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W.Y. Earle


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Date: 1/31/2019 at 16:12:56

The History of Jackson County, Iowa
Containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, &c., biographical sketches of citizens, war record of its volunteers in the late rebellion history of the Northwest, history of Iowa, Map of Jackson County, miscellaneous matters, &c by B.McNally, Published 1879 by Western Historical Company in Chicago, USA, page 626

W.Y. EARLE, retired, Maquoketa;is a native of Windsor Co., Vt.; was born July 19, 1796; he removed to Essex Co., N.Y., in 1829; lived there about seventeen years; removed to Ohio in 1838; he came to Iowa and located in Jackson Co.; arrived here Oct. 9, 1840; during the following winter, he threshed 700 bushels of wheat, with oxen tramping it out; he was engaged in farming for many years, he has held the offices of Town Trustee, Assessor, Justice of the Peace and School Fund Commissioner; Mr. Earle is over 83 years of age, retains his facilities and is active as most men twenty years younger. He married Miss Amelia Adams, a native of Chester, Vt., Dec. 31, 1819; they have seven children living--William Y., in Missouri; Fred W., in California; George w., at home; Catherine in Clinton Co.; Susan, lives here; Warren, California; Hattie lives in Monticello; two children died--Judson and Lizzie. Very few families in Iowa have furnished as many teachers as that of Mr. Earle; seven of his childen have been engaged in teaching school.


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