Emily W. Gilmore is the widow of
WIlliam W. Gilmore, a native of Ohio, who came to Iowa at
an early day. He followed milling, building a flour-mill
at Millville, which he owned and operated for many years,
selling it in 1875. In 1865 he purchased property on
sections 27 and 28, consisting of forty-three acres, on
which he erected a beautiful residence, and lived until
his death, which occurred Jan. 20, 1877. Mrs. Emily W.
Gilmore was born in the State of Pennsylvania, Feb. 18,
1838, and was a daughter of John N. and Elizabeth
Flanniken, nee Grooms, natives of the Keystone State.
They settled in Iowa in 1856, and resided here until
their death. Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore were married in 1858,
and were blessed with three children-- Ira A., born July
23, 1859, is married and living on the old homestead with
his mother; Elizabeth Jane, born Feb. 21, 1864, and
Albert D., born Nov. 23, 1872. In his political views Mr.
Gilmore was a Republican. He was held in high esteem by
his fellow- citizens, and sorrow fell upon many hearts
when to the list of the dead was added his name.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 918-919
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