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Posted By: Norma Nielson (email)
Date: 12/31/2004 at 12:49:44

T.W. Fitzgerald, engaged in general farming in Adair county, makes his home on section 32, Walnut township. He was born in New York city on the 31st of July, 1858, and is a son of Thomas and Kate Fitzgerald. His education was acquired in the schools of the eastern metropolis. He came to Iowa in 1875, but had previously lived in Rock Island. Turning his attention to farming, he is now businly engaged in general agricultural pursuits and is the owner of one hundred and twenty acres of land, pleasantly and conveniently situated on sections 32, Walnut township. He has brought his farm to a high state of development, cultivating his fields according to modern methods and winning success through close application, unfaltering diligence and honorable dealing.

On the 23d of June, 1886, Mr. Fitzgerald was united in marriage in Adair county, Iowa, to Miss Mintie A. Law, a daughter of James and Sarah Law. This union has been blessed with four children: Grace, now the wife of C. E. Ticknor; john L., who wedded Carrie Varley; and Emma and Frank, both at home.

The religious faith of the family is that of the Methodist church, to which Mr. Fitzgerald loyally adheres. In his fraternal connections he is a Mason and exemplifies in his life the beneficent teachings of the craft concerning mutual helpfulness and kindness. In politics he is a republican and has filled the office of county supervisor, but he is not an active politician in the sense of office seeking, preferring to concentrate his energies upon his business affairs.

Source: "History of Adair County Iowa and its People," Volume II (Chicago, The Pioneer Publishing Company), 1915.


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