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DE GRAW, JONAS

DE GRAW, RICE

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Date: 5/26/2005 at 15:22:16

Biography reproduced from page 503 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

Jonas De Graw was born in Canada West, Aug. 29, 1848. When an infant his parents removed to Clayton Co., Iowa, where Jonas was reared and educated. He there learned the blacksmith trade. In 1871 Mr. De Graw came to Kossuth county, engaging for one year at work at his trade in Algona. He then engaged in farming, which occupation he followed until 1882, in which year he came to Whittemore and established his present business, that of practical blacksmith. Mr. De Graw was married Oct. 21, 1877, to Emma E. Rice, a native of Vermont. They have two childrenóLucius J. and George E. Mr. De Graw is a member of the Masonic fraternity.


 

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