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EMMONS, O. J.

EMMONS, WILLIS, ROBINSON

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Date: 5/23/2005 at 13:54:27

Biography reproduced from page 546 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

O. J. Emmons, son of Benjamin and Rhoda E. (Willis) Emmons, was born in Chateaugay, Franklin Co., N. Y. June 1, 1842. He lived in that place until 1861, when he enlisted in company A, 96th New York regiment, served one year and was discharged. He returned to his home in New York, and in 1863 moved west to Oconto, Wis., where he engaged in the lumber business. In 1864 he again enlisted in the service, this time in company H, 39th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, serving six months. When discharged he returned to his home in Wisconsin and continued in business until 1867, when he came to Iowa. He took a homestead of eighty acres on section 26, Wesley township, Kossuth county. In November, 1883, on account of ill health, he rented his farm and removed to Wesley village. Mr. Emmons was married in 1874 to Fannie J. Robinson, daughter of Obed and Amyrilla Robinson, of Wesley. They have had three children, all of whom are living—Nellie May, Millard O. and Curtis L. Mr. and Mrs. Emmons are members of the M E. Church. Mr. Emmons is a republican. He was the first town clerk of Wesley township.


 

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