Biography of William Cutcomb
Louisa County, IA Biographies





The late William Cutcome, who was engaged in the mercantile business in Columbus Junction, was born in Prussia, Germany, on the 11th of December, 1841, and was brought to America when a lad of but four or five years by his parents, who first located in Pennsylvania, from which state they later removed to Muscatine, Iowa.

William Cutcome was reared and educated in the country of hips adoption and for four years subsequent to his marriage engaged in farming. He withdrew from that occupation to become identified with mercantile business, which vocation he continued to follow. When the call came for men in 1861, he volunteered as a private in Company D, Thirty fifth Iowa Volunteers, and saw much active service, participating in the battle of Island No. 10, and the siege of Vicksburg and Jackson. He was discharged on account of sickness at Mobile, Alabama, in 1865, at which time he weighed but ninety pounds.

On the 22d of February, 1866, was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Cutcome and Miss Rosanna Dix, a daughter of Jonathan and Mary (Williams) Dix, the father a native of Virginia and the mother of Ohio. Mr. Dix was one of the first Masons in this county and was the first to be buried with Knight Templar honors. He had four children: Paulina Jane, the wife of James Payton, of Miami, Oklahoma, Rosanna, now Mrs. Cutcome; Adeline, who married Homer Darrow, of Denver, Colorado; and Nancy, the wife of James Costa, of Anthony, Kansas.

By the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Cutcome were born six children: William, who was born in November, 1867, and is now deceased; Louisa, the wife of Isaac Stone, of Wellings, Colorado; and Curtis, Mose and Albert, all of whom are deceased; and Ralph, who died September 21, 1911.

Mr. Cutcome voted the democratic ticket. He was always interested in all matters pertaining to the war and was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic through the medium of which organization he maintained relations with his old army comrades. His demise occurred on the 30th of December, 1909, shortly after he had passed the sixty eighth anniversary of his birth. His wife is a consistent member of the Reformed church.

From:
History of Louisa County, Iowa
From Its Earliest Settlement to 1912
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1912


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