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from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa

Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, p. 250

T. V. OSBORNE

T[aylor] V. OSBORNE*, farmer, section 3, Clinton Township, was born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, November 25, 1832, son of Abraham and Jane OSBORN, who reared six children - James R., Jackson, Benjamin, Taylor V., Abraham, and George. his early ife was spent on the farm and attending the common schools. In 1854 he came to Iowa, locating in Wapello County until 1863, when he removed to Buchanan County, Missouri, near St. Joseph. In 1865 he came to Ringgold County, locating on section 2, Clinton Township. In 1867 he came to his present farm, which was then in a wild state. His first purchase was eighty acres. He has since added more land, from time to time, until he now owns 224 acres of well-cultivated land. He also has a fine two-story residence surrounded with native shade trees, an orchard for 300 trees, and out-buildings for stock. his farm is located two miles north of Redding.
Mr. and Mrs. OSBORN have five children - Elizabeth, Minnie, Ella, George, and Walter.

Mr. OSBORN is a member of the Odd Fellows order, Lodge No. 262, also of the Anti-Horse-Thief Association. He is a member of the School Board and road supervisor. Politically he is a Republican. He commenced life with very little means, but by industry and good management he has acquired a fine property. Postoffice, Redding.

*Taylor V. OSBORNE's name appeared as "T. V. OSBORN" in the book.

NOTE: Taylor V. OSBORNE died February 18, 1889. Mary A. (MATTHEWS) OSBORNE was born September 11, 1834, and died May 9, 1919. Interment was made at Forrest Home Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.

SOURCES:
Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa, p. 250, 1887.
WPA Graves Survey

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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