REX, LEMON, KITCHEN, PAYNE
Posted By: Kathy Parmenter (email)
Date: 5/3/2005 at 21:17:39
C. S. REX was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, January 11, 1842, his father being a farmer. He moved to Henry County, Iowa in 1861, and afterward to Lawrence, Kansas, in 1867, finally making his home in Creston August 4, 1870, where he was employed on the B. & M. R.R. Mr. Rex was the first recorder of Creston, and on leaving the service of the railroad entered the drug business, and afterward the lumber business with Mr. W.V. Lemon, in which he continued for nearly two years; now carrying on a coal, brick and lime business. Mr. Rex married in 1865 to Miss Eliza Payne, of Mount Pleasant, who died July 13, 1869. He took as his second wife Miss Sarah E. Kitchen, being married to her in October, 1874.
Resource: Illustrated Centennial Sketches, Map & Directory of Union County, Iowa. Published 1876 by C.J. Colby, Creston, IA.
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