FITZSIMMONS, BOUGHEN, MARTIN
Posted By: Tom Fitzsimmons (email)
Date: 5/9/2003 at 13:00:48
"John Fitzsimmons, Lawler, was born in Ireland, in the year 1834, and is the eldest son of James and Bridget Fitzsimmons. In company with his parents he immigrated to the United States in '47, and settled in Jo Daviess county, Ill., where he stayed but two years, removing from thence to Clermont, Fayette county. Here he remained until '71, being engaged in farming, a business in which he merited and met with great success. In the latter year he removed to Lawler and engaged, along with his partner, Mr. M. Martin, in the grocery and provision business. Here he has remained ever since, and is at present carrying a full line of drugs, medicine, etc. Was married to Eliza Boughen, a native of Ireland in the year '60, and has, as the fruits of the union, six children, Melda A., Estella, Edward A., Ida, Georgena T. and John W. While residing in Fayette county Mr. F. held the office of justice of the peace for several years."
History of Chickasaw and Howard Counties Iowa. by W.E. Alexander. Decorah, Iowa: Western Publishing Company, 1883, page 553.
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