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N. P. Starks
Born August 5, 1830
N. P. STARKS, manufacturer and dealer in furniture, Monticello; is a native of Clinton Co., N.Y., and was born, August 5, 1830; he grew up to manhood there, and learned the trade of carpenter and joiner. He was united in marriage to Miss Clarinda Peak, from New York, February 5, 1857; they came to Iowa and arrived in Jones Co. the following July; he engaged in contracting and building; he was the first contractor here in Monticello; he continued building until eight years ago; he was for two years Superintendent in charge of the erection of the Agricultural College Buildings at Ames; he was engaged in the grocery business for several years, and, in June, 1878, engaged in the furniture business. Mr. and Mrs. Starks have two children—Charley H. and Neva A. Mr. Starks has served as member of the City Council.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 683.

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