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Jonathan D. Rowland


Posted By: Fran Hunt, Volunteer
Date: 10/2/2001 at 19:22:02

From the Portrait and Biographical Album of Jefferson and Van Buren Counties – 1890
Jonathan D. Rowland is the junior member of the firm of Rowland Bros. General merchants of Milton Iowa. He is a native of this state, his birth having occurred in Davis County on November 4, 1853, his parents being Samuel P. and Elizabeth Russell Rowland. The early life of our subject passed uneventfully. His education was acquired in the district schools of the neighborhood, and at the academy of Troy, and he was reared upon the farm until twenty-two years of age, when he left the parental roof. On approaching years of maturity, he was united in marriage with Miss Mamie Claflin, their marriage being celebrated in Johnson County Kansas, on February 27, 1872. The lady is a daughter of Major Wallace Claflin, deceased, who was born in Van Buren County Iowa, and was the son of Ira Claflin. He graduated from West Point. Mrs. Rowland is a native of Hagerstown Maryland, and by the union of the young couple, two children, sons have been born: Lamar, born November 23, 1883; and Downs born on September 19, 1885.
In political sentiment, Mr. Rowland is a Democrat, and a stanch supporter of that party. With which he is affiliated since attaining his majority. He is not only connected with the business interests of Milton as a member of the firm of Rowland Bros., but is also a director and stockholder in the Citizens’ Bank. He is one of the live young businessmen of the city, whose future promises success, and if he pursues the path in which he is now walking, in a short time he will doubtless be ranked among the substantial and leading citizens of Van Buren County.
I am not related, and am posting this biography for thos who may find this person in their family history.


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