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Lowell R. Gilbert
Giard Twp.

Lowell R. Gilbert (deceased) was born in Putney, Windom County, Vt. He came with his family to this county and settled in Read Township, where he remained until the fall of 1867, when he removed to Giard Township, which was his home at the time of his death. He was a thrifty, well-to-do farmer, a prominent and respected citizen, and filled some important official positions creditably to himself and to the entire satisfaction of his constituents. In the fall of 1869 he was nominated and made a very creditable canvas for the office of Representative in the Legislature. Mr. Gilbert had ten children living, nine of whom were present at the funeral, which took place at his late residence, Rev. Moses Polley officiating. His death was a sad affliction, which falls heavily upon his family, consisting of a loving wife and ten children, who survive him.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 819
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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