|CHARLES EMERSON, farmer, Rome Twp., Sec. 1 4; P.O. Olin; born in Ohio in 1841; came to Iowa in 1853, and bought sixty and now owns ninety acres; made most of the improvements. Has been School Director of District No. 3. In politics, Republican; in religion, United Brethren. Enlisted, in 1862, in thc 31st I.V.I.; discharged July 4, 1863; wounded at Atlanta, Ga. His wife, Mary A. Millar, was born in Ohio in 1846; came to Iowa when young; married in 1870, and have five children—Maggie M., Edna E., Myrtie E., Nellie A., Charles E. (died September 28, 1879).
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 647.
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