McCool, Riley,



                                      Dealer in lightning rods, pumps, etc., Le Grand; born Nov. 22, 1823, in Miami Co., Ohio; followed the mercantile business in the town of Laura of said county, from 1849 to 1857, then came to this county, and settled in Le Grand; commenced the mercantile business the same year, and was burned out Dec. 11, 1858; loss, about $3,000; no insurance; he again rallied and commenced business in 1864; continued only about a year, when he sold out, and has since followed his present business. Married Mary A. Waymire Nov. 3, 1842; she was born Dec. 23, 1825, in Montgomery Co., Ohio; have one daughter—Sarah A.; lost two sons—Thomas and Henry W.; the latter died in the service of his country; was in the 44th Iowa F.I. Is a member of the Christian Church; Republican.

                                      p.597, Le Grand Township




                             --Taken from “The History of Marshall County Iowa, Containing A History of the County, its Cities, Towns, &r.,” and published by Western Historical Company of Chicago in 1878.


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