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John O. French
Born 1827
JOHN O. FRENCH, lumber, Olin; born in New Hampshire in 1827, and, in 1856, went to Eau Claire Co, Wis.; was County Treasurer in 1858-59; came to Iowa in 1872, and owns town property; has one of the finest dwellings in the village. Has been School Director and Trustee of the M.E. Church. In politics, Republican. His wife, Ellen Hutchinson, was born in Norwich, Vt., in 1832; married October 10, 1861; had six children—Anne, Sarah, Isabella, John O. and Charles H. Nellie died in 1872.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 647.

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