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Newell W. Austin
Born 31 July 1831
NEWELL W. AUSTIN, contractor and builder, Monticello; is a native of Delaware Co., N.Y., and was born July 31, 1831; he grew up to manhood and learned the trade of carpenter and joiner in that State; he came West to Iowa in 1856, and located in Cascade, Dubuque Co.; lived there five years, then came to Jones Go., and settled in Scotch Grove; remained there one year and a half, and came to Monticello, and since then has been engaged in contracting and building here. He has held the office of Justice of the Peace and Assessor, and now holds the office of City Councilman. He is connected with the A.O.U.W., and is now Past Master Workman. He married Miss Emeline A. Gardner, from Broome Co., N.Y., December 24, 1851; they have three children—Lewis (now in Nebraska), Lydia (now Mrs. H. H. Monroe), Nellie (at home); they have lost one daughter—Jennie.

Source: From History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 659.


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