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John A. Cousins


Posted By: Greta Thompson (email)
Date: 4/26/2005 at 21:36:28

Representative from Butler county, was born of English parents, April 15, 1837, in what was at that time the Territory of Wisconsin (now Iowa) and grew to manhood in Dubuque county. After passing through the log school house period later attended Epworth seminary for a short time. In 1859 was married to Rebecca Fulmer, three children being born to them, two sons who died in early life, the third and youngest a daughter, now the wife of Dr. J. G. Evans of New Hartford. In 1865 moved to Grundy county, continuing the occupation of farming. In 1873 moved to the town of New Hartford, Butler county, engaging in the hardware. lumber and implement business, continuing this for twenty-five years or until 1900. About twenty-fie years ago, with the assistance of others, organized a private bank which later changed to the New Hartford State Bank. In 1898 or 1899, with assistance of others, organized the Plainfield Savings Bank, of which institution he was elected president. Elected Representative in 1908. A Republican in politics.

from Iowa Official Register, 1909-1910


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