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LOCKE, John - 1890 Bio (1829-1906)


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 8/14/2007 at 17:18:09

Portrait and Biographical Album of Jefferson and Van Buren Counties, Iowa, Printed 1890 by Lake City Publishing Co., Chicago
Pages 438 and 441

John LOCKE came to Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa, in the fall of 1854, and has remained as a farmer and beekeeper till (sic) the present time, in the southern part of Jefferson County.

He is a native of County Antrim, near Larne, Ireland. Was born August 13, 1829. He was married December 28, 1853, to Mary McDOWELL, of the same place. The issue of said marriage, Samuel LOCKE, Mary LOCKE, Jane LOCKE and Lizzie LOCKE. The first two help on the farm and the last two are teachers by profession.

He owns a farm containing two hundred and forty acres of land in a fair state of cultivation. He has held some district and township offices. Is not a politician. In religion Unitarian. He does not think that he deserves the distinction of an old settler of this place, yet says that he has received so much generous kindness from old settlers, both of Jefferson and Van Buren Counties, Iowa, that if putting his name down in a book will perpetuate their good acts and their good name, he will willingly do so.

*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I have no relation to the person(s) mentioned.


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