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William H. Sanford
Born 1859
WILLIAM H. SANFORD, merchant and grain-dealer, Amber; born in Jones Co., Iowa, in 1859. Wife's maiden name was Maggie Cook, a native of Iowa also; they were married in the fall of 1878; have one child—Jennie. Mr. Sanford is a member of the firm of C. E. Sanford & Son, dealers in general merchandise; the firm commenced business in October, 1877; they do a large and successful business; sales average about $7,000 per year. Mr. Sanford is also engaged in the grain business in company with P. J. Hartman; firm name of Hartman & Sanford; they ship about twenty car loads of grain per year. Mr. Sanford, with his brother, Allen P., owns a farm of 200 acres on Sec. 35, same township; have the farm rented. Mr. Sanford is a Republican.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 633.


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