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L. W. Marble

L. W. Marble a native of Cleveland Ohio, was born July 16, 1850. He was married July 12, 1910 to Hattie E Speeke, of Lincoln Nebraska. They have no children. Mr. Marble is son of L.O. and Amanda Marble. He was in the jewelry business at Meringo, Iowa, in 1879 and 1880. Prior to that, however, he spent some time in the photo business at Vinton, Iowa; Lead City, South Dakota; Lincoln, Nebraska; Spokane Washington; Denver Colorado; Omaha, Nebraska. Two years ago he came to Kirksville, Mo. He spent about thirty years in this business. For eight years he served as official photographer for the Burlington Railway. While in Kirksville he had a studio on the north side of the public square, which he sold April 01, 1911, and moved West. Mrs. Marble is also an artist, doing fine work in oil and water colors. She is talented and has become noted for her landscapes and musical talent.

[The History of Adair County Missouri by E.M. Violette, 1911,submitted by Desiree Burrell Rodcay]

J. W. Palmer

J.W. Palmer, dentist, Council Bluffs, was born in Vinton, Benton County, Iowa, September 2, 1861; lived there four years, then moved to Iowa City. After residing in Iowa City for six years, he moved to Harrison County, Iowa, where he lived until the fall of 1879, when he came to Council Bluffs. Mr. Palmer began the study of dentistry under Drs. Swinton & West on Pearl Street, Council Bluffs, in the spring of 1882, and purposes completing the study of his profession at the Iowa City dental college. He is the son of Capt. J.E. Palmer, of Company A Twenty eighth Iowa Volunteers, who was born in Ohio in 1821, and who was killed September 19, 1864, at the battle of Winchester, his remains being brought back to Vinton, Iowa, for interment. Subject's mother was born in Essex County, NY, in 1822, was married at Vinton, Iowa, in 1856, and resided there until 1862.

[1883 History of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, Part 2, page 48, submitted by Ann]

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