TODD, BARR, MAY, THAYER
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Date: 3/4/2004 at 04:42:35
Robert Todd, residing on Section 17, Hickory Grove Township, became a resident of Jasper County in the spring of 1891. Mr. Todd was born in Glasgow, Scotland, December 23, 1856, and is the son of John and Anile (Barr) Todd. His father was a Scotchman, and his mother an Irish lady. There were eight children in their family, Robert being the fifth born. He grew to manhood in his native country; and came to America in 1878, landing here June 17th. We next find him in Allamakee County, Iowa, where he resided for about 18 months. He then became a resident of Davenport, where he resided about three years, after which he was in Nebraska and later in South Dakota, living in the latter state about seven years, and came to Jasper County. Mr. Todd is a rope and twine spinner by trade, at which he worked for about three years, which save him his first start in life, after which he engaged in farming. February 2, 1883, Ellen May became his wife. She was the daughter of John and Bettie May, natives of Ireland, and are now making their home with our subject. Mr. and Mrs. Todd are the parents of one child, Anne May, and a foster-son, Earl Thayer. Politically, our subject supports the principles of the Republican Party. Socially, he and his wife are members of the United Brethren Church.
- source: Standard Historical Atlas of Jasper County, Iowa; Huebinger Survey and Maps Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1901; page 35
- transcribed by Ernie Braida
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