Posted By: Joni Hindman (email)
Date: 10/11/2009 at 14:26:19
WILLIAM MULLEN, the present efficient superintendent of the poor farm of Johnson county, located in Union township, post-office, Iowa City; was born in Queen's county, Ireland, August 2, 1841; left there December 14, 1863, and landed in New York City December 28; moved to Rockford, Illinois, January, 1864, and lived there until he settled in Iowa City April 18, 1868. He was with the Iowa City Gas Company eleven years and six months. He is a democrat in politics and voted against the prohibitory constitutional amendment. In March, 1880, he was appointed superintendent of the poor farm by the board of supervisors of this county. He was married December 28, 1862, to Miss Katharine Whalen of Ireland. They have seven children: Johh [sic] P., Annie S., Joseph, James, Mary, Katie and Francis. Source: History of Johnson County, Iowa, 1836-1882, page 881.
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