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Dr. Wm. B. Skinner
Born April 11, 1825
DR. WM. B. SKINNER, physician. dealer in drugs, medicines, wall paper, toilet and fancy articles, Anamosa; is a native of Onondaga Co., N.Y.; was born April 11, 1825; he grew up to manhood and received his education in that State; he studied medicine in Fulton and graduated at Woodstock, Vt., in 1850. During the same year, on the 15th of October, 1850, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary A. Parker, a native of Oswego Co., N.Y.; they came to Iowa and located in Anamosa in November, 1856; in spring of 1857, they went to Clear Lake and returned here the following year; in 1859, they went to Colorado and again returned here in 1860; he served as Deputy Recorder for one year, and, in the fall of 1862, they engaged in their present business and have continued in it since then, and it in one of the oldest business houses, without change, in Anamosa. Dr. Skinner is ably assisted in his business by his wife, who has been in the store for fifteen years. Mrs. Skinner has entire charge of some departments of their business, and has a large trade of her own, and is justly popular with all. Dr. Skinner has held the office of President of the School Board, City Alderman and others; they have one son—William B., born June 13, 1860; now studying medicine.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 577.


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