in mercantile business, firm of Eddy & Spears, until 1877, when his brothers became interested with him. Was in the army; enlisted in the 93d I.V.I., Co. F; was in the battles of Mission Ridge, Allatoona Pass, and other skirmishes; enlisted as private, and was promoted and commissioned First Lieutenant. Married Miss Helen M. Aukney, from Clinton, Iowa, in August, 1873; they have one son-Clarence C. Eddy, born June 20, 1876.

Eddy, J.J., dry goods.

Edmons, J.G., clerk.

Edmonds, Luana M., Mrs., Sec. 22, formerly Luana M. Whipple; was born in Licking Co., Ohio, and moved to Indiana when 6 years of age. She married James Edmonds Jan. 1, 1850; he was born in Ohio; they came to Benton Co. by their own conveyance, and arrived here June 15, 1856, and located where she now lives and engaged in farming; Mr. Edmonds died Dec. 22, 1872; leaving an estate of 227 acres of land; they have five children-John G., Anna C., Cyreneus R., Olive E. and Ida May; lost two children.

Edwards, Albert T., farmer, Sec. 34; born in Brown Co., Ohio, Sept. 2, 1841. Was in the army, enlisted in the 7th Regt. Ohio Cav., Co. D; was in the battles of Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville and Hillsboro. Came to Benton Co., Iowa, in 1864; rents farm of Washington Young. Married Miss Martha J. Brewer, from Johnson Co., Ind.: they have four children-Anna C., Cora E., Katie L. and Lola B.; lost two.

Eisenhamer, Nick, brick maker.

Ellis, C., lumber dealer.

Ellis, Wm. C., firm of Ellis & Son, dealers in lumber and building material; born in Marion Co., Ind., July 4, 1853, and came with his parents, when 3 years of age, to Vinton, and has lived here twenty-two years; was brought up in the lumber business, and became associated with his father in the firm of Ellis & Son Jan. 1, 1874. Married Miss Getty H. Young, of this city, Nov. 4, 1875; they have one son-Robert C. Ellis, born Nov. 7, 1876.

Ellis, W.E., carpenter.

Ely, Dwight, far., Sec. 31.

Ervin, E.W., stone mason.

Ervin, J.F., stone mason.

Erwings, Frank, cabinet dealer.

Evans, Edward M., County Auditor; born in Marion, Linn Co., Iowa, July 28, 1845; came to Benton Co. in infancy; learned the trade of harness maker. He was in the army; enlisted in the 28th I.V.I., Co. D; was in the battles of Port Gibson, Champion Hills, through the siege of Vicksburg, New Orleans, and up the Red River with Gen. Banks; Sabine Cross Roads; then went to Washington; was with Sheridan in Shenandoah Valley; at the battles of Winchester and Cedar Creek; was severely wounded at the battle of Cedar Creek; was in service three years. Was elected Auditor of this county in 1869, and was re-elected in 1871, and again re-elected in 1873, 1875, and 1877; serving his fifth term; has held the office of City Treasurer, and school offices. Married Miss Sarah F. Merritt, from New York, December 31, 1868; they have two children-Walter and Edith.
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