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Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa


Duncan RULE was elected clerk of court in 1880, and re-elected two years later. The term which he is now serving will expire Jan. 1, 1885.

Duncan RULE, clerk of court, was born in Dodge county, near Fox Lake, Feb. 19, 1856. His parents, James and Mary RULE, were Scotch descent and the father was a farmer. Duncan was raised on the farm until fourteen, receiving a fair common school education, and afterward spent three years at the Iowa State University.

In 1881 he married Huldah THOMPSON, daughter of James THOMPSON, of Mason City. She was born in 1856.

Mr. RULE is a staunch republican, and a hard worker for his party. He was one of the charter members of the Mason City Lodge, K. of P.

Mrs. RULE is a member of the Baptist Church.

Mr. RULE is now serving his second term as clerk of court. He makes an efficient, accommodating and satisfactory official.

SOURCE: History of Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa. p. 725. Union Publishing Co. Springfield IL. 1883.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2011



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