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Russel Gilbert
Born 1819
RUSSEL GILBERT, of the firm of Gilbert Fordham, general hardware, Wyoming; he was born in 1819, in Onondaga Co., N.Y.; in 1829, came to Ohio; in 1849, to Pennsylvania; in 1856, he came to Wyoming and opened the first general stock of merchandise here; in 1871, the firm changed to Gilbert & Fordham, and still continues. Married Susan Wilkins in 1840; she was born August 30, 1820, in Vermont; have four children—Lucy (now Mrs. Bratton), Truman, Chauncey and Sarah. Republican; member of the M.E. Church.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 601.


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