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Franklin County It’s Past & Present-1869

MAY, COOK, CLOCK, CALDWELL, LOWE, NOBLE, CARN, SHEPPARD, COOLEY, JONES

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Date: 1/30/2020 at 20:11:45

Dubuque Daily Times. Sunday, Apr 11, 1869. Dubuque, IA. Page: 2

Franklin County
It’s Past & Present

MAYSVILLE-Is a thriving little village on section 27, township 9?, range 20. It was laid out in the summer of 1856 and received its name from Mr. Wm. May, who laid out the town and was one of the earliest settlers in the county. He removed to McLead County, Minnesota, a year or two ago. Mayville has the finest school house in the county, built at a cost of about $6,000. The principal business done here is that of E. L. Cook & Bro., dealers in dry goods and groceries, Mr. E. L. Clock is Postmaster and Real Estate Agent. He has improved farms and wild land for sale at reasonable prices. Mr. Clock also has the finest dwelling house in Franklin County, erected at a cost of about $4,000.

Blacksmithing-Caldwell and Lowe
Shoe Shop-A. A. Noble
Wagon Shop-James Carn
Hotel- The “Maysville House, “Mrs. Sheppard
Physician-Dr. John K. Addis
The Methodist and Baptists Churches have regular preaching; Rev. L. S. Cooley, Methodist.
Benevolent Institutions- Masonic Lodge, C. L. Clock, W. M.; Good Templars, M. B.Jones, W. C.; Grand Army of the Republic, Post No. 85, Capt. H. C. Clock, P. C.


 

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