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A.C. Bingham
Boardman Twp.

A. C. Bingham is a native of Janesville, Wis., born Aug. 30, 1852, and was a son of Dr. O. G. W. Bingham and Mary Ann, nee Sampson. His father, a native of Stanstead, Lower Canada, was born Aug. 12, 1811, and his mother was born in Erie County, N. Y., Feb. 11, 1814. By that union there were five children, one living. In 1840 Dr. Bingham emigrated with his family to Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wis., where he followed his profession. He was a graduate of the Rochester Medical Univeristy, and was in active practice for thirty years. In 1866 he left Wisconsin and came to Clayton County, where he died Dec. 7, 1867. In politics he was an old line Whig, and at the organization of the Republican party joined them and affiliated with them until his death. He was also an ardent advocate of temperance, and delived many lectures in that cause. He was an ordained minister of the M. E. church. The subject of his memoir in early life engaged in the mercantile business, and on Jan. 7, 1875, married Amanda McGonigle, a daughter of Bartemus and Catherine McGonigle, natives of Juniatta County, Pa., who emigrated to Linn County, Ia. (Center Point), in 1839, being the first family to settle there. They remained there eight years, then removed to Monona, Clayton County, where Mrs. Bingham was born, Aug. 26, 1848. Mr. and Mrs. Bingham have one child- Helen Maud.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 651
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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