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from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa

Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, p. 350


J. T. BERNARD, lumber-dealer and proprietor of Redding Furniture Store, is a native of Prince Edward Island, where he was born February 28, 1832, a son of Samuel and Isabella (ROSS) BERNARD, the father a native of the same island, and the mother of Scotland. He was educated on his native island and in 1850 the family removed to Iowa County, Wisconsin.

Mr. BERNARD was married December 31, 1857, to Miss Martha A. DARROUGH. He was engaged in farming, stock-raising and deling in stock until 1881, when he removed to Ringgold County, and settled in Redding.

Mr. and Mrs. BERNARD are the parents of one child, a son, William F. BERNARD, who is engaged in business with his father. He was born May 31, 1860, and was educated in Wisconsin. He came to Redding with his father. He was married in 1881 to Miss Annie JONES, of Sauk County, Wisconsin, daughter of J. M. JONES. They have two sons - James and Leroy.

The firm of J. T. BERNARD & Son was established in June, 1881, and they carry on an extensive business. They keep in stock a full line of all kinds of pine lumber, wire and paints. The furniture room is 20 x 50 feet, and they carry a large stock of furniture suitable for the cot of the laborer or the mansion of the rich - all which is sold a reasonable prices. Politically they are Republicans and zealous Prohibitionists. They each have a fine home.

NOTE: J. T. BERNARD died on October 29, 1911. Martha A. (DARROUGH) BERNARD was born February 24, 1837, and died February 21, 1914. J. T. and Martha were interred at Redding Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.

Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa, p. 350, 1887.

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

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

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