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Silas M. Yoran
Born September 14, 1840
SILAS M. YORAN, farmer, Monticello Twp., Sec. 12; P.O. Monticello; was born in Herkimer Co., N.Y., in 1835; he came to Bowen's Prairie in September, 1855; during the following winter was engaged at Decorah in the interests of Eastern land purchasers; thence to Hopkinton, Delaware Co., where he was engaged in merchandising for about one year; in the spring and summer of 1857 was engaged at Sioux City, in the interests of land purchasers; in 1858, located at Sand Springs, Delaware Co., and engaged in a general business; in the spring of 1864, located where he now lives; his farm contains 110 acres. In the fall of 1877, Mr. Yoran was elected to the General Assembly of Iowa; was re-elected in the fall of 1879; he was a member of the Board of Supervisors for the years 1868-73. He was married to Maria L. Markell, of Herkimer Co., N.Y.; they have five children—Libbie, George, William, Darwin and Louise.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 688.

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