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Luther L. Hanks
Lodomillo Twp.

Luther L. Hanks, owner and proprietor of Hanks' saw-mill, on Honey Creek, was born in Washington County, N.Y., March 1, 1839. When two years of age he removed to Allegany County with his parents, David S. and Jane (Washburne) Hanks, who were natives of New York. He resided there until 1862, when he came West and arrived in Clayton County, Dec. 25 of that year. He located in Lodomillo Township, and in the spring of 1863 helped build the Windsor saw-mill, on section 36, which he afterward owned and operated one year, then bought his present mill in section 5. In connection with his milling business he cultivated a farm of sixteen acres of excellent land. Mr. and Mrs. Hanks have had five children, two living--Effie J. and Henrietta. He has held various township offices, and has always taken an interest in educational matters. In politics he is a Greenbacker, and is one of the old settlers and enterprising men of the county.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 891
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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