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John A Head

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Posted By: Tina Keister (email)
Date: 1/18/2006 at 13:44:53

John A Head, Boone, was born in Hooksett, New Hampshire in 1830, and was raised on a farm, in 1850, he went to California and engaged in Mining, after remaining two years he returned to the States and settled in Ohio, where he commenced his railroad experiences, from Ohio he removed to Wisconsin, and was in the employ of the Northwestern railroad and remained there until 1866, when he came to Iowa, and settled in Boone, he was appointed train dispatcher, and promoted to assistant superintendent, and finally superintendent of the west division of the raod extending to Council Bluffs, in 1875 he was elected auditor of boone county , and re-elected to the same office in 1877, in his business transations he is prompt, energetic and upright, as well as peculiiarly clear of tranparent, and has the unlimited confidence of every one with who he has any intercours, as a public official he is attentive and obliging, but inflexible and unswerving in the discharge of his duty, in all places and under all circumstances he is loyal to truth, honor and right, justly rating his own self-respect and the deserved esteem of his friends, he married Miss Abbie F Davis in 1862, she was born in Maine, they lost one son Frank M

From the 1880 Boone County History Book


 

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