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Charles H. Barron
Mendon Twp.

Charles H. Barron, wholesale grocer and manufacturer of confectionery, McGregor, was born in Plymouth, N.H., Aug. 14, 1836. His parents were J.V. Barron and Laura (Robbins) who were natives of New Hampshire, and members of the Baptist church, who had a family of nine children-- Charles H., subject of this sketch, was the youngest. He attended school in New Hampshire until eighteen; he then clerked for his brother, J. V. Barron, Jr., a merchant at Meredith, N.H., and in 1856 he came to McGregor and clerked for Merrill & Barron, until the commencement of the war, when Merrill sold out to E.R. Barron, and was appointed Colonel, and afterward became Governor of Iowa. Charles was then given a third interest in the store with E. R., and the firm was E. R. Barron & Bro., and in September, 1874, Charles established his wholesale grocery store under the firm name of E. R. Barron & Co., and since 1879 it has been C. H. Barron. He occupies a building eighty feet deep, two rooms twenty-five feet each wide, with a basement building, two stories and basement. He sells annually $150,000 worth of goods. Mr. Barron married Miss Hannah S. Hibbard, February, 1862. She was born in Wisconsin, and was a daughter of Isaiah Hibbard and Irene S. (Scott) Hibbard. Mrs. Barron is a member of the Congregational church. He is a Mason and a member of Bezer Lodge, No. 135, McGregor, Ia. He is one of the enterprising, representative men of McGregor, where he has been identified since 1856. In politics an independent. He is of Scotch descent.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 967-68
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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