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Wilber C. Hoag


Posted By: Allamakee co. Coordinator (email)
Date: 12/5/2006 at 07:21:17

Wilber C. Hoag was born in Elgin, Illinois, October 11, 1844, son of Asahel W. and Ceelestine (Dye) Hoag. During his early childhood his family removed to Allamakee County, Iowa, where he grew to manhood. He studied medicine but abandoned same and took up farming which he has since followed. He married April 3, 1867, Alvira J. Cantonwine, a member of the Cantonwine and White families of Pennsylvania. At the close of the Civil War he removed with his parents, two brothers and two sisters to Union township, Cass County, and since 1869 has resided continuously on his farm near West Union. His family procured the establishment of a postoffice at West Union about the year 1871 and for thirty years he served as postmaster. For many years the mail was carried on hoseback twice a week from West Line, the then nearest railroad station. He also conducted a general store at West Union for about twenty years and held the office of tax collector and other township offices for about the same length of time.

-source: History of Cass County, Missouri
Topeka: Historical Pub. Co., 1917; pg 758


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