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Boren, I. A.


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Date: 9/13/2016 at 13:39:22

I.A. BOREN, farmer, P.O. Crescent City, was born in Hancock County, Ill., January 6, 1842, his father, J. B. Boren, was born in Illinois April 6, 1817, and married Nancy McIntosh who was born in Kentucky December 2, 1811, and died April 14, 1867. She was the mother of seven children, five of whom are living. I. A., with is parents, left Illinois and came to Davis County, Iowa, in 1846 and in 1847 came to Pottawattamie County; at that time, neighbors were few and far between. Mr. Boren attended the common schools, and, at an early age, adopted farming as his avocation, in which business he was successful. He married in Crescent City, Iowa, January 14, 1877, Mary SMITH, who was born in Michigan, October 24, 1854, daughter of William and Eunice (LACY) SMITH, both of New York. Mrs. Boren died in 1881, leaving one child, Frances M. Mr. Boren has also lost one child. In politics, he is a Democrat, having been elected a number of times to offices on that ticket; he is a member of the I.O. of G.T., and also of the M.P. Society.

Submitted by: Mona Sarratt Knight, 2002.
Source: History of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, 1907
From the Earliest Historic Times to 1907
By Homer H. Field and Hon. Joseph R. Reed; 1907, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.


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