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Ernest J. Tyrrell

Farming & Landowner

Elk Township


       Ernest J. Tyrrell is carrying on general farming on a tract of land situated on section 5, Elk township, and is not only a well known agriculturist and landowner but also a highly respected citizen of the county. He was born neat Lockport, in Orleans county, New York, on the 11th of February, 1851, a son of John arid Sarah (Mustle) Tyrrell. In May, 1852, the family came to Delaware county, Iowa, and the father preempted a quarter section in Elk township. He cleared the land of timber and brush and placed it under cultivation, making a number of other improvements thereon. Part of the property was sold but was later purchased again and is now in possession of Mr. Tyrrell of this review. The father engaged in general farming and raised graded stock in addition to his crops. His first wife died in 1862 and he subsequently married Miss Emeline Harris, who also preceded him in death many years. He died about 1884 and was buried in a cemetery at Edgewood. He was a democrat


~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 302. Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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