Alfred J. Fallowdown, known as "Uncle Billy"
Fallowdown was born in London, England, Jan. 4, 1821, and
emigrated to the United States in 1846, landing in New
York, and from there went to Oberlin, O., thence to
Sandusky City, O. In 1852 he came to McGregor where he
was employed by William H. Harding in the hotel business
for fourteen years. He was then engaged as bookkeeper by
Mr. Williams, and from there went to Elkader where he was
employed in a lumber yard by Robt. Freeman; also acted as
Deputy Recorder, remaining there until 1876. In 1880 he
came to West McGregor, where he is pleasantly situated.
He is a member of the Episcopal church.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 978-979
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney