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Wilbur, Josiah


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 7/9/2021 at 23:04:16

History of Warren County, Iowa; Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns & Etc., by Union Historical Company, 1879, p.699

WILBUR, JOSIAH, farmer and stock raiser, Union Township, Sec. 33; P. O. Sandyville; born Sep. 4, 1823, in Jackson county, Ohio, where he was raised to manhood. He came to Marion county, Iowa, in 1848, and remained there till 1864, when he came to this county, locating where he now lives; he owns 415 acres of land. He has in past years made his principal business stock raising, but now has turned his attention almost entirely to breeding and raising of fine stock. He is a man of unblemished reputation, and one who believes in and practices the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have others do to you." He was married April 10, 1847, in Jackson county, Ohio, to Miss Louisa Carr, a native of Pennsylvania; they have a family of ten children: Anna e. (wife of J. J. Winning, of Cal.), Abraham, Nancy E. (now Mrs. Willis S. Hubbard, of this township), Sylvia (now Mrs. P. F. Howell, of this State), Joseph S., Emma J., Wm. S., Flora D. and Eva May, all living; and three deceased: Josiah, Louisa, and an infant unnamed.


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