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John W. Fairweather
Lodomillo Twp.

John W. Fairweather was born in Lake County, Ill., Feb. 24, 1850. His father, Robert Fairweather, was a native of England, and came to America when a young man, and was married in Lake County, Ill., to Mary Benson. They came to Iowa in 1854, and settled on the farm in Lodomillo Township where our subject now resides. He was married on July 19, 1870, to Phebe J. Van Alstine, who was born in Winnebago County, Ill., and was a daughter of Henry and Louisa (Wolcott) Van Alstine. They have one child-- Charley, born June 4, 1871. Mr. Fairweather owns sixty acres of choice land, thirty-five under excellent improvement and thoroughly stocked. In politics he is a strong supporter of the Democractic party. He is classed with the enterprising and representative men of the county, and is highly esteemed by his fellow-citizens.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 887-888
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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