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Egleston, Harris


Posted By: Daniel K. Higginbottom (email)
Date: 11/14/2014 at 14:53:04

EGLESTON, HARRIS-Of the firm of Egleston & Stubbs, proprietors of the Polk City Flouring
Mills Was born in Monroe county, New York, October 7, 1846, and while yet a small boy, his
parents emigrated to Canada, where he was raised till about fifteen years of age, when he moved
to the State of Michigan. When about 18 years old he learned the distilling business, which he
followed as an occupation till he came to Des Moines, in 1866, and engaged in the milling
business, where he remained till 1874, when he came to his present location. He found a wife in
the person of Miss Lizzie Terrell, whom he married January 30, 1870. She was born in Ohio.
They have a family of four children living; three sons and one daughter: Frank, Fred, Harry and,
Dolly Belle.

Source: "The History of Polk County, Iowa" p.1028. Des Moines, Union Historical Society, 1880.


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