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James Andrew Carroll - 1904


Posted By: LuAnn Goeke (email)
Date: 10/21/2009 at 21:33:39

Carroll, James Andrew, (b. Feb., 1852,) who has been identified with the mercantile interests of Fonda and Rolfe, since 1884, is a native of Macon, Georgia, the son of Patrick H. and Frances K. (Tucker) Carroll. In 1867 he moved with his parents to Jackson county, Iowa, where in 1870, he married Anna Mary Daly, a native of that place, and located on a farm. He remained there until 1880, when he moved to Clinton county, and found employment in a general store, in 1884 he moved to Fonda, two years later to a farm in Dover township, then successively to Rolfe, Fonda and Incline where, for two years, he had charge of a general store. In 1900 he returned to Rolfe, where he and his son James are employed in the department store of M. Crahan. His brother, P.J. Carroll, was the first resident priest of the Dover and Fonda Catholic churches in 1882-87.

His family has consisted of nine children of whom Anna died at the age of sixteen and Francis at four.

1-Zachary Taylor (b. Dec. 4, 1871) in 1899 married Mina Negus, of Des Moines, and lives at Rolfe.

2-Patrick Henry (b. Feb. 22, 1874) in May, 1898, enlisted in Co. K, 1st Reg. S.D. infantry at Madison and rendered military service in the Philippines until October, 1899, when he was honorably discharged as a sergeant. During a portion of his time he was a messenger for Brig. Gen. H.G. Otis, at the arsenal at Cavite, and he was accorded a public reception in McKee's hall, Oct. 27, 1899, on his return to Fonda. He is now located in South Dakota.

3-Emma Theresa on May 18, 1897, married Charles F. Linnan and lives in Fonda, where he is engaged in the real estate business. James Michael, Emmet Robert, Ella and Regina are at home. - 1904 The Pioneer History of Pocahontas County, Iowa, by Robert Elliott Flickinger, Pg 511-512


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