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History of Guthrie and Adair Counties, Iowa title page

Biography of John V. Cottrell of Beaver township, Iowa

John V. Cottrell, of J. V. Cottrell & Co., hardware.– The subject of this sketch was born in Hampshire county, Massachusetts, September 24, 1823. He was there reared to manhood, and received his education from the schools of the neighborhood. He followed agricultural pursuits in his native county until 1854, when he emigrated to Bureau county, Illinois, where he was a successful farmer, owning the premium farm, of that county. In 1882 he came to Menlo, Iowa, and engaged in the hardware business. Mr. C., although a new settler, is well and favorably known in this county, and is slowly …

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History of Guthrie and Adair Counties, Iowa title page

Biography of Giles H. Cottrell of Beaver township, Iowa

Farmer and stock-raiser on section 35 . The subject of this sketch was born in Hampshire county, Massachusetts, May 8, 1833. He moved with his parents to Illinois in 1865, where he remained until 1880, when he came to Guthrie county and settled on section 35, Beaver township. He was married January 19, 1864, to Miss Robina McClure, a daughter of William McClure. He was again married in 1876 to Anna Chapman, of Guthrie county. They have two children–Edith and Eunice. Mrs. Cottrell’s father, who first settled on the farm now owned by Giles Cotrell in 1868, was a soldier …

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History of Guthrie and Adair Counties, Iowa title page

Biography of Frank Cottrell of Beaver township, Iowa

Frank Cottrell, a farmer and stock raiser on section 30 , was born in Bureau county, Illinois, on the 26th of August 1857, and is the son of John and Cordelia (Burnham) Cottrell. He was married on December 18, 1879, to Miss Ida Wolfersberger, a daughter of Charles and Susannah Wolfersberger. They have one child — Blanche. Frank and his wife came to Beaver township in March, 1881, and settled on his present location. He raises stock of various kinds, and has some shorthorns, of which the Duke of Fordland, a very valuable animal, is at the head. He owns …

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