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Charles E. Wales
Born 15 July 1834
CHARLES E. WALES, buyer and shipper of grain and stock, Monticello; is among the most active energetic business men in Jones Co. or in this section of the State; he is a native of Claremont, N.H., and was born July 15, 1834; when 17 years of age, he went to Boston and remained several years; in 1855, he came West to Iowa, locating at Dubuque; in 1858, he came to Jones Co., located at Monticello and engaged in the mercantile business; he has been in the stock and grain business over twenty years, and for many years has been extensively engaged in buying and shipping grain and stock. He has held the office of Mayor of Monticello; he has been repeatedly urged to accept the nomination for Representative to the State Legislature and other offices, but he has steadily refused, having no taste for office, and his large business interests demand his attention. He was united in marriage to Miss Calista I. Houghton, of Avon Springs, N.Y., July 18, 1859; they have one daughter——Clara A.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 685.

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