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EDDY, GEORGE W.

EDDY, SPRAGUE

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Date: 5/23/2005 at 17:40:08

Biography reproduced from page 551 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

George W. Eddy, son of Peleg and Arvilla Eddy, was born in Jefferson Co., N. Y., April 16, 1841. He received a good common school education and worked on a farm. In September, 1861, he enlisted in company I, 35th New York Volunteer Infantry. He served two years, after which he was discharged at Washington. He re-enlisted Jan. 4, 1864, in company F, 18th New York Volunteer Cavalry, serving until May, 1866. He then returned to his home in Jefferson county. In 1871 he moved to Orleans Co., N. Y., where he remained for two years, traveling for a photograph firm. In the spring of 1873 he came to Kossuth Co., Iowa, settling on a homestead of eighty acres in Irvington township. He afterwards homesteaded a soldiers’ additional eighty acres, but soon disposed of it. In 1875 Mr. Eddy purchased a farm in Hancock county, on which he lived two years, then sold it and moved to Wesley village. He engaged in the livery business in Wesley, and also handled flour and feed and farm implements to a small extent. In January, 1883, he purchased a hay press, and commenced buying, pressing and shipping hay. He owns considerable residence property in Wesley, in addition to his hay buildings. In the winter of 1884 he purchased an eighty acre farm in Wesley township. Mr. Eddy was married July 25, 1871, to Florence E., daughter of Asa and Levonia Sprague, of Orleans Co., N. Y. They have had two children, a boy and girl; the boy, G. W. Eddy, Jr., is living. Mr. and Mrs. Eddy are members of the Baptist Church. Mr. Eddy is a republican in politics. He has held the office of constable seven years in Hancock and Kossuth counties, and is now township trustee and has been since 1875. Mr. Eddy’s father died in 1879. His mother lives in St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. Mrs. Eddy’s father died in 1849. Her mother lives in Sauk Co., Wis., removing there one year ago from Buffalo, N. Y., where she had resided for twenty years.


 

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