TRYON, REV. A. L.
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Date: 6/22/2004 at 14:33:50
Biography reproduced from page 552 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:
Rev. A. L. Tryon was born in Signory of Nyon, Rouville Co., Lower Canada, July 25, 1825. His early education was with the French language. When twenty years of age he moved to the States, locating in Westport, Essex Co., N. Y. He resided there six years, during which time he worked at the carpenter and joiner’s trade. He then removed to Iowa, locating at Le Claire. While there he worked at his trade, and for three years was foreman of a gang in the ship-carpenter yard. In 1871 he removed to Comanche, Clinton Co., Iowa, where he worked at his trade. In September, 1881, he came to Kossuth Co., Iowa, purchasing eighty acres of land on sections 24 and 25, Wesley township, where he now lives. When eighteen years of age Mr. Tryon was licensed to exhort by the Wesleyan Church. He preached at different times, and is now in charge of the Wesley circuit in Kossuth county. During the late war Mr. Tryon enlisted three times, was twice rejected and the third time was appointed chaplain of the 22d Iowa, but was not called into service. Mr. Tryon was married, in 1849, to Hulda A. Slaughter of Essex Co., N. Y. They have had eight children, six of whom are living—Almeda, Hulda I., Albert L., Zenas A., Bascom B. and Ralph E. Mrs. Tryon is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
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