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from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa

Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, p. 285


O[rlando] C. House, of the firm of HOUSE & CARNEY, dealers in wagons, buggies, wind mills, and farm machinery, Tingley, Iowa, is a native of New York State, born in Oswego County, August 20, 1852, a son of Allen and E. C. (ENSLOW) HOUSE, natives also of the Empire State, the latter being a daughter of John ENSLOW. When he was three years of age his parents moved to Henry County, Illinois, where the father died, and the mother now lives in Tingley, Iowa.

Our subject is the second of five children, only two of whom are living. He received a fair education in the schools of Henry County, and when twenty years of age began teaching, which he followed six years.

In the spring of 1878 he came to Iowa, and lived five years on a farm south of Tingley. He then moved to the village, and for eighteen months was engaged in general merchandising.

In October, 1885, he became associated with Mr. CARNEY, forming the present firm succeeding the LATHROP Brothers who had been in business about a year. They keep a full stock of everything in their line and have a good trade. In addition to their other business they represent several of the substaintial Eastern fire-insurance companies.

Mr. HOUSE is the recorder of the village of Tingley. he is a member of the Knights of Pythias.

Mr. HOUSE was married in December [8], 1885, to Miss Emma HANCOCK, daughter of Vandemar HANCOCK, of Monroe County, Iowa.

NOTE: Orlando C. HOUSE died in 1939. Emma F. (HANCOCK) HOUSE was born August 2, 1861, and died June 4, 1931, Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa. Orlando and Emma were interred at Tingley Cemetery, Tingley, Ringgold County, Iowa.

Orlando married his first wife Eva E. in March of 1877, Henry County, Illinois. Eva was born April 12, 1855, Henry County, Iowa, and died of consumption at the age of 27 years, 4 months and 14 days with interment at Eugene Cemetery, Eugene, Ringgold County, Iowa.

Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa, p. 285, 1887.

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

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

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