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Peter Rattray

RATTRAY, COOK

Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/19/2006 at 14:23:16

Peter Rattray, merchant, Ogden, one of the representative business men of Boone county, was born in Canada West, in 1840, in his youth he learned the carpenter’s trade, and in 1868 came to the United States and settled at Lake Superior and worked at his trade, after remaining there one year he removed to buffalo, New York, and thence to Troy, and after remaining there one year went to Washington, D C and joined the engineer corps in the employ of the government, and continued in the service until 1864, and then went to California, in the spring of 1866 he commenced mining in Montana, and with satisfactory result, in 1868 he came to Boone, Boone county, Iowa, and engaged in the manufacturing of tobacco and cigars and continued the business for three years, and then came to Ogden, and purchased the business of Augsburg & Dingman, dealers in general merchandise, and it is the pioneer house in his line now in business in the town, but few men have a better record or have achieved more grand results from a small and discouraging beginning, he is known as a man of sterling integrity, decided character and untiring energy, and as a business man has been eminently successful, he was married to Miss Hattie Cook in 1869, she was born in Canada, they have two daughters: Hattie M and Ada L

1880 Boone Co History book


 

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