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Orville Cronkhite
Born October 6, 1810
ORVILLE CRONKHITE, deceased; born in Chautauqua Co., N.Y., October 6, 1810; came to Iowa in 1839, and entered 400 acres, and now owns 160 in Sec. 15, on which the improvements of the old homestead are still in good repair. He was Probate Judge, Justice of the Peace, and held other offices. Died April 7, 1875. His wife, Lovina Baugh, was born in Piqua Co., Ohio, in 1814; came to Indiana in 1826; married in 1830, and have had ten children—William (in Jones Co.), Jane, Henrietta, Caroline (deceased), Buell, Emily (deceased), John, Orville (deceased), Emeline (infant).

Source: The History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Co., Chicago, 1879, p. 644.

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