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Selim Woorster
Born 1822
SELIM WOORSTER, farmer, Wayne Twp., Sec. 18; P.O. Langworthy; born in Cheshire Co., N. H., in 1822; came to Jones Co. in 1853, where he has since resided. Wife's maiden name was Lucy Ripley, a native also of New Hampshire; born in 1825; they were married in June, 1845; have had eleven children, ten of whom are living, as follows: George, John, Waldo, Alden, Chloe, Miranda, Willie, Hattie, Cora and Henry; the one dead was named Carrie. Mr. Woorster is a Republican and an infidel. Owns 265 acres, all fenced and considerable under cultivation.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 636.


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