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G.C. Cone
Mendon Twp.

G. C. Cone, one of the prominent business men and early settlers of McGregor, was born in Wilbraham, Mass., on the 10th day of September, 1807. His parents, Osias and Lavina (Carpenter) Cone, had a family of seven children, three of whom are living-- G.C., Hannah and Newell. In 1837 Mr. Cone left Massachusetts for the Territory of Wisconsin, and located in Waukesha, where he followed his trade until 1849, when he went to the gold fields of California, crossing the plains with ox teams. He engaged in the mines for one year, when he returned to Wisconsin. In 1859 he came to McGregor, where he engaged in the hardware business, which he has prosecuted since. In 1832 he married Louisa Anderson, who was born in New Braintree, Mass. They were blessed with two children, one living-- Fannie. Mrs. Cone died in 1836, and he again married, Wealthy Griswold, who died in March 1881. Mr. Cone in politics was an old Jacksonian Democrat, but at the time of the organization of the Republican party joined them and has affiliated with them since. While in Wisconsin he was elected County Treasurer, and served eight years, and has also held other local offices of trust in McGregor.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 972-973
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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