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from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa

Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, p. 320

JOHN H. ALLYN

John H. ALLYN, of the firm of Allyn Brothers, bankers and dealers in real estate, is a native of Illinois, born in DeWitt County in the town of Clinton, September 7, 1849, the fifth child in the family of Henry and Emily (FORMAN) ALLYN. Mr. ALLYN passed his boyhood days in his native county, receiving a good education in the common schools. At the age of sixteen years he accompanied his mother, a widow, to Ringgold County, Iowa. He was reared to agricultural pursits, but on reaching manhood he embared in the dry-goods and grain business at Redding, Ringgold County, which he followed for four years. He then, in May, 1886, became associated with his brother, George S. ALLYN, in the Mount Ayr Bank and real-estate business at Mount Ayr. Mr John H. ALLYN also represents several good fire-insurance companies: Germania, Continental Union of California and Commercial Union.

Mr. ALLYN was married in September, 1882 to Miss Josie FERGUSON of Worth County, Missouri, a daughter of John M. FERGUSON of Grant City, Missouri, where he was late judge of the Probate Counts. Mr. and Mrs. ALLYN are the parents of one son, Elton. Mr. ALLYN in his religious views is an Episcopal Methodist.

NOTE: John H. ALLYN died on August 16, 1933, with interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa. Josephine E. "Josie" (FERGUSON) ALLYN was born on November 30, 1860, and died on August 17, 1906, with interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr.

SOURCES:
Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa, p. 320, 1887.

WPA Graves Survey

Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2009

Biographical Sketches Pages Index: A - F,   G - L,   M - R,  S - Z

To submit your Ringgold County biographies, contact Sharon R. Becker at
srbecker@windstream.net.
Please include the word "Ringgold" in the subject line. Thank you.


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