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W. Cronkhite
Born 1833
W. CRONKHITE, farmer, Hale Twp., Sec. 3; P.O. Hale Village; born in Indiana in 1833; came to Iowa in 1837; in 1874, he bought and owns 283 acres, and made the improvements; has been Road Supervisor, School Director and Justice of the Peace. In politics, he is Republican; in religion, Christian. His wife, Caroline M. Mangold, was born in Switzerland; came to America in 1841; married in 1866; has had six children—Harold, Celeste, Alice (died in 1878), Luvonia (died in 1877), Chase, Luvonia. Enlisted in 31st I.V.I. in 1862; discharged in 1865.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 639.

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