History of Boone County, Iowa, Volume 2

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General Books LLC, 2010 - 480 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914. Excerpt: ... of America, the Masonic lodge and the Spanish-American War Veterans Association, while politically he affiliates with the republican party. His religious faith is that of the Baptist church, and he takes an interest in church work as well as in all other movements initiated for the betterment of humanity along material, moral and intellectual lines. CHARLES OTIS. Charles Otis is one of the active.business men of Boone, conducting an extensive lumberyard, of which he has been sole proprietor since 1906. He is also the owner of excellent farming property and in all of his business dealings displays an energy that enables him to overcome obstacles and difficulties and work his way steadily upward. He was born in Michigan, July 17, 1874, and is a son of Henry H. and Mary L. (Bascom) Otis. The father, who passed away May 17, 1913, was for a long period an honored resident of Iowa. He was born June 21, 1838, in Ashtabula county, Ohio, and was a son of Robert Otis, a native of New York, and a grandson of John Otis, who became an early resident of the Empire state and removed thence to Ohio, but afterward became a resident of northwestern Pennsylvania, where his death occurred in 1846. He served as a soldier of the Revolutionary war. The family is of Scotch-Irish lineage. Robert Otis, grandfather of our subject, removed from New York to Ashtabula county, Ohio, in 1830, and in 1876 went with his son Henry to Iowa, where he died in October, 1894, when in his eighty-fifth year. His wife, Mrs. Lucy Otis, was a native of Connecticut and a daughter of Charles Richards, who was of English descent, and for many years resided in central New York, where he cultivated a farm and operated a distillery. He died in 1858, while his wife, Abigail Manly, passed away at the age of...

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