Stephen Riordan (1832 - 1912)
RIORDAN, RIORDEN, WALLACE, KNOWLES
Posted By: DJ Scieszinski
Date: 12/12/2015 at 19:09:46
RIORDEN*, STEPHEN, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. East Melrose; born in Ireland; came to this country in 1854. Enlisted in Co. A, 17th Wis. V. I.; served through the war; was honorably discharged. Has held various local offices; at present one of the Township Trustees. Married Mrs. Wallace (maiden name Margaret Knowles) in this county in 1873. They own 560 acres of land. Mrs. Riordan's* father, Patrick Knowles, settled in Keokuk, Iowa, in 1850; one of the pioneers of the Northwest. Mr. Riordan* has been a resident of this county since 1866. National.
NOTE: name spelled both Riorden and Riordan in this bio. Other sources reflect Riordan
THE HISTORY OF MONROE COUNTY, IOWA
CHICAGO: WESTERN HISTORICAL COMPANY, 1878
Directory of Monroe County, Jackson Township, Page 494
Monroe Biographies maintained by Susan Claman.
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