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Emily W. Gilmore
Mallory Twp.

Emily W. Gilmore is the widow of WIlliam W. Gilmore, a native of Ohio, who came to Iowa at an early day. He followed milling, building a flour-mill at Millville, which he owned and operated for many years, selling it in 1875. In 1865 he purchased property on sections 27 and 28, consisting of forty-three acres, on which he erected a beautiful residence, and lived until his death, which occurred Jan. 20, 1877. Mrs. Emily W. Gilmore was born in the State of Pennsylvania, Feb. 18, 1838, and was a daughter of John N. and Elizabeth Flanniken, nee Grooms, natives of the Keystone State. They settled in Iowa in 1856, and resided here until their death. Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore were married in 1858, and were blessed with three children-- Ira A., born July 23, 1859, is married and living on the old homestead with his mother; Elizabeth Jane, born Feb. 21, 1864, and Albert D., born Nov. 23, 1872. In his political views Mr. Gilmore was a Republican. He was held in high esteem by his fellow- citizens, and sorrow fell upon many hearts when to the list of the dead was added his name.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 918-919
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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