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Date: 7/2/2004 at 17:46:23

Biography reproduced from page 362 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

M. W. Stough was the immediate successor of Mr. Blackford, entering upon the duties of the office with the beginning of the year 1872, and served four years, having been re-elected in 1873. Mr. Stough is yet among the most prominent and influential men in the county.

M. W. Stough was born May 31, 1815, in Portage Co., Ohio. His parents, Jacob and Margaret (Ward) Stough, were among the early settlers of Portage county. Mr. Stough was an active and industrious man, always taking a prominent part in anything that was beneficial to the interests of the county. M. W. Stough was reared on his fatherís farm, receiving his education in the pioneer log cabins of his native State. In October, 1844, he married Mabel Hine, of Summit county. In October, 1855, he emigrated to Fayette Co., Iowa, Clermont township, and engaged in mercantile business as the firm of Stedman & Stough. In June, 1869, he came to Kossuth county, locating in Algona and engaging in the machine trade, as the firm of Stough & Hutchins. In 1871 he was elected county treasurer, and held the office four years, since which time he has been engaged in the harness and boot and shoe trade.

(Transcriberís Note: The office referred to first above was the office of county treasurer.)


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