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Posted By: Joni Hindman (email)
Date: 10/11/2009 at 15:33:05

R. T. MULOCK, farmer, post-office Solon; was born in Ireland, May 8, 1826, but is of English descent. In 1834, his parents moved to Canada and settled near Toronto, where the subject of our sketch lived until 1849. He then came to the United States and went to the copper mines of northern Michigan, where he lived until 1876, and had charge of the erecting of machinery at the mines for a number of years, but the last few years was superintendent of "Porter Lake and Lake Superior Ship Canal", and lived in Houghton county. He then in 1876 came to Solon and settled on his farm of 93 acres, one mile southwest, and has one of the finest locations in the county, and a fine residence. He has been twice married, first Oct. 26, 1852, to Mary A. Conklin, of Canada; she dying April 14, 1870, leaving seven children, viz: William P., Vans L., Henry R., Sarah J., Mary E., Homer J. and Ella E. He was again married Oct. 6, 1872, to Rachel A. Payn, daughter of Joseph Payn, of Solon. They have two children living, viz: Josephine R. and Edwin H. Mr. Mulock is a Master Mason, also a member of the Methodist Church, but was brought up in the Episcopal faith. Source: History of Johnson County, Iowa, 1836-1882, page 881.


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