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1883 History of
Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa


R M. Todd, mill owner at Rock, Falls is a native of "Auld Scotia," and was born at Perthshire, July 18, 1836. He was sent to the school in his parish until he had acquired a good degree of education, and in 1852 came to America. Two years later he went to California, where he engaged in mining. In 1858, in company with several others, he made the first exploration up the Frazer river in the Golden State. In 1863 he left California, returned east and settled at Milwaukee, interesting himself in commission business.

He was married in 1865 to Salene Elmore, and three years later went to Minnesota, where he bought a farm in Freeborn county, near Glenville. In 1871 he came to Rock Falls and purchased an interest in the flouring mill, of which he is now sole owner. His fine residence is situated on the south bank of Shell Rock river. Mr. Todd has a family of three children-Charlotte, Helen and Blanche.

SOURCE: History of Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa. p. 825. Union Publishing Co. Springfield IL. 1883.

Transcription by Susan Steveson



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