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D.C. Clary


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Date: 1/31/2019 at 15:59:08

The History of Jackson County, Iowa
Containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, &c., biographical sketches of citizens, war record of its volunteers in the late rebellion history of the Northwest, history of Iowa, Map of Jackson County, miscellaneous matters, &c by B.McNally, Published 1879 by Western Historical Company in Chicago, USA, page 623

D.C. CLARY, retired, Maquoketa; is a native of Franklin Co., Vt.; born Jan 31, 1821; he grew up there, and learned the trade of carriage and wagon making; after reaching manhood, in April, 1845, he married Miss Jane F. Ballard of Vermont; two years after they came to Iowa, and arrived in Jackson Co. June 16, 1847; in the spring of 1848, he began business at Wright's Corners, two miles south of the city, which then was larger than Maquoketa; he erected a building for carrying on his business the following winter, and at that time it was one of the largest buildings in Jackson Co.; Mr. Clary continued his business there until 1856; when he came to this city he engaged in business until 1869; afterward engaged in the hardware trade for a short time but has retired from active business; he is one of the oldest buiness men in Maquoketa; has held town and school offices; Mr. and Mrs. Clary have three chidlren--Fred E., now Postmaster at Sidney, Neb; Lucy A., now Mrs. John Van Evera, of this city, and Nellie, at home.


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