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LONDON family, Illinois to Iowa, 1891 bio
Posted by: M. Knight (ID *****8996) Date: April 21, 2003 at 21:09:13
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I hope this 1891 bio helps someone researching this family. It is extracted from the 1891 Biographical History of Pottawattamie County, Iowa:

THE LONDON BROS. (E.T. and W. D.) are the proprietors of the London Livery, Sale and Feed Stables of Carson, on Commercial Street, convenient to both the business part of town and the depot. They purchased this establishment in 1888, and keep in stock a goodly number of driving horses, roadsters and all kinds of vehicles for which there is any demand. They are experienced and practical livery men and are popular. Their barn is the leading one in the town. They came to Pottawattamie County in 1884. E.T., the elder brother and the senior member of the firm, was born in Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, in 1858. His father, W. M. LONDON, was a native of Morgan County, Illinois, served in the 40th Iowa Infantry during the War; and his mother, whose name before marriage was Narcisses CLOE, a native of Illinois. He was reared on the farm in Iowa. In 1876, he went to Chautauqua County, Kansas, and a year afterward to Johnson County, Missouri, and finally he came to Pottawattamie County, settling on a farm in Silver Creek Township. He was married November 20, 1883, to Miss Mary LONDON, a native of Marion County, Iowa, and they have two children: Ernest Wesley and Carrie. In his political sympathies, Mr. LONDON is a Democrat, and is a member of the Camp of the Sons of Veterans.

W. D. LONDON, the junior member of the above firm and a brother of J. C., was born August 31, 1862, in Marion County, Iowa, and was reared there on a farm. In 1876, he went to Kansas, and a year afterward to Missouri, where he resided until he came to Carson; and there he has since been engaged in the livery business. He was married in Johnson County, Missouri, January 10, 1884, to Miss Sallie DOUTHIT, a native of that county and a daughter of George DOUTHIT. Their children are Goldie and Eula. Mr. LONDON is a Democrat in his political principles and a genial citizen. (END)




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