|H. W. Gill
Born December 21, 1818
|H. W. GILL, dealer in agricultural implements and farm machinery, Monticello; is a native of Springfield, Windsor Co., Vt., and was born December 21, 1818; he grew up to manhood there, and, in the spring of 1850, went around Cape Horn to California, and remained there four years and returned, and, in 1854, he came to Iowa and located in Jones Co.; he entered a section of land, one-half of which was for his brother. He engaged in farming, and continued for ten years; then removed to Monticello and bought seventy-seven acres of land inside the city limits; he has sold off a part of it, but still owns twenty-four acres. Mr. Gill established his present business in 1869, and, by fair dealing, has built up a large trade. He held the office of Justice of the Peace in Castle Grove; but, since coming to Monticello, he has refused all offices. He married Miss Damiette Toles, a native of Wethersfield, Vt., Dee. 35,1853; they have two children—Maria (now Mrs. W. F. Bingham, of this city), and one son, Frank, in school.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 668.
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