A Genealogical and Biographical History of Keokuk County, Iowa ... (Google eBook)

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Lewis Publishing Company, 1903 - Keokuk County (Iowa) - 569 pages
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This book was an excellent place to start to find my famliy members from Keokuk, IA. This is not another book about the town father's and bankers. This is about the real settlers and their families.

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Page 406 - His life history most happily illustrates what may be attained by faithful and continued effort in carrying out an honest purpose. Integrity, activity and energy have been the crowning points...
Page 348 - Vermont, is now living a retired life in the enjoyment of a rest which he has truly earned and richly deserves by reason of his industrious efforts of former years.
Page 237 - ... circumstances. The successful men of the day are they who have planned their own advancement and have accomplished it in spite of many obstacles and with a certainty that could have been attained only through their own efforts. This class of men has a worthy representative' in Truman Reeves, who began life amid unfavoring circumstances upon an Ohio farm.
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Page 549 - He is an important factor in business circles and his popularity is well deserved, as in him are embraced the characteristics of an unbending integrity, unabating energy, and industry that never flags.
Page 196 - With him success in life has been reached by sterling qualities of mind and a heart true to every manly principle. He has never deviated from what his judgment indicated to be right and honorable between his fellow-men and himself. He has never swerved from the path of duty, and...
Page 26 - Here he remained for nearly four years, with credit to himself, and to the entire satisfaction of his directors, who, upon the resignation of the general manager in 1840, unanimously appointed Mr.
Page 328 - His business prospered under his wise and careful direction, but at the time of the Civil War he put aside all business and personal interests and tendered his services at once to the government, being among the first to enlist from Michigan.
Page 193 - Republican, who does all in his power to promote the growth and insure the success of his party, in whose principles he believes so firmly.

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