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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.
active Adams township agricultural pursuits Axmear became the parents born and reared Charles child children were born church citizens Clear Creek township continued cultivation daughter death deceased died in infancy eight children eighty acres Elizabeth engaged in farming esteem father followed fraternity George German township Hedrick Henry home farm honored hundred acres Illinois improved Indiana interest Iowa Jackson township James Jefferson county John Keokuk county Keota labor Lafayette township Lancaster township land later Liberty township living located Lodge manhood marriage married Mary Masons Methodist mother native Odd Fellows Ohio old homestead Order of Odd Pennsylvania Perry county political purchased reared and educated remained removed Republican party residence retired Richland township Samuel Sarah served settled settlers of Keokuk seven children Sigourney Singmaster sons spent Steady Run township success took town trade united in marriage Virginia Warren township Washington county wife William
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 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.
Page 453 - The world instinctively pays deference to the man whose success has been worthily achieved and...
Page 302 - ... and they go to their graves with purposes unaccomplished and wishes unfulfilled. Better for them, and for the world in their example, had they known how to wait' Believe me, the talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well; and doing well whatever you do, — without a thought of fame.
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.