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History of Decatur County, Vol. 2 free pdf Excerpt from History of Decatur County, Vol. 2: Iowa and Its People V. R. McGinnis, of Leon, whose ability as a lawyer has raised him to the first rank at the bar of southern Iowa, is also known throughout the state for his political activity, as he is one of the recognized leaders of the democratic party. His birth occurred on the 24th of May, 1861, in Muskingum county, Ohio, and he is a son of Daniel and Hannah (Miller) McGinnis. His paternal grandparents, Samuel and Mary (Lemert) McGinnis, were born respectively in Pennsylvania and in Ohio, and they became the parents of ten children, Daniel, Joshua, William, Lyman, Samuel, Mary, Hannah, Susan, Rebecca and Alvira. The demise of the grandfather occurred in 1875 and that of the grandmother in 1884. Daniel McGinnis farmed for some time but later turned his attention to merchandising in Frazeysburg, Ohio. He gained gratifying success in business and was well known and highly esteemed. For several years he was the mayor of that town and for twenty-one years he was justice of the peace, his long continuance in the office being the best proof of the acceptability of his services. He passed away on the 19th of January, 1909, when seventy-eight years of age, having survived his wife for many years, her demise occurring in May, 1881. They were the parents of the following children: Mary, Oliver P., Harmon K., Clara, Balton, Ashley, V. R., Bethann, Chauncey, Samuel, Metta, Don O., D. S.and Z. S. V. R. McGinnis entered the public schools at the usual age and in due time became a pupil in the high school at Frazeysburg, where he continued his studies. He was also for a year and a half a student in the State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts at Ames, Iowa. For sixteen years he taught school but not wishing to devote his entire life to that profession, he utilized his spare time in studying law. His reading was under the supervision of two or three well known attorneys, among them E. W. Curry, of Leon, Iowa. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author : Unknown Author
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 133201626X
EAN : 9781332016266
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Number of Pages : 430 pages
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