OLIVER, CHARLES N.
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Date: 11/9/2004 at 13:58:18
Biography reproduced from page 506 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:
Charles N. Oliver was born in Washington Co., Ohio, Dec. 8, 1846. When fifteen years of age he removed with his parents to Fayette Co., Ill., where he engaged in farming. On Jan. 1, 1864, he enlisted in company F, 14th Illinois Cavalry regiment, and served in that company until the close of the war. In June, 1865, he returned to Illinois, where he lived until 1868 and then removed to Martin Co., Minn. After a four years residence there he returned to Illinois, and in 1874 removed to Kansas. After remaining there four months, he came to Iowa, locating in Polk county. Then in 1878 he came to Kossuth county, and the following year located on his present place, on section 32, Lott’s Creek township. Mr. Oliver is one of the progressive and successful farmers of the county. He was married Oct. 14, 1880, to Ellen, daughter of A. Sawvel, of this county.
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