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Date: 1/31/2019 at 16:21:10
1879 Jackson County History, page 622
WILLIAM C. BOARDMAN, retired, Maquoketa; is a native of Windsor Co. VT and was born March 22, 1804; he grew up to manhood there, and, when 22 years of age, removed to St. Johnsbury and became connected with the scale works of Fairbanks & Co.; remaining there until 1856, when he came to Iowa and located at Maquoketa and since then has resided here. In 1832, he married Miss Mary Benton, a native of Waterford, Coledonia Co., Vt.; after living together forty-six years she died May 12, 1878, closing an honored and useful life. Mr. Boardman, although taking a deep interest in the affairs of the city and county, has steadily avoided politics; when he began life he had nothing, and by industry and good management ,he has become one of the most substantial and wealthy men of Jackson Co.
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