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William Tomkins
Mallory Twp.

William Tomkins, farmer, P.O. Osterdock, son of Samuel and Phoebe (Wiltse) Tomkins, natives of Canada. They came to Iowa about 1857. Phoebe died in Wisconsin. William was born in Canada, on Feb. 27, 1846. He was educated in Iowa, and enlisted in Company F. under Captain Hankins, and served three months, and was then honorably discharged. In 1875 he married Sara, daugher of Thomas and Mary (Blackburn) Harbaugh, natives of Pennsylvania. They came to Iowa in 1855. Thomas died in 1862. By the above union there is one child-- Mona, born April 16, 1876. Mr. Tomkins votes the Republican ticket.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 926


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