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Bernard D. Paine
Born April 21, 1839
BERNARD D. PAINE, Mayor of Monticello, and member of the firm of Palmer & Paine, dealers in hardware, stoves and house-furnishing goods, Monticello; is a native of Herkimer Co., N.Y., and was born April 21, 1839; he grew up to manhood and lived there until 1869, when he came to Iowa and located in Delaware Co. and engaged in farming; he came to Jones Co. in 1876, and located in Monticello, and associated with Mr. L. Palmer in the hardware trade. He holds the office of Mayor of the city; was elected in March, 1879; he has also served in the City Council. Upon the breaking-out of the rebellion, he enlisted October 8, 1861, in the 1st N.Y. Light Artillery, and served three years; he was in the battle of Fair Oaks, and in the seven days' fight, siege of Suffolk and the battle of Yorktown. He was united in marriage to Miss Lucy Stanring, a native of Herkimer Co., N.Y., September 20, 1865; they have had two sons, only one of whom is living—Fillmore Ellsworth, born August 17, 1873, died February 26, 1878; Howard, born July 4, 1874.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 677.


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