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Wilson, Joseph L.


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 7/9/2021 at 23:14:07

History of Warren County, Iowa; Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns & Etc., by Union Historical Company, 1879, p.607

WILSON, JOSEPH L., Indianola, Auditor of Warren county, was born in Belmont county, Ohio, in 1842, and lived there until thirteen years of age; his parents removed to this county in 1855, and settled in Belmont township; his father was one of the organizers of the township; the subject of this sketch was raised on a farm, until twenty years of age; he then enlisted in the 34th Iowa Infantry and served over two years; he was in the engagement at Fort Morgan, Alabama, and lost his right arm; he was elected auditor in 1871, and excepting an interval of one term has held the office since that time; he married Miss Maggie V. Davis in 1878; she was born in St. Louis; they have one child: Lee V.


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