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Date: 3/2/2005 at 12:52:07

Biography reproduced from page 550 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

Frank W. Hume was born in Aurora, Kane Co., Ill., July 21, 1852. When one year old his parents moved to Earlville, La Salle Co., Ill., his father being station agent at that place for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroad. In 1863 Mr. Hume removed with his mother, (his father having been killed in the war) to Pine Island, Goodhue Co., Minnesota They lived there one year, then went to Clayton Co., Iowa, Mr. Hume engaging in farming. In 1876 he came to Kossuth county, purchasing eighty acres of land on section 35, Wesley township. He lives on the farm, all of which is cultivated, and also tends to the coal and lumber interests of M. Taylor in the village of Wesley. Mr. Hume was married, 1872, to Elizabeth Henrich, of Clayton county. They have one childóDelia A. Mrs. Hume is a member of the German Lutheran Church. Mr. Hume is a republican and has held the office of town clerk, and school director. He is one of the present road commissioners of the township.


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