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Hon. Rodney W. Tirrill


Posted By: Shary Ferrall (email)
Date: 11/27/2005 at 19:20:28

One of the best known and most highly esteemed citizens of Delaware county is Hon. Rodney W. Tirrill, of Manchester, pioneer, Civil War veteran, financier, legislator, public-spirited citizen and philanthropist......

On the 30th of December, 1860, Mr. Tirrill was united in marriage with Miss Eliza Jane Weeks, who was born in Massachusetts on the 6th of October, 1836, a daughter of Samuel Weeks, Jr., and his wife, who was in her maidenhood Miss Ruamy Hall Tinker. Both of Mrs. Tirrill's parents were natives of Massachusetts and her paternal grandfather was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. Mrs. Tirrill remembers her grandfather well and recalls his amusing her as a child. Her father removed to Clayton county, Iowa and settled upon a farm, becoming one of the pioneer residents of the locality. His first home there was a log house, but although the room availability for the entertainment of guests was very limited, the spirit of hospitality of the frontier welcomed all who needed shelter. Samuel Weeks, Jr., died upon the farm in Clayton county in 1880 and his wife in 1890. Mrs. Tirrill is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

-click the link below to read the entire biography & to view a photo of Mr. Tirrill

-source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 58-62

-transcribed by Constance Diamond

Biography of Rodney W. Tirrill

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