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William W. Thurston
Born 1841
WILLIAM W. THURSTON, carpenter and joiner, Oxford Mills; was born in New York in 1841; came to Jones Co. in 1853; he farmed until 1861, when he enlisted in the 14th I.V.I., and was mustered out in October, 1864, at Sioux City, Iowa, and returned to Oxford Mills, and is employed at the mills as carpenter. His wife, Helen Rogers, was born in New York in 1843, and came to Iowa in 1854; was married in 1865; they have four children—Fred E., Oscar W., George H. and Clara E. Politics, Republican; religion: Liberal. He has held the office of Constable three years, and also Deputy Sheriff.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 596.


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