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L. T. Blackledge
Born 4 September 1805
L. T. BLACKLEDGE, firm of Hoffman & Blackledge, general merchandise, Martelle; he was born in Jefferson Co., Ohio, October 8, 1832; came to Linn Co., Iowa, in October, 1854; in 1874, came to Martelle and engaged in the produce business; in 1875, he engaged in general merchandising with P. Hoffman, who had first commenced this business in 1852, and who opened the first store in Martelle.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 585.

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