|William G. Condit
Born March 22, 1831
|(paraphrased) William G. Condit was born Mar. 22, 1831, NJ. His father, Alvin P. Condit, was a native of NJ. He moved to Delaware Co., OH, in 1832, became a tanner and a farmer, then moved to Cass Twp., Jones Co., IA, in 1856. He died in 1883, at age 82, and his wife died two weeks later.
William was the second of 9 children. His early years were spent near Sunbury, OH. He learned the blacksmith trade then became a machinist. He came to IA in 1858 and for the succeeding 7 years was a machinist for R. S. Gray of Peoria, IL.
William bought his present farm in 1865. He married Miss Emma Crain in 1867. They had 3 sons and 2 daughters—one daughter deceased; William, Ernest D., and Orin are in this vicinity; and Bessie lives with parents. The present wife of Mr. Condit, to whom he was married February 1892, was formerly Miss Addie Tarbox, who was raised in Rockford, IL.
Source: Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and Clayton Counties, Iowa Chapman Publishing Co, Chicago, 1894, page 313.
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