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James Folsom

FOLSOM

Posted By: Tina Keister (email)
Date: 1/17/2006 at 20:45:27

James Folsom, dealer in eggs and butter, Boone, was born in Franklin county, New York on June 11, 1843, and lived there until 1856, and then removed to Janesville, Wisconsin, where he remained two years and then changed his residence to Clinton county, Iowa, he entered the army in 1862, in company C, Twenty-sixth Iowa infantry, and served three years, (the regiment was attached to the fifteenth army corps), he was taken prisoner and held eight months, after his release he returned to Clinton and thence to Boone, in conneciton with his produce business he is also agent for the Schlitz Brewing company of Milwaukee, he has been twice married, first to Miss Sarah McGonagle in 1863, she was a native of Pennsylvania, she died February 8, 1874, leaving one daughter, Sallie, who died six months after the death of her mother, he married for his second wife, Miss Minnie Stone, in 1879, she was born in Ft. Dodge

From the 1880 Boone County History Book


 

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