Reunion Volume 7

Reunion Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...for a moment, marked the spot in life's sea where they went down, soon disappears; but the student of the coming centuries will here find their names--and will know that republics are not always ungrateful. HON. ALBERT BOOMER, of Delaware county, was born in New York in 1821, and died at Delhi, April 15, 1899. Dr. Boomer was assistant surgeon of the Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry; was a member of the house in the Eleventh, and of the senate in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth General Assemblies. In all the relations of life his modest and conscientious discharge of duty strongly commended him to those with whom he was associated. HON. EZEKIEL CLARK was born in Ohio, January 17, 1817, and died June 26, 1898. He came to Iowa City in 1849, perhaps in company with Governor Kirkwood, whose wife was Mr. Clark's sister. For many years the governor and Mr. Clark were associated in business--in a custom flour mill, in farming, in live stock and in banking. Mr. Clark was a man of affairs, an original thinker, and is credited with the origin of the thought of issuing the greenback currency. He was prominent as a banker and led the movement (or backing the governor financially in raising and organizing troops for the war of 1861. He was a member of the state senate in the Tenth, Eleventh, Sixteenth and Seventeeth General Assemblies, in all of which he was useful and influential. Mr. Clark was a man with a great fund of common sense, full of courage and determination, with a fine sense of honor, and plain and modest in demeanor. He was the architect of his own fortunes, and built them to goodly proportions in spite of a lack of early opportunities and fortuitous circumstances. HON. JAMES DUNNE was born in Ireland in 1823 and died in Jackson county, Iowa, more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236864875
  • 9781236864871