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from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa

Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, Pp. 308-09


Civil War Flags.jpg G. A. WYANT, residing on section 22, Lincoln Township, was born in Pennsylvania, December 26, 1834, a son of Jacob E. and Margaret WYANT, who were natives of the same State. He was reared to the avocations of farming and milling, and at the age of twenty-one years commenced life on his own account.

He went to Kansas in 1855, remaining there but a short time, when he located in Illinois, where he taught school in the winter, and the following spring began farming. In 1856 he returned to Kansas, where he followed farming and school-teaching until the spring of 1875. He then came to Ringgold County, Iowa, settling on the farm where he now resides, and has since been engaged in milling and stock-raising.

He is now the proprietor of a good mill, located on Platte River. His farm contains forty acres of land, which is well adapted to stock-raising. He is quite extensively engaged in raising and feeding stock, making a specialty of thorough-bred Yorkshire and Poland-China hogs.

Mr. WYANT was united in marriage, May 8, 1859, to Sarah A. MORROW, a native of Pennsylvania, born December 17, 1834, a daughter of Jacob and Mary MORROW. To them have been born four children - Isabelle, born in November, 1862; James, born in August, 1867, and two who died in infancy.

Mr. WYANT served in the last [Civil] war, being Orderly Sergeant of Company A, Twentieth Kansas Volunteer Infantry, and was in PRICE's raid through Missouri.

Although he organized the Greenback party in Ringgold County, in his political views he is independent. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity.

NOTE: George A. WYANT died December 1, 1922, with interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa. George's first wife Sarah A. (MORROW) WYANT died at the age of 62 years, 6 months and 9 days on July 26, 1891 with interment at Rising Sun Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa. George's second wife, Elsie Sarah (DAVENPORT) GRIFFITH WYANT was born in 1850, and died Febuary 24, 1925 with interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr.

Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa, Pp. 308-09, 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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