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Asa Hemingway Bickford
May 30, 1830–January 31, 1909
Mr. A. H. Bickford died last Friday evening at the home of his sister, Mrs. Samaria Ryan, after an illness of several weeks. The funeral services were conducted at Mrs. Ryan's home last Monday, by Rev. J. W. Innes, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Mr. Bickford was born in Maine May 30th, 1830. He came to Iowa in 1851, and three years later was married to Miss Julia Donahue, of Canton, Iowa. They moved to Monticello shortly afterwards, and she died in 1861. He was again married in 1868 to Mrs. Nancy Townson. They made their home in Monticello until 1879, when they removed to Kansas. In 1896 Mrs. Bickford died, and Mr. Bickford went to California, where he remained until a few years ago. He returned to Monticello, and passed the declining years of his life in the home of Mrs. Ryan. Mr. Bickford is survived by two children, Mrs. Loanza Wright, of Scotch Grove and Mr. Arthur W. Bickford, of San Diego, California. Three sisters and two brothers also survive him.

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