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Wynn, Robert C.


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 7/9/2021 at 23:44:40

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

WYNN, ROBERT C., Indianola, son of W. H. Wynn, Professor of English Literature State Agricultural College, Ames, Iowa; was born in Butler county, Ohio, July 11, 1855; in 1865 his father came to Cedar county, this State, and brought the subject of this sketch, a lad of ten summers, with him; two years later he removed to Geneva, Wisconsin, where he was principal of the public school of that place for one year; then returned to Des Moines in 1868, and was deputy State Superintendent of Public Instruction for two years, when he received the appointment as Professor of English Literature, which he now holds; young Wynn began railroading as train boy in 1870, where he remained for three years, and then was made brakeman on a passenger train for three years; baggageman for one year; then promoted to passenger conductor of the Indianola Division, which he has filled with credit to himself and satisfaction to his employers, and has made many friends among the traveling public; he was married December 26, 1877, to Miss Emma F. Mitchell, of Newton, this State; she was born in Springfield, Ohio; they have one daughter: Mary Alice.


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