|Jacob Wilbur Doxsee
Born January 17, 1857
||Jacob Wilbur Doxsee's outstanding newspaper and law careers span a period of more the 50 years in Monticello. He graduated from Iowa State College in Ames in 1877. He returned home to Monticello and studied law in the office of M. H. Herrick. A year later he entered into partnership with the same. In 1883 the law office purchased the Monticello Express. Mr. Doxsee served as editor for 32 years until his death, November 7, 1939, at the age of 83. He was married to Jessie Fawcett of Salem, Ohio. They had two children, Charles W. and Mary. Charles was editor from 1915 until his death on June 25, 1948. His sister Mary, married Guy Bowell1 and she died in the 1980s.
Submitted by: John Charles Doxsee
J. W. DOXSEE, attorney at law, Monticello; is a native of Summit Co., Ohio, and was born January 17, 1857; when 6 years of age, his parents came to Iowa, and he grew up and received his education in this State, completing his collegiate course at the State Agricultural College, at Ames, in 1877; he entered the law office of M. W. Herrick and commenced reading law, and was admitted to the bar in March, 1879, and is preparing to enter the practice of his profession.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 665.
JACOB WILBER DOXSEE, attorney-at-law, is also editor and proprietor of Monticello Express, which is one of the leading papers of Jones County and exercises a marked influence on the affairs of this section of the state. Our subject was born in Summit County, Ohio, January 17, 1857, and is the eldest son of Alfred and Mary (Bennett) Doxsee, both of whom were also natives of the Buckeye State. The parents came to Iowa in October, 1863, locating at Bowen's Prairie, on a farm which the former operated for many years, although previous to settling here he had been a blacksmith. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Doxsee are now living at Rolfe, this state.
Source: Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and Clayton Counties, Iowa, Chicago: Chapman Pub. Co., 1894, pages 365-366.
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