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Date: 6/22/2004 at 14:32:42
Biography reproduced from page 460 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:
Lafayette Turner was born near Elgin, Kane Co., Ill., May 27, 1850. When ten years of age he went to Benton Co., Iowa. His father owned a farm ten miles west of Vinton, in that county. He afterwards came to Kossuth Co., Iowa, and purchased the north half of the southeast quarter of section 13, township 95, range 30, Cresco township, where he now resides. Mr. Turner cultivates forty acres of land, has four acres in grove and orchard; the remainder of his land is unbroken. He also has good buildings on his place. He devotes more time to his trade, that of carpenter, than to farming. Mr. Turner was married Dec. 25, 1879, to Emma Miller, of Cresco township. Her parents reside in Kansas. Two children have blessed this union—Miriam and Honor. In politics Mr. Turner is a republican. His father is deceased. His mother makes her home with him on the farm.
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