J. R. THURSTON
J. R. Thurston, proprietor of the Onawa House, was born in Herkimer county, N. Y., in 1833; removed to Cass county, Ia., in 1856; thence to Onawa in 1860, and engaged in farming, until 1877, when he engaged in the mercantile business, which he sold in 1881, and engaged in his present businees. [sic business] He was married in 1855, and has five children.
Transcribed by Cheryl Siebrass January, 2020 from "History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth," by Western Publishing Company, Sioux City, Iowa, 1882, pg. 257.