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J S Pitman


Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/19/2006 at 15:21:06

J S Pitman, drugist and postmaster, Ogden, prominent among the self-made men of Boone county, none are deserving of more especial notice than the subject of this sketch, who was born in New York City, August 8, 1845, where he resided until seven years of age, his parents them moved to Philadelphia, and four years later came to Iowa, locating in Tipton 1857, on the breaking out of the rebellion he enlisted as a private in company B twenty-fourth Iowa infantry, in which capacity he served nearly three years, when he was obliged on resign on account of a would received in the hip at Winchester, Virginia, participated in the siege of Vicksburg, the Red River expedition, and numerous skirmishes, he came to Boone in 1867, where he worked for some time at day labor, being a man of good habits and economical, he soon saved enough money to go into business himself in a small way, for two years he was engaged in the drug business at Boonesboro, and in December 1872, he removed to Ogden, where h now keeps a well assorted stock of drugs, books, stationery, etc, he has also been postmaster for five years, in March 1868, he was married in Boone to Miss Sarah A Brown, they have one son and one daughter: Mary A and Homer K, Mr Pitman, by close attention to business and observing the wants of his patrons, has built up his prosperity on the business principles that in every fair bargain both parties gain, consequently, he has become a man of mark and influence in the community, and has made an enduring impression on the business and social life about him

1880 Boone Co History Book


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