Biography of M. P. Dole
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M. P. Dole, son of Moses R. and Mary (Clemins) Dole, was born in Vermont, in 1813. His parents were respectively of Scotch and Irish descent, They came to this county in 1848. Mr. Dole's opportunities for education were limited, and at the age of 17 he learned the carpenter's trade, at which he worked for 28 years; since which time he has followed the vocation of fanner. Bewas married in Monroe Co., N. Y., March 21, 1841, to Harriet N., daughter of Philip and Lois Corill, natives of Connecticut, of Scotch descent. They have three children, George E., Harriet E. (wife of P. W. Johnson), and Louisa A. (now Mrs. D. W. Giddings). Mr. Dole is a Republican. He has held the position of Highway Commissioner and is Deacon of the Baptist Church, of which his wife is also a mamber. He owns 80 acres of land on sec. 33, worth $90.00 per acre.

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