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William Abel
Born 16 July 1847
WILLIAM ABEL, livery and boarding stable, Monticello; was born in Scotland July 16, 1847; when 7 years of age, his parents came to Canada; in 1865, he came to Illinois, and learned the blacksmith trade; in 1863, he came to Jones Co. and located at Monticello, and engaged in carriage and wagon making, and carried on a large business for ten years. In September, 1870, he married Miss Sophia Yousse, from Monticello; they have three children—Walter, Willie, Vessie.

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Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 659

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