|CYRUS WHITTEMORE, retired farmer, Bowen's Prairie; born in Troy, Cheshire Co., N. H., in 1813; went to California in 1849, and engaged in mining. He passed about nine years in California, but returned several times to visit his family. He was married to Miss Mary D. Richardson, who was born in Greenfield, Hillsboro Co., N. H.; they came to Jones Co., in the fall of 1858, and settled at Bowen's Prairie; they have three children—Frank A,, residing in Monticello; Walter L., living in Aurora, Neb., and Effie G. They have lost several children—Julia S. and Mary E., each about 18 years of age, and Ella E., aged 2 years and 8 months.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 692.
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