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Posted By: Marilyn Holmes
Date: 9/7/2015 at 09:50:48

The History of Tama County, Iowa

NEWTON MUDGETT is an old settler of Carlton township. He was born in Lenawee county, Michigan, in 1839. In 1840, the family emigrated to Kendall county, Illinois, and remained there until 1858, when they came to Tama county, locating on a farm in Carlton township, where the family still reside. Mr. Mudgett was married on the 13th day of October, 1863, to Miss Estella Fitzgerald, a native of Wyoming county, Pennsylvania. Mr. Mudgett followed farming until the spring of 1880, when he removed to Garwin and engaged in the hardware and farm implement business, which business he still conducts. Mr. Mudgett was formerly a Democrat, but at present he affiliates with the Greenback party. Mr. and Mrs. Mudgett are members of he Christian Church. Their children are, Gladys R., Thomas J., Mabel M. and Harry N.


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