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William M. Foote


Posted By: Diane (email)
Date: 2/24/2002 at 20:06:17

William M. Foote, attorney and justice of the peace, also present county coroner, of Butler county, was born in Shelby county, Ohio, in 1822; studied law in Dart county; was admitted to the bar in 1858, at Greeneville, where he resided ‘till 1864, when he removed to Clayton county, Iowa, where he was engaged in farming, and also occasionally engaged in attending to a law case. He went to Marble Rock, Floyd county, in 1870; came to Greene the following year. He has done something at the practice of law since he came here, but was elected a justice of the peace in 1872, and has held that office constantly since, the duties of which require most of his time. He was elected coroner in the fall of 1881.
Mr. Foote has been twice married; his first wife was Miss Rhoda Swisher, born in Ohio, and died in Clayton county, May 13, 1870. His present wife was Miss Sarah A. Moore, born in Carroll county, Indiana. Mr. Foote had twelve children by his first wife, seven of whom are living. Has two children by second wife.
Source: History of Butler and Bremer Counties, Iowa
Union Publishing Co., Springfield, IL, 1883
Page 336


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