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ROYCE, G. George


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Date: 6/5/2013 at 14:09:25

Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of Washington County, Iowa, by Acme Publishing 1887, p.203-204

G. George ROYCE, farmer and stockraiser, on Section 16, Oregon Township, is the owner of 121 acres of well-improved land. He is G
a native of Livingston County, N. Y., born in 1821, and is a son of Samuel and Betsy (Reed) Royce, natives of Connectiuct, but who moved to New York at a very early day, and there died many years ago. The early life of George was spent on a farm, his time being divided between the schoolroom and working upon a farm, attending school during the winter months, and laboring during the spring, summer and fall months. When twenty-two years of age, he commenced working in a foundry at Tylerville, N. Y., and continued in that employment for two years, then commenced working in a carriage-shop, and continued in that business for two years. He then came west and settled in St. Clair County, Ill., where he remained three years, engaged in the manufacture of plows. In 1854, he came to Iowa and settled in Muscatine County, where he remained two years, and where he also engaged in plow manufacturing. In 1856 he came to Washington County, Iowa, and for several years was engaged in various lines of mechanical labor, and then removed to a farm, since which time he has been engaged in farming.
Mr. Royce was married in 1850, in Muscatine, Iowa, to Adalaide Brumage, a daughter of Jacob and Mary Brumage, both of whom were natives of Virginia, the former of German and the latter of English descent. She was born in Liberty, Ind., in 1833. Her parents moved to Muscatine, Iowa, in 1847, and there died some years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Royce have had five children, only one of whom is now livingóJohn T. The deceased are Annie, Ida, Alice and Rose. Mr. and Mrs. Royce are members of the United Brethren Church. Politically, he is a Republican.
It is a proverb that we brought nothing into the world and can take nothing:out. Be this as it may, while in this world one can add greatly to his possessions, if to industry is combined rigid economy, with a determination to do. This has been the case with Mr. Royce and his good wife. They have toiled long and bard, early and late, and are now the possessors of a neat and comfortable home, surrounded by plenty, for all of which they feel truly grateful.


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