History of Monona County, Iowa: Containing Full-page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, Together with Portraits and Biographies of All the Governors of Iowa, and of the Presidents of the United States
National Publishing Company, 1890 - Monona County (Iowa) - 661 pages
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acres of land Addison Oliver April Ashton August Belvidere Belvidere Township building carried Castana Charles Church citizens Clair Township commenced Company Council Bluffs daughter December died elected engaged in farming erected fall farm on section farmer father Franklin Township George Grant Township grew to manhood Harrison County Henry Holbrook hundred Infantry Iowa James John July June Kennebec Township land on section latter Lincoln Township living on section Maple Mapleton marriage with Miss Monona County mother moved native November Ohio Onawa parents pioneer present prominent purchased received his education regiment remained removed rented residing on section returned Sarah September settled on section settlement settlers Sherman Township Sioux City Smith sold Spring Valley Township stock-raising summer Thomas tion took town trade union united in marriage village West Whiting wife William winter Woodbury County
Page 13 - The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward, forevermore.
Page 14 - You will think me transported with enthusiasm, but I am not. I am well aware of the toil, and blood and treasure, that it will cost to maintain this declaration, and support and defend these States; yet, through all the gloom, I can see the rays of light and glory. I can see that the end is worth more than all the means; and that posterity will triumph, although you and I may rue, which I hope we shall not.
Page 84 - Upon Jan. 14, 1880, Gen. Garfield was elected to the US Senate, and on the eighth of June, of the same year, was nominated as the candidate of his party for President at the great Chicago Convention. He was elected in the following November, and on March 4, 1881, was inaugurated. Probably no administration ever opened its existence under brighter auspices than that of President...
Page 92 - I withhold my assent from the same, because I regard it as the culmination of a most barefaced, impudent and shameless scheme to betray the interests of the people and to worse than squander the public money.
Page 87 - After being admitted to the bar he formed a partnership -with his intimate friend and room-mate, Henry D. Gardiner, with the intention of practicing in the West, and for three months they roamed about in the Western States in search of an eligible site, but in the...
Page 67 - When twenty-eight years of age he built a logcabin of his own, and married Nancy Hanks, the daughter of another family of poor Kentucky emigrants, who had also come from Virginia. Their second child was Abraham Lincoln, the subject of this sketch. The mother of Abraham was a noble woman, gentle, loving, pensive, created to adorn a palace, doomed to toil and pine, and die in a hovel. ' All that I am, or hope to be," exclaims the grateful son "I owe to my angel-mother.
Page 48 - In 1841, his term of office expired, and he was again the candidate of the Democratic party, but was defeated. On the 4th of March, 1845, Mr. Polk was inaugurated President of the United States. The verdict of the...
Page 92 - ... Thomas F. Bayard, Roswell P. Flower, Thomas A. Hendricks, Benjamin F. Butler, Allen G. Thurman, etc.; and he was elected by the people, by a majority of about a thousand, over the brilliant and long-tried Republican statesman, James G.
Page 96 - His regiment was composed of the rawest of material, out Col. Harrison employed all his time at first mastering military tactics and drilling his men, when he therefore came to move toward the East with Sherman his regiment was one of the best drilled and organized in the army. At Resaca he especially distinguished himself, and for his bravery rt Peachtree Creek he was made a Brigadier General, -Gen.
Page 87 - Lemmon, of Virginia, went to New York with his slaves, intending to ship them to Texas, when they were discovered and freed. The Judge decided that they could not be held by the owner under the Fugitive Slave Law. A howl of rage went up from the South, and the Virginia Legislature authorized the Attorney General of that State to assist in an appeal.