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Date: 6/3/2005 at 15:18:04

Biography reproduced from page 476 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

W. W. Alcorn was born in Warren Co., Penn, Dec. 10, 1845. He lived there until he was twenty-one years old, then he went to Elkhart Co., Ind. He was there engaged in farming for twelve years, with the exception of one year spent in Missouri. In 1879 he came to Iowa, and in 1882 purchased 160 acres of land on section 17, township 98, range 30, in Greenwood township, Kossuth county. Mr. Alcorn was married Dec. 10, 1868, to Lydia, daughter of F. D. Maxon, of Jackson, Mich. They had four children, three of whom are living—Edith M., Minnie G. and Hubert Roy. Mrs. Alcorn died Nov. 16, 1879. Mr. Alcorn was married Oct. 2, 1880, to Ida, daughter of C. H. and F. A. Gray. They are the parents of two children—Florence F. and Harry E. Mr. Alcorn is engaged in raising sheep and farming. He is assessor of the township, also postmaster at Seneca, having received his appointment Feb. 2, 1881. He is a republican in politics.


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