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Mrs. Mary A. Osborn
Born 1822
MRS. MARY A. OSBORN, widow of the late Linus Osborn, resides on Cass Twp., Sec. 26; P.O. Anamosa; Mr. Osborn was born in Hampden Co., Mass., in 1818; he came to Jones Co. in 1847, and engaged in the mercantile business with Mr. F. W. Gillett. He was married in 1851 to Miss Mary A. Akers; he settled on present farm in 1857, which he had purchased soon after he came to the county; he died June 22, 1877. Mrs. Osborn, daughter of Samuel and Sarah Akers, was born in Pennsylvania in 1822, and came to Cedar Co., Iowa, with her parents, in 1841; her parents reside on her farm, near her residence. Mrs. Osborn has two sons—Edwin A., born in June, 1858, and Frank, born in August, 1863; she has lost three daughters—Mattie, Ida and Addie. The farm where the family reside contains 275 acres; has a farm of 80 acres in Sec. 26.

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