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Biographies - 1891 History of Harrison County Iowa

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HARDY - Norman B. HARDY, of section 32, near the village of Magnolia, came to the county with his parents in the autumn of 1852, having lived two years in Mills County prior to that. He was born in La Grange County, Ind., November 21, 1840, and in the spring of 1850 his parents moved to Mills County, Iowa, and upon coming to Magnolia Township his father entered a quarter section of land upon which some improvements had been made including a small log cabin. The first winter the family rented a house in Calhoun Township while they were building on their place. Here our subject remained with his parents until the autumn of 1862, and then went to freighting between Magnolia and Council Bluffs, and followed this until the railroad got as far west as Jefferson, and then freighted from that point to Magnolia, and as the line was extended west and reached Logan he hauled goods from that point until about 1880, when he bought the farm that his father first located on.

Our subject was married in Magnolia in 1862, to Miss Mary H. EATON, by whom six children were born -- Effie O., Winnie M., Isadora, Rollin B., Bruce H., and Norman E.

Mary H. (EATON) HARDY, our subject's first wife, died in 1873; and in 1877 Mr. HARDY married Miss Katie NUTTERVILLE, and by this marriage five children were born � Harry P., Percy J., C. Myrt and Morell M. (twins) died in infancy and Maggie. Mr. HARDY's first wife was born in Vermont in 1841, and when she was a small child her father took her brother, a sister and herself to live with an uncle, M. EATON, with whom she lived until she was married.

Mr. HARDY's present wife was born in Canada in 1851, and when eighteen years of age came to Harrison County. She is a member of the Congregational Church and an exemplary Christian lady.

Politically our subject believes in the principles of the Democratic party.

source: 1891 Harrison County Iowa History, p. 387
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CLARK - Dr. Samuel W. CLARK, druggist and banker, at Magnolia, Iowa, came to Harrison County, March 20, 1868, from Washington County, Ohio, in company with Robert King and family, who remained two years and returned to the Buckeye State, but who are now residents of Western Nebraska. When our subject first came to Magnolia, he entered a drug store in company with Dr. O'Linn, remained three or four months and sold to O. V. Brainard, and bought an interest in the general merchandising stock of Reuben Yiesley, the firm name being Clark & Yiesley; the following spring Dr. CLARK sold his interest to Mr. Dailey, now of Woodbine flouring mills, and immediately entered into partnership with a firm known as Clark, Ford & Noyes, having two stores, one at Mondamin and one at Magnolia. In the fall of 1869, Capt. John Noyes bought the Mondamin store, while W. F. CLARK and A. W. Ford retained the Magnolia branch. Mr. CLARK sold his interest to his brother, W. F. CLARK, and Mr. Ford, and bought the store of DaIley & Yiesley, and continued until March, 1879, when he moved the stock to Tekamah, Neb., and in a short time sold it, and bought a half interest in the bank of A. W. Ford, in which business he has contiuned ever since. In November, 1884, he put in a stock of drugs having been carrying a small line of drugs prior to this time. Mr. CLARK was reported afterward, but he immediately went to Des Moines, and in twenty-four hours had been examined and was back to Magnolia, receiving a gold seal certificate, which allowed him to handle drugs. On the morning of June 7, 1887, his business house was burned out, destroying every thing, except the safe belonging to the banking business. But before the foundation was scarcely cool he commenced the erection of a one-story brick building, 24x46 feet, which he now occupies, and in which he carries a full line of drugs and carries on a general banking business.

Dr. CLARK was born in Lancaster County, Penn., August 20, 1832, and is the son of Andrew and Harriet E. (RHEA) CLARK. The father was of Irish descent and the mother of English extraction. The father was a farmer, and died in Ohio, in the summer of 1862; the mother following in the autumn of 1863. They were the parents of ten children, of whom our subject was the third child. He attended school in Lancaster County, Penn., leaving there and going to Harrison County, Ohio when our subject was seven years old, and later to Washington County, where he died.

Our subject attended the district schools, common to the Buckeye State, and when fifteen years of age, commenced attending school in McConnelsville, the county-seat of Morgan County. After two years, he graduated from the Academy at that place, and then commenced teaching district school and subsequently a select school at Beverly, Ohio, and while in this school, commenced studying medicine, which he continued to do for about three years, after which he commenced the practice of his profession with his brother, W. F. CLARK.

In the winter of 1854-55, he entered Starling Medical College, at Columbus, Ohio, after which he commenced practising in Washington County, continuing the same until he came to Iowa.

He was married in Morgan County, Ohio, in the spring of 1852, to Mary A. JORDAN, one of his former pupils, by whom two children were born. She died in the spring of 1857, and in the spring of 1859, our subject was again married in Washington County, Ohio, to Amanda DILLY, by whom five children were born, three of whom are living. Their mother died at Magnolia, in October, 1875. During the month of December, 1877, the Doctor was married to Helen TAYLOR, a school teacher, and she died the following summer.

October 7, 1879, the Doctor was married to Hannah J. GILKERSON, a native of Marshall County, Iowa, born June 30, 1856; By this union four sons have been born -- Rolland, Frank R., J. W. Dean and Harry D.

Politically, the Doctor is a stanch supporter of the Republican party, in religious matters, both he and his wife are members of the Congregational Church.

He belongs to Magnolia Lodge, No. 126, A. F. & A. M. and Magnolia Lodge, No. 177, of the Ancient Order of United Workmen.

source: 1891 Harrison County Iowa History, pp. 389-390
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FERGUSON - George E. FERGUSON, editor of the Persia Globe, was born in Marshall County, Iowa, in the city of Marshalltown, February 18, 1866, and when nine years of age, his parents removed to Crawford County, and lived until he was fourteen years old, and then went to Manning of Carroll County, Iowa, where our subject remained with his parents until 1884; he there worked as a printer on the Monitor until 1886, when he went to work on the Manning News, and in April, 1887 went to Manilla, Crawford County. In July of that year he went to South Omaha, where he worked a short time on a stock journal, and from there to Denver, Col., and back to Kansas City, was there a short time, and then went to Chicago, where he remained about a year, after which he came to Manning, and taught school during the winter of 1877-78. It was a district school in Audubon County.

In the autumn of 1889, he had control of the Gray Eagle at the village of Gray, Iowa. But after six months became dissatisfied with the town, which was a mere hamlet, and went to Council Bluffs, where he worked on different papers until the autumn of 1889, and came back to Manning and took charge of the Free Press until September, 1890, when he came to Persia, and started the Globe.

Our subject was married at Denison, Iowa, December 24, 1887, to Miss May FYOEK, and they are the parents of one child, Nile, born July 15, 1890. Mrs. Ferguson was born, in East Des Moines, June 8, 1869, and when she was about nine years of age her parents removed to Perry, Iowa; lived there four years and then removed to Panora, where they lived until the spring of 1887.

Our subject's wife remained at home until the date of her marriage. Politically our subject is a supporter of the Democratic party. He belongs to Lodge No. 203, Bluff City Typographical Union. For an account of his newspaper, we refer the reader to Persia village history.

source: 1891 Harrison County Iowa History, pp. 390-391
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O'CONNOR - John O'CONNOR, deceased, was born in Ireland, June 21 1822, and in 1849 came to America. He remained a few years in New Haven, Conn., but we next find him acting in the capacity of an overseer of a farm near Davenport, Iowa, for Judge Grant. In the spring of 1869 he came to Harrison County, Iowa, and settled on section 10, of Taylor Township. He bought one hundred and sixty acres of partly improved land, upon which stood a log house; about thirty acres of breaking had been done. The old log cabin, around which many a hallowed memory clusters, even in these days of beautiful residences, served well the purpose until 1875, when their present two-story farmhouse was erected, and is now the pride of the township as well as the comfort of the family. Its main part is 18x28 feet. There is also an addition 16x18 feet, and still another twelve feet square. It is one of the best houses in the county. In 1882 a barn was built 30x62 feet, with twenty-two foot posts, with cribbing attached on the north side. To the farm has been added until there is now two hundred acres, besides a farm on section 2, of one hundred and sixty acres.

Mr. O'CONNOR was married in New Haven, Conn., May 14, 1856, to Miss Mary MARLEY, a native of Ireland, born February 14, 1833. She remained in her native land until 1849, and then came to America, lived two years in New York City, and then went to New Haven. They were the parents of eight children�James E., Sylvester J., Elizabeth M., Joseph M., Francis M., William E., Margaret J. and Agnes I.

James E. is married and lives in Blair, Neb.; Elizabeth was married to Frank W. SCHWERTLEY and lives in Harrison County. Francis M. is married and lives in this county, while the remainder of the family are at home. Mr. and Mrs. O'CONNOR were both devout members of the Roman Catholic Church.

Mr. O'CONNOR brought about $4,000 to the county with him, which was the foundation of their present good home. They now keep about one hundred head of cattle on the place and feed two carloads of steers every winter. Our subject was called from the scenes of this life June 19, 1883.

W. E. O'CONNOR, a son of our subject, has taught five years in one school district, commencing when eighteen years of age. He exhibits marked ability as an educator, having first fitted himself for that calling by attending the High School at Logan and otherwise preparing himself for a teacher. At this time he is the Farmers' Alliance candidate for Superintendent of Schools in Harrison County. Margaret, his sister, also follows teaching, having been educated at the Sisters' School, at Council Bluffs, and in the Woodbine Normal.

source: 1891 Harrison County Iowa History, pp. 391-392
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CHATBURN - John CHATBURN, a farmer of section 2, Magnolia Township, who came to the county in the fall of 1863, will form the subject of this notice.

He was born in Lancashire, England, September 26, 1832, remained at home with his parents until September, 1863, when he sailed for America, and came direct to Harrison County, Iowa, where his uncle, Judge Jonas CHATBURN was then living, and who persuaded him to come to this country. He was married in Harrison County, Iowa, October 14, 1885, to Mrs. Elizabeth JONES, who was born in Jersey, England, April 21, 1852, and remained with her parents until about 1874, when she went to London, where she was married to William JONES. Mr. and Mrs. JONES were the parents of three children: William A., Charles A., and John M. Shortly after their marriage they sailed for America and came direct to Harrison County, settling in Woodbine, but shortly afterward bought a farm in Boyer Township, and remained there until 1884.

Mr. and Mrs. CHATBURN have an adopted child, Lottie, who was born May 1, 1890, in Council Bluffs. Mrs. CHATBURN is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church,

The father of our subject, William CHATBURN, born in Lancashire, England, in 1802, came to America in 1863, his wife coming the next year. He died in Harrison County. His wife, Mary (HOLTON) CHATBURN was also a native of Lancashire, born in December, 1800, and remained there until her marriage. They were the parents of seven children of whom our subject was the fourth. His mother died in Harrison County. The father belonged to the Church of England, while his wife was a Baptist.

Upon coming to this county in 1863, our subject rented a farm for two years, and then purchased sixty acres of partly improved land, a part of which was broken, and had a log cabin 12x14 feet upon it. He lived upon this place five years, and then sold the twenty acres of farming land, and bought one hundred and twenty acres of wild land, and built a frame house 14x20 feet, and afterward made two additions to the same. This constitutes his present place.

source: 1891 Harrison County Iowa History, p. 392
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CADWELL - Edgar F. CADWELL, a farmer of section 36, Magnolia Township, will form the subject of this biographical notice. He was born in Magnolia Township, August 4, 1855, and remained at home with his parents, Phineas and Harriet CADWELL, until the spring of 1877, when he moved to the farm he now occupies, which is a part of the old homestead, and which he obtained from his father in 1873, and consists of two hundred acres. In the winter of 1876-77 he built a frame house, two stories high 20x28 feet, to which he has since made an addition. In1880 he built a frame barn, 28x46 feet, and everything about the premises shows him to be a man of taste and order.

April 4, 1877, he was united in marriage in Magnolia Township, to Ella J. LEWIS, and they are now the parents of four children: Vida L., Fannie, Charles F., and James G.

Ella J. (LEWIS) CADWELL was born September 7, 1856, in Indiana, and about 1858 her parents came to Harrison County, Iowa, remained until 1861, and went to Ohio, coming back to Harrison County four years later, and settled in Magnolia Township. She taught school about four years, and both she and her husband attended the High School at Magnolia.

source: 1891 Harrison County Iowa History, pp. 392-395
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BOYNTON - Nelson G. BOYNTON (Portrait), a representative farmer of Calhoun Township, whose charming farmhouse is situated on section 29, came to Harrison County, February 12, 1856, and bought eighty acres, which is a part of his present farm. He paid five dollars per acre for the same, but did not make any improvements the first year. He being of a business turn of mind, persuaded himself that there was something to be made in the mercantile business, so he formed a partnership with Isaac W. Day, and put up a store building in the old village of Calhoun. This building was 20x36, and one story and a half high. The following autumn they stocked it with dry goods and groceries, and operated under the firm name of Day & BOYNTON, and continued together until the spring of 1857, when our subject sold to his partner, and at once commenced breaking up his land. But not having enough land to occupy his whole attention, he worked out for others at times. In the summer of 1861 he had cottonwood lumber sawed at the mill in Cincinnati Township and black-walnut at Calhoun, of which that autumn he erected a house 14x22 feet, one story high, boarding it up and down with the black-walnut lumber.

A great National storm had been brewing for years, and our once peaceful land was now divided into two contending forces, the anti and pro-slavery elements. Each successive Congress waxed warmer and warmer. The radicals of the North and the radicals of the South, through their representatives, crossed swords in Congress; the press, the pulpit and the rostrum, with the more conservative element tried to avert the impending crisis, but the political conflict was irrepressible, and the blood of tens of thousands of the Nation's best men must needs be sacrificed for the purification of the Nation and the final overthrow of human slavery. Our subject watched with much interest the progress of the Civil War from April, 1861, to January 28, 1862, when he became impressed with the thought that it was his duty to take a personal part in the conflict. So he enlisted as a member of Company H, of the Fifteenth Iowa Infantry, and wore the loyal blue until honorably discharged at Vicksburg, February 20, 1864, and re-enlisted. February 21, 1864 -- the next day -- in the same regiment and company, and served until July 24, 1865, when he was discharged at Louisville, Ky. He participated in the battle of Shiloh, which had not its equal in the world's history at that time. Here he was wounded in the right hip. This laid him up three weeks, but he joined his company as soon as the surgeon would allow him to. He was also in the battles of Corinth, Iuka, and Vicksburg. He was also at the battle of Atlanta, where brave Gen. McPherson was killed, and where Gen. John A. Logan commenced his brilliant career. Here fifteen of our subject's company were taken prisoners. After coming out of the service, the last bugle having sounded and peace fully established, our subject returned to Harrison County, and like legions of his comrades, again became a tiller of the soil.

To acquaint our readers with our subject's earlier career, it may be stated in this connection, that he was born May 12, 1832, in Wethersfield. Vt., and is the son of Levi and Mary (GRISWOLD) BOYNTON. The father was born March 10, 1787, in Connecticut, and was of English descent. The father married Mary GRISWOLD, June 26, 1812. He passed from the scenes of this life at Wethersfleld, when our subject was but three years old, the date of his death being May 10, 1835. His mother died at the same place May 15, 1832, three days after his birth. It was found by referring to a genealogical register by Frederick Field, that Mrs. Mary (GRISWOLD) BOYNTON (mother of our subject) was born at Westfield, Conn., June 28, 1788, and was the second child of a family of ten children, born to Daniel and Anna (AMES) GRISWOLD. Daniel's ancestors date back to Sir Humphrey GRISWOLD, of Malvern Hall, England, but the first record of coming to this country, was when Edward and Mathew, brothers, came to America in 1645, and settled in Connecticut. Edward, the direct ancestor of Daniel, was born in England in 1607, married there and had a family of nine children, one of whom was John, who was born August 15, 1658, and married and had a family of four children, after which his wife died, and he was again married to Bathsheba NORTH, by whom eleven children were born, among whom was Joseph, born September 26, 1690. He married Temperance LAY, December 29, 1714, and had a family of children, one of whom was John, who married Mary WARD, and reared a family of twelve children, of whom David, father of Mrs. BOYNTON, was the eighth child. The date of his birth being December 5, 1762. He married Anna (SINTHAL) AMES, of South Farms, Middletown, Conn., in January, 1826, and they had a family of ten children. The mother was born February 17, 1764, and died June 8, 1826, and the husband was again married to Mrs. Abigal (DAVIS) WOODBURY, June 6, 1832, and she survived him.

When our subject, Mr. BOYNTON, was three years old, he was left without father or mother, and went to live with his oldest sister, Mary SHERWIN, where he resided until he was seven years old, and then went to live with his next youngest sister, Emily ROBINSON, of Addison County, Vt., and during the two years with them, they moved to Washington County. In each of these two counties our subject attended district school. At the age of sixteen he returned to Windsor County, where his sister, Martha TOPEY, lived, and there remained until twenty-one years of age. In the nineteenth year of his age he attended the Springfield Wesleyan Seminary one term, and in October, 1853, he, with about one thousand dollars in money (the most of which had been bequeathed him by his parents), "started West to grow up with the country." He came to Sangamon County, Ill., where for one year he worked out by the month, and the next year rented land. In January, 1856, he again started West, this time making his way on horseback to Harrison County, Iowa, where he had friends living. By exposure on the way he froze his face and ears, and that night travelled until ten o'clock before he could get a place to stay. At that late hour of the night he reached Winterset.

After having pioneered it in Harrison County, and marched and tented and fought under the burning Southern sky, with none but men for companions, our subject very naturally, after the close of the war, sought the heart and hand of one of the gentler sex, and upon January 2, 1867, he was married to Mrs. Hattie (CUTLER) DAY, a native of Illinois, and May 22, 1867, she died. July 3, 1888, after having lived a widower for eleven years, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Irena (BEST) ELMA, a native of Adams County, Wis. By this marriage union two children were born -- Carrie I. and Ida M.

Politically, Mr. BOYNTON is a Republican. He belongs to no church or civic society. He has seen the hardships coincident to pioneer life, having hauled wheat to Council Bluffs, and sold it for 35 cents, one-half being in trade, at that. He now has in his home farm six hundred and eight acres, and all told seven hundred and twenty-two acres, of which about two hundred are under the plow; three hundred and sixty in pasture, and the balance in timber and meadow.

Since living in Iowa, he has made four trips to the old Green Mountain State, where he was born, and attended the Centennial, in 1876, at Philadelphia. The BOYNTON family hold reunions each year, and are now publishing a family genealogical record, which cannot fail of being of much value.

To thoroughly understand part of this man's success, it should be stated that he has never allowed his name to be presented for any public office, believing that he had all he could do, and do well, to remain at home, and attend to his own private interests, let alone the interests of the public. The house he erected in 1861 has served as a shelter from the cold blasts in winter and the sun and rains of the summer -- just thirty years -- and in the autumn of 1891 Mr. BOYNTON and family moved into their new apartments, which is a large two-story frame house, second to none in the township in way of architecture or finish. If you go to his house to-day you will find him the same plain "home spun" man that you found in 1856, while Mrs. BOYNTON will convince you you are welcome.

source: 1891 Harrison County Iowa History, pp. 395-397
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CADWELL - F. Henry CADWELL, farmer and stock-raiser of section 36, Magnolia Township, was born in Harrison County, Iowa, on the farm upon which he now lives, December 8, 1860, having always resided upon the same place. When his father removed to Logan, he remained on the homestead and took charge of the place for his father, until January, 1884, when he bought eighty acres of the place and his father gave him one hundred and sixty acres, making two hundred and forty in all.

Mr. Cadwell was married in Cass Township, March 15, 1882, to Miss Magdalene ALECK, and by this marriage union one child has been born, Carrie, born January 25, 1883. Our subject's wife was born March 26, 1861, in Cass Township, and remained at home until her marriage, with the exception of three years spent in school teaching.

Mr. CADWELL politically is a Republican, and was nominated in the summer of 1885, as a candidate for the office of County Auditor, but was defeated at the election.

source: 1891 Harrison County Iowa History, p. 399
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FYRANDO - Aama M. FYRANDO, a merchant at the Village of Magnolia, together with interesting facts concerning his parents, will form the subject matter of this notice.

He was born at Mt. Pleasant, Utah, July 26, 1865, and when nine months old, his parents started with ox-teams for Omaha, Neb., reaching that point in the in the spring of 1866, and remained there until the spring of 1869, when they removed to Blair, Neb., where they resided until the spring of 1874, and then came to Magnolia. Here our subject remained with his parents until the spring of 1887, when he went into the general merchandise business, in partnership with J. F. Mintun, the firm being known as J. F. Mintun & Co. In March 1889 our subject's father bought Mr. Mintun's share in the business, when the style of the firm was changed to M. FYRANDO & Son, and so stands to this time, his father having died November 22, 1890.

Politically, our subject is identified with the Neutral party, although naturally a Democrat. He belongs to the Latter-Day Saints' Church, and is president of the Magnolia branch. He united with the church July 26, 1874, and was ordained an EIder December 8, 1888, and chosen District Secretary the same day; December 15, 1888, he was chosen President of the Magnolia branch.

Magnus A. FYRANDO, the father of our subjects, was born in, or near, Malmo, Sweden, September 28, 1836, and remained in his native country until 1857, when he, with a company of emigrants, sailed for America, having Utah for their objective point. Upon landing in New York harbor they came direct to Omaha, Neb., from which point they made an ox-team, overland trip to Utah, arriving in the "Promised Land" in the spring of 1859, and remained there until 1866, when they returned to Omaha, by ox-train, and remained there until 1869, and in 1874 came to Magnolia. He embraced the religion of the Latter-Day Saints in Sweden, when only sixteen years of age, and was ordained an Eider at the age of seventeen. He suffered persecution in Sweden on account of his religious belief, in some instances being whipped and imprisoned, and even to the day of his death there were marks upon his body received from these persecutions in Sweden when he was yet a youth. He received the Gospel according to this Faith without hearing of or knowing anything about the practice of polygamy, and knew nothing about it until he got to Salt Lake City; and he always denounced the same. He made several attempts to leave there, was branded as an apostate and had his oxen and wagons taken from him, to prevent him from escaping from under the tyrannical rule of Brigham Young. Finally, after seven years, he and his family escaped, under the protection of armed friends.

In 1866 at Omaha, he was baptized into the Reorganized Church. In 1876 he was sent to Sweden as a missionary, continuing until 1878, and was then sent as a missionary to Utah, where he remained one year. At the time he came back from Utah in 1866, he and his family were penniless and without proper clothing. He was a tailor by trade, and worked at this for some time in Omaha, Blair and Magnolia and also at Weeping Water, Neb.

The mother of our subject, Elsie (OLESEN) FYRANDO, was born at Malmo, Sweden, December 8, 1826, and remained there until the date of her marriage, in 1857. She is now living in Magnolia. She and her husband were the parents of seven children, five of whom are deceased.

Josephine E., our subject's sister, was born on the Sweet Water River, Utah, August 29, 1859, while her parents were en route for Salt Lake City. She was married December 16, 1879, to D. B. CHAMBERS, now living in Magnolia. One son, Magnus, has been born to them.

source: 1891 Harrison County Iowa History, pp. 399-400
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MILLER - George MILLER, of section 21, Union Township, came to Harrison County in the spring of 1883, when he removed to the place he now occupies. There was about one hundred and thirty acres broken, but no other improvements. He hauled lumber from Shelby, with which to build a house 16x28 feet, and fenced the whole place with a two-wire fence.

Mr. Miller was born in Washington County, Iowa, July 4, 1846, and removed from there with his parents to Keokuk County. His parents dying when he was twelve years of age, he went to live with his grandfather, who was appointed administrator of his father's estate, He remained there until he was twenty-one years of age, and then took charge of his farm in Keokuk County, which he managed until 1882, and then removed from there to Shelby County, and from there to Harrison County as above related. He sold his farm in Keokuk County, and invested in his present farm, at about $15 per acre. His father's name was George MILLER, a native of Germany. His father and mother were the parents of three children, of whom he was the oldest. They were George, Mary and Elizabeth. Our subject was married, March 21, 1872, to Anna M. GLANZ, daughter of Christian and Mary GLANZ, who were the parents of the following children: Anna M., Henry (deceased), William (deceased), Louis and George.

Mr. MILLER and wife are the parents of nine children, named as follows: Mary, born February 17, 1873; Minnie, January 29, 1875; Emma, October 16, 1876; Matilda, September 17, 1878; William, May 10,1880; Lydia, February 5, 1882; Anna, June 11, 1884; John, August 23, 1887; Robert, November 20, 1889. Politically, our subject votes with the Democratic party.

source: 1891 Harrison County Iowa History, pp. 400-401
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CUTLER - Charles E. CUTLER, M.D., of Magnolia, was born in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, August 7, 1851, and in March, 1853, his parents removed to Harrison County. The father preempted one hundred and twenty acres of land on section 7, of Magnolia Township. The first year they were here his father injured himself while building rail fence, and was confined to his bed for two years, at the end of which time he died. Our subject remained at home until 1876, when he went to Cincinnati, Ohio, and attended a course of lectures at Pulte Medical College, and after attending one course he returned home, and the following autumn returned to school again and took two courses, graduating the 28th of May, 1878, and came back to Magnolia, where he has practiced medicine ever since.

The year 1878 was an eventful one for our subject, besides being the year in which he graduated, for on June 4 he was united in marriage with Miss Nellie WHITE, who was born in Kenosha County, Wis., November 8, 1856, and when twelve years moved with her parents to Cincinnati, Ohio. By this union three children were born -- Atta M., born March 21, 1879, died July 21, 1879; Jennie M., born June 11, 1880, and Roy H., May 8, 1884.

Dr. CUTLER's father, Collins I. CUTLER, was born in Connecticut in 1809, and when a young man ran a peddling wagon for a firm in New Orleans, delivering goods as he went, as this was before the days of commercial travelers. His trips extended through the Southern States. When he quit that he purchased a farm and lived there until about 1850, when he came to Pottawattamie County, Iowa, purchased a farm near Avoca and remained there until 1853, at which time he sold out, came to Harrison County and pre-empted a farm in Magnolia Township and soon after met with the accident in building a fence above referred to and died May 5, 1855.

The mother of our subject, Caroline TODD, was born in Oswego County, N. Y., September 28, 1815, and is now living at Magnolia, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Collins CUTLER were the parents of eight children, our subject being the seventh. When they came to Harrison County, Council Bluffs was the nearest post-office and trading point, and nearly all the settlers were poor and had hard work to tide over from one season to another.

Mr. and Mrs. CUTLER are members of the Congregational Church at Magnolia. He belongs to the Ancient Order of United Workmen, and politically he believes in the principles of the Republican party. Most all professional men are appreciated at times, but none so much as the physician who comes to the sick chamber to visit a father, mother or child. By their coming the high fever is allayed and pain almost magic like leaves the body. No wonder they are anxiously looked for by the family, and no wonder they who are finally restored to health are willing to speak kind words regarding them.

source: 1891 Harrison County Iowa History, pp. 401-402
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BURLING - Thomas A. BURLING, of Harrison Township, forms the subject of this notice. He is a native of Cambridgeshire, England, born September 19, 1837. He is the son of Thomas and Mary (BURKITT) BURLING, who died in England, the father August 21, 1884, in his eighty-eighth year, and the mother December 7, of the same year, aged seventy-six years. The father served in the British Army twenty years and one month, and was in the East Indies sixteen years. He served as Corporal and was commissioned Sergeant previous to his discharge. He enlisted August 20, 1816, and was discharged September 14, 1836. He was a Royal Arch Mason, and belonged to the Wesleyan Church. He was a tailor by trade, and possessed of many sterling qualities. He and his wife reared a family of eight children -- Thomas, our subject; Lucy, wife of James BECKWITH, a resident of Harrison Township; James, a resident of New York; Amram, a resident of Fordham, England; John, deceased; Sarah Ann, wife of Samuel GIBBONS, of London, England; Mary J., wife of J. B. KIRBY, of London, England; and an infant deceased.

Thomas, our subject, was reared a subject of the Queen, and in 1854, when he was seventeen years of age, he emigrated to this country and located in New York City for several months and then came to Rochester, where he worked for a man by the name of John Todd, on a farm. He remained at this point until 1855, and then came West to Illinois -- Dunton Station, now Arlington Heights -- where he had two uncles living. He remained there two years, and then went to Freeport, Ill., and spent two years at farm labor. We next find him in Aurora, Ill., engaged with the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, but after six months went to Chicago and engaged with the Illinois Central Railroad, as a fireman. He remained with them until 1866, and then came to Clinton, Iowa, with the Chicago & Northwestern Company, as an engineer, and ran the first locomotive that rolled over the rails into Council Bluffs, during the month of February, 1867. He was with the Northwestern Company until December 31, 1880, and soon after purchased his farm consisting of two hundred and four acres, on sections 9 and 17, and has added thereto until he has three hundred and twenty-four acres, which is all finely improved, and carries on general farming and stockraising, and ships his own stock.

He was married February 5, 1868, to Mary E. BROADIE, who was born in Uncasville, Conn., was the daughter of Joseph and Sarah (HOLLAND) BROADIE, natives of England. The father is a resident of Freeport, Ill., and has been time-keeper for the Northwestern Railroad Company for thirty-one years, resigning his position April 1, 1891, and is a man seventy-two years of age. His good wife, who journeyed with him through the sunshine and shadow of life, lived to be seventy years old, and fell into the sleep of death, June 19, 1888. This worthy couple celebrated their Golden Wedding September 12, 1887. They were both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. They reared a family of five children -- Hamilton H., a resident of Winnebago County, Ill.; Alfred H., deceased; Mary E., wife of our subject; Anna E., wife of John MYERS (deceased); Kate, wife of D. O. CLARK, a resident of Freeport, Ill.

Mr. and Mrs. BURLING are the parents of four children, all of whom are at home at this writing -- Edward, Alfred H., Thomas Arthur, and Joseph B.

Politically, our subject is a supporter of the Democratic party. Both he and his wife belong to the Farmers' Club. Mrs. BURLING is a member of the Congregational Church at Dunlap, and also of the F.W.S. and of the West Side Mission.

source: 1891 Harrison County Iowa History, pp. 402-403
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