Biography of John H. Edison
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John H Edison was born in this county June 4, 1844. His parents, Hines and Charity (Haynes) Edison, are natives of Canada. They settled on sec. 2, Walker tp., where the former died in 1878 and the latter in 1858. Mr. Edison was reared to the occupation of a farmer, which he has pursued successfully through life. He was married in 1870 to Augusta Nells, born in Canada in 1848. She is the daughter of J. J. and Mary Nells. Mr. and Mrs. Edison have one child, Lula M., born Sept. 28, 1880. Mr. Edison owns 120 acres of land on sec. 2, worth $60.00 per acre.

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