WALTERS, MILTON R.
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Date: 6/16/2004 at 14:47:18
Biography reproduced from page 392 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:
Milton R. Walters, harness maker, was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., Jan. 19, 1850. He is a son of Reuben and J. Mitchell Walters, natives of New York, who emigrated to Indiana in an early day. Mr. Walters was a soldier in the Union army, where he contracted a disease of which he lost his life. The subject of this sketch went to Humboldt Co., Iowa, in 1861. Here he turned over the first sod where Humboldt now stands. Also helped to haul the first lumber to build the first house. He was married in Humboldt county to Clara Penny, by whom he has had four children—George, Jennie, Ella and Edna. In 1874 he came to Algona, where he has followed his trade ever since. Mr. Walters is a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge of Algona. In politics he is a staunch republican, and has held several local offices of trust.
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