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The late Lyman B. Worthington, for many years a prosperous farmer of Union township, was born in Sullivan county, Pa., in April, 1848, and was seven years of age when the family moved to Jones county, Iowa. There he received both his mental and his agricultural training, and in 1866 ventured into the mining districts of Colorado. He remained in that country for nine years, and during this period had the misfortune to lose an eye, the injury being received while blasting.

In 1875 Mr. Worthington returned from Colorado and located in Union township, this county, where he bought land, married, reared a family and resided for seventeen years as an honorable and honored citizen farmer. In the spring of 1892, with an assured competency and standing, he retired to the town of Cumberland to enjoy the fruition of his industrious and straightforward life. His death occurred there on the 17th of August, 1898.

In 1876 Lyman B. Worthington was united in marriage with Emily Lloyd, daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (Meredith) Lloyd. She was one of seven children whom her father brought from England to this country, her mother having previously died. The family settled in Edna township in 1868, and were among the best known pioneer residents of the county; two of her sisters are still living here. Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Lyman B. Worthington, of whom only one is living -- Tessie, now Mrs. W. N. Turner. The deceased held a number of township offices; was a Republican, a member of the I. O. O. F., and identified with the Baptist Church.

From "Compendium and History of Cass County, Iowa." Chicago: Henry and Taylor & Co., 1906, pg. 570-571.

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