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Delaware County, Iowa


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William Duggan


Prairie Twp


       William Duggan, whose entire life has been spent within the borders of Delaware county, has always devoted his attention to general agricultural pursuits and is now the owner of an excellent farm comprising one hundred and sixty acres in Prairie township. His birth occurred in Coffins Grove township on the 10th of June, 1867, his parents being James and Mary (Behan) Duggan, both of whom were natives of Ireland. Their marriage was celebrated in Massachusetts in 1855. James Duggan passed away in 1891 but is survived by his wife, who has now reached the advanced age of eighty five years and makes her home with our subject. She became the mother of six children, five of whom are yet living, as follows: John, who is a resident of Adams township; Norah, who gave her hand in marriage to Thomas Donohue of Adams township; Kate, the wife of James Ward of Cedar Rapids; Mary, who is the wife of Frank Donohue of Dunlap, Iowa; and William of this review.
    The last named attended the district schools in the acquirement of an education and since putting aside his text-books has given his time and energies exclusively to agriculture. He now owns one hundred and sixty acres of rich and productive land on section 36, Prairie township, and in connection with the production of cereals devotes considerable attention to the raising of graded stock, both branches of his business returning to him a gratifying annual income. His property is well improved in every particular, and he is widely recognized as one of the progressive agriculturists and substantial citizens of his native county.
    In early manhood Mr. Duggan was united in marriage to Miss Rose Lyness, a daughter of James Lyness of Ireland. To them have been born five children, namely: Marie, who is employed as a clerk in a store in Ryan; Beredine; William; Marguerite; and Hazel. They also adopted a son, Albert, when he was three years old.


~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 123-124.  Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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