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S S Webb


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/11/2006 at 17:01:35

S S Webb, sheriff of Boone county, Boone, was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, August 15, 1824, during his younger years he was engaged in clerking in a dry goods store in Boston, after which he removed to New Hampshire and engaged in business for himself for some three years, in 1851 he came West, settling in Peoria, Illinois, where he engaged in the mercantile business for some four years, when he came to Iowa, locating in Nevada, remained there twelve years, during which time he was engaged in various pursuits, having served as clerk of the courts of that county for tow terms, and in 1860 was appointed census marshal for that county in 1866 he came to Boone and for several years had charge of the express office, in 1874 he was elected mayor of Boone, filling the office for one term, he has taken quite an active part in politics since residing in Iowa, and for some time has held the position of member of the Democratic State Central Committee for the ninth district, in the fall of 1879, he was elected sheriff of Boone county, from 1860 to 1865 he was an invalid for the greater part of the time, so much so that at times his life was despaired of by both his family and his friends, in 1852 he was married in Peoria, Illinois, to Elizabeth Child, a native of New Hampshire, they have two children: Charles B and Ettie B

1880 Boone Co History Book


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