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Posted By: Vicki D Houk (email)
Date: 2/16/2021 at 11:33:14

GIBBONS, A. D., druggist, Bloomfield; was born September 26, 1833, in Prince George county, Maryland, and while an infant his parents moved to Indiana, and in the fall of 1844 came to this county, and located abouttwo miles north of Bloomfield. Here he grew to manhood and graduatedfrom the log school house. February 14, 1856, he entered into partnership with Dr. Greenleaf in the drug business, on the southwest corner of the public square, in Bloomfield, and after about eighteen months sold out to Mr. Sloan, who sold to Mr. Denny, and in February, 1866, he bought out Mr. Denny, and has run the store ever since. He has been a member of the city council several times, and has always been a public spirited man. He was married November 10, 1860, to Miss Martha C. Spencer, who died July 1, 1877, and he married again April 7,' 1878, to Josephine A. Welch, a native of Illinois, and they have had two children, both deceased. When Mr. G. commenced business in 1856, he had $425, and today he has a fine business, and owns his business house and a dwelling. He has been a member of the M. E. Church for 28 years, and is also a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellows lodges.

Source: 1882 History of David County Iowa


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