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M. C. Walters
Born 1820
M. C. WALTERS, a prominent and well-known citizen of Jones Co., Iowa, was born in Herkimer Co., N.Y., in 1820; was educated at Fairfield Academy. He married, in his native county, Miss Marietta Hall; in 1849, they removed to Geauga Co.. Ohio, and there lived until 1852, in the autumn of which year they emigrated to this (Jones) county, and settled in Clay Township; their children were six—M. B., who married Miss M. E. Tippett; Mary E., now the wife of H. O. Shike; Esther M., married Steven Carr; Emma A., deceased; Aurelia, died in infancy; Roseltha, deceased. Mr. Walters and family are members of the Free-Will Baptist Church; he has been elected a member of the County Board of Supervisors several terms, and is, at present writing, Chairman of that body; he has been Notary Public a number of years, also holds the offices of Township Clerk and Collector; he is a member of the I.O.O.F., in which he has taken a leading part, and has filled various offices of honor; he is a member of the Masonic Fraternity, in which Order he also takes an active interest. In politics, Mr. W. is a Republican, having always acted with that party; he was appointed first Postmaster at Clay Mills, where he now lives, in November, 1863, a position he has filled since, to the entire satisfaction of all concerned; he is extensively engaged in manufacturing, and is the proprietor of several mills, which are constantly kept running; through his good management and liberality, Clay Mills has become a flourishing and busy village; as a man of business, he has been very successful and is in the enjoyment of the substantial rewards of well-directed efforts.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 701.


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