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Hon W L Defore


Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/20/2006 at 11:14:49

Hon W L Defore, farmer, stock raiser and feeder, Sec 29, P O Boone , is a native of clay county, Indiana, was born July 12, 1826, he was raised here at farming as an occupation, and also received his education in the schools of this county, as early as 1849 he came to this county on a prospecting tour, and for the purpose of locating some land, in which he failed, through some mistake of his agent, whom he secured to attend to the matter for him, he remained but a short time, and returned to Indiana, and in June of 1850 he came back to this county, in 1851 he permanently located on his present homestead, which now consists of 640 acres, with splendid improvements, Mr D, heeding his country’s call in the late rebellion, and feeling it his duty to lend a helping had in its suppression, enlisted n company D, Thirty-second Iowa infantry in 1862, and served till the expiration of his term of enlistment, in 1874, the people of this county manifested their appreciation for him by electing him to represent them in the Fifteenth General Assembly of the state of Iowa, and the citizens of his own township have often elected him to their various offices of trust, he was married in Indiana in 1848 to Miss Rachael C Friedley, a native of that state, by this union they have ten children, of whom seven are now living: Julia, H C, James A, Mary S, Belle, Minnie, and Viola, the names of those deceased were Charles A, Daniel L, and Eddie N, he is a man of kind heart and obliging disposition, combined with social qualities, that have made him many friends, and his business qualifications my be inferred from the success that has attended his career

1880 Boone co History Book


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