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George Daniel Throckmorton


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/8/2010 at 18:13:41

George Daniel Throckmorton, owning and operating a good farm of eighty acres on section 19, Jackson township, was born on May 22, 1862, in the town of Waynesburg, Greene county, Pennsylvania, which county was the home of the family for many years. There his father, Daniel Throckmorton, was born in 1817 and on reaching manhood engaged in farming in that county until 1869, when he brought is family to Iowa, locating upon a farm of 120 acres in Douglas township, Boone county. He as not long permitted to enjoy his new home, however, for he passed away in 1872. He was a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church and a democrat in politics. While a resident of the Keystone state he held several county offices. In early life he married Nancy Ely, a native of Washington county, Pennsylvania, who is still living at the advance age of ninety-four years and now makes her home in Luther. They had seven children, namely: Jonas E who married Emeline Sellers and who is a resident of Sumner county, Kansas, Joseph who married Lizzie Myers and died in Boone county, Caroline the wife of Oliver Patterson of Colfax township, this county, James who died in infancy, Lizzie who first married Hartford Moss and after his death wedded John Elliott and lives in Luther, Charles H who married Lois Worbas and makes his home in Guthrie, and George Daniel. Whose name introduces this sketch.
George Daniel Throckmorton was only about six yeas of age when the family removed to Boone county, and in Douglas township he grew to manhood. He attended the pubic schools near his home, but at the age of seventeen laid aside his text books in order to give his entire attention to the cultivation of the home farm, as his father had died when he was only ten years old. He was married January 11, 1887, to Miss Viola May Roderick, by whom he has two children: Eva M now the wife of George L Adix of Jackson township and Forest Cecil, who was born September 20, 1893 and is at home. For two years after his marriage Mr Throckmorton resided upon the old family homestead, but at the end of that time removed to his present place on section 19, Jackson township, where he is successfully operating 80 acres. The republican party finds in Mr Throckmorton a stanch supporter of its principles, and his wife is a member of the Christian church.

1914 Boone County History Book


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