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C. W. Ormsby
Born February 17, 1819
C. W. ORMSBY, Postmaster, Martelle; born February 17, 1819, in Concord, Mass.; when a child, he came to New Hampshire with his parents; he afterward returned to Boston and was apprenticed to the cabinet-maker's trade; here he remained till the age of 21, when he came to Lamoille Co., Vt., remaining there three years, then came to Iowa. He owns seventy-five acres of land; he laid out the town of Martelle, and formerly owned the land the village now stands on. Married Miss M. A. Brown in November, 1843; she was born in New Boston, N.H., in 1813; they have one son—Charles H. Was appointed Postmaster in 1872.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 588.


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